The Watson Hotel - New York

440 West 57Th Street, New York, United States, 10019  show map
 3 stars
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The Watson Hotel - New York

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Paid valet parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Verified Reviews:

  • Linen and bathroom were clean - Bed comfortable - Television worked very well
  • Parking was handy - Concierge service was good - Reasonable sized rooms, clean, well priced
  • Ac worked fine - Breakfast in the downstairs restaurant was good - Wireless internet was free
  • Room was very big - I would go back to this hotel again - Desk staff was nice
  • Staff are friendly - Modern shower was fiddly - Central park is about a 10 minute walk away

Overview

Watson is a 3-star hotel providing a modern accommodation near to New York Public Library, Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. Built in 1997, the comfortable hotel was renovated in 2008.

Located in a residential area close to 59th Street – Columbus Circle subway station as well as an opera and a museum in New York. The city center is 7 km away from the hotel.

Bars, cafés and restaurants are set close to the property.

10 minutes' drive from La Guardia airport and 20 minutes' walk to Frick Collection train station.

Rooms

The Watson Hotel offers 597 rooms on 18 floors that come with cable TV with on-demand movies, a closet, a laptop-compatible safe, climate control and high-speed internet along with a small fridge and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms at The Watson Hotel have a view over the city. They feature bathrooms with a roll in shower, free toiletries and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

The property offers a casual restaurant serving American cuisine. The lounge bar serves cocktails and coffee. Offering various dining options, La Puttenesca and Burrito Box are about 5-minute walk away.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Guests will make use of a cash machine, a luggage storage and an elevator as well as find a business center, a meeting room and audiovisual equipment useful for work.

Relax

Cribs and video games are provided for guests with children. The property offers a gym and a fitness center to keep shape.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible on site.

The hotel personnel speaks English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, Albanian, Serbian.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   18.  Number of rooms:   597.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sun terrace

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Armchair

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

440 West 57Th Street, New York, United States, 10019

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City Center
  • New York
    3.9 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Frick Collection
    1.1 mi
  • Penn Station
    1.3 mi
Underground stations
  • 59th Street – Columbus Circle
    1700 ft
  • Seventh Avenue
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Via Strada (cuisine: Italian)
    200 ft
  • Morning Star Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
    500 ft
Parks
  • Randall's Island
    1400 ft
  • Time Warner Center
    1500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    18
  • Number of rooms:
    597

Rooms and availability

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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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This guestroom has a Queen size bed, a private bathroom with a shower/tub combination and hair dryer and all modern amenities. The room is smoking.

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    Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This guestroom has a King size bed, wheelchair access, private bathroom with a hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and all modern amenities. The room is non-smoking.

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      Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      This guestroom has a Queen size bed, a private bathroom with a shower/tub combination and hair dryer and all modern amenities. The room is non-smoking.

      Room facilities
        The Watson Hotel photos Room
        Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        This guestroom has a King size bed, private bathroom with a hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and all modern amenities.

        Room facilities
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          Standard Room
          Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          This guestroom can include a King size bed, a Queen size bed, or two Double beds, private bathroom with a hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and all modern amenities.

          Room facilities
            The Watson Hotel photos Room
            Double Room
            Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            This guestroom has two Double beds, a private bathroom with a shower/tub combination and hair dryer and all modern amenities. The room is nonsmoking.

            Room facilities
              The Watson Hotel photos Room
              Standard Double Room
              Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
              — Less information+ More information

              This guestroom has two Double beds, a private bathroom with a shower/tub combination and hair dryer and all modern amenities. The room is smoking.

              Room facilities
                The Watson Hotel photos Room
                Double Room
                Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
                Check Prices
                • Air conditioning
                • Private bathroom
                — Less information+ More information

                This guestroom has two Double beds, wheelchair access, a private bathroom with a shower/tub combination and hair dryer and all modern amenities. The room is smoking.

                Room facilities
                  The Watson Hotel photos Room
                  Double Room
                  Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
                  Check Prices
                  • Air conditioning
                  • Private bathroom
                  — Less information+ More information

                  This guestroom has two Double beds, wheelchair access, a private bathroom with a shower/tub combination and hair dryer and all modern amenities. The room is nonsmoking.

                  Room facilities

                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel The Watson Hotel - New York New York location
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                    Hotel Address:

                    440 West 57Th Street, New York, United States, 10019

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • New York
                      3.9 mi
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Frick Collection
                      1.1 mi
                    • Penn Station
                      1.3 mi
                    Underground stations
                    • 59th Street – Columbus Circle
                      1700 ft
                    • Seventh Avenue
                      2300 ft
                    • Bus stop
                      400 ft
                    Restaurants
                    • Via Strada (cuisine: Italian)
                      200 ft
                    • Morning Star Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
                      500 ft
                    Parks
                    • Randall's Island
                      1400 ft
                    • Time Warner Center
                      1500 ft
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  11 am
                    • Year renovated:
                      2008
                    • Number of floors:
                      18
                    • Number of rooms:
                      597

                    The Watson Hotel Location

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                    What's nearby

                    Tourist attractions

                    • Time Warner Center - 1400 ft

                    Popular areas

                    • Columbus Circle - 1400 ft

                    Places of interest

                    Convention centers

                    Museums

                    • Jewish Childrens Learning Lab - 400 ft
                    • Museum of American Flk Art Lib - 700 ft
                    • Songwriters Hall of Fame - 1000 ft
                    • Damrosch Park - 1400 ft

                    Parks

                    • New York City Parks Dept - 1400 ft
                    • Manhattan Parks Dept - 1400 ft

                    Halls

                    • Shetler Studios - 1400 ft

                    Universities, Institutes

                    • American Academy MC Allister - 400 ft
                    • Interboro Institute Inc - 400 ft
                    • School For Strings Inc - 700 ft
                    • John Jay College of Criminal - 700 ft
                    • Fordham University - 1000 ft
                    • English AS A Second Language - 1000 ft
                    • Nip - 1000 ft
                    • College Board - 1000 ft
                    • New York Inst of Technology - 1400 ft

                    Air business related

                    • Cyprus Airways - 1400 ft

                    Medical care and Hospitals

                    • St Clare's Hosp & Hlth Center - 1400 ft

                    Casinos

                    • Golden Nugget - 1400 ft

                    Underground stations

                    • 59th Street – Columbus Circle - 1400 ft

                    Local attractions

                    • Fort Tryon Park - 5000 ft
                      Riverside Drive to Broadway, West 192nd to Dyckman Street, New York City
                    • Frick Collection - 1.1 mi
                      1 E. 70th St., New York City
                    • New-York Historical Society - 1.0 mi
                      170 Central Park West, New York City
                    • Bryant Park - 1.0 mi
                      6th Ave. between W. 40th and W. 42nd Sts., New York City
                    • Central Park Summerstage - 1.0 mi
                      Rumsey Playfield, New York City

                    Near the hotel

                    • Central Park - 3700 ft
                      59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
                    • Randall's Island - 1400 ft
                      24 West 61st St., 4th Floor, New York City
                    • Museum of Arts and Design - 1500 ft
                      2 Columbus Circle, New York City
                    • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - 1600 ft
                      40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City
                    • Jazz at Lincoln Center - 1300 ft
                      Broadway at 60th St, New York City
                    • Time Warner Center - 1500 ft
                      10 Columbus Circle, New York City
                    • Museum of Biblical Art - 1500 ft
                      1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York City

                    Restaurants nearby

                    • Via Strada - 200 ft

                      Address: 440 West 57th St

                      73% likes this, based on 20 reviews
                      Cuisine: Italian

                    • Whym - 500 ft

                      Address: 889 9th Ave
                      Phone: (212) 315-0088

                      60% likes this, based on 108 reviews
                      Cuisine: American
                      Price Range: USD 27 - USD 52

                    • Jake's Saloon - 500 ft

                      Address: 875 10th Avenue
                      Phone: 212-333-3100

                      58% likes this, based on 37 reviews
                      Cuisine: American, Irish
                      Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

                    • Morning Star Restaurant - 500 ft

                      Address: 879 9th Avenue at 57 Street
                      Phone: 212-246-1593

                      66% likes this, based on 128 reviews
                      Cuisine: Italian
                      Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

                    • Bello - 500 ft

                      Address: 863 9th Ave
                      Phone: (212) 246-6773

                      72% likes this, based on 81 reviews
                      Cuisine: Italian
                      Price Range: USD 30 - USD 40

                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  11 am
                    • Year renovated:
                      2008
                    • Number of floors:
                      18
                    • Number of rooms:
                      597
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                    The Watson Hotel Reviews

                    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Watson Hotel

                    Average guest rating

                    7.0out of 10
                    Very good
                    Based on 101 reviews

                    Rating by category:

                    Location
                    10.0
                    Rooms
                    9.0
                    Service
                    10.0
                    Value
                    10.0
                    Dining
                    7.0

                    Guest reviews

                    • Older travelers
                      7.4

                      It was quiet at night and allowed for restful sleep. The room was large, clean, and the bed was comfortable, with great pillows.

                      The desk and chair need updating: they are old and the chair is too low, making seating uncomfortable.

                    • Single
                      8.8

                      The hotel was centrally located and accommodated to most of my needs. The bell staff were fantastic. The front desk staff however were for the most part rather grim and rude to the point where I preferred not to deal with them.

                    • Single
                      8.8

                      I stayed only one night and attended an opera at Lincoln Center and found it a most convenient location. I look forward to repeating this stay in te very near future.

                    • Older travelers
                      6.2

                      Location was excellent for Central Park and Manhattan shopping. Good local restaurants nearby and area felt safe.

                      Could not get internet to work in room - got internet access but too slow to use!!

                    • Couple
                      4.6

                      Our room was spacious. 5 minute walk to subway station. Concierge was very helpful. Bell staff will hold your luggage on day of departure for a small fee and they can organise a taxi to airport for you. We were departing from jfk, cost of taxi was $60.

                      We had problem with our hotel room, on the 2nd night of our 5 night stay we were tranferred to another room at our request. The Management did not offer any apology and we were fully charged for our stay. We filed a formal complaint about our concerns in our room but we really did not feel that the management took us seriously. They did not make any gestures to make up for the inconvenience.

                    • Group of friends
                      6.2

                      Location

                      Staff was rude!!! Especialy girl at the front desck.

                    • Group of friends
                      7.4

                      That you were able to assist with ice packs for my torn ligament on my ankle which meant I spent 24 hours in bed!

                      The receptionist was very rude and unhelpful at check in.

                    • Older travelers
                      7.4

                      Bed linens were nice quality and very clean as were the towels in the bath. This is the most important feature of any hotel as far as I'm concerned.

                      Generally shabby and in great need of refreshing...carpets, walls, furniture were all quite worn.

                    • Group of friends
                      6.6

                      Location, free wi-fi

                      Bathroom very old and dated. One day they didnt do our room

                    • Single
                      5.8

                      ther is no aereation in the bathroom, no fridge

                    • Single
                      9.6

                      Excellent location. Clean room.

                      Windows not sound proof and can be only opened two inches, not enough to ventilate the room properly if desired. No refrigerator in the room.

                    • Couple
                      6.6

                      I appreciated being in west midtown next to Columbus Circle, though I wouldn't choose that location again, maybe i'll prefear east midtown/upper east side for next time. Anyway I liked to have the chance of starting my day with an Americano coffee without getting out of my room. The dimensions of the room were decent but the bathroom was utterly small and they didn't provide for toiletries every day. The bed was comfortable and everything was generally clean.

                    • Family with children
                      7.4

                      the hotel rooms (our room was 857) need renovations.

                    • Single
                      7.4

                      Location is great

                      Facilities and room are a little bit old

                    • Group of friends
                      10.0

                      Perfect Midtown location, large comfortable room, good value for Manhattan

                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel The Watson Hotel - New York New York location
                    Show big map »

                    Hotel Address:

                    440 West 57Th Street, New York, United States, 10019

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • New York
                      3.9 mi
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Frick Collection
                      1.1 mi
                    • Penn Station
                      1.3 mi
                    Underground stations
                    • 59th Street – Columbus Circle
                      1700 ft
                    • Seventh Avenue
                      2300 ft
                    • Bus stop
                      400 ft
                    Restaurants
                    • Via Strada (cuisine: Italian)
                      200 ft
                    • Morning Star Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
                      500 ft
                    Parks
                    • Randall's Island
                      1400 ft
                    • Time Warner Center
                      1500 ft
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  11 am
                    • Year renovated:
                      2008
                    • Number of floors:
                      18
                    • Number of rooms:
                      597