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The Watson Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location (near Central Park), kindly staff. Clean rooms and nice lobby. One thing - no information about repair works next to our window in the morning 9:30 am. Luckily we were already awakened..

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

Hello Indre B Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our clean rooms and friendly staff. We apologize that you were not informed of any work outside your window. We hope you will visit us again. Kind regards, Vanessa

Laurel, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good value for the money. Had a basic room but by New York standards it was gigantic. There was plenty of room to walk around the bed and room. Bathroom was well kept with good towels and amentities. Bed was comfortable with nice linens. Room had a nice size desk and good TV. Hotel is rated as 3.5 stars and...

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

Hello Gary H, Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased to know that you were pleasantly surprised. We appreciate your feedback. We hope you can visit us again in the near future. Kind regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stay started okay, got a fairly nice room. Went for drinks and got back to the room around midnight, that's when the horror happened, a big fat RAT ran across room!!!! We where relocated, but they didn't even give us the room for free. This was room 1400, so you might end up with rats in every room. In...

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

Hello Lasse A, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I truly apologize for any inconvenience you experienced while stay with us. This is not something that is common at our property but we take seriously. We have an extermination company that visit our property to prevent that from happening since this is New York City and it's been...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was at The Watson Hotel at the beginning of April 2017 for 5 nights. The overall experience was positive. It was my second time in NYC. We arrived at 01:30 am after a very long journey. Not too good check-in experience. The lady that attended me at the front desk wasn't very helpful at all. She tried to charge...

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VanessaV57, Guest Relations Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

RPoncela, We appreciate the time you took to share your experience with us. I would first like to apologize for the poor service delivered during check in. However, I am happy the night manager was able to address the issue and offer assistance, we love to be able to turn a guests stay around. Third times a charm and I...

Weston, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So really nothing special about the Watson to tell you. Yes the location to area attractions is a plus but the accommodations were just fair. I mean the place used to be a Holiday Inn and they are in desperate need of an upgrade. The elevators were tiny and ran slowly. The room has outdated wallpaper and the bathrooms need...

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

Hello Regent7, Thank you for sharing your comments. I do apologize that you did not enjoy your stay to the fullest. You are correct, once a total renovation is done, our prices will not be as affordable. We do look forward to updating things a bit at a time. We do hope you come again. Kind regards, Vanessa Vigo

Bayamon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only con with this place is that it is like 300 steps away from the subway station but that station is Columbus and it is clean, well lighted and it has a little shopping center. On the way to the station there are little restaurants and stores. Central Park is literally on the corner. The rooms are very big...

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VanessaWatsonHotel, Public Relations Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Maelaisintown, Wow...... thank you so much for your amazing comments!!! I am so pleased to know that you truly enjoyed your stay with us and I'm thankful for your loyalty. I hope you will come again soon. Kind regards, Vanessa Vigo

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ideal spot for visiting the City. Clean, very comfy beds and staff very helpful. On our last day they were even using it as a film set for a tv crime series. We stayed on the St Patricks Day weekend. Breakfast was plentiful and usual buffet style.

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

Hello Tswain12, Thank you for sharing your comments. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the St Patrick's Day parade and even got to see the filming of a very popular show called Law & Order SVU. Please come again. Kind regards, Vanessa Vigo

Tamworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 4 nights on my first trip to the USA. Great location just 10minute stroll to Times Square and Central Park. A little shabby but very clean and the comfiest bed ever. Ate in the restaurant every night, food very good and a reasonable price. Beware of the pricing on websites as taxes have to be added which really...

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

Hello Louy1955, Thank you for your comments. I am so honored and pleased to know that you choose to stay with us on your first visit to the USA. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards, Vanessa Vigo

Montréal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there last week for 3 nuits. Don't expect a trendy hotel - this is not the case. But this is definitively an hotel that I recommend without any doubt. Pro: - The price 316$ CAD for 3 nights - hard to beat. - Location: 4 min from Central Park and 8 minutes from Times Square + lot of metro...

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

Hello NRRobinson, Wow, your comments are just simply amazing!!!!! Thank you for sharing them with us. I am so pleased that you truly enjoyed staying with us. I must agree with you, our beds are super comfy. I have the best night's sleep whenever I stay here. I hope you can visit us again in the near future. Kind regards,...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking into the Hotel I was greeted by all of the staff. Everyone was very kind and super helpful. Joe the GM has always taken care of us as we’ve returned to his hotel year after year for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s like returning to your favorite Uncles house. The room was beautiful; I had such a mouth dropping view...

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

Hello Marguerite C, Thank you so much for your fantastic review and especially for your loyalty. We are so pleased that you truly enjoyed staying with us. I will be sure to share you amazing comments with Mr Cecala and our staff. I hope you enjoyed the St. Paddy's parade. We look forward to your return visit. 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
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: $213 - $488 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“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
“"B" building was good. Room was on 57th St but pretty quiet - good blackout curtains. No noise from neighboring rooms.”
KarinL563, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't park in their garage or need special help with a problem.”
acmc2017, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Tower A rooms had a good view.”
smmartin, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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