The Watson Hotel
The Watson Hotel
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9.2
Exceptional

"Clean spacious rooms."

Krypton

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May 11, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Building is dated but the rooms are clean. Pool on roof was fun.
Paul from United States
Couple
We liked the room size although the air conditioner was not very efficient in cooling the room in hot days. We liked the breakfast, the quality of the food and the service by the staff. We were much pleased by the complete gym and it’s administration.
David from United States
Couple
Bathroom too small, no place to shelve toiletries.
Steven from United States
Couple
Easy walking distance from everything. Disappointed no complimentry water in the room which is a first for me
Chris from United Kingdom
Couple
Not much
Ashok from United Kingdom
Couple
Hotel is in a great location and was adequately priced. We were not able to use the pool while there however because of it closing early and was booked for a private event inn Saturday
Shannon from United States
Family with teens
Perfect, clean large bar, restaurant till midnight.
Charley from United States
Business traveler
Nice hotel in good location. Near 2 subway station. Not far from Timesquare, the 5th Avenue , Central Park, Columbus circle, etc.
Piriyapandh from Thailand
Family with teens
Good and economical...very near to Central Park...
Karthikeyan from India
Family with teens

The Watson Hotel

Excellent location
- Inside city center
- What's nearby?
Very good
From 501 reviewsSee what guests said
7.5
/
10
Very good cleanliness
7.5
Recommended by 81% of guests
Value for money7.4
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportLaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Distance to airport9.7 km
  • 440 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

Room choices
This property is in high demand!Booked 37 times since yesterday | 13 travelers are looking at this property right now
Standard Double with 2 Double Beds
Standard Double with 2 Double Beds
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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King Accessible Room
King Accessible Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard King
Standard King
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Double Double Accessible Room
Double Double Accessible Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Deluxe Corner King
Deluxe Corner King
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Queen Room
Queen Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
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King - Disabled Access
King - Disabled Access
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Petite Room
Petite Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Corner Double Room
Corner Double Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Petite Queen Room
Petite Queen Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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What people love about the property

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "Staff there were very friendly."

    Rae

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    March 12, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "My family really enjoyed our stay at The Watson Hotel."

    LAI Y.

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    January 12, 2018

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Great staff & location."

    Agnes

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    August 27, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional

"Nice hotel in good location."

Piriyapandh

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April 20, 2018

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Nearest essentials

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What to eat nearby

American cuisine
American cuisine
Gotham Cafe
20 m American
Morning Star Restaurant
120 m American, Diner, Italian
Lunch Box
140 m American
Italian cuisine
Italian cuisine
Via Strada
20 m Italian, Pizza
Gabriel's
390 m Italian, Seafood
Abitino's Pizza & Italian Kitchen
410 m Italian, Pizza
Bar
Bar
Russian Vodka Room
640 m Bar, Eastern European, Pub
Cantina Rooftop
840 m Bar, Mexican
The Press Lounge
860 m Bar, Pub

What they offer

8.0
Very good

"Nice hotel . Nice location"

Vinod

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May 2, 2018

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Real reviews from real guests

Agoda Reviews (501)Booking.com Reviews (10501)
7.5
/
10
Cleanliness7.5
Facilities6.8
Location8.5
Service7.4
Value for money7.4
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6.4
Good
christopher from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Corner King
Stayed 5 nights in December 2018
Good”
Between agora and the Watson I booked a deluxe twin bed corner room I didn’t get that room on arrival but was given a corner room with twin beds from the second night I found it quite noisy every night
Reviewed December 10, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Simon from Israel
Business traveler
Standard Double with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 6 nights in November 2018
Excellent location for reasonable price ”
We have enjoyed our business trip in yhe hotel, big and comfortable beds, this is shat you need in a business trip.
Reviewed December 06, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Dora from Argentina
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018
Excellent”
Very good room & facilities
Reviewed December 10, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Paul from United States
Family with teens
Standard Double with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
Budget Friendly”
We had a nice stay at The Watson. It was a very budget friendly stay and the staff was friendly and helpful. Access to buses and subway were real close to get around the city. There was a starbucks down the street as well as some restaurants on 10th Ave. We would stay at The Watson again.
Reviewed November 13, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Matab from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Standard Double with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 10 nights in August 2018
Great Location, Staff & Facilities”
We traveled in a group of 4 comprising; a 12-year-old, a 16-year-old and my wife and I. We absolutely loved this hotel. It was in a great location 5mins walk to central park and 20mins walk to Time Square. There were sooo many food places and stores nearby to quickly go out and grab something to either eat out or take back to the room. The pool was the icing on the cake and allowed us to take a break around 4-6pm each day to relax before heading out again in the evening. The pool was open between 10 am and 7:30 pm each day. The room itself (a standard 2 x double beds) was large with lots of moving space around the beds, good pressure shower and lots of TV channels. Tea and coffee were available in the room for free and room service could be ordered from the restaurant downstairs. The hotel staff were ace, the concierge provided us with lots of travel advice and tips. I would highly recommend for families.
Reviewed September 01, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Yuet from Singapore
Family with teens
Standard Double with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
Room a bit pricy but location made up for it”
Within walking distance to subways. Many eateries around. Very well equipped gym. As we were travelling to Washington DC for a couple of nights, we left some luggage at the hotel since we were returning to stay another few nights again. Note hat there is a charge of $3 a bag a day for left luggage
Reviewed June 30, 2018
5.6
Andrew from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Standard Double with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018
Tired, old and noisy”
Very old, very tired, dirty windows like you’ve never seen before, gymnasium very, very old. Urgently needs to be refurbished, air con in room not working.
Reviewed December 08, 2018
6.8
Good
kiu from Hong Kong
Business traveler
Standard Double with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in October 2018
Value for money but don't expect too much”
The hotel is ok, the room is good size, with two double beds, good for 4 people to share. The hotel is kind of old and noise, both from the street and next door. however the price is competitive at this location, at this room size.
Reviewed November 04, 2018
8.0
Excellent
MR from United States
Couple
King Accessible Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
Some problems”
Staff was great and they had a nice bar but breakfast food was marginal ( fruit medley had gone off) . Their TV movie system was hard to use and ultimately did not work. We came back from lunch to find that housekeeping had removed the skirt from our bed and did not replace it !
Reviewed September 17, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Krypton from Philippines
Family with young children
Corner Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
Very good! ”
Great location. Safe upscale commercial neighborhood. Easy to find by taxi. Friendly staff. Clean spacious rooms. Very nice espresso maker. But our room had no fridge. The hotel itself is an old property, probably even historic. So I didn’t mind the old fashioned feel of the place. The elevator looked vintage. A walking distance to Central Park, 5th Ave and everything else in midtown Manhattan. Super great place to stay!
Reviewed May 11, 2018
3.6
Sze-Kei from United States
Family with young children
Petite Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
Very old building with only a facelift on the outside ”
I’m disappointed with this property. The photos of the exterior of the hotel looks great, but the minute walking into the lobby it takes you back to the 80s. The major Cons of this hotel is the overall facilities being very very old and dim, and it looks like it hasn’t been cleaned for years. I worry every time I used the elevator whether it would work. • The toilet smack right in the middle of the bathroom where you sit in the toilet and your feet would stick out by the bathroom door • The carpet is very very thin and looks dirty, wall papers peeled off everywhere in the room • Coffee machine (Keurig) in the room never works • We heard the water piping from our room all night long The Watson is the former Holiday Inn. Management there seemed to spent all the money on the outside of the building and not a penny on ANY upkeep in the inside, creating a disproportionately imbalance feel of the hotel, and it certainly backfired (for me at least)
Reviewed November 13, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Kathy from United States
Family with teens
Standard Double with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
Excellent”
The room was ok I knew I was not getting luxury. The shower area seems old. It should be renovated.
Reviewed December 04, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Gemma from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Corner Double Room
Stayed 10 nights in August 2018
Great hotel, location and price!”
Stayed for 11 days with sister and 2 teenage nephews. Nice hotel, good facilities, very clean, Excellent central location,staff very courteous and polite. Maureen who works on hospitalities? desk - very very informative and certainly gave us the best advice on what to see and do whilst staying in New York! Hotel owner - Joe or Mr C! makes a point to greet his guests and remembers everyones name! very nice touch, felt very welcomed. Rooftop pool is amazing too. Felt very safe and secure within hotel and New York in general. Would highly recommend The Watson and would stay again. Best hotel I have stayed in!
Reviewed August 31, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Scott from United States
Couple
Deluxe Corner King
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018
Exceptional”
My wife and I really enjoyed the Watson Hotel because of its location and amenities. We visited NYC at the end of July when it was hot and humid. We wanted a hotel that offered a swimming pool so we could cool off after days of exploring the city. The rooftop pool was excellent. It had sun chairs where we could relax and read and the pool was clean and refreshing. Many guests enjoyed the pool, but it didn't feel overcrowded and the lifeguard on duty made sure guest were respectful of others enjoyment of the area. They also had a bar which served drinks and prepared food for the guests. The location of the hotel was also ideal. We walked alot because several attractions are close by. We walked to Central Park, Times Square, Broadway, and several excellent restaurants. Being located on the edge of Hell's Kitchen made for a great spot because my wife and I love good food. The rooms weren't super nice and the bathroom was small, but the bed was really comfortable.
Reviewed August 06, 2018
8.8
Excellent
alfredo from United States
Family with teens
Standard Double with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018
Excellent”
I was very impressed by the hotel. It was a few blocks from Central Park and various subway station. It was a reasonable price for a good hotel . The only thing that was funky was the toilet, it had a handle as those in schools and took a while to flush. However everything else was great: the beds, shower, television, staff, and there was even a small restaurant and gift sho. I would totally recommend
Reviewed July 23, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Rhea from United States
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
Excellent”
This wasn’t my first time at the hotel and never had a problem with them until today when they decided to charge me more than what I booked the room for. They charged me a destination fee which was never in my total when I booked the room. I showed the rep my email of the proof that the $9.99 was never part of my total and they didn’t want to listen to me at all her and the manager they kept pushing their receipt in my face and tried to break it down like I was stupid. I had my proof what my total was after the taxes and fees and they refused to leave it at what I was told I was going to pay and said they wouldn’t refund me my money. The rep also couldn’t explain to me what was the purpose of the destination fee. I got my money back thanks to Agoda because they also stated that extra fee was never on my total from the start.
Reviewed July 03, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
David from United States
Couple
Petite Queen Room
Stayed 6 nights in June 2018
Satisfied ”
We liked the room size although the air conditioner was not very efficient in cooling the room in hot days. We liked the breakfast, the quality of the food and the service by the staff. We were much pleased by the complete gym and it’s administration.
Reviewed July 02, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
George from United States
Family with teens
Standard King
Stayed 6 nights in June 2018
Good value and handy location!”
Off beat, colorful, highly diverse international clientele; clean rooms; fun roof-top pool; handy location (do not overlook the crosstown 57th st. buses, or the waterfront areas to the east, which are gentrifying nicely. K-cup coffee machine, free wifi, TV with free HBO. Only negative I can think of was lack of a mini-fridge. Definitely worth the great rate we got through Agoda! Thanks!
Reviewed July 01, 2018
8.4
Excellent
David from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
The rooftop speak on his on”
Went there for just 2 nights and we were lucky enough to get a summer weekend with the temperatures around 30 degrees, the rooftop with the views and the pool was really really good, although guys are time to put a temperature meeter on that pool, it was way too cold. I spoke to 4 members of staff, from the cleaning service to the bartenders all good people very polite and kind yes the hotel is kind of old, and the carpets in some hallways luckily not mine smell like old, but who cares
Reviewed June 24, 2018
7.6
Very good
Tal from Israel
Group
Corner Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018
Relatively cheap with good value for money”
Recommended if you are on a group and want to get good facilities without spending much
Reviewed December 03, 2018
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