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Seasonal outdoor pool
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

The Watson Hotel

3.5 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast Available

Explore the area

    Popular LocationColumbus Circle7 min walk
    Popular LocationLincoln Center9 min walk
    Popular LocationRadio City Music Hall17 min walk
    AirportNew York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia)33 min drive

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Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

3.9/5 guest room rating
  • 320 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 320 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Queen Room

4/5 guest room rating
  • 240 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

New York

Near a metro station, The Watson Hotel is in New York's Midtown neighborhood, an area with good shopping. Carnegie Hall and Broadway Theatre are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Port Imperial Ferry Terminal and American Dream. Check out an event or a game at Madison Square Garden, and consider making time for Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient to public transportation: 50 St. Station (8th Av.) is 7 minutes by foot and 59 St. - Columbus Circle Station is 7 minutes.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Columbus Circle - 7 min walk
  • Lincoln Center - 9 min walk
  • Radio City Music Hall - 17 min walk
  • Museum of Modern Art - 17 min walk
  • Broadway - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 3 min drive
  • 50 St. Station (8th Av.) - 7 min walk
  • AirportLaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 33 min drive

Restaurants

  • Kilo — 3 min walk
  • Kashkaval Garden — 3 min walk
  • ABA Turkish Restaurant — 4 min walk
  • Bar Bacon — 4 min walk
  • Bocca Di Bacco — 4 min walk
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About this property

The Watson Hotel

3.5-star New York hotel in Midtown, walk to Central Park
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness center and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and a seasonal outdoor pool. All 591 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and LCD TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and laptop-compatible safes.
The Watson Hotel offers 591 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

This New York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.

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

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 52 per day)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11 AM: USD 28.69 for adults and USD 28.69 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian
  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
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

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from May 1 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll 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 have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from May to September
Pool access available from 10 AM to 6 PM

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Watson Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Watson Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Watson Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does The Watson Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 10 AM–6 PM.
Is The Watson Hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The Watson Hotel?
Valet parking is available for USD 52 per day.
What time is check-in at The Watson Hotel?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. Early check-in is available for a fee of USD 35.44 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The Watson Hotel?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for USD 35.43 (subject to availability).
Where is The Watson Hotel located?
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Park, Columbus Circle, and Metropolitan Opera House. Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall are also within 10 minutes. 50 St. Station (8th Av.) is 7 minutes by foot and 59 St. - Columbus Circle Station is 7 minutes.
3.8
Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 1167 out of 4013 reviews
5 - Excellent 29%
Rating 4 - Good. 1685 out of 4013 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 656 out of 4013 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 307 out of 4013 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 198 out of 4013 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

3.9/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
They are closed and now a homeless shelter. No check in available and full of homeless.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I enjoyed my stay at the hotel. The room was very clean and face the street which I loved. Because I love sunlight in the morning. Great lounge that I will enjoy on my next stay!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The reception was neither welcoming nor rude. Not that it matters to me but I thought I should mention it for others. It's an old hotel but you can see that the management is making every effort to please. The towels are fresh comparable to any 5 star establishment and the toiletries are plenty. The room was warm despite the chill outside I later realised they left the window 'stuck' open to let the 'fresh' air (and the fresh noise) in. Halfway between Central Park and Times Square you can walk to both provided you don't do it on the same day of course. And the bed didn't disappoint either.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stay at the Watson!
Our stay was fabulous. My wife and I were among the last guests before the hotel was closed. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Considering what was/is going on, I was quite impressed with the overall professional performance of the staff. This place is a keeper. To better days, Cheers James
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020

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