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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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Great location
Great pool
Fantastic service
Vibe is not too good
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From 4,944 reviews

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The Watson Hotel

from £91
  • 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
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) 15-min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) 19-min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) 22-min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) 26-min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) 27-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 *

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
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Built in 1964
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 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

The Watson Hotel’s small print


  • 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.

    Also known as

    • Watson Hotel New York
    • Watson Hotel
    • Watson New York
    • Holiday Inn Midtown 57th Street
    • Holiday Inn Midtown New York
    • Holiday Inn Midtown Manhattan
    • Holiday Inn Manhattan Midtown

    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 4,160 reviews

    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
    Good 6.0
    Pluses and Minuses
    Really disappointed that didn't advise the pool was closed until end of May, this was one of the reasons I chose the hotel and would have been great when it was 24 degrees. The area is quieter, 5-10 minute walk from Central Park and Columbus Circle subway station though facilities around the hotel were not as good as other areas. The bedroom was very tired and a bit shabby, quite basic inside, such as one beside locker for two double beds. The bathroom was really old with a cracked sink and chipped bathtub. From the pictures on the website, I expected better. Some floors looked like they had been renovated more recently but this wasn't made clear on the booking site. Service was very good and staff were very friendly which redeemed it a little.
    gb4 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    NYC winter vacation @ The Watson Hotel
    Hotel stay was comfortable and good housekeeping. We had joining rooms, hence it was convenient. The concierge service was excellent and efficient in helping to book our airport limousine transfer. Breakfast at hotel cafe was good. Location is near to Columbus Circle, with easy access to the Central Park and shoppings.
    gb2 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Nice enough stay, reasonable at price.
    Nice basic hotel, nice enough staff. Walls a little thin. Bar staff were good.
    gb4 night business trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Watson hotel - decent on a budget
    For the money this is a good hotel. Pros - good deal service and very attentive to enquiries. The room was clean and house keeping did a great job. Didn’t check out the pool area due to the time of year but for a budget this is a thumbs up Cons - The bar drinks prices are above average, no safe in the room and quite a dated appearance all over. Breakfast buffet was expensive and limited. Also complained because the hallway stank of dope from someone smoking in their room. The front desk got straight on this and dealt with it.
    James, gb5 night trip

    The Watson Hotel

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