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Best Western Plus President Hotel
At a Glance
- sleek rooms for the price
- convenient location
- unique theme
- cramped lobby
- dark bathrooms
- poor views
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Best Western Plus President Hotel Review
The President is the only politically themed hotel in the city, starting with the purple color scheme, a combination of Republican red and Democratic blue. Portraits and other political-theme items are scattered throughout the renovated hallways and rooms—suites have Revolutionary War uniforms on freestanding body forms. Primary, the hotel bar, is popular with an after-work crowd who sip political-themed cocktails such as the Jackie O. Standard rooms are small with moody, colored lighting that attempts to make up for the lack of natural light (bathrooms are even darker). Times Square and the Theater District are at your doorstep. Guests get free access to the nearby New York Sports Club and, on request, preloaded iPods. There are two on-site restaurants: Saigon 48 for Vietnamese fare, and Aoki, a Japanese/sushi eatery.
- Address: 234 W. 48th St., between 8th Ave. and Broadway Times Square, New York, NY 10036 | Map It
- Phone: 212/246–8800; 800/828–4667
- Website: www.bestwestern.com
- Subway: C, E to 50th St.
- Location: Midtown West
- 334 rooms.
- Rate includes no meals.
- Credit cards accepted.
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