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The Watson Hotel

3,5-star3,5 stars
440 West 57th Street, New York, NY, 10019-3013, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Central Park
  • Free WiFi
From 5 197 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great pool
Fantastic service
Amenities are not the best
Vibe is not too good

The Watson Hotel

from ZAR 1,237
  • Petite One Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Double Room
  • Deluxe Corner King
  • Accessible King
  • Accessible King with Roll in Shower
  • Deluxe Corner Double Double Room
  • Accessible Double
  • Standard Queen Room
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed

What’s around The Watson Hotel


  • In Midtown
  • Central Park - 3 min walk
  • Columbus Circle - 7 min walk
  • Metropolitan Opera House - 9 min walk
  • Lincoln Center - 9 min walk
  • Carnegie Hall - 9 min walk
  • Ed Sullivan Theater - 10 min walk
  • Broadway Theatre - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 28 min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 23 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 34 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 36 min drive
  • New York Penn Station - 30 min walk
  • Weehawken Lincoln Harbor Station - 12 min drive
  • Weehawken Port Imperial Station - 15 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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 591 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 18 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-1 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1964
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

The Watson Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Watson Hotel New York
  • The Watson Hotel 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 seasonal pool is open from May to September.
  • Pool access available from 10 AM to 6 PM.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

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

    Optional extras

    Valet parking costs USD 52 per day

    Refrigerators are available for USD 10 per night

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 20.66 for adults and USD 20.66 for children (approximately)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7,8 From 5 065 reviews

    Fair 4,0
    Cockroach central!
    Full of cockroaches
    us1 night business trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    NYC we will be back
    Location was great. The bar at the hotel was excellent. Staff friendly. Room nice, clean, fresh. Overall, cant wait to come back to NYC
    Marian, us1 night trip
    Poor 2,0
    Rat in my room on the 9th floor
    Absolutely disgusting hotel. Dirty rooms, filthy carpet and a rat running across the floor at 2am right next to my baby in his crib. I went downstairs to tell the manager we were checking out and she seemed not at all shocked that her hotel was filled with rodents, I was on the 9th floor. I left with my baby in the middle of the night and the Watson did not offer me a car ride anywhere, or any help with my middle of the night situation.
    Diane, us2 night family trip
    Good 6,0
    Unsatisfactory experience at a premium price
    The hotel is a bit shabby. Accessible room did not have accessibility for the shower (grab bars are not enough for accessibility). A repair needed to be made on the room -- there was an ominous bulge in the ceiling over the tub that we reported. Repair was made same day, but not properly cleaned up from. Plaster dust in the tub and bathroom. Hot water morning one required a very extended wait (I'd given up and started a cold shower (in December!!) and eventually it came on. Morning 3 the temperature varied widely in the shower. Reporting the morning one experience of hot water got an indifferent, unsmiling response. I reported that their wifi wasn't working for my laptop and was told to bring it to reception. When I did so, the agent grabbed it and turned it away from me. When I objected, the agent objected to the way I objected. He turned the laptop so I could see the screen, but not what he was doing and proceeded to muck around, achieving absolutely nothing. I don't know how the login works on their wifi, but it didn't work for my mac. Two of the 5 reception agents we spoke to, however, were decent human beings and helpful. All-in-all a sub-par experience for a low-price hotel, but at a hefty price as we were charged, I felt ripped off and abused.
    Robert, us3 night business trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Ideal Midtown Hotel
    Exceptionally nice hotel. Extremely pleasant helpful staff. The room was clean and well kept. The hotel location was ideal for anyone visiting midtown Manhattan we will definitely be back.
    David, us5 night family trip

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