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"Hotel was lovely. Good value for money. Staff helpful and friendly. Joe the manager was amazing. Took amazing care of us. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 27 Dec 2017

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Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

The sightseeing around The Watson Hotel gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Central Park. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a fitness centre. Built in 1964, this 3.5-star hotel has 591 rooms over 18 floors. Free WiFi and LCD TVs are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with LCD TVs, room service (during limited hours) and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Valet parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the seasonal outdoor pool
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre
  • Guests speak favourably about the area's walkability and the proximity to public transport
  • Within a 10-minute walk of Central Park and Columbus Circle

The Watson Hotel ratings based on 19 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 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 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Watson Hotel

Everyone (11) Family (5)
2 out of 5
Looked like it was not as well maintained as it could have been. Pool was not available. Wi-fi kept dropping Staff were great and good location.

Posted by on 23 Dec 2019

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23 Dec 2019 by janet

Thank you for your feed back and stay at the Watson.

5 out of 5
Hotel was lovely. Good value for money. Staff helpful and friendly. Joe the manager was amazing. Took amazing care of us.

Posted by on 27 Dec 2017

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12 Jan 2018 by Vanessa

Hayley, Thank you so much for this fantastic review. We are so humbled by your kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kind regards, Vanessa

4 out of 5

The Watson

Was a great location, not too far from Times Square, Central Park and also the main Subway - Colombus Circle. So it was very easy to get the Subway Downtown and Uptown. The staff were all very helpful if we needed any information.

Posted by , from United Kingdom on 29 Nov 2017

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2 Dec 2017 by Michael

Dear Carpo, We greatly appreciate your review and recommendations. That's the best award we are aiming for. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Michael Melendez Guest Service Manager

4 out of 5
Hiljainen huone sisäpihalle oli mukava. Hissit toimivat epävarmasti.

Posted by on 23 Feb 2020

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23 Feb 2020 by janet

Kiitos palautteestasi ja oleskelustasi Watsonissa.

3 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Nov 2019

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25 Nov 2019 by janet

Thank you for choosing the Watson Hotel.

3 out of 5
Standort ist gut, schnell zu Fuss im Central Park in Laufdistanz zum Times Square. Das Hotel ist sehr sehr sehr sehr alt. Da wurde seit mind 20 Jahren oder länger nicht renoviert. Zum Glück hatten wir starke Rabatte. Beim Vollen Preis wäre ich doch sehr enttäuscht

Posted by on 11 Oct 2019

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18 Oct 2019 by General Manager

Thank you for allowing us to host your recent travels! While we're glad our location was to your enjoyment, we regret that our accommodations left much to be desired. Our team is committed to bettering our facilities and will use your insight to guide them. Happy travels and we hope to be given another chance in the future.

4 out of 5
Die Lage war/ist super, ruhige Lage und in der Nähe vom Columbus Circle ⭕️ und Central Park. Pool-Deck war okay, aber zu viele Leute zur gleichen Zeit zugelassen. Reception und Room-Service is Great!

Posted by on 23 Aug 2019

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3 out of 5
Il serait bien de pouvoir le renover. Ca laisse a desirer

Posted by on 2 Aug 2019

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3 out of 5
Preisleistung stimmt überhaupt nicht. Relative altes Hotel.

Posted by on 11 Jun 2019

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12 Jun 2019 by janet

Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback und Ihren Aufenthalt im Watson.

4 out of 5
Freundliches und kompetentes Personal Ruhiges Zimmer, saubere sanitäre Anlagen Gute Lage, zu Fuss 5 Minuten zum Central Park Reichhaltiges Frühstück-Buffet Gemütliche Bar im Hotel

Posted by on 6 May 2019

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9 May 2019 by janet

Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback und bleiben Sie im Watson.

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 1 May 2020 to 31 October 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

The Watson Hotel offers its guests a fitness centre and a seasonal outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business centre. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/news stands 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
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Free cots/infant beds

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) (27.8 km / 17.2 mi)
  • Train station: New York W 32nd St. Station (3 km / 1.9 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 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This New York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and fridges can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge available
  • Coffee maker
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a 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 a fitness centre and a seasonal outdoor pool.

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.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.0 per day.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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 may be 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

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

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 may be 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 guest room reservation. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staffed front desk
  • Debit cards

Fees

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

  • A 4.5 per cent 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 28.69 for adults and USD 28.69 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 52 per day
  • Early check-in fee: USD 35.44 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 35.43 (subject to availability)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.0 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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