The Watson Hotel - New York

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Lobby bar

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

The 4-star The Watson Hotel lies within 1.6 km from New York Public Library, Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. Occupying a 18-story Liberty building, the hotel was remodeled in 2008.

The comfortable hotel is placed in a residential area, a short walk from an opera and a museum. The city center lies within 7 km from the venue.

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

The Watson Hotel can be reached in 10 minutes by car from La Guardia airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 597 rooms. They are fitted with cable TV with on-demand movies, a closet, a laptop-compatible safe, climate control and high-speed internet. Some of the contemporary rooms feature the city view. They come with a small fridge and coffee/tea makers as well as 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, Via Strada and Kashkaval 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

The Watson Hotel provides a gym and a fitness center to help guests keep fit.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sun terrace

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

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 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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

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City Center
  • New York
    3.9 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • 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  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    18
  • Number of rooms:
    597

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed
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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
  • 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  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    18
  • Number of rooms:
    597

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Time Warner Center - 1400 ft

Popular areas

Places of interest

Museums

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

Parks

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

Halls

  • Shetler Studios - 1400 ft
  • Studio 54 Promotions - 1700 ft

Universities, Institutes

Theaters

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  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • 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
  • 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  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    18
  • Number of rooms:
    597