Best Western President Times Square Hotel  3 stars

234 West 48Th Street, New York, United States, 10036-1424  show mapSave
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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.

City Center New York - 3.4 mi
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 6.1 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 7.3 mi
Train Stations Penn Station - 4300 ft, Grand Central Station - 4600 ft
Underground stations 50th Street Station - 700 ft, 50th Street (Seventh Avenue Line) - 1000 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Trattoria Trecolori (Cuisine: Italian) - 300 ft, Hurleys Saloon (Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar) - 100 ft

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.  The hotel Best Western President Times Square provides visitors with a free continental breakfast. 

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).

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour 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
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Ice machine
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • iPod docking station
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

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. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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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.

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

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

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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 President Times Square Hotel 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
                Historical sites
                • Nbc Studio
                  1400 ft
                Museums
                Halls
                • Equitable Production Group
                  700 ft
                • Auditorium at Equitable Ctr
                  700 ft
                Universities, Institutes
                • Mandl Allied Health School Inc
                  1400 ft
                Theaters
                • 400 ft
                • Ambassador Theatre
                  400 ft
                • Wicked
                  700 ft
                • Gershwin Theater
                  700 ft
                • The Phantom of the Opera
                  1000 ft
                • 1000 ft
                • August Wilson Theater
                  1000 ft
                • Jersey Boys
                  1000 ft
                Air business related
                Medical care and Hospitals
                • St Clare's Hosp & Hlth Center
                  1400 ft
                Underground stations
                • 50th Street Station
                  400 ft
                • 49th Street Station
                  700 ft
                • 50th Street (Seventh Avenue Line)
                  700 ft
                • 47th–50th Streets – Rockefeller Center
                  1400 ft

                Local Attractions

                • Ladies Pavilion
                  5100 ft
                  Central Park, New York City
                • Temple Emanu-El
                  5300 ft
                  1 E. 65th St., New York City
                • Museum of Tolerance
                  1.0 mi
                  226 East 42nd Street, New York City
                • The Museum at FIT
                  1.0 mi
                  Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City
                • Society of Illustrators
                  1.1 mi
                  128 East 63rd Street, New York City

                Near the hotel

                • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
                  2200 ft
                  30 Rockefeller Center, New York City
                • Kerr Theater "Forever Tango"
                  200 ft
                  219 W 48th St, New York City
                • Barrymore Theater
                  400 ft
                  New York City, NY
                • Times Square
                  1200 ft
                  Broadway, New York City
                • Duffy Square
                  700 ft
                  Between 45th and 47th Streets, Broadway and Seventh Avenue, New York City
                • Times Square Museum and Visitor Center
                  700 ft
                  7th Avenue between West 46th St. and West 47th St., New York City
                • Pippin The Musical
                  800 ft
                  239 West 45th Street, New York City

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Trattoria Trecolori

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

                  300 ft
                  254 W 47th St

                  Phone: (212) 997-4540

                • Hurleys Saloon

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

                  100 ft
                  232 West 48th Street

                  Phone: 212-765-8981

                • La Masseria

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

                  200 ft
                  235 W 48th St

                  Phone: (212) 582-2111

                • Pongsri Thai Restaurant

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

                  100 ft
                  244 W 48th St

                  Phone: 212-582-3392

                • Saigon 48

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

                  100 ft
                  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 President Times Square Hotel Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western President Times Square Hotel

                Average guest rating

                6.6
                out of 10
                Good
                Based on 2651 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Rooms
                5.7
                Service
                5.4
                Value
                6.6
                Dining
                7.5
                Location
                8.2

                Individual guest reviews

                • Family with children

                  Location,location and location.......

                  Very few helping staff in the lobby by way of an active concierarge, a travel desk and no one ever present in business centre to help out with log ins, print outs etc......

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Couple

                  The use of the computer was too much

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Couple

                  the location was perfect. Everything was in a short distance

                  the rooms are small, the bed is small and they clean the carpet the six days i stayed there. I tested them. They change the linen every day but they put a nylon between the linen and the layer that never changed... Very bad smell

                  • Average rating
                    5.0
                • Older travelers

                  For us as International travellers it was central to everything we needed. Felt very safe.

                  Just the noise from the fire department, our room was right over it. Would of liked to be able to access a computer. Our roaming was not working, & our family was a little worried with bomb scare. Would of been good to contact them through computer

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Older travelers

                  Proximity to theatres, wide variety of restaurants, shops, etc.

                  Nothing major, but calling this room a "deluxe queen" room was false; it was a very small room with a double bed.

                  • Average rating
                    7.0
                • Older travelers

                  Location was certainly the best quality for a visitor to Manhattan's Time Square and the theatres.

                  Although acceptable we were disappointed in the general cleanliness and housekeeping. It was not the best we have experienced at Best Western Hotels.

                  • Average rating
                    6.2
                • Group of friends

                  The employees were great and helpful, the rooms were a good size, and the location was excellent.

                  Yes, the hotel had a strong bad smell in the lobby, in our room, and especially in the hall ways of our 6th floor.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Family with children

                  The hotel location.

                  The room is tiny smal thatl one can barely move, and the complimentary wireless service was very poor. Although the vending machines available yet there wasn't water bottels.

                  • Average rating
                    6.2
                • Older travelers

                  location only

                  staff and hallway too dark and small

                  • Average rating
                    4.6
                • Couple

                  Nothing.. Actually the bell boy, Larry was a decent guy.

                  We were not impressed with our stay at this hotel. for a number of reasons, to list just a few I would start with the staff friendliness and willing to help, which was non existent, the room was not clean and extremely small. with broken rails and ceased up windows. Which I do not think you should recieve when paying that amount for a room in one of the biggest hotels chains in the world. Upon Check out we heard a number of other people complaining about similar experiences. Avoid at all costs, search for little boutique hotels, I hear there the same price, and even cheaper... With the standard of service and comfort you expect

                  • Average rating
                    3.4
                • Couple

                  Good size rooms for New York and excellent location with polite staff & good facilities

                  Hair dryer & lift were ineffective, the location of the room made it dark & a little noisy by the lift and the breakfast was poor value for money.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Family with children

                  Location

                  Room too small, elevator minimal, lobby to small

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Family with children

                  The location was excellent.room was a good size for a manhatten hotel.front lobby was nice.

                  We kept losing cold water so all we had had was scalding hot water at times. found old pizza crust under the bed. hair in the shower. room was hot..airconditioning did not work great. very noisy since there is a firehall right behind building.but the location made up for everything.

                  • Average rating
                    6.2
                • Older travelers

                  location near times square

                  Very very very small room!!! Aweful bathroom^ problems with water. No service in the hotel

                  • Average rating
                    4.2
                • Single

                  The location place at the hotel is near Times Square. It is near the theater the Broadway musical. It is near any theater.

                  I felt that the queen bed was small.

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
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