"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$113 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 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Watson Hotel

Everyone (22)
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.

5 out of 5
The hotel was wonderful and the staff was helpful. The location was close to many restaurants and the subway.

Posted by , from Waco, texas on 23 Dec. 2018

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24 Dec. 2018 by janet

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

4 out of 5
Nice, pleasant surprise in NYC, near where I was going to be. Only real unpleasantry was the "destination fee" added onto the bill that was not disclosed in Travelocity.

Posted by on 20 Dec. 2018

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21 Dec. 2018 by janet

The fee is on the site $20.00 extra charge . Thank you for your feed back and stay at the Watson.

5 out of 5
Good location, rooms clean and comfortable. Only problem was getting a key that worked, after 3 tries they changed our room.

Posted by , from AZ on 19 Dec. 2018

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19 Dec. 2018 by Michael

Dear Mary, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great overall stay with us despite the key issues. We hope you stay with us again soon. Sincerely, Michael Melendez Guest Service Manager

1 out of 5
This hotel will fee you from the minute you walk in until you leave. The “good deal” we got when we booked the package through Travelocity was not what we got. We asked if our room was ready at 1:30, an hour and a half before checkin time...it had been cleaned, but they wouldn’t let us in early without an extra $50! First time in all my years of hotel stays I’ve heard of such a thing. Always in the past, if the room had been cleaned, the staff was more than happy to allow us in early with no fee attached. When we checked it it 3 hours early, you can bet they didn’t give US $50! Then we got hit with a destination fee at checkout of $20 per person, so our good deal cost us an additional $100. As for the room, unless you opened the bathroom door all of the way, you couldn’t walk in without bumping into the tub or commode. So small and uncomfortable. No fridge in the room. Just a horrible experience all the way around, glad we only booked 2 nights. Won’t ever stay there again.

Posted by on 20 Aug. 2018

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21 Aug. 2018 by janet

We sorry to hear the Watson was not up to your standards .Thank you for your feed back and stay

5 out of 5
I've stayed at the Watson several. Very convenient to 57th street businesses and central park.

Posted by on 9 Aug. 2018

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9 Aug. 2018 by janet

We appreciate your feed back and stay at the Watson.

2 out of 5

Rip off

You get charged for EVERYTHING! Staff is extremely rude and don’t know how to act professional. Staff in the cafeteria had no filter and had foul language, they also complained about guests as they left the cafe! I understand staff complaining, but do it somewhere else NOT in front of guests. ALSO if you stay here just know that the hotel has no parking and cool you with the parking garage being there’s where in reality it’s owned by another and charge you $37 a night. If you plan on driving anywhere think twice because they will not only charge you $37 per night but also charge you another $37 when bringing the car back. Honestly the hotel service was just terrible. Genuinely being honest, I’m not the type to write reviews or be “picky” about hotels but I honestly hated every minute of it. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone even if you’re trying to save extra bucks, hotel is a joke.

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2018

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18 Jul. 2018 by janet

We are sorry to hear the Watson was not up to your standards, our staff is here to provide great service to all of our guest .Thank you for your feed back and stay

5 out of 5
I love coming here. Never a bad time. Don't. Forget they have an outdoor pool.

Posted by , from NY on 5 Jul. 2018

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5 Jul. 2018 by janet

Todd, We love having you at the Watson and appreciate your feed back and stay with us.

3 out of 5
Nice, clean, close to everything. Would stay here again

Posted by on 18 Jun. 2018

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18 Jun. 2018 by janet

We appreciate your feed back and stay at the Watson Hotel.

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) (25.9 km / 16.1 mi)
  • Train station: New York Penn Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Metro station: 59 St. - Columbus Circle Station (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.