$126 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 29, 2015 Check-out: Sep 1, 2015

Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

3 stars
View map of 318 West 51st, New York, NY 10019

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
50 reviews
New York visit

Really enjoyed the hotel. Nice queen-sized bed. Small room but clean and nice. See full review

  • Mary M.
  • Jul 15, 2015
Not bad for a quick night out.

The rooms are super small, but it was till a nice setup and the cleanliness was great. I had an... See full review

  • Puerto Rican Goddess
  • Jul 11, 2014

Tucked away on a leafy, brownstone-lined street in the heart of the bustling midtown Manhattan area, the affordable Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel is a sweet surprise. A petite boutique refreshingly free from big-city pretension, the WJ surprises with charmingly tailored rooms offering luxury amenities such as Frette linens, goose-down comforters, free Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs with Web TV. For singles wanting to save, the "petite room" is a good choice. Washington Jefferson also features a Japanese restaurant and small fitness center. 

Location

Washington Jefferson enjoys a convenient midtown Manhattan location on West 51st Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues, and surrounded by charming residential brownstones. The best sights are within walking distance and the subway station is a block away.

Rooms

The 135 guest rooms at Washington Jefferson are fresh and contemporary, with impeccable tailoring and lush amenities that make each a little gem. The economical petite room suits a single perfectly. Additional choices include standard and deluxe rooms, superior kings and a junior suite with a Jacuzzi bath. All are nonsmoking and include a flat-screen cable TV with pay-per-view and Web TV/wireless keyboard, free Wi-Fi access, exquisite Frette linens and towels, Gilchrist and Soames bath products, a goose-down comforter, an iPod docking station, a hair-dryer and a phone with voice mail.

Property features

Enjoy classic NYC neighborhood dining at the serene Shimizu, with a sushi bar, a shochu bar and authentic Japanese beverages. Guests may also want to visit Triomphe, a Michelin-rated French-American restaurant several blocks away and owned by Washington Jefferson's hotel group. 

Highlights

  • Sweet little guest rooms -- fresh, stylishly tailored and equipped with a host of luxuries
  • Location on a brownstone-lined neighborhood street, yet in the heart of busy midtown Manhattan near all the sights
  • Japanese restaurant, Shimizu, one of only a few restaurants in the city with traditional Japanese beverages 

Nearby attractions

  • Central Park (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Times Square (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Rockefeller Center (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Museum of Modern Art (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Madison Square Garden (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Empire State Building (1.7 mi/2.7 km)

Business

  • Free in-room Wi-Fi access

Transportation

  • Penn Station (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Grand Central Terminal (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Statue Cruises, Battery Park (Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry) (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • LaGuardia Airport (12.4 mi/19.9 km)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (16.4 mi/26.5 km)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (18.1 mi/29.2 km)

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Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel Rooms

Standard Room
Standard room with one queen or full size bed is approximately 150 sq. feet and accommodates two people. All rooms are non-smoking.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Services
In-Room Safe
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • Worldwide Plaza: 0.1 mi
  • Gershwin Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Circle in the Square Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • August Wilson Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Neil Simon Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Roseland: 0.1 mi
  • Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Ambassador Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Samuel J. Friedman Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Walter Kerr Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Winter Garden Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Longacre Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Marquis Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Al Hirschfeld Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Worldwide Plaza: 0.1 mi
  • Gershwin Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Circle in the Square Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • August Wilson Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Neil Simon Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Roseland: 0.1 mi
  • Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Ambassador Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Samuel J. Friedman Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Walter Kerr Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Winter Garden Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Longacre Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Marquis Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Al Hirschfeld Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Wollman Memorial Rink: 0.3 mi
  • Madame Tussauds: 0.3 mi
  • Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Richard Rodgers Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Duffy Square: 0.3 mi
  • Equitable Center: 0.3 mi
  • Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square: 0.3 mi
  • Imperial Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • St. James Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Music Box Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • John Golden Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Palace Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Booth Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Cort Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Taipei Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Broadhurst Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Majestic Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Minskoff Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Helen Hayes Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • CitySpire Center: 0.4 mi
  • Carnegie Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Rose Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Arts and Design: 0.4 mi
  • Columbus Circle mall: 0.4 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Paine Webber Art Gallery: 0.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.7

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary M.
Couples
Conway
Jul 15, 2015

New York visit

Really enjoyed the hotel. Nice queen-sized bed. Small room but clean and nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sonrisa412
Single
pgh
Jul 6, 2015

Great location -- kind staff

The hotel was ok clean. What would have been better if there was a small coffee maker inside the hotel room (had to go across the street). Other than that great location and was away from heavy foot traffic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Hamad a.
Friends
Syracuse
Apr 6, 2015

friends

not as good as other hotel, beside the room was very tiny and no much space for the bags

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Christopher C.
Single
Cortlandt manor
Mar 10, 2015

bad service

Waited to check in for an half hour and they said check in was at 3:00.One elevator and it's slow and small. Rooms are small not much moving around space

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lakshmanan
Business
Vancouver, BC
Aug 28, 2014

Location! Location! Location!

Awesome location. Minutes from Times square. Seconds to subway. Very compact room and even more compact bathroom. But if you're like me, who spends little time in the room, I'd gladly stay here again for its superb location. Friendly staff. Bathroom sink wasn't draining properly. When notified, the reception staff told me they would have it rectified it immediately. Unfortunately, it wasn't much better after they had looked at it. While this marred the otherwise perfect experience, it didn't ruin it for me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Puerto Rican Goddess
Couples
New York, NY
Jul 11, 2014

Not bad for a quick night out.

The rooms are super small, but it was till a nice setup and the cleanliness was great. I had an issue with the toilet not flushing and that was kind of lame. Some breakfast would've been nice...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

Their is an extension on the phone you can dial, that transfers you to the Deli nearby. They deliver which I though was convenient.

Review of Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Helena Traveller
Single
Los Angeles
Apr 7, 2014

Great location, friendly staff

This is a wonderful hotel. It is nice and quiet, since it's on 51st St rather than one of the avenues. My room was small, but perfectly adequate for one person. The staff is so friendly and helpful, and it was easy to get anywhere for the location. There are many trains within a block or two.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeff short boss man
Business
Los Angeles, California
Mar 4, 2014

Great stay and convienient

The people were great they remembered me the room was clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Planfrei
Couples
Germany
Mar 3, 2014

Very nice location, bad rooms for that price

Very nice and helpful personal. The location of the hotel is perfect. Room is very small. Room is very loud, you here everything from your room neighboors. The windows are very bad isolatet. So in the winter time it is to cold in there rooms

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Washington Jefferson - WJ Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
B. a
Couples
Ireland
Feb 19, 2014

Great central location

The room was basic but clean and had everything we needed. It had an iron, very good shower, tv with loads of channels and a comfy bed. The location was great as we were only a couple of minutes walk from Times Sq. The staff were helpful and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

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