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The Watson Hotel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for three nights. Clean rooms, nice bar! Close to all attractions - walking distance to most. 9th ave is just around the corner and you can fond many places to eat .... all prices. We revommend the hotel

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VanessaV57, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Any P, Thank you for your awesome comments and thank you for recommending us. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I do hope you will come again. Kind regards, Vanessa

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location on 57th and 9th. Near St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Central Park and other walkable sites. Room was clean and comfortable - beds, shower, etc. very good. The owner/ general manager checked on our stay whenever we were in the lobby. That's a first. We'll definitely stay there on our next trip back to NYC.

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VanessaV57, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dale K, We are humbled by your kind words. Thank you so much. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcome you back. Kind regards, Vanessa

belhus
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed 4 nights at this hotel in may 2017.although the location was great close to Columbus circle subway station restaurants Starbucks Morton Williams 24 hour super market it has not got a lot going for it. When I originally booked it it was a holiday inn hotel which I would receive credits towards a future hotel booking.Just before departing Australia...

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VanessaV57, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hello holidaymanalways, I do apologize that you were not completely satisfied with your stay. Holiday Inn should have informed you sooner and provide you with our new name. We will try harder to make things better. Please come again. Kind regards, Vanessa

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've stayed at this property occasionally over 30 years, and it just never gets better. The staff tries to be helpful, but the many maintenance issues pile up. Here are a few: Keurig coffee maker didn't work-- probably needed descaling; AC didn't work-- needed filter change; TV had wildly different volume levels between the hotel's channel and the cable system;...

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VanessaV57, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Lricecsp, Thank you for your comments and thank you for your loyalty. I will share your comments with our management team to see if there is anything we can correct. We look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, Vanessa

Southwick, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The staff was friendly and helpful. The main lobby was very nice. The rooms were in need of major updating and had a musty smell. The beds were rock hard. I ordered food at the bar from the resturaunt. The food excellent and the price was not bad for NYC. Parking garage located right at the hotel.

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VanessaV57, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hello boyd1152, Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed the food and our friendly staff. We do hope to have an update in the future. Please come again. Kind regards, Vanessa

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights while on a business trip. The other reviews are pretty accurate here. This hotel is in a great location close to Columbus Circle and not far from Times Square. The hotel definitely has seen better days and does need a renovation but it's definitely not a dump. The room I stayed in...

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VanessaV57, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Roman B, Thank you so much for your detailed review. I agree with you. You get a nice big clean room for a great price. We have friendly staff and our location is ideal. For the price, what else can you ask for? I do hope you come again. Kind regards, Vanessa

Wasaga Beach, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So close to everything ..especially Central Park . The staff were knowledgeable,very helpful with directions and recommending restaurants .The rooms were very comfortable and clean and great beds. It was a pleasure to meet Joe (mustache )@ the lobby bar

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VanessaV57, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hi BarryCheryl52, Thank you so much for your most amazing review of our hotel!!! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to share your comments with "Joe (mustache)". I do hope you will visit us again. Kind regards, Vanessa

Hamilton, Bermuda
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

OK Hotel in good location for Central Park, Fordham University and John Jay College. The hotel has been renovated since it became the Watson. was previously the Holiday Inn. Friendly efficient staff, nice lobby bar, conference room felt dated. Rooms still need a little work but mine was clean and comfortable, bed was nice

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VanessaV57, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Bermudacop (nice screen name) Thank you for your kind words and your loyalty. We are glad you enjoy our clean, comfortable beds and our friendly staff. We hope you keep coming back. Kind regards, Vanessa

Washington DC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a lot of potential once it gets renovated. My experience was not good. The bathroom, night stands were full of ants, so I had to call twice to be helped with this matter. The bedroom had an unpleasant smell.

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VanessaV57, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Nanyry, We appreciate your feedback. We are so sorry your stay was not a pleasant one. We do hope to have some renovation in the future. Kind regards, Vanessa

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel was in an excellent location within easy walking distance of both Times Square and Central Park. Check in quick and seamless and staff helpful and friendly. This was previously the Holiday Inn and room decor has perhaps seen better days but was spotlessly clean. Would recommend if you want a central location and value for money.

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VanessaV57, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Trish477, Thank you for your comments and for choosing to stay at our hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our location, our friendly staff and our affordable prices. We do hope you come again. Kind regards, Vanessa

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about The Watson Hotel

Address: 440 West 57th Street, New York City, NY 10019-3013 (Formerly Holiday Inn Midtown / 57th St)
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Hell's Kitchen , Manhattan
Price Range: $195 - $499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Watson Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 597
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Midtown New York
Holiday Inn New York City
Holiday Inn Nyc
Holiday Inn Times Square
Holiday Inn Midtown 57th Street
Holiday Inn Midtown Manhattan
New York City Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Manhattan Midtown
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“Stay else where”
holidaymanalways, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Keurig, quiet room, comfy bed with lots of pillows :)-”
teddygram12004, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors for better view.”
pkontopoulos, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an high level floor to avoid the street noise.”
  • View from the windows.
  • View from the entrance. Super comfy bed.
  • Flat TV with lot of channels + Keurig coffee machine.
NRRobinson, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“18th floor had picturesque views!”
895margueritec, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
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