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The Gallivant Times Square

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234 West 48th Street, New York City, NY 10036-1540
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#426 of 531 hotels in New York City
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Excellent location in the heart of Times Square, steps from Broadway Theaters, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building and shopping. Guest rooms featuring, flat screen televisions, free local phone calls, in-room coffee makers, i-home docking stations, in-room safe. On-Site Fitness Center, Business Center, Conference Room and Two on-site Restaurants - Assorted room types, some with actual bunk beds.
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Centrally Located
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English, Spanish

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622Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
231Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Madeline B wrote a review Jan 10
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I just got home from a 2 night trip to NYC. Is it the best hotel I've ever stayed at? No. Will I probably stay at a Hampton next time? Probably. But for a room my boyfriend and I needed for just a couple of nights, it was fine. We were in a standard queen room. It was small, but that is to be expected in the heart of Times Square. We had a bed, a small bathroom, a dresser, closet, and bedside tables. No work desk, mini fridge, etc. I don't know why there are so many complaints in the reviews about the elevators, they were totally fine. Pros: - Literally steps away from Times Square - Good bed (most hotels I stay at give me allergies, I imagine from detergent or bedding or something, but I didn't experience that here) - Clean Cons: - There are no working vending machines. We checked all the floors they were meant to be on, only 2 of those floors actually had vending machines, and of those 2, one did not take my bills, and the other was completely unplugged - The restaurant Ding Chinese that is featured on the website does not exist. There is just An'nam (which was pretty good, a little pricy) and a Latin cuisine restaurant next door - Worst part: Not the best staff, everyone seemed like they would rather be shot than be working there. My mom paid for the hotel beforehand and at the hotels I go to, I don't usually have to worry about a security deposit (maybe that's from Hilton/Hampton membership but idk), but there was a security deposit necessary that I wan't aware of. The lady at the front desk seemed like she wanted to strangle me for asking her about it. I couldn't really understand her and my boyfriend figured it out and told me 'Oh, she needs a security deposit' I asked her if that had already been included in the price my mom paid because I didn't know! And I thought I was about to be kicked out of the hotel, she basically started yelling at me over it. Then my boyfriend, the level-headed man he is, just took out a card to pay for it, and then the woman proceeded to only speak to my boyfriend as if I were incompetent. Could be my fault for not knowing, but it's not like it was a problem. I was just asking her questions and she did not seem to like that. None of the staff I interacted with was super happy to be speaking with us. Another woman: We asked her where Ding Chinese restaurant was, because it is on the website and I wanted to go there. She gave me a death stare and told me it had been closed for years, as if I was meant to know that. She was like, 'Do you see a sign for that restaurant?" So basically, all this to say, they will get mad at you if you ask them questions about anything. I can't think of anything else right now. It was really fine. The shower worked well (I've seen a lot of complaints about the shower door situation which I understand (it's just a half door of glass that can't be moved) but if you're not like whipping yourself around it's fine). Good water pressure and heat. Rooms are a little warm, but there are openable windows. No TV guide, but I usually just watch something on my laptop anyway...So yeah. Do you simply need an affordable place to sleep for a few nights while you visit NYC? This place is fine.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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carl wrote a review Jan 8
Seaton Delaval, United Kingdom1 contribution
Just stayed at the Hotel for the last week, I have to say after reading many reviews and the majority not very impressive. I have to say my experience was nothing but excellent, bed linen and towels changed every other day. Room always clean, hot water in the shower, air con worked and wasn’t loud when on a low setting at night. Only waited a couple of minutes at the most for the lift , considering 1 was broken and awaiting a repair. Location is amazing, 30 secs from Time Square. Not expensive for being where it’s located, yes it’s no 5 star but a hotel room in New York is only for storing suitcases, sleeping and freshening up , not somewhere your wanting to live .
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t except 5 star standards and you’ll be happy to pay for a refund on here as the location is...
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Craig H wrote a review Jan 5
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Avoid Avoid Avoid… Booked with British Airways as a package. I know you get what you pay for but this hotel needs pulling down. We checked out within 2 hours of a 4 night planned stay. Very dirty hotel, Staff rude and access lifts are terrible. Room is smaller then a pubic restroom.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Don’t Book this place.
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colleen wrote a review Jan 2
Bristol, United Kingdom4 contributions
Room was ok, I mean sheets were clean and bathroom was clean, the room was tiny and the walls had big chips taken out of the plaster! The hotel was in a good location! But was literally used for sleeping. Staff behind the reception were plain rude! No Other words for it!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Make sure you take a spare credit card because they take literally £300 dollars out your account...
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JaySSSSatl wrote a review Dec 2021
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
This hotel has potential, but there are a bunch of maintenance issues. During our stay, we had the following issues: All of the power outlets in the room are in such bad shape, they can barely hold a plug. Wi-Fi is inoperable (not connected to the internet) One of the elevators went out, and was out for at least 24 hours. The remaining elevator has a limit of 5 passengers, and we were on the 15th floor. Waits for an elevator we’re over 30 minutes. On our fourth morning, we had no hot water. The hot water got no warmer than about 75 degrees Fahrenheit. When we tried to call the front desk about the water issue, we realized the room phone was inoperable.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Be prepared for long waits for the elevator. Even when they are both operational, they have a 5...
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PRICE RANGE
$121 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western president hotel new york, best western hotel nyc, best western nyc, best western new york city, new york city best western, best western president new york
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
TRYP by Wyndham New York Times Square
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkNew York CityTimes Square / Theater District / Theater District / Times Square / Midtown West / Manhattan / Midtown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
336
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gallivant Times Square
Which popular attractions are close to The Gallivant Times Square?
Nearby attractions include Broadway (0.2 miles), Times Square (0.1 miles), and Come From Away (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gallivant Times Square?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Gallivant Times Square?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gallivant Times Square?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gallivant Times Square?
Conveniently located restaurants include Frisson Espresso, Los Tacos No. 1, and K Rico Steakhouse.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Gallivant Times Square?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Gallivant Times Square?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Gallivant Times Square?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (3.7 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (3.7 miles), and Hamilton Park (1.8 miles).
Is The Gallivant Times Square accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.