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57 out of 100

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The Gallivant Times Square

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6.6

Poor (14,573 ratings)

New York City, United States - 

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140 m Times Square

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210 m Broadway

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560 m Rockefeller Center

Hotel Overview

The Gallivant Times Square is a hotel located in the heart of New York City, known for its prime location near Times Square. Based on user reviews, this hotel offers a vibrant experience reflective of its surroundings, attracting visitors who seek to immerse themselves in the city's pulsating energy. Guests have shared insights about their stays, highlighting both positive and negative aspects of their experiences at The Gallivant Times Square.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Atmosphere

Transit

  1. Prime Location: Situated right in the heart of New York, making it easy to explore famous attractions.
  2. Friendly Staff: Personnel are known for being welcoming and helpful, enhancing guest experiences.
  3. Comfortable Rooms: Many guests have complimented the comfort and cleanliness of the accommodations.
  4. Vibrant Atmosphere: The hotel’s energy matches that of Times Square, offering an exciting stay.
  5. Diverse Dining Options: Proximity to a wide array of restaurants and eateries in the area.
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Area for improvement

Sleep

Bathroom

Room

  1. Noisy Environment: Some guests found the noise from the streets and surrounding areas to be a downside, affecting their sleep quality.
  2. Small Room Sizes: Reviews frequently mention the compact nature of the rooms, which might not suit everyone's preferences.
  3. Expensive Rates: Given its prime location, some guests felt that the accommodation rates were high relative to the room sizes and amenities provided.
  4. Long Wait Times: During peak periods, guests have experienced long waits for elevators and check-in or check-out services.
  5. Additional Fees: A few reviewers were surprised by additional fees for services that they assumed were included in the room rate.

Amenities

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Restaurant

Bar

Laundry

Laundry

Housekeeping

Business services

Business services

24/7 front desk

24/7 front desk

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RateScore

Total 14,573 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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6.9

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6.3

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6.4

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3.3/5

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3.5/5

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agoda

1,019 Reviews

6.9 / 10

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booking

4,998 Reviews

6.3 / 10

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expedia

2,343 Reviews

6.4 / 10

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google

2,867 Reviews

3.3 / 5

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tripadvisor

3,346 Reviews

3.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Property was mentioned 1137 times

49% Negative39% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Crystal Watts5 months ago
1/5Google icon

DO NOT STAY HERE. The sample photos must be really old. This has the feel of a rundown apartment building that has been abused and neglected then turned back into a hotel with zero cleaning or repairs. It is rare I leave a bad review so you KNOW this is legit. From walking in at the lobby I genuinely stopped in my tracks. It feels like the ghetto. Half the lights are out, full garbage bags and dirty laundry bins line the walls, furniture was crooked. Our room was....shockingly bad. Not even an attempt at cleaning. Variety of hair types all over the living room and bathroom. Dirt and crumbs everywhere. The tables are not even wiped down, all variety of stains and glass marks. The bedside table is all scratched and damaged, crevices filled with crumbs. The AC unit is so loud that we turned it off to try and sleep even though it was 30 degrees out (86 Fahrenheit). After turning it off, we learned the noise is coming from outside. There must be some sort of fan/vent/motor right out back the hotel that does not stop. The website states coffee makers in each room. We didn't have one. I popped down to concierge at 6am to request one. Man there argued with me saying there's on in our rooms. I invited him to check. He said "I don't know come back after 7 and ask the next person". I went out and bought coffee. Come back out later, our hallway is completely lined with full garbage bags, the smell was atrocious. This is NOT a 3.5 star hotel. It's a 2 and even that is generous. Spend the extra money and stay at a proper hotel, this place is not worth the risk. Don't trust the photos you see online.

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C S3 months ago
1/5Google icon

A complete dump. Just don’t do it! As many others have pointed out, the location is superb. Everything else… please be advised. The property is not well kept, the lobby is absolutely abysmal with trash all over the floor. No sweeping, no vacuuming. The first room they put us in had faulty pluming with yellpwish/brown water, weird tissue placed under the corners of the tv dresser (presumably to keep it from rocking?) as well as plugged into the crown molding (was this to prevent insects?). We insisted on either being allowed to leave or getting a new room. We were put in an “upgraded” room several flights below the original. This room was absolutely filthy. Everything has a smudge or a dirt make or is in disrepair. The AC units are rusting and falling apart. Thd floors are not mopped. I know this because I had on white travel slippers and the bottoms were absolutely black. The only care taken was in the bed - which was actually comfortable and the bathroom. However, there are no wash cloths. We asked for them, they didn’t exist on the property at all we were told. We went to target and bought our own. The following day, housekeeping stole them. I made the front desk aware and they gave us a credit to reimburse. I admitted that the place was starting to give me anxiety because there was so much that had gone wrong. The front desk clerk said “it gives me anxiety too” 👀 huh?! Overall the staff was kind and attempted to accommodate what seemed to be familiar complaints. The final straw was our last day. Before scheduled check out time, housekeeping accessed our room while we were just waking up. No knock no nothing, just uses the key to open the door. The security latch was on. I run to the door half clothes and she asks are you checking out? Uh ma’am I’m not even dressed. Why are you here? So about half an hour passes, we request late check out just give ourselves time to get things in order. This is approved. What happens next sends me into a complete panic attack. Again, they open the door without our consent. This time we taking showers and getting dressed. The latch still on and we scream to them, “why are you opening the door AGAIN?! Close our door!” Instead of closing the door - she calls out “what time are you checking out?!” This place is a travelers worst nightmare. Do yourself a favor and select another option.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 334

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Number of floors 16

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 1926

WiFi Quality

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Idle

12

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154

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61

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Times Square

140 m

Broadway

210 m

Rockefeller Center

560 m

5th Avenue

700 m

Central Park

840 m

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Getting around

49th St. Station

210 m

Penn Station

1.19 km

New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base)

11.5 km

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Restaurants

West End Bar & Grill

140 m

The Dickens

Nearby

Lillie's Victorian Establishment

140 m

Carve

140 m

Modern Tea

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

48 out of 100

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New York City safety index

Safety

Crime

57

Overall Safety Index

Risky

An average rating of the six safety categories

57 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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79

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Physical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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57

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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53

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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47

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LGBTQ safety

Risky

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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57

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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50

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Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

50 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

57

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Mugging or robbery  49/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  48/100

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Home break-ins  41/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

53

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

54

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  53/100

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Drug problem  60/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.2 - $3.3

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Coffee

$2.8 - $7.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.1 - $37.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.5 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.6 - $188.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$10.4 - $28.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.4 - $14.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $4.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$119.8 - $135.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$37.7 - $80.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.5 - $282.9

Weather In New York City

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.57

PM1014

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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