The Pod Hotel (converted in 2007 from the former Pickwick Arms, at 230 East 51st Street in Manhattan) has small rooms ("pods"), but has a good location and high-tech amenities. There is free WiFi access in each room and iPod docking stations.
The Pod Hotel became nicknamed “Facebook Hotel” in 2008, after the social networking website.
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230 E 51st St (at Third Ave)
Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd; 6 to 51st St
This hotel opened in early 2007 and offers bright, cheap and cheerful rooms, perfect for people who want a little style without parting with their life savings. A short walk away you’ll find the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center and plenty of shopping on Fifth Avenue. Rooms: 349. High-speed wireless Internet (free).
The Pod Hotel
High style and high tech converge at the Pod Hotel, which offers hip, convenient accommodations for the stylish and spendthrifty traveler. Formerly the Pickwick Arms, the hotel is located in the heart of New York Ciy’s Midtown East neighborhood.
The Pod Hotel: Your Pod
There’s a Pod for every person, and an endless range of possibilities. You can set your music and your mood with our iPod docking stations and our dimmer control lighting system, plug into the Internet with free WiFi access, and catch your favorite shows on LCD TVs. Each Pod is climate controlled and equipped with efficient, stylish furniture that’s designed to maximize your comfort and your living space.
It’s your Pod. Make the most of it.
Facebook is a social networking website that was launched on February 4, 2004. The website is owned and operated by Facebook, Inc., the parent company of the website and a privately held company. The free-access website allows users to join one or more networks, such as a school, place of employment, or geographic region to easily connect with other people in the same network. The name of the website refers to the paper facebooks depicting members of a campus community that some American colleges and preparatory schools give to incoming students, faculty, and staff as a way to get to know other people on campus.
Best Geek Hotels in the World 2.0
3/04/2008 at 10:34 AM
4. THE POD HOTEL, NEW YORK
The Pod Hotel, aka the Facebook Hotel, is the hotel du jour for the social media generation, offering small and affordable rooms tricked out with the latest gadgets to keep the youngins happy like flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and free WiFi. Of course, the over 30 set is welcome but will probably want the rooms sans bunk beds and shared baths.
But the Pod Hotel is one of the first hotels to have its own social networking site, The Pod Community Blog. How it works: Once guests make their own online reservation they can opt to become a member of the Pod Community. They can choose their login and password and then start to participate in a bunch of forums: Drink with Me, Eat with Me, Shop with Me, Go Out with Me. And since the networking is for people looking to hang out with others during their hotel stay, each forum is grouped by month.
The Facebook Hotel
The Pod Hotel: “High style and high tech converge at the Pod Hotel, which offers hip, convenient accommodations for the stylish and spendthrifty traveler. Formerly the Pickwick Arms, the hotel is located in the heart of New York City’s Midtown East neighborhood.” Yes, Noo Yoak. It’s a bit overpriced at 150$ per night for a single pod room with shared bathroom but it has rain-head showers and free wifi.
I don’t know where that last site gets it prices from, but I paid a bit less than $150 for a double room en suite (i.e. with our bathroom, not shared) the last time I stayed at the Pod.
What about the costs of hotel cheap or expensive ?
the pod hotel is nice hotel.
Our room at The Pod in New York City http://viddeo.net/video/cVg2ZP0JVWmVVY0U/the-pod-hotel-nyc.html