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"I've stayed at the Watson several. Very convenient to 57th street businesses and central park. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 09 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Central Park

In New York

Within a 10-minute walk of this Midtown hotel, you'll find Central Park and Columbus Circle. Metropolitan Opera House and Lincoln Center are also within half a mile (1 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and valet parking. There's a fitness center on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a coffee shop are also provided.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

In addition to LCD TVs with cable channels, the 591 guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, phones, and ironing boards.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$72* Per night/room Jan 5 - Jan 6

Accessible King with Roll in Shower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Corner Double Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Accessible Double

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Watson Hotel ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Watson Hotel

Everyone (29) Couples (2) Family (11)
5 out of 5
The staff was very helpful and accommodating. We were able to check in early. Hotel is clean and in a very convenient location.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019

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Nov 17, 2019 by Rebecca Roldan

Thank you for the review! We are so happy to know the staff did their part to provide the friendly service you deserve. It is great that you got the most out of our location. We apologize for any issues you encountered we will be sure to share your comments with management. We hope to see you again. Thank you, Rebecca Roldan Guest Service Manager

4 out of 5
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Posted by on Nov 9, 2019

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Nov 9, 2019 by Rebecca Roldan

Hello, Although the message itself is unclear, I can see that you gave us a 4 out of 5. Thank you for the lovely rating! We are so happy to know you had a pleasant stay. Thank you Rebecca Roldan Guest Service Manager

4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019

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Oct 22, 2019 by janet

Thank you for choosing the Watson Hotel.

4 out of 5
Good hotel for the price and location. Hsd to go down to the bar for ice as no machines on our floor. Our king sized bed suite in the south tower was roomy, clean and comfortable. Hotels carpets a bit dated but acceptable. Would visit again.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019

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Oct 21, 2019 by janet

Thank you for your feed back, look forward to seeing you again in the future.

4 out of 5
comfortable room, accessibility to city; housekeepers are great, food/meal options, quiet (except for street noises)

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 18, 2019 by Vanessa

Thanks Deb for your wonderful comments. We do hope to see you again.

4 out of 5
Liked the location and staff was friendly and helpful. Could have been a little cleaner but it is old.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 1, 2019 by mike

Dear Anonymous, Thank you! We are so glad to know you had a pleasant stay. It makes us so happy to know we could be a part of your visit to New York. We sincerely look forward to your return and would like to thank you for choosing us. Sincerely, Michael Melendez Guest SErvice Manager

3 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

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Sep 9, 2019 by mikie

Thank you for your posting your ranking on your recent stay with us.

5 out of 5
Took my granddaughters and sister-in-law there we were doing a Friday Saturday thing the place was nice and the people were nice enjoyed our stay

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019

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Aug 27, 2019 by Rebecca Roldan

Hello, Thank you for the review! We are so happy to know the staff did their part to provide the friendly service you deserve. It is great that you got the most out of our location. We hope to see you again. Thank you, Rebecca Roldan Guest Service Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

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Aug 21, 2019 by michael

Thank you for your high rating on your recent stay with us.

4 out of 5
The sink overlapped the toilet and you basically had to stand at the toilet to use the room. Also, the a/c could have been better.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019

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Property Features

The Watson Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly The Watson Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 591 guestrooms or units
  • 18 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1964
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (16.9 km / 10.5 mi)
  • Train station: New York Penn Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Metro station: 50 St. Station (8th Av.) (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Watson Hotel offers 591 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

The Watson Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A 4.5 percent city/local tax will be charged
  • Destination fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 20.66 for adults and USD 20.66 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 52 per day
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Watson Hotel New York
  • Watson Hotel
  • Watson New York
  • Holiday Inn Midtown 57th Street
  • Holiday Inn Midtown New York
  • Holiday Inn Midtown Manhattan
  • Holiday Inn Manhattan Midtown
  • The Watson Hotel Hotel
  • The Watson Hotel New York
  • The Watson Hotel Hotel New York

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in September.
  • Pool access available from 10 AM to 6 PM.
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