"I've stayed at the Watson several. Very convenient to 57th street businesses and central park. " More

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Central Park

In New York

Within a 10-minute walk of this Midtown hotel, you'll find Central Park and Columbus Circle. Metropolitan Opera House and Lincoln Center are also within half a mile (1 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and valet parking. There's a fitness center on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a coffee shop are also provided.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

In addition to LCD TVs with cable channels, the 591 guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, phones, and ironing boards.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$164 per night

Accessible King with Roll in Shower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Corner Double Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Accessible Double

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Watson Hotel ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Watson Hotel

Everyone (24) Couples (1) Family (4)
3 out of 5
While the staff was friendly and helpful, the overall look of the room was outdated and not the cleanest.

Posted by on 21 May 2019

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21 May 2019 by janet

Thank you for your feed back and stay at the Watson.

4 out of 5
Excellent location, very hot in the lobby, bath/shower could use an update. Loved the bed, Keurig machine in the room, toiletries, hair dryer, and iron. Was not informed of the destination fee ($20/night) before they charged my credit card. Obviously that changes the advertised price and should be made known to the guest.

Posted by on 14 May 2019

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15 May 2019 by janet

The destination fee is stated on your booking which is the $20 extra fee. Thank you for your feed back and stay at the Watson.

4 out of 5
Location was excellent. Keurig coffeemaker did not work (although had I found this problem on the first day, I am confident the staff would have replaced it)

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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23 Apr. 2019 by janet

Thank you for your feed back and stay at the Watson.

3 out of 5
Close to Times Square, Central Park, and Subway. Interior lobby needs updating. Carpet is frayed at steps and elevator is a bit scary. Air conditioner in my room wouldnt keep a comfortable temp even with a 50-59°F outside temp. Had to open windows to help. Toilet very tricky to flush. Takes 3-4 tries. Housekeeping entered my room the morning after i checked in without knocking. Very upsetting due to my daughter showering at the time next to the entry. Not exactly sure what she was thinking. This is unacceptable anywhere. She lied to me and said she did when in fact i was 18" away at the sink and there was never a knock. Review the CCTV video. Hotel refused to let me grab a luggage cart for my checkout. Said it was company policy that only bellman can use it. Well, i wanted to do it myself being that the wait was long when i called to arrange. Ended up having to pack mule all of our belongings. Lastly, there was an addition $20/day charge i wasnt aware of when booking on Travelocity that i had to pay during checkout. Maybe this was communicated somehow, i just dont remember. On a positive note, the lounge is awesome to enjoy an adult beverage prior to calling it a night.

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2019

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3 May 2019 by janet

Thank you for your feed back and stay at the Watson.

4 out of 5
Overall I was satisfied with my stay and so were my guests.

Posted by on 7 Apr. 2019

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8 Apr. 2019 by Rebecca Roldan

Thank you for the lovely rating!!! We are so happy you had a pleasant stay with us. We hope to see you again. Thank you, Rebecca Roldan Guest Service Manager

2 out of 5
Did not like how we were charged an additional $20 destination fee for each night of the stay. I feel this charge should have been included with the Travelocity quote when we purchased. Seems like a bait and switch kind of deal that really was disappointing. Our hotel cost an additional $40 for unexpected fee! Will have to people know that there may be hidden charges when booking with Travelocity!

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2019

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30 Apr. 2019 by janet

The $20 extra fee is stated on the site during booking . Thank you for your feed back and stay at the Watson.

5 out of 5
Location is great as well as service. Rooms are clean and quiet!

Posted by on 29 Mar. 2019

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31 Mar. 2019 by Rebecca Roldan

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are flattered by your kind words and thrilled to know you had a pleasant stay. We are so glad you got the most out of our location. We hope to see you again and would like to thank you for staying with us. Regards, Rebecca Roldan Guest Service Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2019

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1 Apr. 2019 by Vanessa

Thank you for this wonderful review. Please come again.

4 out of 5
Good location. Could use a little updating,but the room was clean and suited our needs.

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2019

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29 Jan. 2019 by janet

Thank you for your feed back and stay at the Watson

4 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Dec. 2018

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24 Dec. 2018 by janet

Thank you for your stay at the Watson.

Property Features

The Watson Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly The Watson Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 591 guestrooms or units
  • 18 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1964
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (12.2 km / 7.6 mi)
  • Train station: New York Penn Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Metro station: 50 St. Station (8th Av.) (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Watson Hotel offers 591 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

The Watson Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A 4.5 percent city/local tax will be charged
  • Destination fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 20.66 for adults and USD 20.66 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 52 per day
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in September.
  • Pool access available from 10 AM to 6 PM.