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The Watson Hotel

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Front of property
Seasonal outdoor pool
Accessible King | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Deluxe Corner King | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Watson Hotel

The Watson Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Central Park

7,4/10 Good

999 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
440 West 57th Street, New York, NY, 10019-3013

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Manhattan
  • Central Park - 7 min walk
  • Broadway - 9 min walk
  • Manhattan Cruise Terminal - 13 min walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 15 min walk
  • Times Square - 16 min walk
  • 5th Avenue - 17 min walk
  • Bryant Park - 25 min walk
  • Madison Square Garden - 29 min walk
  • Grand Central Terminal - 31 min walk
  • Empire State Building - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 5 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 15 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 26 min drive
  • Newark Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 36 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 37 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 62 min drive
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 3 min drive
  • New York 23rd St. Station - 5 min drive
  • Weehawken Lincoln Harbor Station - 5 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


  • Morning Star Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Burrito Box - 2 min walk
  • Masseria deo Vini - 2 min walk
  • The Greek Kitchen - 3 min walk
  • The Flame - 3 min walk

About this property

The Watson Hotel

Located 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from the airport, The Watson Hotel offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Central Park and Broadway. After having fun at the seasonal outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Also, Rockefeller Center and Times Square are within a short drive. Fellow travelers like the location for the sightseeing and because it's just a short walk to public transportation: 50 St. Station (8th Av.) is 7 minutes and 59 St. - Columbus Circle Station is 7 minutes.


Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, English, French, Indonesian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 591 rooms
  • Arranged over 18 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (USD 52 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1964
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness center
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Hand-held showerheads
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Grab bar in shower


  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian
  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 4.5 percent will be charged
  • Destination fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 28.69 for adults and USD 28.69 for children
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 35.44 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 35.43 (subject to availability)
  • Refrigerators are available for an additional charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per day


  • Valet parking costs USD 52 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 10 AM to 6 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from May to September

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. </p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Watson Hotel New York
Watson Hotel
Watson 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
The Watson Hotel Hotel New York

Frequently asked questions

Does The Watson Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Watson Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
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.
Is parking offered on site at The Watson Hotel?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 52 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Watson Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 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). Express check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at The Watson Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Empire City Casino (16-min drive) and Resorts World Casino (21-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Watson Hotel and nearby?
The Watson Hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near The Watson Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Kashkaval Garden (3-min walk), ABA Turkish Restaurant (4-min walk), and Gardenia Terrace (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Watson Hotel like?
The Watson Hotel is a short 7-minute walk from 50 St. Station (8th Av.) and 7 minutes' walk from Central Park. Travelers say the area is very safe and good for sightseeing.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Kingsley, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Joshua, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful view of the city
1-night romance trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

They are closed and now a homeless shelter. No check in available and full of homeless.
Dave, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I enjoyed my stay at the hotel. The room was very clean and face the street which I loved. Because I love sunlight in the morning. Great lounge that I will enjoy on my next stay!
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The reception was neither welcoming nor rude. Not that it matters to me but I thought I should mention it for others. It's an old hotel but you can see that the management is making every effort to please. The towels are fresh comparable to any 5 star establishment and the toiletries are plenty. The room was warm despite the chill outside I later realised they left the window 'stuck' open to let the 'fresh' air (and the fresh noise) in. Halfway between Central Park and Times Square you can walk to both provided you don't do it on the same day of course. And the bed didn't disappoint either.
3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Nestor, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stay at the Watson!
Our stay was fabulous. My wife and I were among the last guests before the hotel was closed. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Considering what was/is going on, I was quite impressed with the overall professional performance of the staff. This place is a keeper. To better days, Cheers James
James, 5-night trip
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