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BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

3 stars
234 West 48th Street, New York City, NY 10036
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
426 reviews
FANTASTIC Stay!!!

I really enjoyed this hotel in the heart of Time Square Room was VERY spacious. Location doesn't... See full review

  • shelant
  • Feb 1, 2014
The best customer service

Let's be honest. If you're looking for a large hotel room this is not the place. Having said that,... See full review

  • New Yorker 2be
  • Jan 29, 2014
Amenity-heavy hotel in Times Square with a hip, modern vibe
The Best Western President Hotel at Times Square looks traditional on the outside, but the interior spaces have a youthful, modern look. A renovation gave rooms and public spaces a clean look. Free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, business center and plenty of in-room amenities appeal to business and leisure travelers. The central Times Square location puts guests close to attractions such as theaters, shopping and Central Park.
Highlights
  • Renovated rooms with chic, modern decor
  • Upscale amenities including free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs
  • Central to Times Square entertainment and shopping
Location

This hotel puts guests in the center of it all -- shopping, entertainment and dining. Times Square shops such as the Hershey Store and M&Ms World are just down the street. The Eugene O'Neill Theater and Barrymore Theater are a block away. Rockefeller Center, Central Park and he upscale shops on Fifth Avenue are a short walk from the hotel.

Rooms

Each of the 334 rooms has been recently renovated with a modern flair, featuring chic, black and white decor with colorful accents. The list of amenities is long. Rooms boast hairdryer, iron and ironing board, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, free Wi-Fi and free long-distance for calls less than 30 minutes. Suites have sitting areas and available refrigerators and balconies. The two Penthouses have terraces.

Features

Children under 17 stay free in the room (using existing bedding) with one paying adult.

 

Concierge service is available.

 

Two on-site restaurants and a lounge serve guests' dining needs. Saigon 48 serves Vietnamese cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Aoki Japanese restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. The lounge also serves breakfast. Room service is available.

Transportation
  • La Guardia Airport (25 minutes)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (35 minutes)
  • Newark International Airport (40 minutes)
  • MTA subway, A, C, E lines at 50th St, N, R, Q lines at 49th St (1 minute walking)

 

Attractions
  • Times Square (0.02 mi/ 0.32 km)
  • Broadway theaters (0.02 mi/ 0.32 km)
  • Rockefeller Center (0.05 mi/ 0.80 km)
  • Radio City Music Hall (0.04 mi/ 0.64 km)
  • Fifth Avenue (0.05 mi/ 0.80 km)
  • Central Park (0.08 mi/ 1.29 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Meeting space
  • Free Wi-Fi

 

BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square Rooms

Executive Suite
Executive Suite with two Double Beds, Deluxe Furnishing, Comes with a spacious sitting area within the same room, Lounge Chair and ottoman, 42-inch Flat Screen TV, Jacuzzi Tub and Stand up Shower in the bathroom, Alarm Clock with Ipod Dock, Work Desk with enhanced lighting and an ergonomic chair, Hi-Speed Internet, Mini-refrigerator, Coffee-Maker, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryer and In-room Safe.
Standard Twin
Room with two twin-size beds with 37-inch Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock with Ipod Dock, Hi-Speed Internet,Coffee-Maker, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryer and In-room Safe.
Deluxe Queen
Room with One Queen-sized Bed, deluxe furnishing, with 37-inch Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock with Ipod Dock, Hi-Speed Internet, Work Desk with enhanced lighting and an ergonomic chair, Coffee-Maker, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryer and In-room Safe.
Junior Suite
Junior Suite with a Queen Bed and a Twin-Sized Sleeper-Sofa in the same room, 42-inch Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock with Ipod Dock, Work Desk with enhanced lighting and an ergonomic chair, Hi-Speed Internet, Mini-refrigerator, Coffee-Maker, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryer and In-room Safe.
Standard Full
Room with One Full-sized Bed with 37-inch Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock with Ipod Dock, Hi-Speed Internet, Coffee-Maker, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryer and In-room Safe.
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite with One Queen Bed and a Queen-Sized Sleeper-sofa in the same room, Deluxe Furnishing,42" flat panel televisions, WiFi internet access, iHome iPod docking station with alarm, free long distance calls under 30 minutes, free local calls, two line phones with voicemail, coffee/tea maker, iron and ironing Board, complimentary bath amenities, electronic in-room safes, complimentary weekday newspaper. The President also proudly offers round-the-clock room service for those desiring the most intimate dining experience.
Deluxe King
Room with One King-sized Bed, deluxe furnishing, with 37-inch Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock with Ipod Dock, Hi-Speed Internet, Work Desk with enhanced lighting and an ergonomic chair, Coffee-Maker, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryer and In-room Safe.

Amenities

  • Free internet
General
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

40.7606 -73.9864
Area served
Midtown Times Square, New York City, Manhattan, Broadway, New York
Nearby airports
LaGuardia Airport 12 miles, John F. Kennedy Airport 17 miles, Newark International Airport 22 miles
Area description
The Best Western President Hotel is an exceptional, experiential hotel in the heart of Times Square, Broadway, and Midtown businesses. Enjoy the style that New York is famous for at the value that Best Western is famous for.

Nearby points of interest

  • Samuel J. Friedman Theatre: 0 mi
  • Longacre Theatre: 0 mi
  • Marquis Theatre: 0 mi
  • Walter Kerr Theatre: 0 mi
  • Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 0 mi
  • Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Ambassador Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Richard Rodgers Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Duffy Square: 0.1 mi
  • Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Circle in the Square Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Music Box Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Imperial Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Samuel J. Friedman Theatre: 0 mi
  • Longacre Theatre: 0 mi
  • Marquis Theatre: 0 mi
  • Walter Kerr Theatre: 0 mi
  • Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 0 mi
  • Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Ambassador Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Richard Rodgers Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Duffy Square: 0.1 mi
  • Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Circle in the Square Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Music Box Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Imperial Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Worldwide Plaza: 0.1 mi
  • Madame Tussauds: 0.1 mi
  • Al Hirschfeld Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Palace Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • St. James Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Booth Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Gershwin Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • John Golden Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Winter Garden Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square: 0.2 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Broadhurst Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Minskoff Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Majestic Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Cort Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Helen Hayes Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • August Wilson Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Roseland: 0.2 mi
  • Taipei Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Equitable Center: 0.3 mi
  • Theater District: 0.3 mi
  • Foxwoods Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Lower Plaza: 0.3 mi
  • American Airlines Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Ford Center For The Performing Arts: 0.3 mi
  • New Victory Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Belasco Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Condé Nast Building: 0.3 mi

Dining

Lobby Lounge
Jump start your day with our delicious, balanced, and healthy breakfast.
Aoki Japanese Restaurant
Enjoy inventive dining at either of our two onsite restaurants: Aoki Restaurant featuring progressive Japanese fare.
Saigon 48 Vietnamese Cuisine
Saigon 48 featuring a fantastic mix of traditional and contemporary Vietnamese Cuisine.
Primary Lounge and Bar
See and be seen at Primary Lounge and Bar

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (426)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Overall score

3.2 / 5
426 out of 426
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.4

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

4
OKCNYC
OKC, OK
Apr 3, 2014

Good option for Times Square

This is a great option if you want to stay near Broadway Theatres and Times Square. It's a good idea to ask to see the room before you accept it so that you can make a change if necessary. However, when we asked to view the room, we were satisfied with the first one we saw. We were there in the very cold January of 2014 and the hot water was not so hot, but it was OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

2
Road Warrior III
Business
Dayton, Ohio
Mar 31, 2014

Great Location

The room was very small and outdated. The heater/AC was broken so there wasn't any ventilation in the room. That was so bad but the Hotel seemed dusty. It was in a great location and I did get in at the last moment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to all the Theaters and Times Square. The money you save with the hotel could be used to buy tickets to a show.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

2
NYC121
USA
Mar 17, 2014

Room Cleanliness Problems

Broken AC unit, marijuana pipe found outside window. Second room had severe mold problems. Third room on the 14th floor was dirty. For some reason the window did not have a screen and could be opened entirely, major safety issue.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

3
johnnyohguy
Monterey, CA
Feb 25, 2014

Get a second bed

The best thing about this place is the location, just a block or two off of the heart of Times Square. If you are going to see some shows, this is a great place, plus there are other things to do around here as well. I recommend not getting a sleeper sofa though, the one in our room was pretty awful. Luckily they do have air mattresses, which was nice. The room had a refrigerator, and had 2 flatscreen tv's, which was pretty nice. The breakfast is OK, nothing to write home about, and is not free. They also have pack and plays (cribs) if you need one as well. Staff was pretty friendly, and the concierge had a car called there in the morning to take us to the airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

4
Kahiti
Waltham, MA
Feb 23, 2014

Perfect place for short time visiting

We chose a standard room with two twin-size beds. The hotel room is small but clean, and has everything we need. Walking distance to Times Square, Broadway, and subway stations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

2
City traveler 354
Laurel, ny
Feb 22, 2014

Hotel is great! Room needs help.

The lobby, the staff, and the location all were wonderful. The room has it's problems for sure, it has been neglected for sometime. Outlets with no covers, ihome that is advertised doesn't work, marks on the walls, dripping faucets, and a shower that sounds like the pipes are a machine gun going off and you are gonna wake the whole hotel. I'll be staying somewhere different next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

3
Travelled Canadian
Canada
Feb 21, 2014

Perfect Location!

The location of the hotel alone is worth the price. The room was average, I wasn't expecting too much considering what we paid. Like a number of other NYC hotels, the room and bathroom were small, but if you don't plan on spending a ton of time in the room it's fine for a few days. Overall, I think it was a good value and would stay again because the location is great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you're looking to hit all the New York City hot spots I would definitely recommend a bus tour. There are a number of companies available, but we went with Gray Line. For $70 we had access to over 20 stops in the city for 3 days. It was a hop-on-hop-off tour which is great for walking around all the different neighbourhoods. I would definitely recommend a bus tour to save time and money!

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

1
Sandroanna
Business
Atlanta
Feb 10, 2014

First and last time

One of those places you will never go back. Room is small, uncomfortable and unclean .Overall messiest hotel I've ever seen and stayed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

4
Joan1000
Business
Ny
Feb 8, 2014

Time Square

Great value for Money, great location, the staff are very pleasant

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

5
ESPERANZA RUBIO
JUPITER, FL
Feb 6, 2014

GREAT HOTEL

Stayed at the Hotel for a weekend on Time Square. The hotel is only a block away from the red stairs where you get the broadway tickets. Room was cleaned and very nice. I will stay at this hotel again LOVED IT !!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

SHORT WALK TO THE RED STIARS

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