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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Good location 15 min walk to times square, restaurants all around in hell's kitchen. We were a group of 8 people, so we basically took taxis everywhere. It's kind of old, narrow corridors, small old elevators. Rooms are clean, but some of the furniture/mattresses a bit beat up (lumpy). Price is ok, not much you can do in Manhattan, to...

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

Dear Simon L, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate that you find our location to be convenient. However, We’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding our facilities and furniture being dated. We will look into these points. I assure you the feedback...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Nice hotel , rooms had two double beds and were spacious, clean and well looked after. Quick efficient check in and nice staff. Hotel has a shop, restaurant ,bar and gym. Each level has either a soda machine or alternatively an ice machine. Location is ten minutes from times square ir ten to fifteen from port authority bus terminal. Rooms...

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East Maitland
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Stayed there for 9 nights, a little dated but in the process of being updated. Nice bar area and Restaurant with good menu choices. Very clean, staff were friendly and helpful, close to restaurants, major tourist attractions and shops. A short walk to buses and Subway.

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UK
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Stayed here one night on business trip. Location is ok but not great, it's certainly not in the main tourist area. Not that many decent looking restaurants or bars around so stayed in hotel all night. Room ok but showing its age. Bar diner area service was good but loud crap music was irritating. No major complaints apart from the...

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

Dear UKGeordie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Please accept my sincere apology for the shortcomings you have experienced during your stay. As for the rates, we provide a competitive rates in the area. It is not our intent to inconvenient our guests instead provide rate options that make sense. Nevertheless, your comments...

Reviewed 26 March 2013

I stayed here for 8 nights from the 11th of March. The room was great, comfortable beds, we were on a higher level so we didn't get much noise from the street. Easy to get a taxi from out the front. A bit far to the subway when it is freezing cold outside but we didn't mind too much. Only...

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Ames, IA
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We experienced a great stay for our recent weekend in NYC! The location is convenient for walking NYC or one can connect with the metro system at Columbus Circle. We found the staff to be helpful and our room to be clean, well appointed, and provided all the amenities we required. We booked the hotel through Hotwire so had no...

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 25 March 2013

stayed 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Midtown on 57th street. The room was of a good size, location perfect.. a ten minute walk to Times Square. The bathroom needs a bit sprucing up, some problem with the drainage other wise it was great value for money.

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Okay for a couple of days on a school tour, but not up to scratch at all. There was a constant water problem. The room was stuffy. Every morning they give the same breakfast. The first morning was fine, but after two days it became obvious that they reuse and it was not fresh anymore.

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

Dear El-Review, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. We strive to provide the best possible service and experience and it is always great to hear from our guests on how we are doing. We are very sorry to read that you experienced inconvenience because we did not meet your expectations. The feedback...

glasgow
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Spent four nights from march 13 in the Holiday Inn midtown 57th street. First time in New York. Our room was a decent size, comfortable, warm, good comfortable bed and a good hot shower in bathroom. Bathroom was a bit jaded, needed a bit of a sprucing up but was clean which was our main consideration. Had little contact with...

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McKinney, Texas
Reviewed 21 March 2013

My niece and I had a 22 hour layover in New York on our way home from Ireland and decided to stay here due to it's great location. Good: Most of the staff was friendly, the hotel lobby and restaurant are quite nice, the location can't be beat (within walking distance of Times Square), the concierge was a great help...

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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
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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
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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: ₹ 10,333 - ₹ 23,674 (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”
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“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.”
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