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3.5 out of 5

"Convenient location to Times Square / Broadway. Hotel staff helpful. Downside - no small fridge in room. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 17 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

The Gallivant Times Square puts you in the heart of New York, within steps of popular attractions like Times Square and Eugene O'Neill Theatre. 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 iPod docks, WiFi 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 a fitness centre, concierge services and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business centre and laundry facilities. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a short walk walk of this 3.5-star Midtown hotel include Gershwin Theater and Broadway.

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$120* Per night/room 26 Nov. - 27 Nov.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Single 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

Family Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

The Gallivant Times Square ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Gallivant Times Square

Everyone (13) Couples (1)
2 out of 5
The room was very disappointing with an attrocuous outlook from the window. The state of furniture was very worn and lacking maintencance. Location was very close to theatre and tourist buses and ammenities.

Posted by on 22 Jul. 2019

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3 out of 5
Convenient location to Times Square / Broadway. Hotel staff helpful. Downside - no small fridge in room.

Posted by on 17 Jul. 2018

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3 out of 5

Excellent location to Times Square.

Great location to Times Square. Rooms need a bit of TLC, painting, cracked light switch, marks on wall. Overall good value for money and you spend minimal time in your room anyway.

Posted by on 20 Dec. 2017

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5 out of 5

Best Position

Great spot to stay. So close to Broadway and Time Square and 100 metres to walk to the underground, for easy access to the all of the New York sites.

Posted by , from Adelaide, South Australia on 22 Aug. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location - so close to Times Square

Pros: Location was great
Cons: Friendliness of front desk staff - not very warm or welcoming Air con noise Plumbing
Location: Best part, such a great location - close to Times Square, subways and lots of places to eat, drink etc.
Enjoyed our stay at the Gallivant. Only negatives I would say is the noise of the air con in the rooms - way too loud, especially in the bathroom, the plumbing needs fixing as the water in the shower didn't drain straight away. 2 single bed room is quite small for 2 people and something we noticed is your front desk staff aren't very friendly. The housekeeping staff are far more friendly, I would have thought the front desk staff would be far more welcoming, at least with a smile.

Posted by , from Sydney on 6 Aug. 2017

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3 out of 5
Pros: The beds were very comfortable. That's the only good thing about this hotel.
Cons: Extremely noisy, no refrigerator, a tiny tiny room, staff couldn't care less. Didn't even look up from what they were doing when you speaking to them.
Location: Road construction outside hotel, jack hammering until after 3 in the morning. Fire station and police station close by so sirens went all night.
Would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Staff were uncaring re your needs. Super super noisy.

Posted by on 18 Oct. 2016

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3 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Location.
Cons: Cooling or heating should be available to control and not simply switched off. Exhaust fan in bathroom.
Location: Times Square, Broadway, MOMA, Cemteal Park
Staff friendly and helpful, however our room had the air conditioner turned off and required maintenance to switch it on manually the next day. Needless to say we spent a very warm first night. Bathroom small but lovely linen; bed only a double but very comfortable. Room small, but we were only there for sleeping. If you like a bar and somewhere to sit in reception then this is the place for you. Breakfast is available and if required should be booked in advance (day before or when checking in OK) to enjoy a discount.

Posted by , from Perth, Australia on 7 Nov. 2015

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2 out of 5

Better Choices

Pros: Location
Cons: Light, access to tea (not just coffee), real cups, not paper.
Location: In Times Square - close to everything - get your walking shoes on...
Very disappointing - room was small and dark, bathroom tiny, extremely noisy. The only good point was the location - very close to all major attractions.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 23 Oct. 2015

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4 out of 5

Convenient, modern

Spent most of our time in the Times Square and Broadway areas. This hotel is in such an excellent position and easy to walk everywhere. Only issue was bad water pressure. Most of the time the shower just dribbles beside you.

Posted by on 12 Sep. 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: Street noise
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Unpretentious; Value: Affordable; Service: Sufficient; Cleanliness: Faultless;

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Adelaide on 8 Aug. 2013

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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 centre, a 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 metres). A health club, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The Gallivant Times Square . Parking is available for a fee. This Art Deco New York 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 centre (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

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) (12.4 km / 7.7 mi)
  • Train station: New York W 32nd St. Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: 49th St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking, self parking, and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Gallivant Times Square offers 336 forms of air-conditioned accommodation 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-per-view films. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This New York hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

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

Food & Drink

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

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club.

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:

This property requires a USD 34 "Urban Fee" per night, collected at check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

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


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

  • Resort fee: USD 30 per accommodation, per night

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)
  • Self-parking fee: USD 45 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 55 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 31 per night

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

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.