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The Watson Hotel

3.5-star3.5 stars
440 West 57th Street, New York, NY, 10019-3013, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Central Park
  • Free WiFi
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From 5,099 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Hotel has lovely big rooms, everything is just looking tired, especially the bathroom.…Sep 17, 2019
  • Great location! Easy to find, close to Central Park and close to a subway station so it’s…Sep 2, 2019

The Watson Hotel

from £97
  • Petite One Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Double Room
  • Deluxe Corner King
  • Accessible King
  • Accessible King with Roll in Shower
  • Deluxe Corner Double Double Room
  • Accessible Double
  • Standard Queen Room
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed

What’s around The Watson Hotel


  • In Midtown
  • Central Park (3-minute walk)
  • Columbus Circle (7-minute walk)
  • Metropolitan Opera House (9-minute walk)
  • Lincoln Center (9-minute walk)
  • Carnegie Hall (9-minute walk)
  • Ed Sullivan Theater (10-minute walk)
  • Broadway Theatre (11-minute walk)

Getting around

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 12-min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) 22-min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) 19-min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) 15-min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) 27-min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) 26-min drive
  • New York Penn Station 30-min walk
  • New York Grand Central Terminal Station 3-min drive
  • New York W 32nd St. Station 3-min drive
  • 50 St. Station (8th Av.) 7-min walk
  • 59 St. - Columbus Circle Station 7-min walk
  • 57 St. - 7 Av Station 9-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 591 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 18 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-1 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built – 1964
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

The Watson Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • The Watson Hotel Hotel
  • The Watson Hotel Hotel New York
  • The Watson Hotel New York
  • The Watson Hotel Hotel 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 seasonal pool is open from May to September.
  • Pool access available from 10 AM to 6 PM
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    • A 4.5 per cent city/local tax will be charged
    • Destination fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night.

    Optional extras

    Valet parking costs USD 52 per day

    Refrigerators are available for USD 10 per night

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 20.66 for adults and USD 20.66 for children (approximately)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Recent reviews

    Good 7.8 From 4,876 reviews

    Very good 8.0
    Not bad
    After initially finding a mouse running round our room we were moved to the north tower which was mi h better. The rooms were dated and communal areas hideous too but our room was spotless and all the staff were lovely
    Katharine, gbFamily trip
    Good 6.0
    Bathrooms need renovating. Comfortable beds though
    This is OK for a cheap stay, but I would have preferred to pay a bit more for a more modern place. When I saw the bathroom I rang to cancel my following nights. It was the oldest bathroom I have seen in a hotel. The beds were very comfortable and the room was extra large for New York standards. Close to the park also. As soon as you walk into reception it felt cheap with football signs etc. The service was not very friendly either compared to the hotel I had just come from. If you don't mind retro bathrooms then this is ok for a cheap-ish stay.
    Linda, gbBusiness trip
    Poor 2.0
    The hidden charge of $20 per night is a disgrace. The lady that checked me out even said that because another hotel had introduced a hidden charge (her words) they had to too to compete. Also say watching some of the staff moaning about different customers after they left.
    Nick, gbBusiness trip
    Fair 4.0
    No heating in room despite 7c, 45t outside temp
    Spending a very cold night at this hotel. Temperature outside is 7 degrees c, 45f and there is no heating in the room. We were told last night that it was going to be hot today so no heating on. Very disappointing.
    gbRomance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Good location but in need of a makeover
    Great location close to Central Park 5th avenue and Broadway. The hotel could do with a makeover dated carpets throughout beds comfy but rooms dated they state bath in every room but bath very small OK for small children but not adults! Can't say we received a welcome from any staff members
    Cheryl, gbFamily trip

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