Best Western PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

234 West 48th Street, New York City, New York, 10036, United States | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Theater District - Times Square area of New York City, is near Gray Line New York Tours, Ambassador Theatre, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, and Barrymore Theater.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western PLUS President Hotel at Times Square New York City

    Reviewed by gripp

    A Tip For New Comers

    Reviewed Mar 22, 2013
    by (6 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Hotels were our introduction to tipping - US style. If someone moves it, stores it, calls it, picks it up...feed the hand!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by travel.bug.

    Great Location

    Reviewed Jan 18, 2010
    by (20 reviews)

    Very well located and thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant downstairs.
    I cant comment on how things are since the refurbishment though.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western PLUS President Hotel at Times Square New York City

    Worth the money


    Recently stayed 2 nights at the hotel. $89.00 per night is not a bad price for this location. Room was small but very clean as well as the bathroom. Only complaint was water pipes making noise in the morning(good alarm clock). Would stay here again.

    Pleasantly suprised


    Just returned from a trip to NYC and stayed at the Best Western President because of the price. The rooms were clean,quiet,no street noise. The bed was very comfortable,bathrooms small but clean.The staff were not too friendly,but got us anything we needed. The location couldn't have been more centrally located. I'd stay there again in a minute.

    Great Stay


    Just returned from a stay, July 11, 2003, at the Best Western President. The room was very large. The room was a mini-suite. We only paid $124.00 (AAA Rate, but they did not ask to see our card). We had one double bed and a sleeper sofa, two telephones and two televisions.

    Bathroom was not spacious but very nice. Bathroom had marble vanity and tiles and a whirlpool tub. The room had two a/c units and was very cold, there was no street noise at all. The room was very clean and the staff was friendly. Room came with a coffee pot, ironing board and iron and a refrigerator. The only complaint would be small elevators. If you are not expecting a Hilton or Hyatt luxury then you will be very satisfied. Parking is one block away and costs $24.00 per 24 hour period.

    Beware of Best Western President


    Stayed at this hotel in December 2002. Room was extremely hot and their was no cold water. Room was very small and requested a queen size bed and got a small double. The maid took our wine glasses that we had brought along thinking that they belonged to the hotel bar. Was a real hassle to get them replaced and then did not get our's back and the ones they gave us were not as good. The maid also took the bottle of wine that was in the ice bucket. We complained about that and got another bottle but not the same kind. Upon complaining bitterly they said they would give us a "suite" for regular room price on next visit. Went back in February 2003 for our "suite" and a promised bottle of wine upon arrival. This was no suite, but merely a queen size bed (which was OK) and a couch in a normal size hotel room and no cooking or refrigerator as most suites have. The bottle of wine was not present and when we asked for it it was a real hassle to get it. The bathroom had very poor lighting above the sink and noticed water dripping from the ceiling exhaust fan. When I checked it, about a gallon of water fell from it onto the floor--a real hazard. The towel bar fell off the wall on top of everything else. The shower door fit very poorly and water drained out onto the floor. NEVER AGAIN will I stay or recommend this hotel to anyone.....

    OK for a short stay


    We chose the President because of it's proximity to Times Square and Broadway and at a fast clip they could inded be reached in about 45 seconds. Great location. They also had a deal for three nights stay which was our time in the City. The staff are great - friendly and efficient but the hotel itself is looking a bit down at the heel now and needs some refurbishment in the general areas and indeed the rooms themselves. We upgraded to a junior suite as the room we had booked was rather small. You could have got a cat in it but no swinging! If you want to be very near all the action and get a double room for under $100 per night then this is for you. regards Harry Dunn

    Great Hotel


    In the past, I have made the mistake of staying at hotels in New York City solely based on price. So when I booked a room at the President for $86.00 a night I was a bit weary. I ended up staying one week there and was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and unexpected size of the room. The bathroom was great with a big, comfortable bath tub. I would recomend this hotel to anyone who wants to be in a fun, fast-paced location but needs an affordable price as well.

    Best Western President Hotel 48th St


    My wife and I just got back from a short trip to NYC.We stayed here because of the price. With AAA discount the base price was $89.00 +/-. With tax it came to $108 +/-. This and location are the reasons to say here. It is right around the corner from TKTS and in the heart of Time Square. As another reviewer noted the rooms are small, but not as tiny as the Parimount and the mattress was soft. Howevert the room was clean and nicely maintained. I would definitely stay there again, if the price were in the same range.

    Great Place for the Price


    Great Hotel..This hotel was Great. Stayed there in Jan. I had excellent Service not a probelm to report. The staff was nice and friendly. The room was clean and the bathroom looked like it was just remodeled. This hotel is perfect with its great location. The price is great...Overall I will stay there again without second thought

    Small But Adequate


    I stayed in a Deluxe Queen room which was small but mostly warm and comfortable, except for the mattress which was very soft. Ideally located for shopping and business needs, everything I needed was within easy access. The staff was not very friendly but everyone was helpful and efficient. I had no problems and would definitely stay there again.

    Grateful they were there


    After having a rotten experience, however brief, at the New York Inn, I was lucky to find a room at the Best Western President. I ended up spending more than I had planned, but the hotel was very very nice. The rooms are small but quite good and i even had a small balcony that looked down upon part of the Theatre District.

    But more than the room, I can't thank them enough for being there when i needed them.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Best Western PLUS President Hotel at Times Square New York City

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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