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“Loved it! Cozy and NYC are not something you usually find together!” 4 of 5 stars
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Washington Square Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   103 Waverly Place, New York City, NY 10011 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #189 of 457 Hotels in New York City
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“Loved it! Cozy and NYC are not something you usually find together!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I stayed here with a friend. We were on a budget and opted for the most inexpensive room that would accommodate us. We got the 2 twin beds deluxe room. All we had for a view was some near by buildings, but the trade off was that it was really quiet with no street noise! The bedroom and the bathroom were small, (no surprise in a vintage, NYC hotel), but they were clean and the bedding was very comfortable. The only drawback was the air conditioner was a window unit and it was a bit loud. The free continental breakfast was what I would call "continental PLUS". There were, pastries, bagels, cereal, yogurt, cheeses, juice and, of course, coffee. We also had the afternoon tea, which was served in the hotel lounge. It was great. The staff was helpful and did their best to answer any questions we had. We were not allowed an early check in, but they stored our luggage until the room was ready. The hotel itself has a lot of great mosaic tile artwork and was also spotless. The only drawback was that the lobby rest rooms were out of order the days we were there. We had to use the adjoining restaurant's while we waited for our room. There are a couple of subway stops close by and lots of places in Greenwich Village to find food, if you do not want to eat in the Hotel's restaurant. Overall, it was a great stay and I plan to come back someday. I admit I also liked the "cachet" of staying in the same place that Hemingway and Bob Dylan once stayed!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on an upper floor facing the back, not the street
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the Washington Square Hotel. Wonderful - trendy - hip. Walk to everything in Soho, Village, etc. Small rooms but very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar had great drinks!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I spent a night in New York at the Washington Square Hotel. It was the first time in a very long time that we didn't end up staying at a big chain in Midtown like the Hyatt, Hilton or the Marriott and so the location in the heart of Greenwich Village was a pleasant change for us. Seriously, if your plans are centered around the Village and lower Manhattan, this hotel can't be beat for it's location, just steps away from Washington Square Park. The lobby and hallways are well decorated, welcoming and clean. The staff is friendly and accomodating, especially the bell staff. We had a Queen Room and it was a good size for an older building. The downside for me was the extremely hard mattress and the fact that the only chair in the room was a hard wooden desk chair. The bathroom was clean and well appointed. I was a little apprehensive when we realized our room was right next to the elevator but the room was surprisingly quiet despite it's location. Breakfast was nothing to write home about, typical hotel continental breakfast fare but the coffee was good -- hot, fresh and strong. I will consider The Washington Square Hotel again the next time I am heading into downtown Manhattan.

Room Tip: I would go for a higher floor and avoid the street level if possible.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed here during July '14. Staff were friendly and helpful. $250-$300 per night, and the rooms were extremely small, no minibar or laundry service, facilities are extremely outdated - aircon was very noisy - tv tiny, and cleaning of the rooms weren't acceptable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The best thing about this hotel is the location. It is close to Washington Square, in the heart of West Village and NYU's campus. It is a quaint hotel with some pluses and minuses. On the plus side, other than location, the bed was comfortable, the rooms are decent tho small. The decor in the lobby is quaint. On the down side, the staff is not overly friendly or helpful. The bellman didn't help us to our room with our luggage - but we saved $10 on not having to tip! The front desk people are a little brusque and not overly welcoming. On making the reservation, we had asked for a room on a top floor but when we checked in, we were told it was not "possible" to make such a request. No big deal, just not what we'd been told. The free breakfast isn't really worth it - the space is very small and the selection limited. We opted to walk down Waverly, across the Avenue of the Americas to a very nice local restaurant. So the location is great - the rest just average.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a jewel! Quiet. Immaculate. Possibly the most comfy hotel bed ever. Furnishings and paintings from the art deco era adorn the rooms and lobby. It makes for an elegant yet relaxing home away from home. A nice continental breakfast is included -- yogurt and fruit, not just pastries -- and strong black coffee. And the restaurant downstairs is convenient. With the A line one block away and Stumptown Roasters another block away, this hotel on the edge of Washington Square is in the perfect location. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Based on the mixed reviews, and the fact that it was the cheapest hotel in the area, I wasn't expecting much. I knew it would have smallish rooms (it's New York City) and expected it to be antiquated. Sure, the room was on the small side (expected), but the decor and ambiance leaned more toward quaint than antiquated.

The window unit air conditioner did a fine job of cooling the room, the queen bed was comfortable (the other option I had was 2 twin beds), and the bathroom was simple, but clean. The television was definitely too small, but I didn't spend much time in the room, so it wasn't an issue. My room had a couple of windows, but they faced a sort of interior courtyard that really only served to bring natural light to the rooms. There are probably only a couple of rooms per floor that face Waverly Place, so don't expect much of a view unless you get one of these.

The staff was friendly, especially Ronnie and the other gentleman that served as bellman. The location was outstanding for anyone visiting the Washington Square area, including NYU and Greenwich Village. There are many close restaurants and the W. 4th St subway station is less than a block away with direct service to the A, B, C, D, E, F, and M lines allowing you to travel to such locations as One World Trade Center (E), Chinatown and Little Italy (B, D) in lower Manhattan, all the way into Midtown and to the Upper West Side (A, B, C) without changing trains.

My room included free wifi internet (which was snappy) and a continental breakfast. For the breakfast, you have choice of a self service buffet right off the lobby, or a restaurant setting where the staff offers juice/coffee/tea, fruit, and pastries. if you choose, there is also a limited a la carte menu from which items may be purchased.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 103 Waverly Place, New York City, NY 10011
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#163 Family Hotel in New York City
#172 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#181 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Washington Square Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Washington Square Hotel has provided a haven for writers, artists and visitors to Greenwich Village for more than a century. Today, savvy travelers enjoy stylish accommodations, warm service, fine dining and easy access to the best of lower Manhattan ... more   less 
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