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The Watson Hotel

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I stayed here while on a visit for a wedding in April 2017. The room was ok but The smell in the room itself was awful. It stank of feet and no matter what I did I couldn't get rid of the smell. I left the hotel a night early as I felt physically sick. Bar staff were lovely and...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My daughter and I stayed at the Watson for a week in April. I booked it because of the big room and indeed the room was spacious and comfortable. We did not have breakfast at the hotel so I don't know about the food situation. The housekeeping and bell station service was good. The general location was also good with...

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

Hello samba104, Thank you for your comments. I'm glad to read that we did not disappoint with our very spacious and comfortable rooms and the service of our employees. I do apologize if you found our elevators not going fast enough. We will work on this issue. I hope you will return to visit us again. Kind regards, Vanessa

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Watson this past weekend. We’ve tried an array of accommodations throughout the years in Manhattan, and this is now one of our favourites. It’s not the most elegant or contemporary, but it gets the job done at a reasonable price. The building itself is a little dated in a retro 70’s way,...

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

Hi Roo310, Thank you sooooo much for your most detailed account of your stay and for your wonderful comments. It's always such a pleasure to read such positive feedback from our valued guest. I'm beyond pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm sorry about the curtains.... yes, there is a set of decorative curtains that can't move but...

Aberdeen
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived in NY on 12 th April for 7 days Booked the Watson , mainly because it had a pool on the roof which I was looking forward to after a busy day walking the NY pavements But ... unfortunately the pool hadn't opened yet 😳 that aside we loved this hotel The rooms are very large , we...

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

Hello Deeaberdeen, What can I say but, wow......... Thank you so much for your most amazing comments. I'm so happy that you truly enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to add to the magic of your NYC vacation. I do apologize for the elevators. We are an older building, so we need to have our elevators...

County Kerry, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had the pleasure of staying here for a week back in Feb. To be honest even if it was the worst hotel I'd still probably have loved it, 'cos let's face it, I was in New York!! But it was clean, warm and the location was brilliant. I had breakfast there one morning and it was lovely and variable, but...

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

Greetings from The Big Apple, Thank you for your awesome review. You rock!!!!! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed our warm, clean and ideal hotel location but most importantly I'm happy that you had a great time in NYC. I hope you can visit us again soon. Kind regards, Vanessa

Page, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the Watson to be in a great location-Central Park, Columbia Circle, walking distance to Time Square. Room was comfortable and large. Walking distance to great places to dine. We checked in a little early and the staff was very accommodating. Decor is a bit dated but didn't detract from stay. However the construction outside our room didn't allow...

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

Hello AkiG29a, Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments with us. We are so pleased that we were able to accommodate your early arrival and that you found our location ideal. We do apologize for the construction but it's something needed in order to maintain the buildings in NYC. We try to schedule it during the day when most guest...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could not he happier with The Watson. Perfect staff. Perfect bar.. perfect rooms.. economical and close yo everything. We will only stay at this hotel from now on! It doesn't even matter that there was a change over from the Holiday Inn to the Watson. They did noy skip a beat in customer satisfaction!

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

Hi Terri W, OMG, your comments are just absolutely amazing!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us and for your loyalty. I am so happy to read that you were with us when we were a Holiday Inn and still came back once we changed. I must admit, we were all worried when we decided to no longer...

White Rock, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful hotel to stay in.Okay, the rooms are pretty basic, but the matresses are excellent, the rooms are spacious, the entire staff are gracious, the bar tenders are a lot of fun and work very hard, the front desk is very helpful with directions, the little restaurant is inexpensive and serves a great breakfast. For lunch try their...

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

Hello Skiwhistler, Thank you so much for your amazing review!!!!! You rock!!! I am so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us to the fullest. I will share you kind words with my staff. Thank you for recommending us to others. We look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, Vanessa

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here and expected a great hotel from the pictures and web site. Rooms are tired and old. Bathrooms are a joke and old. No lighting or safes we had to move rooms to get a room safe. Lobby lacked any atmosphere... don't buy the sightseeing vouchers go direct all we did was queue after being told that we'd skip...

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

Hello Darrell P, Thank you for sharing your comments. I am so sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We are an older building but with lots of character that we wish our guest would enjoy as much as we do. I wish you will reconsider visiting us in the future. Kind regards, Vanessa

london
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I had booked 4 days in an air bnb, after two nights we decided to book a hotel. I did a quick check and the Watson offered a very good deal. We were very pleased with our choice. We had a lovely room facing the street and with a great view of the skyscrapers. This is my...

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

Hi Jacquie17, Wow, your comments rock!!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I am so pleased that you really enjoyed your stay with us. This is what we strive for. I hope that you and your daughter will visit us again soon. Kind regards, Vanessa

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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: $220 - $502 (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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