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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Stayed here for one week and enjoyed an excellent location close to Fordham University city campus and New York Jazz Centre. Get a metro pass and Manhattan is your oyster! Make sure you take advantage of roof top pool for visitors too!

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Jasmin O, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ThriftyScot Thank you for taking the time to write your review it is always a pleasure to hear how great the location is and great to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon again. Sincerely, Jasmin Ortiz-Cruz Front Services Manager

Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We were in the North Tower, which was old and in need of renovation, but at least our room which faced across to the South Tower was lovely and quiet (except for some of the other guests on our floor). The room was adequate, the standard of house-keeping seemed to vary from not very good when we first arrived (the...

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Jasmin O, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Micki M Thank you for writing your review and thank you so much for mentioning the staff is friendly and helpful, we are very happy to hear that made your stay pleasant. I sincerely apologize for the coffee bag and will inform the Housekeeping Director as mentioned. The great news to share is that we are currently renovating and...

Cambridge
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Very well located hotel. The room was very clean and the bathroom fine. The restaurant on site was well priced and provided a good selection for breakfast. I was worried about the noise on the street given the location; but it was absolutely fine, I didn't hear a thing.

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Jasmin O, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Oriane Cambridge Thank you for taking the time to write your review it is such a pleasure to hear you had a pleasant stay with us. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Midtown. Sincerely Jasmin Ortiz-Cruz Front Services Manager

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Hotel is located 5 minutes from central park, very comfortable and pleasant staff. Nice restaurants around, has an excellent pool and rooms are very spacious. extremely high standard of Holiday Inn different from what is the usual standard

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Jasmin O, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Albert M Thank you for your wonderful review, we are very happy to hear your stay was comfortable and thank you so much for mentioning how pleasant the staff is, it's always a pleasure to hear and share the feedback with the staff. Sincerely, Jasmin Ortiz-Cruz Front Services Manager

Beaumont, Texas
Reviewed 15 June 2013

I have been several places in the world and stayed in a many hotels and Hostels. This by far has to be the the worst stay I had any where. A/C never worked even after Engineering worked on it. The Restaurant has a all you can eat bar. I am sorry, but I doubt sows would eat some of that....

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Jasmin O, Front Office Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Slinginglead Thank you for taking the time to share your review, I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced and kindly ask if you can please e-mail us at mail@hi57.com so that we can gather more details. I hope to hear from you soon and again I sincerely apologize your stay was less than pleasant. Sincerely, Jasmin...

Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

This was our 2nd stay and still found it excellent. It is a little tired looking but they are doing refurb next year. Staff were friendly & helpful, rooms large and very lean. Bed excellent. After travelling through Europe you appreciate a large room! Well placed to get to Times Square, Broadway, etc. plenty of eating options close by. Excellent...

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Reviewed 15 June 2013

After reading the review on here before we traveled was really worried but wat a shock we got as the hotel was perfect in a great location rooms big and really clean. Good amazing and roof pool was great :). Few tips if ur planning on watching a show on broadway book at the ticket office on Times Square the...

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Overall, it want a bad stay. The rooms were not in a very good condition. The Breakfast was okay, but the fruit salad was fresh the first day and therafter is was no good. Cutlery were not always clean and staff were very unhelpful. The hotel is not overprices which is a good option for traveling on a budget.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sjibbi, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay with us. We give the utmost importance to our guest comments as they help us improve, and continually provide the best guest experience possible. I am sorry our hotel did not live up to your expectations and regret you were not satisfied with the conditions...

Harrow
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Stated here for 3 nights and had no problems at all. Rooms very large, quiet and clean. Beds very comfortable and shower good. Took travel kettle for cup of tea (can't do without that in morning :)). What more do you want, especially considering you only sleep there as far too busy sightseeing all day and half the night? The...

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Watertown, South Dakota
Reviewed 10 June 2013

First of all, the location of this hotel is great. It is about a 3-4 block walk from the SW corner of Central Park & Columbus Circle. You can catch a train or a bus anywhere from there. Secondly, the hotel IS kind of old, but has been mostly redone on all floors. The rooms are pretty decent sized, amenities...

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about The Watson Hotel

Address: 440 West 57th Street, New York City, NY 10019-3013 (Formerly Holiday Inn Midtown / 57th St)
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Hell's Kitchen , Manhattan
Price Range: $225 - $507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Watson Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 597
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Midtown New York
Holiday Inn New York City
Holiday Inn Nyc
Holiday Inn Times Square
Holiday Inn Midtown 57th Street
Holiday Inn Midtown Manhattan
New York City Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Manhattan Midtown
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“HIgher the floor the quieter the stay”
 of 5 bubbles Traveller-NS, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“High floor - south tower”
 of 5 bubbles bri019, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have a view and are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles familytravel38, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I would say to try to stay on 12th floor or above in the main building. It was pretty quiet during our stay.”
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“King bed rooms are quite roomy.”
 of 5 bubbles palekh, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
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