The Gallivant Times Square

New York City - Manhattan, USA

8 K reviews
Fair budget hotel. Good for sightseeing and close to the city center.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Garage & Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Central Heating
    • Radio
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Lounge
    • Carpeting
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
  • Facility
    • Elevators
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Café
    • 24-hour check-in
    • Newspaper stand
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
    • Coatroom
  • Food
    • Breakfast Served
    • Set menu lunch
    • Set menu dinner
    • Number of Pools
234 West 48th Street New York 10036


This hotel is centrally situated close to Times Square and Broadway. Countless restaurants, bars, shops and links to the public transport network are to be found within the immediate vicinity. LaGuardia airport is 15 km away.


The hotel was built in 1930. The accommodation offers guests a total of 334 rooms. In the air-conditioned establishment, travellers are welcomed at the reception area with 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-in/check-out service. Most of the storeys can be reached by lift. Amenities include a cloakroom and a safe. Wireless internet access in public areas allows guests to stay connected. Among the culinary options available at the hotel are a restaurant, a dining area, a café and a bar. Additional facilities at the accommodation include a newspaper stand. Travellers arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the garage or in the car park. Additional services include room service and a laundry service.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. There is also a safe. Guests will also find a tea/coffee station included as standard. An ironing set is also available for guests' convenience. Little extras, including internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio, an alarm clock and WiFi, contribute to a great stay. The daily newspaper is laid out for guests in the the rooms. The bathrooms are fitted with a shower and a bathtub. A hairdryer is also available. The establishment offers family rooms and non-smoking rooms.


The hotel offers attractions including sport and entertainment opportunities. The accommodation features a pool. The establishment offers travellers a variety of leisure facilities, including a gym (for a fee).


Guests can choose options including breakfast, lunch and dinner.


The following credit cards are accepted at the hotel: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Superb location. Fabulous location of this hotel. Fabulous location.

    "Great location." "Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping." "Close to public transport and the train." "Accessible by car, but parking is a hassle."

  • Food
    "Food is all right"

    Free Chocolate. New Japanese restaurant. Very small pastry.

    "Poorly rated dining experience, but acceptable desserts and fruits." "Restaurant menu and prices are okay."

  • Vibe
    "Decent vibe"

    Modern lobby. Air conditioner is old. Loud music.

    "Decent vibe." "Relatively modern hotel." "Entrance area is not particularly attractive." "Stylish hotel." "Relatively friendly Atmosphere." "Fine for a budget trip." "Good for traveling with friends." "Good choice for a city trip."

  • WiFi
    "Regular internet service"

    Including USB. Free Wi-Fi. WiFi was not working.

    "Average wifi quality." "Free internet."

  • Service
    "Service is adequate"

    Thanks to hotel management. Unhelpful staff. Worst front desk staff.

    "Fairly friendly, professional staff, but complaints about reception." "Housekeeping and management are lacking." "Concierge service is average." "Booking process should be better organized." "Room service could have been improved." "Hotel security can be an issue." "Good bar service." "Shuttle service can be an issue."

  • Cleanliness
    "Quite clean"

    Stained pillow cases. Hallways were dirty. Floor was dirty.

    "Bathrooms and rooms are untidy." "Moderately clean hotel facilities."

  • Breakfast
    "Breakfast can be improved"

    Too expensive for breakfast. There was no cooked breakfast. Cereal stale.

    "Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast."

  • Wellness Area
    "Wellness & sports facilities could be improved"

    There's no gym. Gym facilities don't work. Stupid fitness room.

    "Poorly reviewed fitness area."

  • Room
    "Room needs to be improved"

    Broken A/C. Conditioning unit broken. Stained pillow cases.

    "Rooms have problems with size, cleanliness, and maintenance." "Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms." "Room is acceptably new, and beds are so-so." "No views, poor A/C, TV's and furniture." "Shower can be a problem." "Complaints about minibars and kitchenettes." "Nice balcony."

  • Amenities
    "Amenities are not the best"

    Lifts broken down. Hallways were dirty. Floor was dirty.

    "Low rated buildings and entrance area, with slightly outdated facilities." "Elevator in need of updating." "Beautiful architecture." "Hotel grounds are ok." "Adequate meeting & event facilities."

  • Comfort
    "More comfort would be nice"

    Broken A/C. Conditioning unit broken. Stained pillow cases.

    "Small rooms with comfort and noise issues." "Small rooms and poor A/C, but decent beds."