While health officials are still learning about the spread and severity of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the virus can spread from person to person. At The Webster Apartments we want to keep the potential for spreading the COVID-19 virus to a minimum. Therefore, at this time we have implemented screening procedures for applicants and guests, both prior to and at the time of arrival. If your country of origin is on the US Center for Disease Control’s list of affected geographic areas or if you have recently travelled through one of those areas, and are presenting with symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone presenting with symptoms, your application may be denied and/or you may be denied housing at The Webster Apartments. In such event, any prepaid fees will be refunded.
Below is a list of Webster’s most inquired Guest Policies. For a comprehensive look at all policies, please reference your Guest Handbook issued upon check-in.
If you have any questions, please contact our Guest Services Team. Our Front Office is open 12 pm until 9 pm Monday through Saturday. We are also interested in your ideas and suggestions.
Guests are welcome to post on the magnetic bulletin boards outside the laundry rooms on floors 4, 7, & 11.
Building Access & Security
As a safety precaution, there is a licensed security guard in the lobby 24 hours a day. Additionally, a Guest Services Representative routinely checks the building, basement to roof, from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
All guests are required to abide by all security protocols outlined in the Guest Handbook as it pertains to their ID Card, room/mailbox keys and visitors. Guests must swipe upon entering the building. Visitors must give a valid State ID or Passport to Security upon entering the building.
Guests may submit the checkout notice at any time during their stay, but a minimum of 8 weeks prior to departure is required. Failure to submit the checkout notice at least 8 weeks prior to departure will result in a $600 fee.
Checkout by 11 am on the date of departure. Should a guest stay past the date on the checkout notice, guest will be responsible to pay $100 for each night after the checkout date.
Cooking and Storing Your Own Food
Webster provides a full-service Dining Room for Guests to enjoy meals and snacks in addition to microwaves and ice bins in the Dining Room and on the Second Floor. We do not offer in-room refrigerators, nor do we allow you to bring a refrigerator to your room. The New York City Fire Department prohibits the use of any cooking equipment, including electric coffee pots and “hot pots,” in your room.
For information on events, notifications, and other happenings at Webster, check the Digital Screens near the elevator on every floor.
Emergencies or Sickness
Notify the Front Desk via phone (0 on room or hallway phone) or at the Front Desk to report Emergencies. To report sickness of self or a fellow guest dial 0 from the nearest in-house phone.
Fire & Safety Regulations
Please read and comply with the Fire and Safety Regulations posted on your closet and room doors. Candles and incense are prohibited in rooms. The New York City Fire Department prohibits the use of any cooking equipment, including electric coffee pots and “hot pots” in your room.
In compliance with NYC Fire Department Regulation, The Webster Apartments is a Non-Smoking property. Smoking is not permitted within the building, on the rooftop, or in the backyard garden.
Webster offers free wireless internet to all guests. For information regarding our wireless network, please visit our front desk or refer to the pamphlet provided upon check-in.
There are also pay-by-the-minute internet kiosks and a printer available on the second floor adjacent to the TV Room.
Coin operated laundry facilities are located on the 4th, 7th and 11th floors. The charge is $1.50 for washers and free for dryers. Small amounts of change may be obtained at the Desk.
Laundry Room Hours:
Note: The 4th floor laundry room will be closed Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4 pm for internal use.
Ironing is not permitted in guest rooms and must be done only in the laundry rooms.
Coin Mach Co., the owner of the laundry equipment, must make refunds for lost money. Their contact information is located in the Laundry Room.
Length of Stay
Webster is a temporary residence. Guests are permitted to stay a maximum of 5 years permitting they remain eligible for residency. To remain a guest at Webster you must continue to be employed in a full-time job, or work at a full-time internship.
Your rent payment to The Webster includes two meals each day.
Bagged lunches are available 7 days a week for an additional cost of $10.00 as an optional third meal.
It is Webster’s policy that all food and beverages served in the Dining Room must be consumed during meal times in the Dining Room. Food, beverages, dishes and/or silverware may not be taken out of the Dining Room for any reason. You are permitted to go through our food line one time only. You may not fill plastic containers or baggies to take food with you to-go. Questions regarding this policy may be directed to Guest Relations.
Webster does not offer discounted weekly rent for individuals who choose not to take advantage of the meals. While the Webster Apartments Dining Services Team strives to provide accurate nutritional information and offer an ingredient list upon request, manufacturers may change their product ingredients without our knowledge and our recipes may be subject to change due to product availability. For various reasons, we are not able to provide individualized menus for special dietary needs and it is ultimately the guest’s responsibility to make dietary choices fitting their needs. Please consult Food Service Managers and Supervisors if we can support you with your decisions or provide further dietary information.
The Webster is not responsible for the loss of money or personal property. See the notice posted in your closet for security suggestions.
Webster adhears to the city of New York’s standard residential “Quiet Hours”. Please be considerate of other guests and keep excessive noise to a minimum between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am.
Soliciting/Operating a Business
Any business or commercial use of the rooms, including but not limited to the operation of a business, home occupation, enterprise, organization in or from the rooms or the premises by any Guest is illegal and in violation of applicable law. Further, The Webster Apartments is a nonprofit and tax-exempt organization, and the operation of a business, home occupation, enterprise, organization in or from the rooms or the premises by any Guest could adversely affect The Webster’s tax-exempt status.
Accordingly, any business or commercial use of the rooms, including but not limited to the operation of a business, home occupation, enterprise, organization in or from the rooms or the premises by any Guest is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy will result in immediate termination of tenancy at and eviction from The Webster Apartments.
Webster will store a maximum of two pieces of luggage for each guest in a trunk room on the guest’s floor. Visit the Front Desk to request to have your luggage picked-up or fropped off to your room. Luggage will be picked up or delivered within 24 hours.