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BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

234 W 48th Street, New York, NY 10036-1424
Phone: 212/246-8800   |   Fax: 212/974-3922   |   334 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Stay at this boutique midtown New York City hotel located in the heart of the Theater District and Times Square attractions.

Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square, where guests will find affordable luxury amenities and accommodations. Guests staying at this Times Square hotel will be conveniently near Rockefeller Center, Broadway Theaters and Fifth Avenue shopping. This midtown New York City hotel is also near St. Barnabas Hospital, Roosevelt Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center. This hotel is centrally located to Times Square, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Madison Square Garden and Macy's.

The BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square is a 334 room lifestyle hotel property offering chic guest rooms. Each room comes complete with upgraded bedding and linens, 37-inch or 42-inch flat panel televisions, free Wi-Fi Internet access, and iHome iPod® docking station. Executive rooms and Penthouse suites offering spacious accommodations and upgraded amenities are available upon request.

Guests at this New York City hotel can choose from two on-site restaurants offering Japanese fare (AOKI) and Vietnamese cuisine (Saigon). This Best Western hotel's amenities also include a cocktail bar, business center, fitness facilities, discounted parking and concierge service. Business travelers will be close to Morgan Stanley, Viacom, AMA and Universal Music Group. Corporate guests will also appreciate the quality meeting facilities accommodating up to 12 guests.

For superior customer service and a convenient location in New York City, make a reservation at this New York City hotel today and save!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service provides information pertaining to tours, theater tickets, and area information
  • Guest laundry services, same day service available Monday through Saturday, prices Vary.
  • Cocktail lounge, lobby and in restaurants
  • Fax services, front desk
  • Ice/vending machines, available on multiple floors.
  • Elegant lobby with lobby bar
  • Nearby indoor parking available, nominal fee for 24 hours for cars, SUV's and Minivans.
  • Occupancy tax of $3.50 per room, per night for standard rooms and $5.50 per night for suites
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stair stepper
  • Treadmill
  • Late check out, available for a nominal fee. Based on availability.
  • Business center, available 24-hours for a nominal fee. Meeting space available
  • Meeting facilities, one meeting space/boardroom set-up for 12 people maximum
  • Catering
  • Exercise facility Open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Stationary bike
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff, (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, French)
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Dataports, wireless
  • Copy and fax available at the front desk
  • Theater ticket desk, available through concierge
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Cash machine (ATM)
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Complimentary newspaper available in the lobby.
  • Electrical adapter for International guests

BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

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Conveniently located, the best western plus president hotel at times square in New York, New York is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 40.760603  /  Latitude: -73.986322


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 95. (North/George Washington Bridge) As you cross the bridge follow signs for West Side Highway (9A). Take the West Side Highway South (Downtown). At 48th Street, make a left. The BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square will be on the right, between 8th Avenue and Broadway.

From: Lincoln Tunnel. Access 42nd Street as you leave the tunnel. At 8th Avenue, make a left. Follow 8th Avenue to 48th Street, make a right. The BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square will be on right.

From: Queens MidTown Tunnel. Make a right on 34th Street. Take 34th to 8th Avenue and make a right. Follow 8th Avenue to 48th Street and make a right. The BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square will be on the right.

From: New England. Take Interstate 95 South to Cross Bronx Expressway. Take the Cross Bronx to the West Side Highway (9A). Take the West Side Highway South (Downtown). At 48th Street, make a left. The BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square will be on the right, between 8th Avenue and Broadway.

From: Albany. Take the New York Throughway (Interstate 87 South) to the Palisades Parkway South (Exit 13). Take the Palisades Parkway to the George Washington Bridge. As you cross the bridge follow signs for West Side Highway (9A). Take the West Side Highway South (Downtown). At 48th Street, make a left. The BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square will be on the right, between 8th Avenue and Broadway.

BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

African Burial Ground National Monument

Found at the Ted Weiss Federal Building, the African Burial Ground National Monument is located in Lower Manhattan in New York City. Operated by the National Park Service in the Civic Center District, this U.S. National Historic Landmark preserves a burials site of over 400 African people in the 1700s.

One of the National Parks of New York Harbor, the park consists of a visitor center and exhibitions indoor, plus an outdoor memorial. Visitors are able to browse the exhibits, get a cancellation stamp at the African Burial Ground NM Visitor Center, watch a film in the 40-seat theater, photograph the memorial, and more.

Belmont Park

First opened in 1905, Belmont Park is a Thoroughbred horse racing track located in the Elmont area of Hempstead, New York. The New York City-area facility has drawn as many as over 120,000 spectators to events like the Belmont Stakes, Mother Goose Stakes and the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic International.

Affectionately known as “the Championship Track,” Belmont Park events are frequently televised on NBC and several cable networks. The park’s ample seating and lawn space also make it an ideal venue for major concerts – past headliners include the likes of Billy Joel and Blondie.


The Theater District, which includes Broadway runs from 40th Street to 54th Street, and from west of Sixth Avenue to east of Eighth Avenue, are the lights of BROADWAY- The Theater District.  Home to 40 of the largest theaters, each housing 500 seats or more. Known as the "Great White Way", Broadway has been host to some of the most famous stage productions in the world.

Castle Clinton National Monument

Also known as Fort Clinton and Castle Garden, the Castle Clinton National Monument is located in Manhattan’s Battery Park in New York City. Operated by the National Park Service, Castle Clinton is one of the National Parks of New York Harbor.

A NYC Landmark found on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the castle was constructed in 1808, and cover one acre. Guests are encouraged to check out the visitor center, or try a 20-minute, ranger-led tour of the grounds titled, “A History of the Castle.”

Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument

Found on the Hudson River, the Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument is managed by the National Park Service in the NYC metro area. Reached by Statue Cruises Ferry in New York and New Jersey, the famed Ellis Island is one of the National Parks of New York Harbor.

Guests may explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, search the American Family Immigration History Center database, or catch the 30-minute film “Island of Hope, Island of Tears.”

Tours can be ranger-led – including the Hard Hat Tours of the Hospital Complex – or self-guided and audio in several languages.

Federal Hall National Memorial

Set along Wall Street, the Federal Hall National Memorial commemorates the site of the nation’s first capitol, the inaugural site of President George Washington, and the spot where the Bill of Rights was first introduced to Congress.

Today the National Park Service operates the site in the Financial District of the New York City metro area. Established in 1842, the Federal Hall National Memorial offers the guided tour, “Welcome to Federal Hall,” plus permanent exhibits like the Washington Inaugural Gallery.

Find gifts and information at the Museum Store at Federal Hall National Memorial and the Gateway to America: Discover New York Harbor Visitor Information Center.

General Grant National Memorial

Also known as Grant's Tomb, the General Grant National Memorial is located in Manhattan’s Riverside Park in the NYC metropolitan area. Enclosing the remains of President Ulysses S. Grant, this U.S. National Memorial is managed by the National Park Service.

Visitors to Grant's Tomb may check out the Grant exhibits, bookstore, and a film in the General Grant NM Visitor Center, admirer the craftsmanship of the mausoleum, or tour the plaza and memorial grounds.

Governors Island National Monument

Found just south of Manhattan in New York City, the Governors Island National Monument commemorates and preserves former U.S. Army and National Guard bases once in service. Guests can explore Fort Jay and Castle Williams – both constructed over 200 years ago – and become familiarized with the island’s historic past.

The monument area encompasses over 22 acres in total, with several parks, including Nolan Park and Colonels Row, surrounding the monument area. Explore the entirety of the island and its parks on a Hike Through History ranger-led program.

Grand Central Station

First opened in 1871, Grand Central Station is an iconic train station at the intersections 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Officially named Grand Central Terminal, the complex services the Harlem Line, Hudson Line, New Haven Line, New Canaan Branch, and the Danbury Branch of the Metro-North Railroad.

Visitors to the terminal revel in its famous Main Concourse – complete with its impressive ceiling designed by Paul César Helleu – and attractions like the Hercules, Minerva and Mercury statuary at the 42nd Street façade. The Dining Concourse accommodates travelers with lounge area seating and dining options including the Oyster Bar, Grand Central’s oldest business.

Hamilton Grange National Memorial

Once the home of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton, the Hamilton Grange National Memorial is located in St. Nicholas Park in New York City. Due to the home’s historical significance, the New York home has been relocated twice since its original construction in 1802.

Guests looking to get an up-close-and-personal experience can visit the historically furnished floor – housing actual décor and furnishings from Hamilton’s time in the home. There is also a visitor center featuring several permanent exhibits and frequently screening a film at the on-site theater.

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Stretched across 10 counties throughout the New York Metro region, central New York, and as far north as Saratoga Springs, the Hudson Valley National Heritage Area acts as a unified series of over 20 sites with historical, cultural, and environmental significance found along the Hudson River. The region was acknowledged in 1996.

Beginning in New York City, sites like the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site can be found. Heading north, towns like Nyack through West Coxsackie house the Camp Shanks WWII Museum and the Bronck Museum. Continuing north, Albany features must-sees like the Empire State Plaza Art Collection and the New York State Capitol.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site

Making its home in the heart of New York City, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum preserves the site of this famed immigrant resident. Given immigration's historical significance to New York’s metropolitan area, this museum has become a staple among the state’s host of tourist attractions.

Guests can explore the tenement via guided tour, taking them through building and meeting costumed interpreters along the way. Moreover, walks throughout the historic Lower East Side are often combined with a Tenement Museum Tour for further discovery opportunities.

Madison Square Garden

Visitors and residents of The Big Apple have a variety of options for sightseeing and entertainment. New York City is home to the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Madison Square Garden, the "World's Most Famous Arena". This multipurpose arena is located in Manhattan, on top of Pennsylvania Station, the busiest train station and commuter rail center in America. When it opened in 1968, it was the fourth Madison Square Arena to be built in New York City. This historical arena has been home to the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League and the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association, since it opened.

Madison Square Garden is the city's longest active sports arena and is the world's third busiest arena for music concerts. The Garden hosts as many as 320 events each year, including boxing events, political events and even circus events. While in New York City, visit The Garden to watch a theater production in The Theater at Madison Square Garden or attend a trade show at the Expo Center. There's plenty to do in this vibrant city. Stay close to the action in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The largest art museum in the United States, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as Museum Mile, in New York City, New York. Under the direction of Thomas P. Campbell, the museum exhibits classical works from Ancient Egypt and Europe, as well as numerous African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic works.

Commonly known as "the Met," the museum permanently displays the works of artists like Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and Edgar Degas. The building's classic, 19th-century architecture and unmatched collection of priceless pieces make the Metropolitan Museum of Art a must-see for NYC visitors seeking fine art and culture.

Penn Station

Opened in 1910, Pennsylvania Station, affectionately known as Penn Station, is a rail hub in New York City. The busy Manhattan station services numerous lines belonging to Amtrak, the Long Island Railroad, and the New York City Subway as well as New York City Bus, BoltBus, and Vamoose Bus lines.

The majority of the facility is set beneath the ground, just below the iconic Madison Square Garden. The adjoining Pennsylvania Plaza offers visitors and travelers a wealth of retail and dining options and serves as the headquarters of several radio stations including WABC, WEPN and WPLJ.

Rockefeller Center

Officially declared a National Historic Landmark, Rockefeller Center is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in New York City – and arguably the nation. Of the 19 commercial buildings that make up the Midtown complex, the GE Building is the most iconic and is pictured in several movies and TV shows – most recently the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

Each morning, visitors to Rockefeller Center gather around Studio 1A for the chance to be seen on the national broadcast of the Today Show. The Radio City Music Hall, with its adjoining skyscraper, is the home of several NBC studios responsible for the production of network favorites like Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

One of the 20th Century's most celebrated architectural landmarks, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is located on upper Fifth Avenue, along Museum Mile in New York City, New York. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the building's striking architecture most notably features a rotunda, which is wider at the top than the bottom.

Under the direction of Richard Armstrong, the Guggenheim features numerous important works, including those of Paul Gauguin, Édouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso. Visitors to the museum can also enjoy lectures, performances and film screenings, making the Guggenheim a must for any NYC traveler in search of some culture.

Tenement Museum New York City

Promoting tolerance through historical education on the immigrant experience, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum is located in Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York. Recognized as a National Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, and a member of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the building is believed to have been the home of over 7,000 immigrants between 1863 and 1935.

The Tenement Museum offers guided tours through period-restored apartments designed to depict the lives of those who lived in the 97 Orchard Street building. The Bruner Foundation awarded the museum the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence in 2001.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Constructed in 1848, the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is located in Manhattan in New York City. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the brownstone is found at Park Avenue South and Broadway in NYC.

In 1963, the National Park Service took over the three-story replica erected in 1923, and began operations as a museum Tuesday through Saturday. Explore the Upper Gallery and the Lower Gallery, and check out the bookstore, 25-minute film, and the five-room guided tour.

Times Square

One of the most iconic tourist draws in the United States, Times Square is a commercial intersection in Midtown Manhattan, at the center of New York City. Originally known as Longacre Square, the location was renamed when the New York Times set up headquarters in the building now known as One Times Square in 1904.

Today, the sights and sounds of Times Square represent the world’s view of New York City – bright neon billboards stretch high into the sky as crowds gather around buskering street performers and pack into numerous retail and dining destinations. Broadway theatre shows like the Phantom of the Opera and the Lion King are popular draws, while each year, thousands line the streets for a glimpse of the famous New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

Wall Street

Home of the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street is located in Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York. With several other institutions like NASDAQ, the New York Mercantile Exchange, and the New York Board of Trade headquartered along Wall Street, the area has come to symbolize the entire financial market of the United States.

Visitors to the area will find iconic landmarks like 23 Wall Street, also known as “the Corner,” which have been pictured in countless films and TV shows. “The Corner” was even shown in the film The Dark Knight Rises to represent the fictional Gotham City's financial sector.

World Trade Center Museum

A national tribute to the men, women and children who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 2001 and 1993, the World Trade Center Museum and 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the fallen towers in downtown Manhattan in New York City, New York.

Visitors to the memorial are offered free passes to experience interactive exhibits detailing the events and commemorating the victims. In the original foundations of the Twin Towers, two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools draw grievers and list the names of those taken down with the buildings.

Yankee Stadium

Sports fans in New York City have a wonderful selection of sports to follow. Basketball fans flock to Madison Square Garden to watch the New York Knicks play ball, while baseball fans head to Yankee Stadium, to watch the New York Yankees in action. The famous New York Yankees have followers not only in New York, but throughout the country. The Yankees have played their home games in the stadium since it opened in 2009, after the original 1923 Yankee Stadium closed in 2008.

The new ballpark is located across the street from the original stadium, in the Bronx borough of New York City. The stadium construction cost $1.5 billion, making it the most expensive baseball stadium that has ever been built. The stadium was built with granite, pre-cast concrete and Indiana limestone, to mirror the original Yankee stadium exterior. Join over 52,000 fans to cheer on the hometown New York Yankees and have fun in The Big Apple. Stay close to the stadium, in the nearby Best Western hotel and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.01 mile(s) from Times Square, (only 100 feet) around the corner!
  • 0.01 mile(s) from the Broadway Theatre Dist
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Avenue of the Americas
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Restaurant Row
  • 0.40 mile(s) from the Late Show, with David Letterman
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Top of the Rock Tower
  • 0.40 mile(s) from NBC Studios
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Rockefeller Center
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Radio City Music Hall
  • 0.50 mile(s) from St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Museum of Modern Art MOMA
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Folk Art Museum
  • 0.80 mile(s) from Intrepid Air Space Museum
  • 0.90 mile(s) from CBS Studios
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Carnegie Hall
  • 1.10 mile(s) from Central Park
  • 1.20 mile(s) from Madison Square Garden
  • 1.40 mile(s) from Lincoln Center
  • 1.40 mile(s) from Metropolitan Opera
  • 2.20 mile(s) from National Sept 11 Memorial, World Trade Center Memorial & Museum
  • 0.01 mile(s) from M&M store at Times Square
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Fifth Avenue shopping
  • 0.50 mile(s) from fashion district
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Saks Fifth Avenue
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Bloomingdale's
  • 1.60 mile(s) from Macy's
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Woodbury Commons

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Hoboken
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Brooklyn
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Queens
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Bronx
  • 1.30 mile(s) from Jacob Javits Convention Center

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 0 mile(s) from Times Square, World Renowned Times Square With Its Scintillating Lights And Gigantic Billboards
  • 0 mile(s) from Broadway Theatres, Several Broadway Theatres In The Vicinity
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Radio City Hall, Performances, Shows
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Rockfeller Centre, Ice Skating
  • 0.10 mile(s) from ESPN, MTV
  • 0.45 mile(s) from Central Park
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Madison Square Garden

Nearby Restaurants

  • Saigon 48, on premises, full Service, Vietnamese, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, on the gastronomic front, the BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square counts itself lucky to have not one, but two fantastic dining options flanking the lobby space on either side, both with an Asian flare. The first of which is Saigon 48, featuring authentic Vietnamese vittles.
  • Aoki, on premises, full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner, on the gastronomic front, the BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square counts itself lucky to have not one, but two fantastic dining options flanking the lobby space on either side, both with an Asian flare. The second of which is Aoki Restaurant offering the freshest in Japanese Sushi, noodles and grilled items. In the morning hours if miso soup isn’t up your alley.
  • Primary Bar & Lounge, on premises, Bar/Lounge, International, open for: breakfast, Put primary first on your list of great nights out in Manhattan without ever having to leave the hotel. Primary offers a playful look at the American democratic system. Join the crowd at Primary for the weekly ‘Beer Summit’ where fine American ales are tasted and voted on or simply stop in for a “Jackie O” or any one of a long list of signature cocktails and relax after a long city day. A continental breakfast service is available in the lobby lounge.

BEST WESTERN PLUS President Hotel at Times Square

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near New York. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

April 2015

April 15 - 26, 2015
Tribeca Film Festival

One of the nation's premier film festivals gets away in Lower Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood.

April 6 & 13, 2015
Mets and Yankees Season Opener

The latest baseball season for these two storied teams kicks off on April 6 for the Yanks and April 13 for the Mets.

April 17 - 19, 2015
Brooklyn Folk Festival

This year's festival, which includes 30 bands, vocal and instrumental workshops, and a family-friendly square dance, will take place at St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights.

May 2015

May 16 & 17, 2015
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

This 15-block festival in Hell's Kitchen serves food from all four corners of the globe alongside cultural music and dancing events.

May 15 - 26, 2015
Kings County Fair of Brooklyn at Aviator Sports

Brooklyn's biggest family-friendly event kicks off at the Floyd Bennet Field area for 12 days.

June 2015

June 10, 2015
Museum Mile Festival

The Museum Mile stretch of Fifth Avenue offers the city's biggest free block party and admission to eight NYC museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim.

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