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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 Columbus Circle
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Great pool
Fantastic service
Vibe is not too good
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From 4,873 reviews

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The Watson Hotel

from £60
  • from £60
  • 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
  • + 3 more

What’s around The Watson Hotel


  • In Midtown
  • Central Park - 0.3 mi / 0.5 km
  • Carnegie Hall - 0.4 mi / 0.7 km
  • Columbus Circle - 0.5 mi / 0.7 km
  • Broadway Theatre - 0.5 mi / 0.9 km
  • Manhattan Cruise Terminal - 0.7 mi / 1.1 km
  • Lincoln Center - 0.7 mi / 1.1 km
  • Metropolitan Opera House - 0.7 mi / 1.1 km

Getting around

  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) 25-min drive
  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 27-min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) 30-min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) 36-min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) 38-min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) 43-min drive
  • New York Penn Station 12-min drive
  • Weehawken Lincoln Harbor Station 13-min drive
  • New York 23rd St. Station 15-min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

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

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


  • 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.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.8 From 3,751 reviews

    The Watson Hotel
    Very Good8.0
    Nice enough stay, reasonable at price.
    Nice basic hotel, nice enough staff. Walls a little thin. Bar staff were good.
    A Traveller, gb4 night business trip
    The Watson Hotel
    Very Good8.0
    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
    Very Good8.0
    Needs renovation
    It was a comfortable stay, the staff is nice, but the place really needs renovation.
    Ruta, gb1 night trip
    The Watson Hotel
    Very Good8.0
    Solid place to stay
    The hotel was in a great area nearby Columbus circle. The room was clean but a bit dated. Check in was easy and staff friendly
    Adam, gb3 night trip
    The Watson Hotel
    Very Good8.0
    Functional and clean, feels slightly dated.
    Great for what I wanted, but not a hotel is true someone to impress them.
    Andy, gb2 night trip

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