$152 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 24, 2014 Check-out: Nov 26, 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
445 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
A total renovation has completely reinvented this hotel into a modern classic. Step into a snapshot of modern Americana and experience the politically-Inspired design of our 334 chic and comfortable guest rooms. The President hotel has been transformed into one of the most unique properties in the Best Western system; located in the heart of Times Square and the Theater District and close to virtually every major New York City landmark.

Whether your travels are for business or pleasure, you will be in the heart of Broadway and the center of Manhattan at the Best Western President Hotel. Our well trained, friendly, multilingual staff offers personal assistance for any special needs that will make your stay more comfortable. Our on-site concierge also provides unparalleled access to city tours and hard-to-get theatre tickets.

All of our 334 guest rooms, suites and Penthouse feature ultra plus bed and terry bath linens. Amenities include 37" or 42" flat panel televisions, Free 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.

For an upgraded stay, reserve one of our Presidential Personality Suites or for the ultimate New York pied-a-terre experience choose one of our stunning Penthouse Suites. These capacious rooms offer not only an indulgent space to call home while visiting New York, but also an impressive place to entertain.

In addition to luxurious sleeping and living accommodations, the hotel recently added a state-of-the-art Business Center and onsite fitness facility with cardio and weight training components. Enjoy inventive dining at either of our two onsite restaurants: Aoki Restaurant featuring progressive Japanese fare and Saigon 48 featuring a fantastic mix of traditional and contemporary Vietnamese Cuisine. See and be seen at Primary Lounge and Bar. Conduct your important business meeting at out Presidential Boardroom space that seat up to12 people.

Nearby indoor parking available at USD$30.00 per day for regular cars and USD$40.00 per day for SUV's and Minivans.

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.

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (445)

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

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
445 out of 445
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.4

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NYC Express
Business
Ithaca, NY
Oct 19, 2014

Quick NYC Visit

We arrived in the city very late, past midnight, and had problem checking in, or ensuring we still had a room. The staff were very friendly, and let us keep our bags in storage the next day with no issue. Definitely a hotel I'll stay at again!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Times Square is a short walk away!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zuania
Business
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Oct 14, 2014

Perfect weekend getaway

The service met our expectations and, in some areas, it exceed them. Booking a last minute deal, we expected low to decent quality but, it was top quality for an affordable price for a family of four to enjoy a wonderful weekend. Our room was comfortable and always clean, the location was perfect for the kind of sight seeing we were interested in (Central Park, Grand Central station, etc.)

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Geege
Business
mid west
Oct 14, 2014

servicable

It was what it was-- a 3 star hotel. I would not stay there again & would not recommend it except for economy. Beds, temperature, cleanliness, elevators all good. Front desk very helpful. Lobby gloomy and depressing. Sets the tone for a less than satisfactory experience.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jek27
Business
Gainesville, FL, USA
Oct 13, 2014

very good location

Very good location. Rooms OK. Free Internet very very slow, can not do anything even checking emails. that was disappointing ... and quite expensive for that but it is NY you pay just for that.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
carlos business traveler
Business
Austin, TX
Sep 26, 2014

Met my expectations

While it felt expensive for a Best Western, it was still a good value compared to other hotels in the area.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chris in theatre
Business
Portland ME
Sep 21, 2014

Great spot in Times Square

Hip design idea with clean rooms in the thick of TimesSquare Theater district.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

9th Avenue restaurants.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nyc fhdel
Business
New York
Sep 17, 2014

Good value

Poor staff Small but clean rooms Quite noisy Good location Decent pricing

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
HappyCustomer2013
Business
Concord, NC
Sep 15, 2014

Water problem in bathroom.

Location was excellent and staff was good. Room was fairly clean but small. Bathroom was a problem as a shower led to water all over the floor. The room was always humid and warm with no ability to adjust the A/C.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Great Times Square location. For outside this area I would avoid the tour buses as the 'jump on jump off' is an illusion -- they are not frequent enough. Better to walk and just get a taxi when you really need one and you will save money. Of course the tour bus is good for first timers wanting information, and the ride on top is fun.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
gammagampa
Business
Plattsburgh, NY
Sep 4, 2014

Extended Holiday Vacation

The hotel has gone downhill, this has been the only hotel we have stayed at since 1998 and we have gone regularly since then. The bathtub was clogged up and had to get that cleaned out. TV didnt work had to get that addressed. The housekeeping would only leave 1 washcloth there was 2 of us. When I left a note for them to leave us 4 as it was hot in there we would take a couple showers a day. After I left the note we didnt get any washcloths. Each night we had to go to front desk to ask for more washcloths as we could not call front desk the phone didnt work to call the front desk. We will not be stayig at this hotel the n ext time we go to NYC.

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
desiro
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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