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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I wouldn't stay here again, they took the money out weeks before our stay with no warning as they said it would be on arrival. I know there is many tax charges to stay in NYC but it was ridiculous, paying nearly double the price we were initially told we were paying. They also took more charges out when we...

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff, particularly Suny and Adelina, are friendly and accommodating. It is wonderful to be greeted so warmly after a long day of travel. The rooms are spacious, by NYC standards, and well equipped. The location is PRIME - just a few steps from the heart of Times Square. The Gallivant will always be my first choice for accommodations in...

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essex
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall not as bad as I was expecting after reading some of the reviews on here. Yes there were some niggly problems like poor internet connections, noisy air con units and poor sound proofing (especially the windows) and also a leaky coffee machine but it didn't affect us too much as most days we were too tired to worry about...

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2Thank shelby-smith
Reviewed 1 week ago

My niece had booked this hotel for my sister (her mother) and me to stay in on a surprise break for her 60th birthday. We found the rooms adequate for our needs and the hotels location was great. We managed to walk everywhere we wanted to go, apart from using the tour bus. The concierge (lovely lady) booked us a...

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to blizzard conditions on March 14 2017, reservations were made to stay at the Gallivant Times Square located on 48th Street, and Broadway.Upon entering the room I was immediately struck by the small size of the room, the dark brown paint, and wallpaper which made the room feel even smaller. The frigid room temperature was also very noticeable so...

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2Thank Golf4LifeTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly wouldn't even give it 1 star. There was a lot wrong with this hotel experience and it was the worst I've ever had. Every good reviewer here that I have seen booked one of the more spacious rooms that are highly expensive such as the penthouse which is $715 dollars a night. I shouldn't have to pay for...

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Leominster, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The front desk staff and all there were amazing. My only complaint was the shower not closing all the way. It left a lot of water at times. We checked in on Monday after a long bus to find Suny, one of the sweetest and most professional front desk reps I've seen and meet. She was everything amazing about NYC...

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1Thank Nichole T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called few times all the phone numbers looking for assistance. It was extremely hard to find someone to even pick up the phone, not to mention that they were not able to help/answer any of my questions but kept saying that I have call back. When called I was not even greeted after I did. I asked the lady...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is located literally a minute away from Times Square, although you don't really hear anything, staff where helpful and the room was spacious and reasonably clean, although spent little time there other than to sleep as its New York!!!!!!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected the room to be teeny-tiny, but it was fine and spotlessly clean. Our room had 2 full beds and a bunk bed (for my 18 and 19 yr old sons). Not much privacy, but definitely not too small. There was a desk, dresser drawer, large screen TV (which could only be viewed from the bunks and 1 of...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Excellent location in the heart of Times Square, steps from Broadway Theaters, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building-Guest rooms featuring; free wireless internet, flat screen televisions, free local phone calls, in-room coffee makers, i-home docking stations, complimentary weekday newspaper, in-room safe. On-Site Fitness Center, Business Center, Conference Room- Two Restaurants, Lobby Bar, Room Service - 50 Suites with bunk beds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gallivant Times Square

Address: 234 West 48th Street, Times Square, New York City, NY 10036-1540 (Formerly TRYP by Wyndham New York Times Square)
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
Price Range: $252 - $565 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Gallivant Times Square 3.5*
Number of rooms: 336
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“A room towards the top”
 of 5 bubbles shelby-smith, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“An weakening siren or two every night, but otherwise completely quiet. We were 13th floor. The higher the quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles _kkw845, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles RazrBlzr, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Leave the room tag on the handle to notify you're out to get the room cleaned”
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