230 E 51st St
New York City, NY 10022
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NileGuide Expert tip:
Families or groups may want to choose one of the "Odd Pods" or suites, which are more spacious.
The former Pickwick Arms, in Midtown East, has been converted into the high-tech Pod Hotel, the perfect NYC hotel for the thrifty hipster. The four types of rooms, or "Pods"--Queen, Double, Single or Bunk--borrow ideas from mass-transit style (built in shelves, etc.) to save much-needed space and keep prices low. Some rooms have shared bathrooms. All the pods (even the ones with bunk beds!) are decked out with modern amenities like LCD televisions, in-room iPod docking stations and free Wi-Fi. Decor is modern and sleek, with splashes of color, and common areas include an outdoor cafe and a roof deck.