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The Watson Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good location at a reasonable price. Basic lodging nothing fancy

The hotel is old and need renew facilities. Room look old wallpaper, restroom need upgraded.

Not able to get room freshened up! Not able to get yellow cab to airport. Had to use one of there high end transportation vendors.

Close to the pier and subway great stop in the middle and close to alot of restaurants

Old and in poor condition, not as pictured. Added more than 80 dollars to the final bill as “location charge” etc

Love the location! I wish they would invest in a few updates. I.E. Better toilets, better bathtubs. Our remote didnt have a battery cover,it had scotch tape. We didnt spend much time in the room, but if it were a little more modern, we may have. Good stay overall, though.

Location is excellent. A few blocks from Broadway and Central Park. Columbus Circle a few minutes away with world renowned restaurants and shopping.

Bathroom had a bad smell. Meadow type. That was horrible.

The Watson is in a fantastic location! Blocks from Columbus Circle and right on the bus line. It’s an adorable neighborhood with shops and dining of all kinds. The hotel is clean. The staff was kind and helpful. Our room (king corner) was spacious by any standard - but in NYC- SPACIOUS! Both in-house restaurants offered good food at fair prices. Highly recommend this hotel!

It was a nice hotel, good location . Just disappointed that the top deck wasn’t open I was looking forward to seeing the view

Very spacious for a NYC Hotel, renovated, very pleasant, great location

Nice hotel very good location need more staff at front desk to accommodate customers

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Central Park and Columbus Circle
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Midtown, The Watson Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Central Park and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Columbus Circle. This 591-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 40-inch an LCD TV with cable channels. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, a phone, and an ironing board.


Property features

At The Watson Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is offered for USD 52 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and concierge services. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, free newspapers, and an ATM.

Room options

Accessible King with Roll in Shower

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Corner Double Double Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Accessible Double

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Queen Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Watson Hotel

Everyone (134) Couples (4) Business (1) Students (1) Family (5)
5
Partner Couples

Good location at a reasonable price. Basic lodging nothing fancy

By on Apr 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2019

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

2
Families

The hotel is old and need renew facilities. Room look old wallpaper, restroom need upgraded.

By on Apr 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 8, 2019

We appreciate the feedback and are very sorry you didn't have a pleasant stay with us. Your comments will be shared with management. We will work hard to improve. Thank you, Rebecca Roldan Guest Service Manager

3
Families Families

Not able to get room freshened up! Not able to get yellow cab to airport. Had to use one of there high end transportation vendors.

By on Apr 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking your time to post this great review about your stay at The Watson Hotel. We hope the next time you are in New York City you stay with us. Sincerely, Michael Melendez guest Service Manager

4
Everyone

Close to the pier and subway great stop in the middle and close to alot of restaurants

By on Mar 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your comments. We appreciate you and hope to welcome you back.

2
Everyone

Old and in poor condition, not as pictured. Added more than 80 dollars to the final bill as “location charge” etc

By on Mar 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 18, 2019

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

3
Partner Couples

Love the location! I wish they would invest in a few updates. I.E. Better toilets, better bathtubs. Our remote didnt have a battery cover,it had scotch tape. We didnt spend much time in the room, but if it were a little more modern, we may have. Good stay overall, though.

By on Mar 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 18, 2019

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

5
Families

Location is excellent. A few blocks from Broadway and Central Park. Columbus Circle a few minutes away with world renowned restaurants and shopping.

By on Mar 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 18, 2019

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

5
Everyone

By on Mar 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Thank you for this wonderful review. Please come again.

4
Families

Bathroom had a bad smell. Meadow type. That was horrible.

By on Feb 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 26, 2019

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

4
Partner Couples

The Watson is in a fantastic location! Blocks from Columbus Circle and right on the bus line. It’s an adorable neighborhood with shops and dining of all kinds. The hotel is clean. The staff was kind and helpful. Our room (king corner) was spacious by any standard - but in NYC- SPACIOUS! Both in-house restaurants offered good food at fair prices. Highly recommend this hotel!

By , from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 25, 2019

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