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Washington Jefferson Hotel
Ranked #269 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto
1 review
“Short Spring Stay”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stayed solo in a petite room. Room size is what was expected and advertised, it was a tiny room.

What I liked:
- Room and hotel are clean, well-maintained.
- Staff are quick to assist and nice.
- Petite room had a decent size bathroom, shower, with a full length mirror, and amenities
- There was enough space for my suitcase on the floor of the room
- Location was a short distance to Times square and midtown Manhattan. At the same time, it was not a busy street so it gave a little bit of reprieve from the crowd and the noise.

What I didn't like so much:
- Bathroom windows, although slightly frosted, were directly across the shower and didn't give you a feeling of full privacy.
- Room window blinds were the same -- didn't provide sufficient privacy.
- It would have been nice if there was better ventilation / central air-conditioning. Because the room is tiny, it can feel a bit stuffy and uncomfortable.
- Lights are too dim in the room
- You could hear footsteps of people passing by the hall, vacuuming in the morning, or doors shutting -- which can get annoying if you're trying to get some decent sleep at night.

Overall, it was a good value for money.

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is not an impersonal place to stay. The property is small, which means the well-selected and trained staff give each guest the feeling that you are their most important one. Wonderful experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

We paid a good price for a nice hotel. Set in a quiet neighborhood a couple of blocks from Times Square. Would recommend. The only downside is the heat cannot be adjusted without the assistance of the front desk. But the room is cheerful and clean.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Corozal Town, Belize
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Very pleased with our stay at the WJ. Our room was clean and comfortable and reasonably appointed. We lacked nothing. Staff was caring and extremely helpful. The WJ is convenient to the Theatre District and it's night life.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Booked this hotel to take my daughter to New York City for her birthday. After reading reviews I decided to book a deluxe room and I am so glad! Two large beds and excellent facilities. We were obviously in an older room looking on to west 52nd street (room 476) which had a terrible view. That certainly didn't matter to us as we were only in the room to sleep! Only one problem was that room safe was broken but we didn't even bother contacting reception . Overall this hotel is in an excellent location for Times Square, Broadway Shows, Central Park and shopping on 5th av. The staff are extremely approachable and helpful. I would definitely book again if returning to NYC.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

The hotel has been renovated and it is mostly nice. New furniture in rooms. Lobby is nice and adequate. Location is great. Rates are good for NYC. BUT these are the absolute worst beds of any hotel I have ever slept in. There are not really even mattresses...it is more of a pad on a board that they call a "bed". With all the other renovations of this place that are mostly very good, they needed to spend a few extra bucks and actually get real beds in the rooms. If it is important to get actual sleep some of the time you visit NYC, then this is not the hotel for you.
Rest hotel - 4 stars.
Beds - 0 stars.
That's how I came to my 2 star rating of this place.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Washington Jefferson Hotel

Property: Washington Jefferson Hotel
Address: 318 West 51st Street, New York City, NY 10019
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#181 Business Hotel in New York City
#212 Family Hotel in New York City
#213 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Washington Jefferson Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Everyone has a New York story. What will be yours?The Washington Jefferson Hotel beckons with comfortable, unpretentious accommodations, a warm staff and an exceptional, customer-oriented experience. Stay in one of our 135 rooms and suites equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access, Frette linens and towels, iPod docking stations, a daily copy of The New York Times, luxury bathroom amenities and flat-screen HDTVs.Discover an NYC boutique hotel that is both pleasantly tucked away and yet right in the middle of the action. The WJ is one of the most conveniently located hotels near Times Square, just steps from the best of Broadway shows and musicals, as well as Restaurant Row, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and various other attractions. Whether you are here to make big business deals or gaze upon the city’s legendary sights, the WJ Hotel is here to help write your ideal New York story. ... more   less 
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