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“Holiday Inn a la NY”
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The Watson Hotel
Ranked #352 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Harpswell, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Holiday Inn a la NY”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

The ease of check in and the overall room comfort was pleasant and to be expected of a Holiday Inn. A couple of things which are not uncommon in NY hotels. The air conditioning didn't work. When the desk was called they informed that the system had been changed over for the winter and heat was all that was provided. Luckily the windows cracked open and although there was street noise we could be comfortable. Also the shower leaked rather profusely. We reported it twice as there was a good deal of water being wasted which is always troubling. It was not fixed and is probably still leaking.
Good location, near the Park, museums and transportation. We walked almost everywhere as it was easy to do so.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We were victims of 2012 HURRICANE SANDY. And when our niece saved us by allowing us to CRASH a room that Her employer proceed fir her we were forever greatful. She had a room with a king size bed and spacious sitting area. We all crashed in the floor and the kids took the bed. Shower was clean. And i liked that te sinks were outside the room. Very clean. We know from my previous review I'm a freak about cleanliness. We had good room service and meals and slept good. In the second night, her boss hooked us up with a discounted room of 270( not bad for 57th street nyc. At a 199.99 rate. PERFECT. We had another night of safety. The room was clean and warm with 2 immaculately done beds (brand new sheets). The only thing was there was no hot water due to that witch SANDY. NP Couldn't ask for anything more.
I do know however this was not one if the renovated rooms. Those must be spectacular. I am greatful to our niece her boss and the holiday inn!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2012

This conveniently located (near the theater district and not too far from Central Park and the Lincoln Center) and reasonably priced hotel will meet (and prbably not exceed) your expectations. Our room was ready early, of reasonable size, and was quite clean. Based on these factors, including price and location, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here just last week, we arrived a day before hurricane sandy, and spent the whole time during the storm didn't lose any power, nor any tv reception during the storm, the location is great only a short distance away from everything 5mins to Central Park, and 10-15min walk to Times Square and herald square where all the good shops are. Overall the hotel is great if you need a hotel away from the action but still only a short distance back into it.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Close to Central Park and easy to get to many attractions in NYC. Our room was large,especially for a midtown hotel. The breakfast buffet was good but not included in the price. There were 2 good Irish pubs/restaurants close by.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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london, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Hotel Staff very rude and unhelpful except for the concierge who was most obliging. The food in the hotel was the worst Ive ever eaten and we spent two nights with no hot water, and no discount because it wasnt "their fault". The room was very clean and comfortable but their was a lot of activity all through the night. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone I know.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at The Watson Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear nicnadlea,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am so glad your liked you room accommodations. Please allow me to apologize for the issues you had with the hot water and the unacceptable service you received that fell below your expectations. We work very hard to ensure our facilities and guest services are superior and strive to be the best hotel around. Your feedback is very important to us as this assists us in continually improving the services and facilities we have to offer to our guests. Thank you for staying and we hope you give us a chance to make your stay as best as it can be.

Sincerely,

Anthony M
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

OK, this is no Waldorf, but neither are the prices! It is comfortable, clean, and the owner is personally involved and is an American. We actually met him on the elevator and he is quite the character. Looks like the guy on the Monopoly board. He also is part owner of the Chelsea in SoHo with Robert DeNiro. Anyway, I will definitely stay here again. In fact, it might become my "go to" hotel in this economy!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Watson Hotel
Address: 440 West 57th Street, New York City, NY 10019-3013 (Formerly Holiday Inn Midtown / 57th St)
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Hell's Kitchen , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #352 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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