Washington Jefferson Hotel

Address: 318 West 51st Street, New York City, New York, 10019, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Midtown area of New York City, is near Gray Line New York Tours, Broadway Comedy Club, Neil Simon Theatre, and Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Washington Jefferson Hotel New York City

    How Small Was it?

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    The old vaudeville joke says it best...the room was so small I had to go outside to change my mind. I'm glad I'm not overweight otherwise this could have been a miserable experience. "Bathroom" is a misnomer as it is actually a closet with a stand-up shower, a toilet, and a small sink. Having said all that, the room was clean and neat with sleek, modern fixtures and furnishings. It was obvious that a recent renovation had taken place. The location is great especially if you're a theater devotee and the price was right at $109 for a single room with one twin-bed. The other reviewers mentioned the slow, creaky elevator which I think is run by a hamster on a treadmill but, luckily, I was on the 3rd floor so I walked up and down much faster than the elevator would have taken me. Would I return?...Yes, but only if I were traveling alone - and haven't gone off my diet.

    Nice Hotel Good location

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    Stayed at the hotel at the beginning of June in room 481. The room was small, but pleasent. I encountered none of the problems I saw in other reviews. The hotel was a little noisy but nothing particularly bad. The noise probably had more to do with the placement of the room. I was close to the elevator and thus all the traffic passed my door. I could also here the shower next door. The elevator is a little small and slow. But with only six floors the wait was not a big deal, usually just took the stairs going down anyway. The staff was helpful. Saw a lot of airline crews staying at the hotel. In my experience this is usually a good sign. The hotel's location is great. I would reccomend this hotel. I would also stay at this hotel again.

    Watch out for cheap internet prices

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    I was looking for a good hotel deal in midtown over a recent holiday weekend. I took the $129 internet deal advertised at the WJ Hotel. This hotel is in a great location -- a short walk to the theater district, and only 1 block from the subway. The only good things I can say about the room we got was that it had a nice firm bed, and real down comforter. From the moment we arrived we encountered problems:* employees were on strike -- there was no picket line to cross, but we were handed a leaflet explaining the situation. In retrospect, I wish I had listened to the striking employees and gone elsewhere* registration line was long and slow moving -- only 1 clerk* elevator was old, creaky, and very slow* advertised room was tiny -- about 8x12 feet. This was known as the "Deluxe Room". Since it contained a queen sized bed, a desk, chair, night table, and a small armoire, there was almost no room to maneuver. In order to open my suitcase, I had to either lay it on the bed, or block the access to the bathroom.* the room had an old style radiator. This leaked hot water all day/night, wetting the carpet for quite an area around. I didn't realize this till I walked barefoot on my way to bed. It was too late at night to complain, so I simply put the wastebasket there to collect the water.* the bathroom was postage stamp size -- about 4x8 feet. It felt as cramped as an airline toilet. For some reason they put a phone on the opposite wall from the toilet. Every time we went in/out of the bathroom we knocked the phone off the receiver. It was a very cramped space.* the bathroom was also unheated. This made it doubly unpleasant to use this facility (NYC was having a cold spell at the time -- temperatures in the single digits Fahrenheit).* the exercise facility was OK. I used it at 6 AM and turned on the radio -- they actually had a nice sound system with this. It wasn't very loud, but apparently the walls are thin. At about 6:10, an employee came in and said that a guest complained about the radio.* They had very nice decent sized rooms for higher prices.* Conclusion -- be very careful about internet specials. I had no idea that a hotel room could be so small and still charge $129 a night.

    Not Impressed

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    An Interesting Experience....I was trapped for 6 nights. The warm greeting of a 12foot inflatable Rat outside the Hotel, and The Hotel's workers on Strike, and the chants of "SHAME ON YOU" as I entered the Hotel gave me that special New York City Welcome. 1st Room of this self-claimed 4 Star Hotel, was in the "Unrennovated" (which is 1 star) side of the hotel. Now how can I describe small, hmmm ok the Bathroom was bigger than the room. I asked for an Upgrade to a Delux Room, which apperantly this room can not do. But they did offer me a larger (a joke) room which gave me a first class view and great hearing from 7am-11pm of the Striking Workers. The staff are as helpful as an ice cream scoop in the Sahara Desert. The Strikers outside are persistant, noisy and extremely rude. I shall not be going back!!

    Good Bargain

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    I stayed at this hotel over Christmas and despite the somewhat indifferent attitude of the front desk staff, found the location and facilities to be much like a mini "W Hotel". The rooms are quite small even by New York standards, but the furnishings and bathrooms and above average and the location is great for taking advantage of Broadway theater and the new restaurant scene of Hell's Kitchen. I'd stay again

    Don't Expect Too Much

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    If you like staying in a room the size of a postage stamp, this one is for you. The first room was so small that we could not open our two suitcases and walk in the room. We moved to a second room that had about 6 extra inches for walking space. The rooms were clean. I won't be back.

    'Guaranteed' reservation is a no-show!!

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    On June 4, 2002 I made reservations for December 6-7 at the Washington-Jefferson, guaranteeing the room by credit card. When I showed up to check in (after driving 9 hours), I was told "there's a problem with your room. You'll have to stay at the Milford Plaza." After paying the W-J my room rate, I was promised a "comperable" 2-queen bed room at the Milford. W-J gave me a $20 discount for my troubles but the room at the Milford wasn't worth $150 a night! I got a 2-twin bed room that was so small and noisy with long waits for the elevator and six blocks away from where I wanted to stay. Why W-J hotel management didn't have the courtesy to notify me 72 hours in advance (like they demand on their cancellation policy) is beyond me since they had my phone numbers. And then when I got home, I got an amail from the W-J thanking me for staying with them!!!!!

    The Price is Right!

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    A perfect price for a perfect place! The WJ is a hotel which has no glitz and glamour, but has everything a short stay in New York requires. As someone else once told me, 'who goes to NY to stay in their hotel room'. The reception is clean, but small (small being the main word in this review). The staff are friendly and very helpful, always on stand-by, to answer your questions. The rooms (we had 431) where small, clean and very comfortable, with a modern and stylish bathroom to match. Its worth paying that bit extra, because if this is the top end, then the standard rooms could be dissapointing. The only down sides, where the state of the elevators and the stairways. They are in need of some refurbishment. Also the location is PERFECT! Slap bang in MIDTOWN! All in all worth the money, and recommended to all who want to visit this great city!

    Loved the WJ!

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    Loved the WJ - what a great little hotel! Good food, good rooms, great staff, and an exceptional location. I will definitely be back!!

    Great Hotel!

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    Last week, I stayed the weekend at the Washington Jefferson. This is a very nice hotel in the center of New York's Hell's Kitchen, and there was plenty of great historic scenery, as well as it being close to many of New York's great shopping areas. A classy place with a great price, and not overcrowded! The staff at this hotel always made me feel welcome - a compliment to the hotel owners and manager. Also, I was impressed that the rooms were very clean and very neat. For business travelling, this hotel was just right. I will be back again!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Washington Jefferson Hotel New York City

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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