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Guest reviews

3.8/5 Good
4,804 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Queen Room

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Queen Room

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 centre 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 (during limited hours) and LCD TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and laptop-compatible safes.
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.

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

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking: 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/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • 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
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

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

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

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.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • 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 cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

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

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge (on request)

More

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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4:00 PM and 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

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 cots (infant beds)

Property payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubDiscoverJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

Important information

Fees

You'll 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 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 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

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 guest room reservation.
  • 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

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 this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Valet parking is available for USD 52 per day.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM to 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 this hotel?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for USD 35.43 (subject to availability).
Where is this property 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.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Watson Hotel

3.8
5 - Excellent
1,383
4 - Good
2,063
3 - Okay
787
2 - Mediocre
357
1 - Poor
214
3.9
Cleanliness
4.0
Service and Staff
3.6
Amenities
3.6
Property condition

1/5

  • Disliked: 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

  • Liked: 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

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: 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

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020