$118 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 18, 2015 Check-out: Jan 21, 2015

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
449 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

 

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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 (449)

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

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
449 out of 449
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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Passing thru
Business
Chicago
Dec 5, 2014

In The Heart of the City

Like so many NY buildings the hotel is easy to miss but once inside it meets exactly what it promises. The staff was helpful if not particularly embracing; the rooms were small but well appointed and everything was convenient. The service was good, the amenities adequate and the location outstanding. I ran around the block for a wonderful play and the nearby restaurants and other attractions made the stay a wonderful excursion. I was in town for a conference and used this room as an overflow, but it was convenient, the facilities well maintained and the staff responsive.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you like Thai, there was a nice, comfortable and reasonable restaurant two doors down. Sorry don't remember the name.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Candi from Georgia
Business
Atlanta, Ga
Nov 29, 2014

Great Trip to see Mavy's Day Parade

Location was absolutely the best! Right in Times Square ! Close to subway , restaurants, theaters.... Rooms are very small but the hotel lobby is very chic!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take subway very easy to navigate

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
GI Chick
Business
Times Square
Nov 18, 2014

love the location

The room is small. Aak ahead for a small refrigerator, if you want one. They don't normally have them. Wifi was very slow. Bathroom is tiny. The beds (2 twin beds)were clean and comfortable. Can be noisy, it is Times Square, so book at least above the 4th floor.

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FrankB
Business
NY
Nov 11, 2014

Great Value

Been a while since I have stayed at the BEST WESTERN and always have a great experience. Spacious rooms, comfy and great staff.

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jenny Super Traveler
Business
Long Beach, CA
Oct 30, 2014

A good stay

It was a fantastic location! The room was exceptionally clean in spite of the not as clean hallways. The lobby was beautifully decorated. I didn't eat the breakfast but it looked delicious. I would definitely stay here again!!!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Times Square had excellent shopping.

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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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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

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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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

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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