We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Gallivant Times Square

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
The Gallivant Times Square
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,001 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 649: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Room good size though bathroom was clean it was a little on the small side with no shelf to put your wash bag. Unfortunately we had several equipment failures - toilet blockage, safe broke, no coffee. All these were fixed promptly by the helpful and polite staff. Also had to have the door card keys reactivated more than once.

Helpful?
Thank David C
Management response:
Google Translation

Gracias por sus comentarios, estamos muy contentos de que haya disfrutado de su estancia en el Gallivant Times Square. Sinceramente... More 

Shoreham-by-Sea, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gallivant is close to times square we booked it through travel planners as part of our holiday. The welcome was first rate our bags taken into the lobby check in was excellent nice friendly staff. Our room on the 13 th floor was large indeed had two tvs and and two beds. A balcony over looking the city too.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank John P
Exton, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
100 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gallivant Hotel is a very nice hotel for the money. We paid $139 per night which is a bargain in Times Square. Decor is very nice and appealing. However there were a couple of hiccups. The bathroom is tiny, and when we turned on the shower the handle fell to the floor. We had to attach it back to... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank HermanG
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed last week in preparation for a trip to Ireland. Hotel was clean and well run. It's an older building with smaller rooms, but considering rates it was good value. Everything worked and the staff were very helpful. We will definitely stay there again.

Helpful?
1 Thank GordonK29455
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gallivant is one of many hotels in NYC that was renovated into "boutique" status by primping up a solid 1920s building without really upgrading it properly. The lobby looks chic but the fundamentals are lacking. They stupidly installed "European style" showers that lack a curtain and therefore leak onto the floor. They tack on a $15/night "urban fee," which... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jonathan S

Travellers are raving about these New York City hotels

Wallasey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly the location of the hotel is fantastic, on 48th Street (3 streets away from Times Square), one Bellman was helpful and sorted us a taxi back to the airport on departure, however, other staff were not overly friendly, hot water was not working on the first day, when I asked I was told it was being fixed- no apology.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank livydaniels94
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small rooms no view looking at brick walls Terrible customer service no bar even though they showed it on their website. The amount of money paid per night was not even worth staying their may as well stayed in a youth hostel. Would not recommend at all and we have advised our travel agent to no longer use as the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Katrina N A
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gallivant is located between 7th and 8th on 48th Street. Convenient to Times Square, Fox News, NBC Studios and Rockefeller Center. The hotel was clean, but the bedding was about 2 star worthy. I booked the room through Priceline.com and the otel charges you an additional feed of 15 dollars a day above the quoted rate. The elevator was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Cory S
Carlow, Ireland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Modern hotel very central to Times Square. Was given a room with some air conditioning unit outside. Requested a room change next morning and was given a new room without any fuss. The hotel could probably do something about noise abatement with the rooms overlooking the street as it can be noisy at night. Overall a nice hotel with very... More 

Helpful?
Thank joetraverssnr
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
222 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got hell of a deal from Travelzoo for this hotel in the middle of holiday season - labor day weekend. We paid $160 per night ( after everything - taxes , fees etc). The hotel is located on 48th between 8th ave and 7th ave ( Broadway). The location is PERFECT and the hotel is in the middle of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jani_Vladi

654 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (361)
Viewed
Room/Suite (48)
Viewed
Bathroom (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (13)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (3)
Viewed
Other (272)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (248)
Viewed
Amenities (19)
Viewed
Deluxe Double-Double Room (22)
Viewed
Family Suite (30)
Viewed
Fitness Room (31)
Viewed
Premium Suite (30)
Viewed
Dining (13)
Viewed
Standard Room (One Full Bed) (23)
Viewed
The Hotel (34)
Viewed
Tryp Twin Room (One Bed) (22)
Viewed
Twin Room (Two Beds) (24)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (45)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (15)
Viewed
Other (20)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these New York City hotels
Midtown
Paramount Hotel Times Square New York
Paramount Hotel Times Square New...
#366 of 477 in New York City
3,334 reviews
Midtown
Night Times Square
Night Times Square
#328 of 477 in New York City
3,670 reviews
Midtown
The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel
The Manhattan at Times Square Ho...
#298 of 477 in New York City
6,024 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Midtown
Row NYC Hotel
Row NYC Hotel
#326 of 477 in New York City
13,423 reviews
Midtown
Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
#309 of 477 in New York City
8,517 reviews
Midtown
Amsterdam Court Hotel
Amsterdam Court Hotel
#338 of 477 in New York City
2,933 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Midtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Excellent location in the heart of Times Square, steps from Broadway Theaters, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building-Guest rooms featuring; free wireless internet, flat screen televisions, free local phone calls, in-room coffee makers, i-home docking stations, complimentary weekday newspaper, in-room safe. On-Site Fitness Center, Business Center, Conference Room- Two Restaurants, Lobby Bar, Room Service - 50 Suites with bunk beds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gallivant Times Square

Address: 234 West 48th Street, Times Square, New York City, NY 10036 (Formerly TRYP by Wyndham New York Times Square)
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
Price Range: $198 - $690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Gallivant Times Square 3.5*
Number of rooms: 336
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz, Odigeo, Hotels.com and Jetsetter so you can book your The Gallivant Times Square reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western President Hotel New York
Best Western Nyc
Best Western Hotel Nyc
Best Western New York City
New York City Best Western
Best Western President New York
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Gallivant Times Square staff and other travellers.
76 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (76)

Questions? Get answers from The Gallivant Times Square staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get a high floor to minimize street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles HermanG, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you book through a 3rd party, be aware the rooms may not be what you expect. The bed was a small double.”
 of 5 bubbles CoryS230, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is very easy to access places around the Times Square.”
 of 5 bubbles sewonhan, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles Karnak55, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“everything was great”
 of 5 bubbles isthatyoua, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay