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Best Western Plus President Hotel at Times Square

234 W. 48th St., New York, NY 10036 40.760611 -73.986205
at Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-246-8800 | 800-826-4667 | Fax: 212-974-3922 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Moderate, Expensive
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Family-Friendly, Good for Business Travelers

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Sample Room Rates

Average rate for basic room is about $250

Official Website

bestwestern.com

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.; N, Q, R at 49th St.

Parking

  • Nearby Parking Lots

Nearby indoor parking available at $30 for 24 hours for cars and $40 for SUVs and minivans.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • WiFi service

Profile

Following a $15 million refurb, this hotel near Times Square bears little resemblance to the Best Westerns of your youth. The 334 rooms here now boast 37- or 42-inch flat-panel TVs (equipped with cable or satellite channels), free WiFi, iHome stations, and free local and long-distance calls. The 46 suites (available in junior, deluxe, and executive levels) also have sleeper sofas, sitting areas, and, in some, balconies or hot tubs. The décor is chic and modern throughout—think plush platform beds, quirky wallpapered ceilings, throw pillows, and artwork emblazoned with images of presidents and first ladies past. But the two interconnecting penthouse suites—dubbed Liberty and Independence—take it to the next level with high-tech A/V systems, marble baths with Jacuzzi tubs and spa showers, plant-covered terraces, and original antiques and historic artifacts. General hotel facilities include a small gym and business rooms. And in addition to the daily continental breakfast, on-site drinking and dining can be done at Saigon 48 (an all-day Vietnamese place), Aoki (for Japanese lunches and dinners), and Primary Bar & Lounge (for weekly ale tastings and cocktails like the “Jackie O”).

Pros

Central location; updated design; freebies like WiFi and long-distance calls; above-average on-site dining and drinking options; hot tubs in some rooms.

Cons
Standard rooms are on the small side; no minibars or fridges in any rooms.

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