The Gallivant Times Square Hotel

Midtown Budget Hotel
The Gallivant Times Square Hotel #416 of 510 hotels in New York City #416 of 510 hotels in New York City
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234 W 48th Street New York, NY 10036
(212) 246-8800

Why we like it

  • Exceptional value for its location in Times Square
  • Family room suites are sufficiently large to entertain whole groups
  • In-room fridges provide space for snack storage and restaurant leftovers
  • Bottles of water are provided fresh every day
  • Bunk beds in some rooms are a lot of fun for the kids

What you need to know

  • Higher rooms tend to have less street noise
  • Corner rooms have plenty of natural light and plenty of windows
  • Penthouse balconies give you the chance to get outside without leaving the hotel
  • The front desk will take care of your bags for a very small fee
  • A breakfast is available, but is not complimentary

Popular Times Square Features

Walk to Times Square Walk to Central Park Free Breakfast On-site Bar On-site Restaurant Rooftop Bar Free WiFi Smoke Free

Location

You'll be located in the middle of Times Square, a stone's throw from all the most famous theaters, restaurants, and shops of this world-renowned landmark. You won't have far to walk to access the rest of the city. The 49 St station is less than a block away.

  • Distance to Times Square: 0.1 mile
  • Distance to Central Park: 0.7 mile

Property Amenities

Property services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Television in common areas
  • ATM/banking
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Tours/ticket assistance

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Health club
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)

Shuttles and transportation

  • Airport transportation
  • Limo or Town Car service available

Parking

  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Offsite parking reservations required

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station

In-Room Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Shower only
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Services

  • Free newspaper
  • Daily housekeeping

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media and electronics

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • iPod docking station
  • Pay movies
  • Phone
  • Premium TV channels
  • Satellite TV service
  • HDTV
  • Plasma TV

Bedding and linens

  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Pillowtop mattress

Reviews

The Gallivant Times Square Hotel

3,145 Reviews #416 of 510 hotels in New York City

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
  • Excellent
    672
  • Very Good
    985
  • Average
    723
  • Poor
    345
  • Terrible
    420

Recent Reviews

lclare80nj wrote a review on March 23, 2020
Trip Type:
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Service

Dont book the expensive rooms. Cheaper ones are a lot nicer, I promise!

Hotel has construction on 2 sides, you won't be informed but the balconys are out of use. I booked the PH has no balcony access, a shower that dripped all day and night, Tiny bathroom considering its a 2 B/R and the bathroom is through the bedrooms so not great if two couples booked it. I had a number of issues with the hotel and emailed the manager to discuss before doing any reviews however this has been ignored so now here's my review. I booked the PH for $2000 (just over - for my 40th Birthday treat) and my friends booked a family for $600. Her room was larger, had a huge balcony she could access and also had an extremely last master bathroom, the type you would expect in a Penthouse! I had no access to my balcony through construction (was not informed at any point, until I walked into the room to find out for myself) The door wasn't even secure and blew open twice during the night from the wind. The shower dripped all day and night and cleaners left towels in the shower tray to try and reduce noise, it didn't work and was very annoying when trying to sleep! The manager on site was polite but seems had no power to offer any compensation or alternatives which is ridiculous. I would definitely say if you're going to stay here, get the cheaper room. Youll be crazy if you pay what I did when you see what the other rooms get in comparison. The positive for the hotel is the location - 2 mins to Times Sq without the constant noise.
AdamRichardson wrote a review on March 22, 2020 Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Trip Type:
  • Rooms
  • Sleep Quality
  • Service

great location no frills

stayed here 4 nights from feb 24th and it was perfectly fine for the price we paid. Rooms are clean and tidy, reception staff are great and helpful. We had a room facing 48th street and street noise wasn't anything excessive, you soon get used to the police and fire engine sirens. You are a 2 minute walk from times square so location could not be better. Would stay here again next time we visit
K2413CZcatherineh wrote a review on March 22, 2020
Trip Type: Friends getaway

Worst hotel I stayed in

I recently stayed at this hotel, it was nothing like The brochure!!! When I arrived I opened a press and a glass fell out cutting my foot. I was offered an ambulance by the hotel.. not antiseptic cream and plasters!!! Never asked for the remainder of my stY was my foot ok, despite me having to get painkillers! Then had to pay for them to mind my luggage whilst I waited to go to airport!! Disgraceful customer service and a very rude manager!!!!
Darryl T wrote a review on March 16, 2020 Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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Gallivant Hotel Times Square - Centrally located and good for Broadway and the sights

Plus points: -Friendly, helpful staff -Clean rooms - cleaned every day and towels changed.....Also toiletries and hair dryer supplied...... -Good location - near Broadway and the theatres/restaurants and not far from empire state building, tour buses also available on 47th which is next street. A 24 hour pass on the tour bus is @$50.00 includes the night tour bus and ferry on the river..... Minus points: - Some noise - hotel room at front of building on the 4th floor, some exterior noise overnight as near broadway and traffic, also a fire station is around the corner so some occasional sirens, got round this by leaving the television on low overnight when sleeping.... -No breakfast or restaurant/bar at hotel, there is a Chinese restaurant adjoining the hotel, got a good 3 course dinner for $35.00..... there are plenty of cafe's for breakfast and lunch nearby..... - Showers tended to run cold in the evenings, but ok in the mornings..... Overall would recommend for the location, comfort of the rooms and the friendly staff...... my 1st visit to New York and thoroughly enjoyed!!!
Pioneer665120 wrote a review on March 15, 2020
Trip Type: Friends getaway

Filthy

This hotel is well situated but the hotel needs some new house keeping staff our bathroom door was covered in human faeces spoke to reception and asked to speak to manager but that old chestnut IN A MEETING got given a card with housekeepers contact details but didn't bother because someone should of contacted us with some kind of apology just to add it did cleaned but it looked like room had just a quick clean because my friends room had pubic hair on toilet

Policies

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