A recent $15 million renovation transformed the Best Western Plus President Hotel into a place where affordable accommodations and modern style comfortably coexist. Located in the middle of the Theatre District and less than a half-mile from the Crossroads of the World, this Best Western is just steps from Broadway shows. If you’re not set on seeing a specific show, save some cash with discounted day-of-performance tickets at the TKTS booth in Times Square--reachable in 5 minutes by foot--then splurge on dinner from the myriad choices on West 46th Street's Restaurant Row. If you overindulge, you can always walk it off: Central Park, the Empire State Building, and Madison Square Garden are each within a 20-minute stroll of the hotel. For guests traveling by car an off-site parking is available at 31 USD per night.
If you’re tired after a day spent roaming the city, you won’t have to venture far to enjoy a meal. At the Best Western Plus President Hotel, Saigon 48 offers Vietnamese fare and other Asian-inspired dishes, while Aoki cooks up Japanese cuisine. (Room service is also available during limited hours.) After dinner, enjoy a cocktail at the Primary Bar and Lounge, or catch up on any last-minute work in the 24-hour business center. Follow up a late night of meeting prep with a hearty breakfast buffet, available for a surcharge in the lobby’s lounge area. Before breakfast, you can slip into the fitness center to spend the caloric worth of the upcoming sweet rolls.
Political junkies and pop-art fans will especially appreciate that the renovated rooms honor U.S. presidents: One suite’s artwork pays tribute to Obama and the quartet commemorated at Mount Rushmore. In addition to pop-style art, other thoughtful touches include free wireless Internet throughout the hotel, and ergonomic chairs at the desks. Watch premium cable channels and pay movies on your TV (or the Late Show with David Letterman, filmed less than a half-mile from the hotel). Comfy beds feature pillowtop mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets. You'll find a docking station for your iPod, so you can wake up to your own tunes--or ask for a wake-up call from the front desk.