$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 1, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 2014

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
436 reviews
GREAT location for a great price!!

The food at the attached restaurants was good. I wouldn't recommend the breakfast buffet though.... See full review

  • MalloryandKevin
  • Jun 9, 2014
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
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

 

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.

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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

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 (436)

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

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
436 out of 436
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

2
5.01.0
desiro
providence
Aug 20, 2014

Not so Happy

Not very happy with hotel. #1 front desk person Prince was his name gave me a room card without checking my ID when I locked my first one in the room, # 2 Prince argued with me regarding same # 3 saw a mouse/rat run across lobby while getting my new card #4 bathroom tub could have been cleaner and it was semi clogged #4 air conditioning was terrible

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fitness pro
Business
Long Island, NY
Aug 11, 2014

Was an okay stay

My room had no towels on check in. The alarm clock/radio did not function. The room was cozy, as in very small. On the positive side the staff was friendly and helpful. The room was not worth the price Inpaid, but served it's purpose.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FrankB
NY
Aug 11, 2014

Great Location

Its been a while since I have stayed here but can say that its always worth it. Friendly staff that welcomes me back and of course you can't beat the location.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Caol
Oklahoma
Jul 4, 2014

Great Location but not worth the money.

We wanted to be in the heart of the theater district and this hotel is within two to four blocks of all the Broadway plays we attended. The location was excellent, right off 48th and Broadway and Times Square. The rooms, however, were too small to navigate around without always bumping into each other. We asked for another room upon discovering that one of the (very) small twin beds was a bumpy spring sprung mattress that could not be slept on; bed covers were sparse. Service was below average: used towels weren't always replaced, and the TV Channel Guide kept disappearing from the room. The amenities were minimal: Hair dyer didn't work, the reading light didn't work and the safe for the valuables needed fixing and there was no room service available or hotel restaurant. This hotel seemed as if it was a work in progress. They were even painting halls, leaving the cans of paint stacked in the corridors for days. We had a great time in NY, however, after pricing other establishments, I would have moved to another hotel if I hadn't been required to pay in advance with a no refund option.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Road Tour King
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 2, 2014

Perfect spot to all the fun at Times Square

It was perfect only 2 blocks from Times Square the staff are great and attentive to my needs.

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

As you exit the hotel you start seeing time square

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MalloryandKevin
Roseville, MI
Jun 9, 2014

GREAT location for a great price!!

The food at the attached restaurants was good. I wouldn't recommend the breakfast buffet though. You get 10% off the already good prices at the two restaurants next door. Location was perfect, right by everything. Room was clean and nice, very small, especially the bathroom, but we didn't care because who is sitting in the room when on vacation in NYC! Staff was courteous and when we needed a ride to the airport they had a blacked out escalade pick us up for only $45. Great trip all around!

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NYergoneSouth
Business
Charlotte, NC
May 22, 2014

good enough, not great

Hotel staff was friendly and prepared for me to check . The décor in the elevators and in the halls of the hotel is just awful (purple paisley wallpaper) on walls and ceilings. Got to my room which was small, looked out on a roof with numerous air conditioner units, and had a double bed that needed to be replaced. Room was clean and user friendly. Bathroom was small, but fine. Worst thing was my room backed up to the freight elevator. VERY noisy. Would ask not be put in a room next to the elevators.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Saraheden
San Jose, ca
May 5, 2014

Good enough to sleep after a busy day in the city.

A little bit dated and lot a bit gaudy, this hotel is a decent place to sleep after a long day in the city, but it sure isn't a place you want to spend much time at. The room was clean enough, the hotel is close to subway stations and the excitement of Times Square (whether that's a good or bad thing to you). It came down to price for us. It was a last minute choice to stay an extra night in the city, so we overpaid in my opinion, but compared to what we would have paid at other hotels, it was worth it for a place to lay our heads at the end of the day.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Patti's 60th
Manhattan
Apr 18, 2014

NYC trip

lovely clean room, easy access to Broadway NYC, very small bathroom but spotless. get the hop on/hop off bus to see the sights and value for money.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
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
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