Washington Jefferson Hotel
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Washington Jefferson Hotel

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4.0
#294 of 505 hotels in New York City
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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The Washington Jefferson Hotel beckons with comfortable, unpretentious accommodations, a warm staff and an exceptional, customer-oriented experience. Stay in one of our 164 rooms and suites equipped with complimentary standard wireless Internet access, Frette linens and towels, luxury bathroom amenities, and flat-screen HDTVs. Enjoy complimentary coffee in the lobby on Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m - 10:00 a.m and a daily copy of The New York Times in our Midtown NYC 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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast available
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

318 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6499
Getting there
Great for walkers
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50th St
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doncha1 wrote a review Apr 2020
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was really easy to find from the subway using google maps. We had a very lovely welcome to the hotel, the staff were super friendly and helpful. Our room was quite small and we had no views, it was a dull room and it was not particulary modern, but it was one of the cheapest hotels we could find in Manhattan so we were not expecting the Ritz. We were fairly comfortable, the twin double beds were comfortable and the bathroom was quite modern and clean. There was a good size TV in the room but the hotel lacked in other facilities. The location of this hotel is great if you wish to be near Times Square and it is also walking distance to many other tourist spots. There are pleny of places to eat nearby as well as fast food options, which we used for breakfast. As a first time visitor to NY the location was great for getting as much sightseeing as possible done in a few days. The hotel offers luggage storage and we felt safe leaving this here with their ticket system.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from JennyS5560, Front Office Manager at Washington Jefferson Hotel
Responded 7 Apr 2020
Good Day, Thank you for your comments; we strive for each and every one of our guests to have an excellent stay. We are very pleased that you concurred with our efforts and that you were satisfied. You are always invited to stay at the WJ Hotel whenever you are in New York. Sincerely yours, Management WJ Hotel
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Pedro Correa wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for a week this month and I absolutely loved it.
Especially the hotel receptionist Kay, she was always ready to accommodate to our every need and one of the nicest people I met in New York City.
The bedroom was very spacious and air conditioning works very well. The bathroom was spacious enough and water pressure was just perfect.

The room was always clean by the time we got back from sightseeing every day and there was always one member of staff at the reception desk ready in case we needed something.

I highly recommend this hotel and if you end up staying here, please tell Kay I said hi!

Pedro
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from JennyS5560, Front Office Manager at Washington Jefferson Hotel
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate and thank you for your wonderful comments. As always, our goal is to provide each of our guests with accommodations and services that exceed their expectations, We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely yours, Management WJ Hotel
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Purrfect Adventures wrote a review Feb 2020
Moneymore, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 5 nights in a standard room with my wife for a trip to New York.

The location of this hotel is perfect right beside the subway and within walking distance to Times Square, Central Park and Port Authority.

Rooms we had was quite small but bigger rooms are available at a higher cost.

Hotel is clean and tidy, staff are helpful and friendly. And rooms are serviced daily.

Would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from JennyS5560, Front Office Manager at Washington Jefferson Hotel
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear Mal Watterson, Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay. There is no one better to judge our performance than you, our guest. On behalf of the hotel’s management team we thank you for patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Washington Jefferson Hotel. Regards Management WJ Hotel
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crafty_lady82 wrote a review Aug 2021
Luzerne, Pennsylvania
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The two-star review is for location alone. Otherwise, this may have been the worst stay I’ve had in NYC. I booked a Superior King room and was upgraded to a Junior Suite at check-in. This suite was on the first floor and was right around ground level. It was toward the back of the hotel and did not seem too noisy. Unfortunately, we soon discovered that the three windows in the room were accessible from the outside and were unlocked. Two of the window locks were broken. We didn’t feel comfortable staying in that room. We went back to the desk to report the issue and request a new room. We were told that they did not have the room type we booked available. We ultimately ended up in another room, but were charged for the more expensive Superior King room. The bed was terrible. It was a mattress placed on top of a wooden panel instead of a box spring. It was very firm and uneven with the occasional spring close to the surface. I dreaded coming back to sleep at night. There was no ventilation in the room or bathroom. Even with the ductless AC unit running, everything felt damp…sheets, towels, clothing. This is just another hotel knowing that people need an affordable place to stay and taking advantage of that. Please run a vacuum (there was hair and dried pieces of food on the floor under the beds), consider replacing mattresses before they become petrified, consider putting sheets on the bed (no fitted sheet on either bed in either room).
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jenny Stojanov, Guest Services / Front Office at Washington Jefferson Hotel
Responded 30 Aug 2021
Good Day, We apologize about any challenges you faced during your stay with us. Please rest assured that your feedback was shared with the concerned departments as we are actively working to make sure we provide stellar customer service . Please feel free to contact us directly on your next NYC stay as we would like the opportunity to provide you the full WJ Hotel experience. Sincerely yours, Management
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Adam A wrote a review Aug 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in this hotel for over a week. Upon checking in and seeing my room, I really considered leaving the following day. I decided against that because I had multiple suitcases and I was not going to be in the room except for sleep. The bed linen seemed clean enough. Issues with this hotel include:

1. Very old elevators, room, and hallways. Not in a charming way. In bad need of renovation.
2. Very dirty and stained carpet and furniture. I put a towel on top of the chair as the stains were truly disgusting and the carpeting I would not step on with bare feet. Stained shower floor. Sticky desk that I put a flattened paper bag on before putting anything else on. You can tell cleanliness was an issue as even the main entrance doors always had palm prints all over them from people opening and closing the doors and no one wiping them down.
3. Wi-Fi disconnects every few minutes making meaningful work is impossible.
4. Very small rooms and bathrooms.
5. Every morning, housekeeping go around at 9 AM and knock on the doors of everybody who is checking out that day. I think this is to make sure guests wake up and leave early so housekeeping can finish their work earlier. They do this despite check out being at 12 PM and I witnessed this happen every day for over a week.
6. Noisy street with people yelling late into the night.
7. Smell of marijuana seeped into my room often from groups smoking in front of the hotel.

In summary, this is a dated hotel with poor cleanliness and very limited service. No way, shape, or form, is this beyond a 2 star hotel. Not family friendly area. Would not stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Jenny Stojanov, Guest Services / Front Office at Washington Jefferson Hotel
Responded 30 Aug 2021
Good Day, We apologize about any challenges you faced during your stay with us. Please rest assured that your feedback was shared with the concerned departments as we are actively working to make sure we provide stellar customer service . Please feel free to contact us directly on your next NYC stay as we would like the opportunity to provide you the full WJ Hotel experience. Sincerely yours, Management
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Jbokhof wrote a review Mar 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great neighborhood location, with many great Hell’s Kitchen dining options nearby. Close enough to theaters/Times Square to walk, but removed from the congestion. Definitely sign up for one (or more) of the Streetwise NY walking tours, offered at no cost for guests of Triumph Hotels. We really enjoyed our tour with Andrew (Times Square/Rockefeller Center). This offering, along with neighborhood location, cleanliness, staff friendliness/helpfulness, boutique vibe, are all reasons we would recommend the WJ to friends and family.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from Jenny Stojanov, Guest Services / Front Office at Washington Jefferson Hotel
Responded 30 Mar 2022
Dear Jbokhof, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know how you feel-we appreciate your feedback. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the WJ Hotel . We hope to see you again soon. Regards WJ Team
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Susan L wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was very pleased that my son suggested I stay at this hotel during my visit in March and April. The location was ideal for me! Close to my son, the subway, and lots of wonderful restaurants! The room was on the smaller size, but it met my needs, very clean, always lots of hot water for showers, and the staff was also eager to provide suggestions that saved me money. Room service quickly respond to my requests for cups & an extra blanket. Comfortable bed :) and I didn't hear any outside noise at night. Dobrine at the front desk was always friendly and I enjoyed talking with her daily. The price was very reasonable also! I would definitely stay here again. I always felt safe walking around the area. NY City feels safer than Seattle.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jenny Stojanov, Guest Services / Front Office at Washington Jefferson Hotel
Responded 10 May 2022
Dear susanlC8703CJ, We truly appreciate all the wonderful comments about the hotel and our staff Dobrine. Compliments such as yours are the reason we are so encouraged and committed to providing the best service to our guests. Thank you again, and we look forward to providing you with the same level of hospitality during your next stay. Best regards,
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Nicole Rita Napoli wrote a review Nov 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I had problems with my payment and the staff was not able to solve them. I have checked out 3 days ago and nobody has gone through the matter yet.
Cleanliness was not as expected. When I arrived the receptionists told me that every morning my room would have been tidied up, but in 5 days nobody cleaned it.

Service was not good.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Jenny Stojanov, Guest Services / Front Office at Washington Jefferson Hotel
Responded 15 Nov 2021
Dear nicoleritanapoli, We are deeply disappointed to read your comments regarding your stay with us. Our staff consistently strives to make their mark on each of our guests with their personal service. Your Deposit was released automatically please allow some time to reflect your account. We truly appreciate your candid feedback and take your comments very seriously. We hope that you will give us another chance to earn your trust in the future. Regards Management
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Blaise R. wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My room was incredibly clean and well-stocked with necessities. The rooms are small, but is the perfect size for lodging alone or with another person. This hotel really shines with the service it provides. Joshua and Kay at the front desk really made my experience in New York easy. They were easy to talk to, pleasant, and capable of providing info about the city. Would recommend to any solo trip.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from JennyS5560, Front Office Manager at Washington Jefferson Hotel
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Dear BRobson, Thank you for choosing the Washington Jefferson Hotel. I appreciate the amazing review. Thank you for mentioning the location and the Hotel staff. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back. Regards Management WJ Hotel
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Patricia M wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On my travels to NYC I almost always stay at the WJH, even though the rooms are sometimes small, they are always very clean and cozy, the staff is kind, listening and always ready to help.
One of the important reasons to stay in this hotel chain is the walking tours around the neighborhood,I learn a lot about NYC, things and curiosities that are not found in travel guides.
Another good thing is that the JFK train arrives at the corner and the Japanese restaurant next door is a must.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jenny Stojanov, Guest Services / Front Office at Washington Jefferson Hotel
Responded 29 May 2022
Dear V2284CZpatriciam, We thank you for staying at the WJ Hotel and are thrilled to know your stay exceeded your expectations! Thank you for the positive comments regarding the staff and the great location of the hotel. Thank you for recognizing our staff as they work hard to make sure every guest has a wonderful stay. I am so happy you joined the Walking Tour. Its one of the best way to get to know the City! We look forward to seeing you during your next stay in New York. Regards WJ Team
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Answer from Hugh
South Ozone Park, New York1,389 contribution461 helpful votes
There are many restaurant options in the area. The sushi place is attached to the restaurant - not part of it. It is high priced. They have coffee in the AM but there are diners in the area for a good breakfast. I recommend the Galaxy on 46 & 9th Ave
Answer from Armando A
30 contributions34 helpful votes
Si, hay un "amenity fee" , no recuerdo cuanto es exactamente pero era cercano a los $12 USD por día, yo me hospedé 8 días y pagué aproximadamente 88 USD.
Answer from 5starShelly
Oakland, California60 contributions54 helpful votes
We were book in a room with two deluxe twins, and my friends from white plains came and stayed next to us in a room with a single queen. We both had Mini fridges. Her room was almost all bed but she still had a mini fridge. Our room was more spacious So had a mini fridge and desk. Her room had a much larger bathroom. But both rooms had a floor to ceiling mirror in them.
Answer from darlenew797
Sarasota, Florida6 contributions1 helpful vote
We took a cab. Cab cost was about $42. The hotel is a very short walking distance to a restaurant called Empanada Mama which was one of our favorite spots while we were there. Have fun we loved NY.
Natasha F wrote a tip Feb 2023
Province of Milan, Italy108 contributions81 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay attention to room description."
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TracyMcC13 wrote a tip Nov 2022
Newtownards, United Kingdom181 contributions107 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Zero customer service"
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Mauricio P wrote a tip Jun 2022
La Serena, Chile3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"if you need to work.... ask for a room with desk to Lesly"
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Marie0771 wrote a tip Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom537 contributions74 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very close to Times Square Luggage store available at $2/luggage Close toots of restaurants "
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Lac3y75 wrote a tip Jan 2022
United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Better out there for the same money"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Washington Jefferson Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Washington Jefferson Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Jersey Boys (0.2 km), Gershwin Theater (0.2 km), and Wicked (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Washington Jefferson Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Washington Jefferson Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Washington Jefferson Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Washington Jefferson Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dos Caminos, Angelina Bakery Times Square, and Blue Fin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Washington Jefferson Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Washington Jefferson Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Washington Jefferson Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Washington Jefferson Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (6.2 km), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (6.1 km), and Hamilton Park (2.7 km).
Is Washington Jefferson Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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