Best Western Plus President  3 stars

234 West 48Th Street, New York, United States, 10036-1424  show mapSave
From  US$ 317
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Verified Reviews:

  • Rooms are small as is typical for nyc - Free internet - I would stay here again
  • Room was clean and fresh - Food was pretty good with a great choice of asian - Bar staff were very efficient
  • Shower was good - There was no problem with the hot water - Breakfast buffet was plentiful - Location is great
  • We would definitely stay there - Breakfast area is lovely with a huge screen tv - Staff there were very friendly
  • Beds are great - Just a few blocks to times square - Hotel was value for the money paid - Staff was very helpful

Overview

The Best Western President Hotel is a fully renovated modern boutique hotel located in the heart of Broadway.

Whether it is for business or pleasure, you will enjoy the stay in the Midtown, just minutes from Fifth Avenue shopping, the Rockefeller Center, the Radio City Music Hall, the world's best restaurants and of course the excitement and glamour of Times Square and its theaters.

Facilities such as free wireless internet, flat screen televisions, free local phone calls, in-room coffee makers, i-home docking stations, air conditioning and others will be at your service.

Guests have a choice of two on-site restaurants offering Japanese fare and Vietnamese cuisine. Cocktail bar, business and fitness centers are provided for meeting the visitors’ needs of working and leisure.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of floors   16.  Number of rooms   334.

hotel Best Western Plus President New York location

Guests staying at this Times Square hotel will be conveniently near Rockefeller Center, Broadway Theaters and Fifth Avenue shopping. This midtown New York City hotel is also near St. Barnabas Hospital, Roosevelt Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center. This hotel is centrally located to Times Square, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Madison Square Garden and Macy's.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 5.4km
  • Airport: La Guardia - 9.7km, Newark Liberty International - 17.1km
  • Train Station: Penn Station - 1.3km, Grand Central Station - 1.4km
  • Underground station: 50th Street Station - 100 m, 50th Street (Seventh Avenue Line) - 100 m
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Rooms

Each of the Best Western President Hotel’s 334 guestrooms comes with upgraded bedding and linens, 37 inch or 42 inch flat panel televisions, free Wi-Fi Internet access and i-Home i-Pod docking station, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, alarm clock with iPod® dock, laptop safe box.

Executive rooms and Penthouse suites offering spacious accommodations and upgraded amenities are available upon request.

Standard - One Queen Bed room offers a work desk and a large double bed.

Junior Suite room offers a work desk, seating area, minibar and refrigerator one sofa bed and one large double.

Standard - One Full Bed room with double bed.

Executive Suite room offers a Spa bath, minibar and refrigerator, with on extra large double and one sofa bed.

Deluxe Suite room offers a Seating area and refrigerator, with one sofa bed, one large double.

Deluxe Queen room 20sqm room with one large double.

One-Bedroom Penthouse Suite room features original artwork, historical artifacts, master bedroom, luxurious bathroom with jacuzzi, two terraces, separate living room. It has hot tub, work desk, seating area, interconnecting room(s) available, tiled/marble floor, wooden/parquet floor, shower, minibar, refrigerator, balcony and the patio. Bed size one large double

Two-Bedroom Penthouse Suite room features original artwork, historical artifacts, 2 separate bedrooms, luxurious bathroom, two terraces, separate living room. It has a seating area, interconnecting room(s) available, soundproofing, wooden/parquet floor, shower, minibar, balcony and patio with two large double beds.

All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

Dining options

Saigon Café - Continental breakfast (approximate amount USD 14.95 per person). Open from early morning until late evening.

Saigon 48 - A menu of traditional and contemporary Vietnamese cuisine. Open from late morning until late night.

Aoki - Featuring progressive Japanese Japanese fare. Open from late morning for lunch and then again in late afternoon for dinner.

Primary Bar & Lounge - Open from mid-afternoon until late night.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Work

Wi-fi is available in all the areas of the hotel and is free of charge.

The Presidential Boardroom provides space for up to 12 people for business meeting.

The Business Center is open 24 hours.

Jacob Javits Convention Center, Diamond and Jewelry District and Fashion Avenue are only minutes from the hotel.

Leisure

Fitness Center is fully equipped to provide for your physical conditioning needs regardless of your fitness level.

Additional features

Access for disabled, gift shop, laundry service, lift/elevator, room service from 7am to 10pm with a limited overnight menu from 10pm to 4am, city tour, concierge, front desk - 24 hour, fax service, multilingual staff, newspapers, business center, gym, bar, cafeteria, coffee shop or café, dry cleaning/laundry service, hair salon, ATM/banking, multiple small meeting rooms, one meeting/conference room, luggage storage, audio-visual equipment, computer rental, doorman/doorwoman, express check-in/out, express check-out, fitness facilities, health club, designated smoking areas, tours/ticket assistance, wireless (high-speed) internet access and complimentary parking nearby (surcharge).

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Tour desk
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 31 per day.

Services
  • Ticket service
  • Laundry
  • Butler service
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Exercise gym
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ice machine
  • In-room safe

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Rooms and availability

Each of the Best Western President Hotel’s 334 guestrooms comes with upgraded bedding and linens, 37 inch or 42 inch flat panel televisions, free Wi-Fi Internet access and i-Home i-Pod docking station, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, alarm clock with iPod® dock, laptop safe box.

Executive rooms and Penthouse suites offering spacious accommodations and upgraded amenities are available upon request.

Standard - One Queen Bed room offers a work desk and a large double bed.

Junior Suite room offers a work desk, seating area, minibar and refrigerator one sofa bed and one large double.

Standard - One Full Bed room with double bed.

Executive Suite room offers a Spa bath, minibar and refrigerator, with on extra large double and one sofa bed.

Deluxe Suite room offers a Seating area and refrigerator, with one sofa bed, one large double.

Deluxe Queen room 20sqm room with one large double.

One-Bedroom Penthouse Suite room features original artwork, historical artifacts, master bedroom, luxurious bathroom with jacuzzi, two terraces, separate living room. It has hot tub, work desk, seating area, interconnecting room(s) available, tiled/marble floor, wooden/parquet floor, shower, minibar, refrigerator, balcony and the patio. Bed size one large double

Two-Bedroom Penthouse Suite room features original artwork, historical artifacts, 2 separate bedrooms, luxurious bathroom, two terraces, separate living room. It has a seating area, interconnecting room(s) available, soundproofing, wooden/parquet floor, shower, minibar, balcony and patio with two large double beds.

All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

Double Room

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The room includes a Double bed, modern bathroom, complimentary tea and coffee, free internet connection and all modern amenities.

Double Room

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The room has a Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with a hair dryer, flat screen plasma TV, free internet access and all modern amenities.

Double Room

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The room has a Queen size bed, work desk, en-suite bathroom with a hair dryer, flat screen plasma TV, iron, free internet access and all modern amenities.

Double Room

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The room includes a King size bed, complimentary tea and coffee, working desk, free internet connection and all modern amenities.

Suite Queen

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The room has a Queen size bed, a sofa bed, work desk area, en-suite bathroom with a hair dryer, flat screen plasma, free internet access and all modern amenities.

Suite King

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The room includes a King size bed, a sofa bed, work desk area, complimentary tea and coffee, flat screen plasma, free internet connection and all modern amenities.

Standard Single Room

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The room includes a Single bed, fully equipped bathroom, complimentary tea and coffee, free internet connection and all modern amenities.

Penthouse

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The penthouse features living and sleeping areas, luxuriously oversized baths and terraces that put you in the middle of the Manhattan skyline.

Best Western Plus President LocationWhat's nearby

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What's nearby

What's nearby.

Circle in the Square Theater - 200m
Gershwin Theater - 200m
Minskoff Theater - 300m
Broadway - 300m
Ed Sullivan Theater - 400m
Toys 'R' Us Times Square - 400m
Radio City Music Hall - 500m
Times Square - 500m
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum - 500m
New Amsterdam Theater - 500m
International Center of Photography - 500m
Rockefeller Center - 600m
Museum of Modern Art - 700m
Museum of Television and Radio - 700m
Carnegie Hall - 700m

Amusement
  • Roseland Ballroom
    300 m
Museums
  • National Jazz Museum in Harlem
    100 m
  • Martinique Galleries Inc
    200 m
  • Intrepid Museum Foundation
    300 m
  • American Dance Festival
    400 m
  • Madame Tussauds New York
    400 m
Halls
  • Equitable Production Group
    200 m
  • Auditorium at Equitable Ctr
    200 m
Universities, Institutes
  • Mandl Allied Health School Inc
    400 m
Theaters
  • Ambassador Theatre
    100 m
  • Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
    100 m
  • Gershwin Theater
    200 m
  • Wicked
    200 m
  • The Phantom of the Opera
    300 m
  • August Wilson Theater
    300 m
  • Jersey Boys
    300 m
  • The Majestic Theatre
    300 m
Air business related
Casinos
  • Golden Nugget
    400 m
Underground Railway Stations
  • 50th Street Station
    100 m
  • 50th Street (Seventh Avenue Line)
    200 m
  • 49th Street Station
    200 m
  • 47th–50th Streets – Rockefeller Center
    400 m
  • Seventh Avenue
    400 m

Local Attractions

  • Wollman Rink
    1.5km
    59th St and 6th Ave, New York City
  • Rachael Ray
    1.5km
    221 West 26th Street, New York City
  • Gotham Carriages
    1.5km
    Central Park, New York City
  • Feinstein's at the Regency
    1.5km
    540 Park Ave, New York City
  • Live! with Regis and Kelly
    1.5km
    ABC Studios, New York City

Near the hotel

  • The Book of Mormon
    90 m
    230 West 49th St, New York City
  • Longacre Theater
    30 m
    220 West 48th Street, New York City
  • Walter Kerr Theater
    40 m
    218 West 48th Street, New York City
  • Rock of Ages A New Musical
    70 m
    256 West 47th Street, New York City
  • Kerr Theater "Forever Tango"
    50 m
    219 W 48th St, New York City
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
    660 m
    30 Rockefeller Center, New York City
  • Relatively Speaking
    70 m
    256 West 47th STreet, New York City

Restaurants Nearby

  • Trattoria Trecolori

    85% likes this, based on 854 reviews
    Food: Italian
    Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

    90 m
    254 W 47th St

    Phone: (212) 997-4540

  • Hurleys Saloon

    75% likes this, based on 161 reviews
    Food: Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar, Pub
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 32

    10 m
    232 West 48th Street

    Phone: 212-765-8981

  • La Masseria

    71% likes this, based on 398 reviews
    Food: Italian
    Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

    60 m
    235 W 48th St

    Phone: (212) 582-2111

  • Pongsri Thai Restaurant

    73% likes this, based on 203 reviews
    Food: Thai
    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 25

    30 m
    244 W 48th St

    Phone: 212-582-3392

  • Saigon 48

    67% likes this, based on 95 reviews
    Food: Vietnamese

    10 m
    234 West 48th Street

    Phone: 914 227 2575

Getting there.

The closest major airports to Best Western Plus President Hotel at Times Square are:
New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 9.7km
Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 17.9km
New York, NY (JFK- John F. Kennedy International) - 21.5km

By car
From JFK international airport take the Van Wyck Expressway to the Grand Central Parkway. Take the Grand Central Parkway West towards the Tri-Borough Bridge. Take the bridge towardsManhattan. Take the FDR Drive ramps and merge onto FDR Drive South. Take exit number 8 towards the Midtown Tunnel (I-495 East/34th Street). Merge onto FDR Drive service road West, and then turn right onto the East 34th Street Exit. Continue traveling straight ahead and turn right onto 34th Street. Turn right onto 8th Ave. The property is located at 48th Street and 8th Avenue.
From LaGuardia international airport take the Grand Central Parkway West towards the Tri-Borough Bridge. Take the bridge towards Manhattan. Take the FDR Drive ramps and merge ontoFDR Drive South. Take exit number 8 towards the Midtown Tunnel (I-495 East/34th Street). Merge onto FDR Drive service road West. Then turn right onto the East 34th Street exit. Continue traveling straight ahead and turn right onto 34th Street. Turn right onto 8th Ave. The property is located at 48th Street and 8th Avenue.
From Newark Liberty international airport take the New Jersey Turnpike to I-95 North towards 15 East-16 East-18 East/Lincoln Tunnel. Take the Route 3 exit towards the Lincoln Tunnel. Merge onto I-495 East. Take exit on the left toward 10 Ave/Points West Side Hwy. Stay straight to go onto Dyer Ave. Turn right onto W 42nd St. Turn left onto 8th Ave. The property is located at 48th Street and 8th Avenue.
By train
From Pennsylvania Station take the red subway line (1,2,3,9) until 50th street. Then walk two blocks south on Broadway until you reach 48th street. Turn right on 48th and walk for one block until you find 8th avenue, where the hotel is located. From Grand Central Station take the purple subway line (7) until Times Square, switch to the red line (1,2,3,9) until 50th street and follow the indications above.

By airplane
From JFK International airport take the New York Airport Service Express Bus for Midtown Manhattan/West Side until Pennsylvania Station, then follow the indications above. You can also take the Super Shuttle Manhattan, which offers a shared door to door service to any address in Manhattan, including all hotels. Another option is to take the Air Train Jfk till the Jamaica subway stop. The blue line (E) of the underground will take you till 50th street on 8th avenue, just two blocks north of the hotel.
From LaGuardia International airport take the New York Airport Service Express Bus for Midtown Manhattan/West Side until Pennsylvania Station, then follow the indications above. You can also take the Super Shuttle Manhattan, which offers a shared door to door service to any address in Manhattan, including all hotels.
From Newark International Airport take the Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus for Midtown Manhattan/West Side until Pennsylvania Station, then follow the indications above. You can also take the Super Shuttle Manhattan, which offers a shared door to door service to any address in Manhattan, including all hotels.

Getting around.

The hotel is two blocks from the 50th St. Subway Station, 1km from the Port Authority bus terminal and 2km from Penn Station.

You can rent a car in the hotel.

Nearby indoor parking available at $30 for 24 hours for cars and $40 for SUV's and Minivans for every 24 hours.

Best Western Plus President Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Plus President

Average guest rating

3.2
out of 5
Good
Based on 576 reviews

Rating by category:

Service
2.7
Value
3.3
Dining
3.8
Location
4.1
Rooms
2.8

Individual guest reviews

  • The location was fantastic and after a minute of being on hot, blew out really hot air and would not cool off turned down. Design of the lobby was nice, the rooms were very clean and modern, adjacent restaurant was good.

    The hotel was really old, some of the staff were just unhelpful and maid was very rude. Bed was too soft, the toilet paper holder was broken and kept falling, elevators were not always operational. The breakfast buffet was overpriced for the amount of food available.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.7
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      3
    • Dining
      5
  • Very good location, nice furnished hotel and totally reasonable for the price. Very bad staff and comfy beds. Soft pillows.

    Room was very small and elevators were extremely slow.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.6
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      4
  • The location is fairly good and i would stay there again and i hope to in the near future.

    Hotel is located in a noisy area and there is no double glazing on windows, rooms are small.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.5
    • Location
      3
    • Rooms
      4
    • Value
      4
  • The location was good and we arrived early and a room was available.

    The hotel is not clean.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      2.9
    • Location
      3
    • Rooms
      4
    • Value
      3
  • The location is excellent and hotel staff are mostly good only two seems to be grumpy.

    Really bad customer service and room is small.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.2
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      2
    • Value
      4
  • The location was perfect, my room was clean and the staff professional.

    The worse hotel i have ever been.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.8
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Value
      2
  • Proximity to Times Square and central Park. The best western plus president hotel is in an excellent location, breakfast is good.

    Staff have rough manners bad smells in the lobby lots of noise in the room toilet flood.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.6
    • Location
      4
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      4
  • Location near boot tickets, hotel also offered a great parking deal nearby and one, first impression, front desk, should be friendly and helpful. Rooms and corridors are beautiful and clean, breakfast is excellent for me as I dont eat alot may not be good for others.

    Just not the highest quality, the price is high and the staff is rude.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.5
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      2
    • Value
      3
    • Dining
      4
  • The location was the best thing about this hotel and the maid was good at cleaning the room.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      2.4
    • Rooms
      2
    • Value
      3
  • Just excellent location and wonderful room.

    The cleaning staff did a mediocre job within the bathroom.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.2
    • Location
      2
    • Rooms
      4
  • Location excellent, clean Room.

    Staff very rude, unhelpful and the TV didnt work, bad signal, and remote controller without batteries.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.2
    • Location
      3
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      3
  • Excellent location, good service and the suite we stayed was very comfortable.

    The staff were not nice, sheets on bed were made of a funky material.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.8
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
  • Good location and restaurants etc. Hotel restaurants Modern decor Free wifi accessible in the rooms. Our shower didnt look like was cleaned very thoroughly/often.

    Wifi poor, staff not helpful, the bathroom was extremely dirty had to go down to front desk.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      2.9
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      3
  • Great location, times Square and the staff awesome. Quiet in the room, Broadway and good restaurants.

    Very expensive for a very standard hotel and on peak times gets hot fast. The heating was too much.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.3
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      3
    • Dining
      2
  • Location good ratio, budgetfriendly big hotel and more reasonable price. Nice and friendly staff, the comfortable bed.

    Too noisy in the room, elevators bad setvice.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.9
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      3
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