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1 room, 2 adults

The Watson Hotel

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
440 West 57th Street, New York, NY, 10019-3013, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Central Park
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Fridge (on request)
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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Great pool
Fantastic service
Amenities are not the best
Vibe is not too good

The Watson Hotel

from £158
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Queen Room

What’s around The Watson Hotel


  • In Midtown
  • Central Park - 7-minute walk
  • Columbus Circle - 7-minute walk
  • Metropolitan Opera House - 9-minute walk
  • Lincoln Center - 9-minute walk
  • Carnegie Hall - 9-minute walk
  • Broadway Theatre - 11-minute walk
  • Gershwin Theater - 11-minute walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 28-min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) 40-min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) 26-min drive
  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) 5-min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) 15-min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) 26-min drive
  • New York Penn Station 30-min walk
  • Grand Central - 42 St. 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 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • 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
  • 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
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Grab bar - in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian
  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
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 (laptop compatible)

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


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • 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

    Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 35.44

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 35.43

    Valet parking costs USD 52 per day

    Refrigerators are available for USD 10 per night

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per day

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 28.69 for adults and USD 28.69 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.

    FAQs for The Watson Hotel

    • Does The Watson Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, The Watson Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is The Watson Hotel currently open?
      This property is closed from 1 August 2020 to 31 August 2020 (dates subject to change).
    • Is parking offered at The Watson Hotel?
      Yes. Valet parking costs USD 52 per day.
    • Is there a pool at The Watson Hotel?
      Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 10 AM to 6 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at The Watson Hotel?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Watson Hotel?
      You can check in from 4:00 PM to midnight. There's a charge of USD 35.44 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 35.43 (subject to availability).
    • Are there restaurants at or near The Watson Hotel?
      Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Rex (2-min walk), The Morning Star Restaurant (2-min walk) and Masseria deo Vini (2-min walk).

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.6 From 4,770 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Good hotel in decent location
    Booked this hotel on reviews for a 2 night stay. It's a well appointed hotel b with decent size room and friendly staff.
    Rob, gb2 night trip
    Good 6.0
    Room drab and dreary and poor lighting. Bed clean and comfy. Bell hop just about as rude as it's possible to be but concierge really helpful. Good central position.
    gb5 night family trip
    Good 6.0
    Could do with some tlc
    Hotel has lovely big rooms, everything is just looking tired, especially the bathroom. Also, not quite as close to Times Square as it would suggest!
    Andrea, gb4 night family trip
    Good 6.0
    It was ok
    Great location! Easy to find, close to Central Park and close to a subway station so it’s easy to get around. The hotel is over due a referb! The lifts sound like they’re going to break, our bathroom door didn’t shut properly and everything feels outdated. It was comfortable though! The beds were nice and it was clean. There was a nice guy on reception both times I went and the concierge, Margaret I think it was, was very nice and helpful. The guy that served us in the bar was rude and aggressive and all of the pool staff looked like they’d rather be quite literally anywhere else than there. They were quite rude and were unhelpful.. some of the worst customer service I’ve ever experienced! A smile wouldn’t hurt!
    Sophie, gb4 night family trip
    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, gb6 night family 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, gb3 night business 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, gb2 night business 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.
    gb3 night romance 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, gb4 night family 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

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