"Ask for room in back of hotel. Front, street side rooms very noisy with early morning trucks. " More

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Hotel Description

Washington Jefferson Hotel puts you in the heart of New York, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Broadway and Ed Sullivan Theater. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

All 160 individually furnished rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy iPod docks, free newspapers, and safes. Nice touches to enhance your stay include designer toiletries, while Frette Italian sheets and down comforters invite a good night's rest. Additionally, hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are available.

For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a fitness center. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 3.5-star Hell's Kitchen hotel include Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

Washington Jefferson Hotel ratings based on 55 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Ask for room in back of hotel. Front, street side rooms very noisy with early morning trucks.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

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4 out of 5

Good place for business stay

Pros: Perfect for a night or 2.
Location: Anything your heart desires is only a few blocks away.
Well maintained hotel just outside the crazy (Times Square) district. Staff was great, room clean and well maintained.

Posted by , from Philly on May 26, 2016

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3 out of 5


Pros: the staff was very friendly.
Cons: cleanliness. I could deal with small room, but the room has to be clean.
Location: nice location. very convenient.
The staff was very nice, but the room had a few bugs in it making me think it was not cleaned thoroughly before my arrival. Also, the room was incredibly small for the price and I booked a standard. I can't imagine what the petit room size was. Overall, disappointing and I will most likely not book here again. Also, I coudn't believe there was no coffee offered in the morning or even a vending machine. The restaurant wasn't even open in the AM. That was disappointing. Also, twice they couldn't locate my reservation due to a mispelling of my name. Very frustrating. Good Luck

Posted by , from Florida on Aug 22, 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Front Desk Staff very efficient and courteous. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Four pillows in our king was a plus - as I'm a pillow queen.
Cons: Wish there was a fridge in the room - especially during the hot weather of August.
Location: Away enough from Times Square and on a short residential street so not the craziness that you would find if you were staying in Times Square.
I was in NYC for just about 28 hours - so i didn't spend much time at our hotel except to shower and sleep for 4 hours. The room was spacious (they upgraded us to a Jr. Suite - thank you Front Desk Manager!), the bathroom roomy and the shower was fantastic! The Front Door Person courteous and helpful. Wish it was a little closer to Time Square where we spent most of our time. Otherwise, excellent property.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on Aug 22, 2015

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3 out of 5

Tiny room but has all The basic necessities

Checkin and out was very easy. The room is very small and if you are taller then 6 feet good luck getting into the bathroom. Room fits a queen size bed with maybe a foot of walking space in between the bed and wall. Husband and I was on vacation to explore New York, not to stay in a hotel room.So it met all our needs. Walking distance to Times Square, subway, and trendy restaurants. Would recommend for a couple or single person but no more than that.

Posted by , from garland, tx on Mar 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

good value.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Staff was polite and helpful, not always expected in NYC. Excellent location. A very good value for the price. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable, and except for the size, the furnishings are what you might expect of a more expensive hotel. We've stayed in cheap hotels in NYC before and this one had a good price without the cheap feel. We'll stay in this hotel preferentially from now on.

Posted by , from Sequim, WA, USA on Jun 22, 2012

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2 out of 5

Too basic, too small

Pros: Close restaurants
Clean room, helpful staff, convenient location BUT 2 ½ feet around the bed in the standard queen room, no place for clothes or suitcases or toiletries in the bathroom. For the money, I would look elsewhere.

Posted by , from Tennessee, USA on Jun 5, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great location, would stay here again

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Hotel located on a quiet street but steps away from Time Square, the theaters and a block away from the subway. Room was compact but what one expects for New York. They offered free internet which was fast and reliable. Staff was pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend and would stay here again. .

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA, USA on May 31, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great location, short walk to many things, but on a quieter side street which was great. Staff very helpful, clean rooms, large bath. No complaints!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Great location, short walk to many things, but on a quieter side street which was great. Staff very helpful, clean rooms, large bathroom. Price is very competitive. No complaints!

Posted by on May 25, 2012

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4 out of 5

Would stay here again

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, convenient
Small, but nice. Walking distance to my Broadway show and Times Square, even for an older overweight lady like me! Staff very helpful and nice. Would be small for two maybe.

Posted by , from Western Washington on Apr 28, 2012

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About the Washington Jefferson Hotel

Location 318 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at Washington Jefferson Hotel. Parking is available for a fee.

  • 160 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) (28.7 km / 17.8 mi)
  • Train station: New York Penn Station (2.3 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Metro station: 50 St. Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Washington Jefferson Hotel offers 160 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and down comforters. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This New York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings

Food & Drink

Washington Jefferson Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Central Park, 8.5 blocks north of Washington Jefferson Hotel, offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including ball fields, tennis courts, rowboat rentals, horseback riding, and miles of trails for hiking, biking, running, and in-line skating. Rockefeller Center's skating rink, 2.5 blocks west, opens in winter, as does Central Park's Wollman Rink. Midtown athletic clubs offer swimming, racquet sports, and exercise classes. A golf driving range is located at Chelsea Piers sports and entertainment complex 1.75 miles from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 45.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.