"I was very pleasantly surprised by the hotel. Great location for where I needed to be. Staff was attentive. My room was not ready, I said I would wa ... " More

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Hotel Description

The Gallivant Times Square puts you in the heart of Manhattan, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Broadway and Times Square. Highlights at this boutique hotel include 2 restaurants, a health club, and a bar/lounge.

All 336 rooms feature plasma TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like free toiletries. Room service, down comforters, and free newspapers are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers concierge services, a 24-hour front desk, and limo/town car service. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and laundry facilities. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 3.5-star Central New York City hotel include Ed Sullivan Theater and Radio City Music Hall.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$64 per night

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Twin Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Twin Bed (Petite)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Gallivant Times Square ratings based on 97 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
I was very pleasantly surprised by the hotel. Great location for where I needed to be. Staff was attentive. My room was not ready, I said I would wait and the concierge instead found me an upgraded room that was ready at no extra charge!

Posted by , from Orange County NY on Aug 19, 2017

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4 out of 5

Walking distance to theater district.

Nice stay. Convenient location and walking distance to theaters and museums.

Posted by , from I on Jun 20, 2017

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2 out of 5

By the Numbers

Cons: Get a concierge that is truly honest and helpful.
Location: Right in the heart of the Broadway District and less than 3 blocks from Times Square and close the One Rockefeller Center
Location for Broadway & Times Square - 5 Stars Front Desk Staff (initial contact) - 2 Stars Subsequent Front Desk Interaction - 4 Stars Concierge - 1 to -1 Stars Room - Later Elevators - 2 Stars Breakfast - a Joke no Stars We arrived at the hotel & were greeted by a pleasant individual at the front desk who gave us our first key to a room that was already occupied by someone else ( our surprise upon opening the door), secondarily gave us a key to a "Suite Room" that had 2 bunk beds and a queen bed, we had reserved a King Master Room, then gave us a key to a temporary room for the night to a room on a higher floor, NOT A KING BED. Then the next day they moved us to a King Bed. In both rooms we stayed in there had never been any maintenance performed, the filter for the AC was so clogged that no air was coming thru, I cleaned it myself. Half of the plugs did work. We used the concierge to assist in going back to the airport and she sold us on a van service which was more costly and time consuming than had we used a taxi. We had also asked her about going to various locations, some more than a mile away and her response was to either walk or use the subway, which she gave no help in using. No subways in our town and we had never used one. Also be aware that this hotel is located right near a fire station and there are sirens all thru the night.

Posted by , from Central Texas on Jun 9, 2017

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5 out of 5

Right in the middle of Times Square, it was great!

Pros: location
We enjoy the location and full breakfast too !! Room is small but efficient. good comfortable space in the lobby to sit and wait for your ride

Posted by on May 31, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location to Broadway!

Pros: The lobby was very cool, and the whole hotel had a contemporary feel due to recent renovations with new surfaces.
Cons: Nothing much they can do about either. Elevators are slow, suggest getting a lower floor. Bathroom tiny, have to close door to stand in front of sink
Location: If you like Sushi, the best place is connected to the hotel...An'Anan (something like that). High quality! Live scallops!
Selected this hotel since it was just across the street from the Walter Kerr theater where we were seeing Amelie. But it's just one block to Times Square...so was a great location. The price was very reasonable for the location.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA on Apr 7, 2017

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1 out of 5

Overcharged & Bugs in the Room

First, we were overcharged when checking in by an oblivious employee saying we booked at a different rate thru a different website. Once in room, bugs were rampant in the bathroom along the ceiling. The balcony door latch didn't hold the door in place so it flung open randomly. The accounting staff was rude over the phone as we attempted to get the overcharges credited back & somehow they wanted to charge the total amount again! I would never stay here again bc they nickel and dime occupants at check-in while giving a hard time to get overcharged credit back after THEY made the mistake!

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016

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5 out of 5
excellent hotel -modern nothing to complain about.

Posted by , from Miami Beach on Apr 12, 2016

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3 out of 5

roasting hot .

Pros: location, comfortable beds,
Cons: the heating situation. mold in shower stall. bathroom door handle needs to be fixed. could offer free coffee in the morning. breakfast is expensive.
Location: times square, broadway, shopping, good resturaunts.
let me start with the positives, this hotel is close to times square and some nice bars close by as well. updated and modern decore. room is small and the thermostat did not work to regulate the heat. it was sweltering in there. went to front desk and spoke to who ever was there, his answer was open the window. so we listened to honking horns and yelling all night. the bathroom door would not latch closed and mold in the cornor of the shower. beds are comfortable and clean. breakfast was good, worth the price. the websites need to list that there is an additional 25.00 per night fee for incidentials.

Posted by , from connecticut on Feb 29, 2016

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2 out of 5

Good location

Room was not very clean, nitestands were soiled on top, not clean, phone did not work and was filty with dust between all the keys, 1 lite next to bed was broken & hanging off it's stand, pull up shade chain was broken from its mount bracket. Bathroom towel bars were loose as was the toilet paper hanger, bath door had pry marks on the edge and the paint was chipped off. The second day I returned to my room at 5:30 pm and my room had not been made up yet, it took 30 min for them to come & do it. Elevators were tiny and very slow. Front desk staff were snarky with attitude. $300 per night with tax and so not worth it. I was in town for a training seminar and did not have the energy to change hotels based on my lengthy schedule. NOT RECOMMENDED!!!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015

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4 out of 5
Great location! However... Did not get room sizes I paid for:( 5 people between 3 double beds= uncomfortable.. Also the blind was broken so we had white light streaming in room all night... I asked for someone to come and fix blind and front desk said they would send maintenance up - but NO ONE ever showed up!

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015

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About the The Gallivant Times Square

Location 234 W 48th Street, New York, NY 10036

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room are available. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Event space at this hotel measures 276 square feet (26 square meters). A health club, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Gallivant Times Square. For a fee, parking is available. This Art Deco Manhattan hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 336 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 276 sq ft of conference space
  • 26 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1926
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


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


  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (15.7 km / 9.7 mi)
  • Train station: New York Penn Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Times Sq. - 42 St. Station (0.7 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking, self parking, and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Gallivant Times Square offers 336 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 37-inch plasma televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The Gallivant Times Square has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 15.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • In-room bottled water

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 19.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 15.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 45 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 55 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • The Gallivant Times Square offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.