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Best Western Plus President Hotel at Times Square - Manhattan, New York

3 star Hotel New York

234 W 48th St Broadway & 8th Avenue - New York

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from $ 139 .14
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The Best Western President Hotel at Times Square welcomes you to New York. Whether it is for business or pleasure, you will be in the heart of Broadway, just minutes from Fifth Avenue shopping, the Rockefeller Center, the Radio City Music Hall, the world's best restaurants and of course the excitement and glamor of Times Square and its theaters.

For the business traveler the Best Western President Hotel at Times Square is only minutes from the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Diamond and Jewelry District and Fashion Avenue with high-speed internet access available in the lobby. You will be able to enjoy elegant or casual dining in the festive and charming settings of two restaurants, with conversation and cocktails in our delightful lounge bar.

The Z-Bar is the stylish bar of the hotel, located in the lobby area. Opened daily until 11.30 p.m. the Z-Bar is well-suited for a starter or an after-dinner drink. The well-trained, multilingual staff offers personal assistance for any special needs that will make your stay more comfortable. Please note that breakfast is not included in the price.

Local taxes (14.75% Total Tax + $3.50 occupancy tax per room per night) are not included in the price.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 6.2 Fair
Based on 49 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The hotel is perfectly located a few steps away from Times Square. The room is coz...

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Breakfast at Best Western Plus President Hotel at Times Square

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Plus President Hotel

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Hairdresser
  • Gift shop
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Personal newspapers
  • City tour
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Health club
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Center

Know before you go

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 15 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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6.5

Clean

8.1

Location

5.8

Quiet

5.1

Spacious

6.0

Service

Plus President Hotel reviews

1.0
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Nasty, everything was nasty and dusty. Don't stay there. The pillows and blankets had hair, the bed cover had holes and were yellow instead of white. The shower was nasty with hair everywhere included walls.

6.7 Fair
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Denmark

Nice hotel. Clean rooms. Hotel is located very good. Room wasn't big, weren't any chairs in the room and the beds was small. But overall a good hotel for the price..

2.5
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Dear Team, I stayed in that hotel with my grandmother and it was nice. Thatswhy I booked it for the trip of my parents again. And it was nothing of that. At first they didn't help with any problmes - just gave a phone number and my mum is the only one who can speak a little bit englishMy parents had at first a broken toilet. Then tehy stayed 6 days - in these days there were a cleaning lady one time ... they just emptied the trash and did the beds - no clean bathroom ... the my parents where there when the hurrican were there. They need to stay 6 more nights. The hotel was still unfriendly and charged even a higher rate than the earlier nights. My parents need to print the new tickets for the flight and they didn't even help them. In that time the cleaing ladies couldn't reach the hotel - that is okay but still my parents cleaned their room 12 days on their own. Nobody on the reception where helpful with any problem !!! Fot a 4 star hotel such a bad service !!!!!

1.4
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I reported since arrived at the hotel the air conditioned not working at all,the just send a report but nothing happened, it was the room as a sauna

2.3
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I don't recommend. Staffs were rude and looked unhappy. A woman at the front desk didn't gave me 3cents (change). It is SO small amount but I didn't like it and said "It is very small but weird. Why you didn't give me that 3cents?" Then she looked so angry! (Unbelievable) I didn't like their interior sense either. Big pictures of presidents (?) were on the wall of small room, and even the desk light was a statue of a president ( or someone!) It was like I was watched by three people and I couldn't fell I could rest. So I didn't stay long in the room…just went back to sleep. It is located in very busy place. In the middle of everything. So even at the 14th floor, it was noisy until late at night. Not good for people who needs good rest.

2.4
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

My worst stay in NYC from 1987.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands Antilles

1. An agreement by E_mail to leave the whole transaction on my credit Card and allow the third person (who would arrive before me) to the room without beeing bothered by asking for her credit Card was apparently not shared with the one at that time at the Desk 2. The WiFi internet connection was very bad and unstable in our room. Something should be done about that. Otherwise we had a pleasant stay. Arnold

1.7
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

The staff was not very welcoming, and the room was not ready at check in! The service was bad, and they where not very helpful. The room was realy dirty, and the cleaning was terrible! The one thing that saves this hotel, is location!

2.7
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We stayed in Manhattan for one week. The location was the best part of the hotel and we made sure we did not stay in the room very much. The room was not ready when we checked in after check-in time. We had constant trouble with our air conditioner, the toilet was always backing up, we never got the towels we needed without constantly asking, and sometimes they would fold up our dirty towels and put them up as clean. It was very noisy on 6th floor that was facing the street. The location was the positive side of the whole trip, but there are plenty of other hotels we would recommend more.

3.1
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Location EXCELLENT. Very convenient walk to most locations (theatre, Times Square, Hell's Kitchen, Penn sta, Shopping) However...you get what you pay for. The price was great the hotel VERY disappointing. I would NEVER book a room here again. Can hear doors shutting (slamming)all day and night. Phones did not work, air conditioning either freezing or off (all knobs did not work), bulbs were burned out in 2 of the 3 lamps and 4 in the ceiling. Shower sprayed water all over the floor, sink had no drain cover, needed to call for additional towels and wash clothes each day (stayed 5 nights), one day room not cleaned ...needed to call front desk at 9PM...then go down to front desk at 9:45PM), breakfast expensive and lacking taste,unfriendly front desk, strange set up in lobby (bar then check in desk then restaurant), maid carts and workman's carts constantly in hall, hot elevators, no seperate employee elevators, charge to store luggage on last day after check out at noon,.

5.4 Ordinary
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The only good thing about this hotel, is the location. Our room was above Saigon 48 and smelled like the kitchen. The bathrub was peeling, dirty and mold on walls and ceiling. We got a great price for the location, but that was it.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

great location, great price..

7.7 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This was my and my family's first trip to NYC and this was the perfect hotel for us! I liked the proximity to Time Square, I am glad it is not exactly on 7th Avenue, at night the crowds are actually quite alarming. I was thinking are they waiting for something to happen, because people just stand around. The hotel is 2 blocks down from a Subway Station, I thought this was great because you walk for hours in NYC so if we got to far from "home" we could hop on a train and be home quickly. The bed was comfortable but the room gets so HOOOOT! It was 40 degrees outside and we had the AC on and the window open. That was my only complaint. Other than that, the staff was so nice, they made us feel at home...I can't wait to go back.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Only troubling thing was the heavy construction that began operating outside my window at 7:00am on a Holiday morning! Very disturbing.

6.1 Fair
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

We would like if the people in the resption were more friendly. A smile is also always nice.:)

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Perfect location, spaceious room nice bathroom.This will be our #1 hotel in NY

7.9 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

I've stayed at the Best Western President on a few occasions and I find it excellent for the budget concious traveller. The location of the hotel is excellent if you want to be near the tourist-y Time Square but the area itself can be poor for restaurants and eating out generally being mostly chains of eateries or being ridiculously overpriced. The rooms at the hotel are clean with fresh towels every day. Because of the location, it's best to ask for a room on one of the higher floors so the noise of the traffic isn't too intrusive.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Queen size bed with a pull out sofa. It was the first time I stayed there.

4.4 Ordinary
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Bermuda

I stayed at the hotel for a couple of nights in March 2008. While I realised from reading other reviews that the hotel was a cheap option, I wasn't prepared for the tiny room! I realise that all New York hotel rooms are small but this was not what I had expected. Also, the heat in the hotel was turned up so high that even the air conditioner turned to the coolest setting all night & day in our room didn't help - I was very dehydrated by the time I returned home. The hotel guest guide also said that the hotel had recently been refurbished but the room we were in was old & tired looking. It was reasonably clean though - apart from the long black hair attached to the disposable cups! The location of the hotel is excellent, so for the price you pay, I guess it was a good choice. We also visited one of the Japanese restaurants right next door to the hotel & that meal & service could not be faulted. I would probably stay there again just because of the handy location.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic location small clean rooms bathrooms extremely small but clean

7.7 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

There was a party of 4 travelling to New York in December - it was for a 60th Birthday - A wonderful time was enjoyed by each and everyone of us. Hotel was very good and we liked the location. Would definately return.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

great room a little small but great location

7.2 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Great location, just one block from Times square, six blocks from Port Authority, 2 blocks from the nearest subway station. As we arrived they gave us the smallest double room in the hotel, a dirty noisy room on the back side of the building. After my sudden claim we obtained a better room located on the main side, clean but noisy too. The WiFi connection works only in the lobby, the breakfast isn't special and costs about 10 dollars pp. After all a good deal if you use the hotel just to spend the night.

6.0 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The hotel is very well located in the theater district. We had minor some problems during our stay: room very small, air conditioning system very noisy, credit card not accepted for breakfast. But the biggest problem was that they blocked my credit card for an amount much larger than the balance due, so I had throubles during the following days.

5.1 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is in one of the best locations in new york - right next to time sq. It is value for money in comparison but dont forget to add TAX!!! If you are looking for a decent sized room or staff who at least lift their head to look at you then this is not the hotel for you. Prime location - poor service.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Ireland

This was a fantastic hotel to stay in. THe location couldn't be better, right on Broadway, beside the theatres and the buzz of Time Square. There's a subway station located just around the corner and the routes that serve this hotel link you to the major sights to see. The rooms were clean and spacious and there's a fabulous vietnamese restaurant adjacent to the hotel. All in all, well worth the money.

5.0 Ordinary
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

This hotel charge will be able to be said that value to the location is larger than the hotel value. It is minimum of the room and the equipment of the hotel as the hotel where it stays in two married couples. It might be about 100 dollars a night stay if this hotel is not in Manhattan even if it is high. The sound of TV is extremely small. The bed is too soft. The temperature of the hot water of the shower is low. There is no refrigerator. There is a clean feeling.

7.3 Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

2.9
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

2.2
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

6.8 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

6.8 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

4.3 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

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7.5 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

6.7 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Venezuela

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Belgium

6.4 Fair
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

7.9 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

7.2 Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

7.1 Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

4.6 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at Best Western Plus President Hotel at Times Square, offering 334 guest rooms with iPod docking stations and Egyptian cotton sheets. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 37-inch plasma televisions with premium satellite channels, pay movies and HBO. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and direct-dial phones during their Broadway - Times Square visit. A good night's sleep in pillowtop mattresses with premium bedding and down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Rooms also include climate control, free local calls and air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Direct dial phone
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Best Western Plus President Hotel at Times Square

By car
From JFK international airport take the Van Wyck Expressway to the Grand Central Parkway. Take the Grand Central Parkway West towards the Tri-Borough Bridge. Take the bridge towards Manhattan. Take the FDR Drive ramps and merge onto FDR Drive South. Take exit number 8 towards the Midtown Tunnel (I-495 East/34th Street). Merge onto FDR Drive service road West, and then turn right onto the East 34th Street Exit. Continue traveling straight ahead and turn right onto 34th Street. Turn right onto 8th Ave. The property is located at 48th Street and 8th Avenue.
From LaGuardia international airport take the Grand Central Parkway West towards the Tri-Borough Bridge. Take the bridge towards Manhattan. Take the FDR Drive ramps and merge onto FDR Drive South. Take exit number 8 towards the Midtown Tunnel (I-495 East/34th Street). Merge onto FDR Drive service road West. Then turn right onto the East 34th Street exit. Continue traveling straight ahead and turn right onto 34th Street. Turn right onto 8th Ave. The property is located at 48th Street and 8th Avenue.
From Newark Liberty international airport take the New Jersey Turnpike to I-95 North towards 15 East-16 East-18 East/Lincoln Tunnel. Take the Route 3 exit towards the Lincoln Tunnel. Merge onto I-495 East. Take exit on the left toward 10 Ave/Points West Side Hwy. Stay straight to go onto Dyer Ave. Turn right onto W 42nd St. Turn left onto 8th Ave. The property is located at 48th Street and 8th Avenue.

By train
From Pennsylvania Station take the red subway line (1,2,3,9) until 50th street. Then walk two blocks south on Broadway until you reach 48th street. Turn right on 48th and walk for one block until you find 8th avenue, where the hotel is located. From Grand Central Station take the purple subway line (7) until Times Square, switch to the red line (1,2,3,9) until 50th street and follow the indications above.

By airplane
From JFK International airport take the New York Airport Service Express Bus for Midtown Manhattan/West Side until Pennsylvania Station, then follow the indications above. You can also take the Super Shuttle Manhattan, which offers a shared door to door service to any address in Manhattan, including all hotels. Another option is to take the Air Train Jfk till the Jamaica subway stop. The blue line (E) of the underground will take you till 50th street on 8th avenue, just two blocks north of the hotel.
From LaGuardia International airport take the New York Airport Service Express Bus for Midtown Manhattan/West Side until Pennsylvania Station, then follow the indications above. You can also take the Super Shuttle Manhattan, which offers a shared door to door service to any address in Manhattan, including all hotels.
From Newark International Airport take the Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus for Midtown Manhattan/West Side until Pennsylvania Station, then follow the indications above. You can also take the Super Shuttle Manhattan, which offers a shared door to door service to any address in Manhattan, including all hotels.

Distances from Plus President Hotel

Circle in the Square Theater - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Gershwin Theater - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Minskoff Theater - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Broadway - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
August Wilson Theater - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Roseland Ballroom - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The Majestic Theater - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Ed Sullivan Theater - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Toys 'R' Us Times Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Times Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
New Amsterdam Theater - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Radio City Music Hall - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Port Authority Bus Terminal - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
International Center of Photography - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Best Western Plus President Hotel at Times Square are:
New York, NY (TSS-East 34th Street Heliport) - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
New York, NY (JRB-Downtown Manhattan Heliport) - 6.8 km / 4.3 mi
New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 9.7 km / 6 mi
Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 17.9 km / 11.1 mi

The preferred airport for Best Western Plus President Hotel at Times Square is New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.