pet friendly hotels in North Plainfield, NJ

1. Embassy Suites by Hilton Piscataway Somerset (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Just off I-287, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 1.5 miles from Road Up Raritan Historic District and 5.1 miles from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.The unpretentious suites offer 2 flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, plus separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded suites add free WiFi, Keurig coffeemakers, and access to a refreshment center with snacks.Freebies include parking and an area shuttle, plus hot breakfast, and evening socials with appetizers and drinks. There’s also an indoor pool, a hot tub and a gym, as well as a business center, meeting space and a casual restaurant/bar.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the East Jersey Olde Towne Village
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the large rooms but some disliked the air conditioning
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the casual restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 33 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Cortney Thomas

Nice hotel for the money Easily accessible from the parkway Ample parking

I had a two-double bed suit The front parlor has a mini fridge, microwave wet bar, TV and sofa-bed The bathroom is a little dated but good water pressure and clean Pool was on the smaller size They have a full bar and you can order appetizers Nice lounge areas to mingle Great buffet breakfast which takes sanitary and health precautions into account Jennifer who assisted us at the main desk was awesome I used the App to check-in and it was great I was able to select my room and use my phone as my room key One of the downfalls of the App they do not tell you that you need to visit the front desk to get passes to utilize some of the amenities of the hotel This is a family friendly hotel

Amaris Pollock

We booked our room through a secondary app that Embassy Suites works with, and they somehow lost the room we booked (two rooms that were combined with double beds and a pull out couch) and switched it with a single KingAfter a little arguing and showing proof of the confirmation of our room, the front desk was able to find an available room close to what we ordered & paid for And the staff was being friendly and helpful during the dilemma/confusion

So I would recommend that if you book a reservation through a secondary travel app–ALWAYS call up the particular hotel immediately after you obtain your confirmation from the secondary app to ensure that your reservation matches what Embassy Suites received from the travel app That way you can avoid what we went through before you arriveThat said, the room was clean as was the entire public spaces The breakfast comps (a coupon per person/per overnight stay) were handed over via a coupon We were also handed a complimentary ‘welcome drink’ for the evening for every adult in our reservation who was 21+ but none of us used itThe breakfast in the morning was well organized, ample beverage choices (coffee, tea, milk, juices) with a fresh fruit section, cereal to choose from, scratch-made pancakes and omelettes (I would recommend) & french toast (needs to be improved) with fried potatoes and your choice of breakfast meats–either bacon or sausage (bacon was paper thin and very salty, so maybe the sausage was a better choice, but we all had the bacon)Anyhow, the room was comfortable and clean You can change the temperature to fit your preference The bathroom was a good size and there was an additional sink in the room with the beds as well a wet bar sink in the lounge area of our room The lounge area was a little on the small size but workableI’d say that this room was a bit overpriced in comparison to where I’ve stayed at in prior trips at different hotels (those have larger rooms & larger lounge areas in the rooms), but overall it was okay for a single night’s stayPrice point to what we received: I personally would stay at one of the other hotel chains that I’m alluding to over this one, especially since the main reason we chose this location was for the pool (which was closed due to Covid restrictions) So for all intensive purposes, we were in a smaller room than what I know we could have stayed at for about 100 dollars less with similar breakfast deals but the other chains lack the displayed ambiance you’re greeted and surrounded by when you enter into this hotel’s lobby & public areas

Melissa L

The breakfast was delicious! Loved the omelets! The main foyer area was beautiful (bravo to the architect) If you have to spend a few days here you would enjoy sitting by the fountain or taking a leisurely walk along the pondOur room was clean and spacious, but we did have to change it upon arrival due to a small leak in the bathroom

The staff was pleasant and friendly, and a special thank-you to Heraldo who was very kind and helped us with our room changeOverall it was a very enjoyable experience and I highly recommend this hotel

2. Courtyard by Marriott Somerset (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off the I-287, this modern hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Garden State Convention Center.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels and coffeemakers. Suites and upgraded rooms add minifridges and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 2 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an indoor pool, exercise room and free on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 4 min drive to Staats House
  • Some guests disliked the kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 19 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Nicholas Franklin

The team at check in was very niceThe suite room was spacious and clean It had a balcony as well

I had dinner at the Ruby Tuesday that’s attached and was able to charge to the room The room charge slip indicates you could do room service as well and had a $2 charge for thatThe view from the room was nice right at twilightThe line for breakfast was a little bit long but I think it was because I went down at the most premium time There were several team members who came to pitch in and help and they were all very nice

Joseph B

Check in was fast and simple Room clean, spacious and well put together Does show its age

Pool was nice, does need better lighting and a good cleaning, but for the price and property expectations it gets the job done Morning breakfast spread is non existent Pre packaged muffins in 2 flavors I’d stay again but keep in mind just another hotel finding a quick exit to save money on breakfast rather take care of the paying customers

Jenifer Behrens

We stayed here for 4 nights for my sons baseball tournament From the time I called to make reservations to the time we left everyone was absolutey amazing We needed extra towels and they were super quick with gettinfthem to us

The staff was very warm and inviting Our room was amazing very clean beds and pillows were surprisingly comfortable I want to say one staff member needs a special shout out and that would be Inezshe truly went above and beyond and ALWAYS had a smile on her face She is the absolute sweetest Marriott I hope you see this because Inez is a special employee that you are very lucky to have If we are ever in the area we absolutely will be staying here againshe truly made our stay wonderful I cannot thank you enough I absolutey recomend this hotel The only downside is the bistro is not open on the weekends and have a limited menu for now HOWEVER the hotel does put out a variety of items on weekend so you can have a quick grab and go The young lady that made our items was wonderful My son accidentally dropped his bacon egg and cheese bagel on the floor and she quickly said let me make him a new one She did not have to do that but she did Our stay was wonderful Thank you to all the wonderful staff for making our stay a great one

3. Courtyard by Marriott Basking Ridge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 78, this modern hotel is a 3.8-mile drive from the United States Golf Association museum and a 6.9-mile drive from Passaic River County Park.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks and coffeemakers. Some rooms feature whirlpool tubs or pull-out sofas, and suites add livings areas, minifridges and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby, an outdoor courtyard and an American restaurant serving Starbucks coffee. Other amenities include an indoor pool and an exercise room, plus a business center, meeting space and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the beds
  • 10 min drive to Texier House Museum
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 15 times
  • Guests mentioned “Housekeeping” 10 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Kelli Mcwhorter

We stay at Marriott often and this hotel was clean and friendly just like all other experiences We had traveled all day and our connecting flights were canceled so we were traveling now by car with three small children and were hot, tired and out of formula When We walked into the hotel Juan greeted us with this most genuine smile and immediately helped us get settled and found the nearest place to buy formula

He actually made us feel as he wanted us there and was glad to help It was a great end to an awful day thank you Juan

Hannah Gaibor

Not our first time here and definetly not our last, we absolutely love this hotel I used to stay here when I was little and since then they’ve done renovations, but this place still holds a lot of fond memories for me+Always friendly staff+Room is always so comfortable and clean+Great lighting in all the rooms we’ve stayed in+Bathroom is always so clean and neat+Bed is super comfy+Good food (for more than just breakfast)+Rooms are very soundproof+Gardens are beautiful+Rooms are the perfect size and are very spacious+AC/Heating works amazinglyThe only thing I don’t like about this place is how annoying the entrance is, but otherwise great!

Kevin Hutchins

A nice hotel, but, for the money, I had expected more The pool and spa were nice, and the room was pretty good, with a couple of exceptions: the bath / shower was in somewhat disrepair; the water didn’t fully deploy above, to the shower and much of it went down the drain, via the tub spout; also, the TV didn’t work at all, and when we tried to reach the front desk, to bring it to their attention, they didn’t answer our call Hmm

Other than that, it was a well-deserved three stars

4. Watt Hotel Rahway, Tapestry Collection by Hilton (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a brick building, this sophisticated hotel is a minute’s walk from Rahway train station and 2 miles from Rahway River Park.Airy rooms with large windows include 50-inch flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers, along with en suite bathrooms. Suites add separate living rooms.Amenities include a rooftop terrace with panoramic views, along with an industrial-chic bar with quirky lighting, board games and a fireplace. Other amenities include a fitness room, a business center and covered parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 12 min drive to the Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 39 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the industrial-chic bar

Feedback From Real Customers

titus billingsley

Nice clean spacious rooms in a great location, the gym is well equipped as well There wasn’t a microwave, or fridge in the rooms which is a negative but doable seeing as the hotel also has a stocked bar that serves great food The reason for the 3 star review is a private event rented out the bar and kicked all paying hotel guests out, highly inconvenient and will affect my choices and recommendation in the future

Update: The bartender’s servers and other employees that I had the pleasure of interacting with deserve 5 stars, they are amazing people that are doing a fantastic job (even the bartender that said we could not be served because of the private event, he was fantastic the following night no hard feelings he was just doing what he was told) The place in general is 4 stars The rating is strictly off of general upkeep, there are a few blemishes that could use some professional touches to ensure the maintenance personnel are able to keep up a 5 star appearance

Kimberly Bean

Great location… an easy commute to the city I like being outside of the hustle and bustle, noise, crime, and grit of NYC The hotel itself isa five minute walk to the train

The room are spacious and clean Whenever I call for service, they send someone right away Friday & Saturday night jazz in the cafe is an outstanding bonus I am very happy I chose this place

Humaira Kazmi

Stay away from this hotel This rooms were dirty, bathrooms were not clean, furniture was old and dinged Service was horrible

We got in at 11 am at night and there were 2 couples before us waiting for their room They were told that they couldn’t find their reservation Those poor people showed them that they booked thru Hilton Instead of talking to these people and apologizing that they double booked, the front desk called cops Long story short, same thing happened to us They couldn’t find our reservation and had double booked and gave our rooms to someone else, even though we are Hilton honor members and booked through Hilton website After an hour and a half, they gave us a room with a King ( we had reserved a queen- 2 adults and 2 kids) The room was dirty The floor was not clean Front desk had to go down and get us towels The bathroom was dirty as well and there was a half used shower gel left in the shower stallWe could not sleep at all as this room faced the garage and had unloading loading noises all throughout the night and early morning After talking to the front desk, they finally shifted to a room with two queens and gave us free breakfast, the next day which was niceThe room that they switched us to was clean but of course the furniture was old and had scratches and dings on it The front desk manager was nice told us that we wont be charged for that night as a courtesy and she apologized However, they charged us for NO SHOW for the first nightThis hotel has lot of problems Younger lady at front desk was very rude did not apologize They have horrible serviceIf they are negative ratings, I would give them a negative 10 Do yourself a favor and do not stay at this hotel The only good thing about this hotel was eclectic decor

5. Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a business district off I-78, this casual all-suite hotel is 5 miles from The Mall at Short Hills, 7 miles from the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and 16 miles from the Newark Liberty International Airport.The warm suites come with Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs and wet bars, plus minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. All have living areas with pull-out sofas. Room service is available.Hot breakfast, regular cocktail receptions and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include a Starbucks coffee shop and a casual restaurant/bar, as well as a gym and an indoor saltwater pool. There’s also a 24-hour business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • 5 min drive to the Watchung Reservation
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the casual restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 14 times
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • Guests liked the indoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Ken Wong

Great Service Very spacious and nicely appointed I brought the kids here mainly for the indoor pool so they can go whether rain or shine

There was plenty of parking behind the building near the indoor pool, so there is no need to compete with anyone Has EV charging too for those of you that run on batteriesThe restaurant downstairs has fair prices, which is competitive against the need to drive out and eatWhile we gave it 5 stars anyway, I just wanted to note that the photo of the indoor pool is a bit misleading The pool is a little smaller in real life, but it is still roomy and not too crowded when we went

Rob Jelinski

Beautiful hotel that sits on the Connell business park now renamed The Park Like all Embassy Suites each room offers sofa/ kitchen area and the bedroom area These are spacious and nicely decorated for the price point

Included in the stay are a free breakfast buffet (oatmeal, fresh fruit, bagels, coffee, etc and an omelette station) which are good and quality does vary of some offerings based on the time you eat They also give a complimentary drink for each adult per/ night of your stay This is a nice touch and you can upcharge if you’d like top shelf brandsLots of common areas for working which is the top priority here for most guests There is also a full Starbucks on site and a great reading area in front of the shop See my Grain & Cane review for notes on the on-site restaurant which is 👌🏼 tooThe pool area could use a little love, but all in all the Staff was very courteous, the property was very clean, and all in all I would highly recommend it!

Kylie L

The room was dirty upon check in, there was like white substance all over the bed shams and all over the doors and all over the floor, there was also a sticky substance seeping out of the refrigerator the room smelled like they were covering up maybe pet odor The scent from the vents was very overwhelming like a deodorizer

The lamp was broken and hanging sideways There was no happy medium with the air conditioner, it blew right on us all night and there were no abilities to set the vents in an opposite way away from the beds the breakfast stations were jampacked nowhere to sit young kids touching all the food with their hands, and the lines wrapped around the tables for fresh omelets, which led us to get breakfast at Starbucks Maybe it was a wedding weekend? The hotel should alert guests when something like this is occurring, We weren’t able to use the pool, there were so many kids in it and it was a very small 3ft pool, and we chose this location specifically for the pool Very unhappy We even came late like 8 pm And check-in was at 3, we told them we would be late so they had an ample amount of time to clean the hotel room , the daybed cushions were not even put in correctly the zipper seam was facing out The hotel has such potential

6. The Westfield Inn, BW Signature Collection (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a redbrick building in the town center, this classic hotel is a 2-minute walk from NJ Transit trains at Westfield station, 12 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and 26 miles from Midtown Manhattan, New York.Traditional rooms come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus Keurig coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Studios feature living areas and kitchenettes.Parking and continental breakfast are complimentary. There’s a French restaurant, a business center and meeting/event facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • 9 min drive to the Watchung Reservation
  • 3 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the French restaurant
  • The hotel has a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers

Brittany Jones

Location was great; the town is very walkable and this hotel is close to so many shops, restaurants, transportation, and parks I booked in advance through Snap Travel and received an itemized receipt Upon checking in, I gave my credit card, I assume for any damages

In my room, the phone on the desk was fake (no dial-tone, buttons didn’t work), the refrigerator was stuck at 48 degrees (the light did not work on it, neither up and down buttons worked) and there were a couple of other things if I was knit-picking, but I won’tMy biggest concern was the fact that I signed a receipt, but did not receive one from the hotel What I signed was regarding parking my vehicle in their lot I then received a charge on my credit card for the amount of a 1-night stay, that remained pending through the week Upon calling the hotel to ensure this pending charge would be cancelled, they asked if I was certain I checked out, asked for my full name, my credit card number, and phone number It seemed I was not in their system, or they were having trouble confirming I was ever thereI’m hoping to receive contact again soon

Angela Nicholas

We stayed in this hotel May 25-June 1 The total for our stay was $1,19175

This hotel froze $5448 of our money, which caused us deep distress while on vacation! What type of business does that??? We have bills that are paid out of our account and they had this large sum of money tied up and unavailable for our use I tried numerous times to resolve this issue with the front desk and was assured that the manager would contact me I NEVER received a call from this manager and the staff could care less that my family was being billed this astronomical amount of money while on our vacation They ruined our vacation and severely limited the things we were able to enjoy with our kids We even had to shift money around at the last minute to make sure that our mortgage payment was covered!!! This is unacceptable and I do not recommend this hotel to anyone!!!

7. The Kenilworth (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 60 S 31st St, Kenilworth, NJ 07033
  • Phone: (908) 241-4100
  • Ratings: 4.2 (1075 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The Kenilworth
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Modern hotel offering free Wi-Fi, parking & an airport shuttle, plus a bright bar with dining.

About this hotel

Set off the Garden State Parkway and 20 miles from Manhattan, this modern hotel is 0.5 miles from Galloping Hill Golf Course and 9 miles from Newark Airport.Contemporary rooms include free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and minifridges. Suites add extra living areas.An airport shuttle is free, as is parking. There’s also a bright bar serving meals and snacks. Other amenities include meeting and event space, plus a garden.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the beds
  • 12 min drive to Liberty Hall
  • 57 min drive to New York JFK
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Some guests complained about the restaurant

Feedback From Real Customers

Richard Turcsik

The rooms were very clean, quiet and comfortable I had a room on the lower level facing the Garden State Parkway but thanks to the sound proof windows I could not hear the traffic The staff was great, especially Sebastian

The only downsides were that there is not a restaurant in the hotel, although they have a kiosk in the morning that sells coffee and light breakfast items However, there is an ACME within walking distance and tons of great restaurants just minutes away Try the Galloping Hill Inn in Union for an excellent hot dog! My only other downside was that they only clean the rooms and make the beds if you give them 24 hour notice that you would like your room cleaned

Shepherd’s Crook

Thank you for honoring my request for late check-in My first room assignment was cancelled due to heavy smoke odor in hallway Front desk clerk made every attempt to accommodate

Thank you The fabric covered headboard in the second room assignment was mysteriously stained Please replace the mysteriously stained headboards It could cause the imagination to run wild Also, the top bed sheet reeked of fragrance very odd Since I’m highly sensitive to fragrances, this experience resulted in restless sleep and a severe migraine Due to my exhaustion level both at check-in and checkout, I had nothing else to spend Overall my quality of stay was voided mainly due to the fragrance issue Although a bit cramped, it wasn’t a huge issue for me Thank you Kenilworth Inn

charles eberhart

Stayed one night before flying out of Newark Airport, using the fly and 7 day park package Very friendly staff at both check in and check out The room was not fancy, but relatively large and quite clean

Lots of parking on site, and the staff were efficient in ordering a complimentary Lyft to the airport (instead of a shuttle, as the driver was off shift) The coffee maker in the room was broken, but even that was a fairly positive experience as they had maintenance there within a few minutes to swap it out!

8. Comfort Suites At Woodbridge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed roadside hotel is 2.7 miles from Rahway River Park, 6 miles from the Thomas Edison Center museum and 11 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport.The understated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas, and some feature wet bars and/or whirlpool tubs.Complimentary amenities include a hot breakfast buffet and parking. There’s also a wood-paneled bar, a fitness room and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 12 min drive to the Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 13 times
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 12 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Joelle Romano

We arrived and was given a room that upon first entry was clean and it appeared everything was fine The room happened to be on the side with a lot of street traffic, which made sleeping the first night completely impossible That next morning, we realized the a/c didn’t work properly and we had an unwanted “guest” (rhymes with coach!) in our bathroom

We spoke with Amanda at the front desk and she was able to move us to the opposite side of the hotel room we were in THAT room was also clean, a/c worked and sleep that night was great! Breakfast selection was nice Amanda is the reason I’m able to give this hotel a better rating than I would have if we stayed in the room we were given

Thallis Miranda

We were very disappointed, I have never left a bad review in any of the dozens of hotels I’ve stayed through the country or world Lights weren’t working, service at front desk neglected to take requests Other customer complaining constantly, one gentleman checked in his room and small daughter to find blood stains on bed sheets

Last time we stayed there we loved it (about 2 years ago) seems like no updates have been done at all since, neither has any repairs There was puke in the entrance sink to the room The paper towel at the lobby men’s bathroom was empty for all 4 days we stayed there Breakfast was dry and cold, attendant didn’t care much when advised about breakfast essentials such as cups and food ran out We paid the same price for what we could’ve paid staying in Manhattan Unfortunately we will not be recommending this hotel neither will we be returning again

Mario Jones

The rooms in this place are extremely out dated and unsanitary However the ladies at the front desk were extremely nice and helpful, that’s the reason why I gave this place at least (2) star’s The breakfast was non existent, no juice only water, nothing but cereal and bread, a few old stale bagels and boiled eggs

We used to love this place, but I can’t imagine recommending this place any longer to my company HR department when our travelers fly into liberty airport

9. Hampton Inn & Suites Bridgewater (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a commercial area between US-22 and I-287, this contemporary hotel is 3 miles from Bridgewater Commons mall and 10 miles from Rutgers University.Modern rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms and suites add pull-out sofas.Hot breakfast and parking are included. Other amenities consist of a lobby bar, an indoor pool and a fitness room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to the Washington Valley Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • The hotel has a nightclub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Tracy Hertstein

I stayed here with a soccer team for a weekend soccer tournament and booked multiple rooms The hotel rooms were spacious, clean, and updated, but the best thing I experienced here was the customer service Erica was super helpful with booking and upon check in, made sure our reservations met our needs

After we checked out and were already on a plane back to CA, we realized one of the girls left some very important school work in the room Patsy went above and beyond for our group and immediately went on a search for the missing school workAND SHE FOUND IT! And the amazing customer service didn’t stop there Kat also went above and beyond by taking photos of the school work and emailing it to us in time for her to study and turn in The level of service by these wonderful ladies is something that I will never forget From now on, I will stay at this hotel every time we visit the area because we know the rooms are perfect and the customer service is superior We appreciate the tremendous care and attention by Kat, Patsy, and all of the Hampton Inn & Suites staff in Bridgewater

D Bonilla

I am on a clinical trial for cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering and this hotel is a little out of the way, but the experience my sister who is taking care of me and I had this past weekend was great We like the location, the hotel and staff exceeded our expectations and most of all the comfort of the room Very spacious, clean, comfortable and quiet

Fran Guertin

Very nice hotel but ridiculous pet fee The hotel was very clean and comfortable The rooms were large and the staff pleasant and helpful

My issue was with a non refundable pet fee of $100 While I understand there are irresponsible out owners I feel a far better system is a reasonable pet fee of $25 to $50 and a hold of perhaps $200 on my charge in case of damagei wouldn’t stay against but only because of the pet fee

10. The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across from the State Theater, this stylish hotel and conference center is a 15-minute walk from Rutgers University and 20 miles from Staten Island.Elegant rooms have Wi-Fi (fee), pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms, as well as desks, coffeemakers and original, New Jersey-inspired artwork. Suites add separate living areas, wetbars, dining tables and kitchenettes. Room service is offered.Amenities include an indoor pool, a huge meeting and conference facility, an event ballroom and a spa (surcharge), plus a fitness center, laundry services (surcharge), and a sophisticated restaurant and lounge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University and Geology Hall
  • Some guests complained about the beds and the kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “Theater” 10 times
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Upower Upower

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I’ve been staying here for a very long time If you decide to stay here you for sure won’t be disappointedRooms are clean and so is the lobby and hotel overall I’ve stayed at a number of hotels in the area and the Heldrich is one of the nicest One of the great things about this hotel is it’s surrounded by a lot of restaurants You can literally walk across the street and be at a number of fine dining restaurants within 40 feet of the hotel doors It simply makes life easier if you are visiting in the area Hotel management is very nice and accommodating as well

Grisel Johnson

We were traveling from out of town and stayed here for a night Room was very big and spacious No complaints except that room service did not come unless I requested a clean

Also I stepped on a pin needle?! I let the cleaning room service know and she saw it her self She plainly said we clean the carpet when we vacuum but we don’t always guarantee that everything comes up! They are so lucky my 5 year old or crawling 11 month old did not get stuck with it…or else there would be a lawsuit pending! Manager was nice to offer us free breakfast but unfortunately our flight was leaving at 3am and couldn’t accept his offer Management was suppose to get back with us about the incident and still haven’t heard back I would not recommend this hotel not very professional at all

Bhaumik Parekh

We had the worst experience staying at this hotel! I would not recommend it to anybody as their staff service is worst than a motel We paid $500 for 2 nights that is way expensive than any 3-4 stars hotel considering that we will also get good service from the staff for the price that we paid but that was not the case We asked for microwave and they told us we will be charged $25 for it, first of all which good hotel charges for microwave

We were ready to pay for it at the end but turned out they did not even have one in their inventory!We asked for extra comforter as I was feeling too cold and their thermostat was also not working to set the temperature, they did not give extra comforter as well We kept waiting but staff did not provide anything The phone was also not working from room so every time for any room service we had to go all the way down ourselvesWorst place to stay , please do not waste your money here as we already wasted ours!

11. DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This classic hotel off Interstate 287 is 8.3 miles from Rutgers University campus.All rooms offer free WiFi and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas.All-day room service is available (fee), and there’s a restaurant serving Italian-inspired dishes, plus a classic sports pub. Guests can use the indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and basketball courts, and a fitness center. Additional amenities include 20 conference rooms, a 10,000-sq-ft ballroom and a business center, plus a free local shuttle.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Staats House
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the beds but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests liked the classic restaurant
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 18 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Galyna Shulimova

The hotel is huge and used to be gorgeous but now it looks outdatedIf you choose a room with breakfast you will be not wrong 😉Outdoor pool is great

  Continental breakfast has usual Hilton options  (scrambled eggs,  bacon,  breakfast potato) with some restaurant’s touch (you supposed to use vouchers)The territory around the hotel is nice but needs a little bit more attentionOverall it was a good stay  My kids enjoyed weekends there

J Monique C

I wonder if this place was nice before COVID because now the place gives an outdated vibe It has a pool, business center, plenty of conference space and a restaurant on site Yet, nothing made me feel like I was in for a treat including the staff who barely recognized my diamond status

They were less than warm in their welcome Maybe they were tired because it was a holiday weekend and bus load of kids checked in? At least the bed was comfortable and the room was clean

Kristina Mereigh

This double tree hotel was a great disappointment I am a Hilton Gold honors member and had never been to a Hilton property that was so outdated and unclean We booked this location for an anniversary staycation for two nights and checked out after night one because of how gross it was

We had to stay night one because no other hotels in the area could take us that late at night We booked a room with patio walk out to the pool The doors were incredibly hard to open, the patio curtains were so filthy and dusty, I needed to go and buy allergy medicine The patio windows were so streaky and dusty, you couldn’t see through them The air in the hotel was musty The bathroom still had hair in it and it was so small you could barely move around One of the front desk staff was so rude, I was appalled Ive never been treated that way in a Hilton property before The hallways looked like they had never been vacuumed and the ice machine was so gross, we went out to buy ice for our water bottlesDark, musty and outdated Highly don’t recommendThe grounds are the only saving grace The outside is pretty but the pool fills up quickly and the lounge chairs are incredibly limited so if you want one for your family, secure it before 9am There are only like 4 of them so it feels like hunger games for them

12. Crowne Plaza Edison, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Along Lincoln Highway, this informal hotel is 4 miles from both the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park and the Rutgers Geology Museum.Casual rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas. Some have minifridges, microwaves and/or Keurigs. Suites add separate living areas and wet bars. Room service is available.Parking is free. Other amenities include a low-key restaurant/bar, a 24-hour gym and meeting space. Breakfast is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 12 min drive to the Rutgers Gardens
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the low-key restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 26 times
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 16 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Amy Bender

Stayed here for a lacrosse tournament in July Hotel is huge Rooms are large and the bed was comfortable

When we walked in the smell of stale cigarette smoke was overwhelming, there was the smell of old pot smoke when we got off the elevator Ice machine was out of order on our floor and we had to go up 3 floors There was no cold water even after lettingit run for quite some timewhich confused me

Armando Porroa

This is a nice place with a little old infraestructure but still enjoyable and with a touch of beautiful old fashioned details Rooms are still tidy and neat Remember that due to COVID-19 the cleaning is not every single day, but maybe after every 2 or 3 days

Large parking area around for free for guests Buffet breaks is pretty good with fresh options as fruits, yogurt, eggs done at your request or you can always take regular scrambled eggs from the table of hot dishesPersoneñ seems to be very helpful and are always trying to help you with everything about the food or drinks

Upower Upower

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I have been staying here for years If you decide to stay here you won’t regret itWe are staying 4 nights at this property 3 days before arriving, I called to find out if I could request a microwave in the room The front office manager, Amr Maged, was very helpful to explain that premium rooms come with microwave and there is a shared microwave on every floor for standard rooms He said he’ll see what he can do to get us a room with microwave Upon check-in, we were upgraded to a premium room with microwave The room is very nice, spacious and clean Thanks to Amr, we feel treated like valued guests at this hotel for the first time I say this because we stayed here twice previously, in July and November of last year and my requests for upgrade were denied both times despite me being a Spire elite The excuse on both occasions was no availability even though there were hardly any guests (judging by the number of cars in the parking lot)

13. The DeBary Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 265 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901
  • Phone: (908) 277-0005
  • Ratings: 4.2 (123 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The DeBary Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Victorian lodging featuring simple rooms with private baths, plus free breakfast & WiFi.

About this hotel

Set on a residential street, this wood-frame Victorian lodging is 2 blocks from Summit’s Springfield Avenue shopping district. The Summit train station is an 8-minute walk away and offers direct access to Manhattan.Individually decorated with traditional furnishings, the simple rooms offer private baths, free WiFi and flatscreen TVs; some have fireplaces. There’s also a suite with a separate sitting room, a wet bar and a pull-out sofa.Complimentary continental breakfast is served in the dining room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Reeves-Reed Arboretum and Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
  • 60 min drive to New York JFK
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Michelle Kuchta

A true gem for either business or personal stay We have stayed here numerous times due to working late and love it The owners are genuine and gracious hosts with great conversation

Cant wait to come back when the weather turns to sit on the porch while having my morning tea Perfect place for a long weekend getaway or business stay while enjoying the best of what Downtown Summit has to offer Thank you, Michelle & Nicholas

yeonkyeong Yun

I was able to live comfortably as if I had come home Although the inn is over 100 years old, it is clean and the rooms are modern and It is a 5 minute walk to Summit DowntownThe staff are friendly and nice to sit in the garden at night for a beer

Especially, the strong wi-fi is good for simple jobs, both cell phone and notebook(laptop) work fine The water pressure in the shower is a bit weak^^*I miss the cool breeze of the garden

kaethe cuomo

We spent our 50th anniversary weekend at the DeBary Inn in Summit and Innkeepers Lee and Sharon went above and beyond to ensure we had an experience to remember From the warm welcome to the beautiful surroundings and special attention they give to all guests, we highly recommend anyone going to Summit to make this a part of their visit! Suite 17 was the perfect accommodations and a place to call home for the weekend (the bed was the most comfortable we have encountered in our travels!) We went to the Papermill Playhouse for a show which was only 8 minutes away and the Inn is perfectly situated walking distance to town with numerous restaurants, shops and the train station The owners purchased the Inn one year ago and have updated it and made it beautiful, comfortable and a home away from home

We look forward to returning for what we know will be another memorable stay!

14. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Somerset (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-287, this informal all-suite hotel is a mile from Garden State Exhibition Center, 2 miles from Quail Brook Golf Course and 4 miles from Colonial Park Arboretum and Gardens.Relaxed suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves and minifridges, as well as coffeemakers, and sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites add whirlpool tubs.Freebies include hot breakfast and parking. There’s also a 24/7 convenience store, as well as a 24-hour fitness room. Other amenities include a business center and a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 5 min drive to Colonial Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 12 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Cyn di

Wayne and his staff are amazing! The hotel is easily accessible for many major roads in the area When you arrive you are greeted by a friendly face and welcomed into a clean comfortable hotel We stayed there every weekend for over 2 months and we had no complaints about any of the rooms we were in during our stays

Any special request placed on the app were always in place when we arrived We were so happy with the hotel that our son is now using it for his block of rooms for his wedding Keep up the great work!

Nancy McNamara

We were booked as a guest for a wedding Having arrived from out of state, the front desk assisted in getting us into a room before the actual check-in time Unfortunately, although the room was vacated, it had not yet been cleaned

A quick call to the front desk got us immediately moved to another room The room was spacious and very comfortable The only drawback is that the rooms seem to have “mood” lighting You know, for evenings and good rest It was incredibly difficult to apply make-up in such dim lighting A mirror by the window or a bright bathroom light would have made a big difference! Being so close to a wedding venue, they should remember people get dressed there, not just sleep

Ben Copes

BED BUGS BED BUGS BED

BUGS I’m stating that right up front so anyone skimming the reviews sees it immediatelyWe stayed here two nights for a wedding over the 2022 Memorial Day weekend We did not notice anything immediately, but as my wife got ready to go to bed she found one mature bed bug Not having had interactions with the pest before, she thought it was a tick, which is gross, but doesn’t usually indicate an infestation I had been visiting with friends and came back to the room a half hour later and immediately realized that it was much worse than that Checking the corners of the bed, we confirmed that it was indeed a bed bug infestation and had likely been that way for some time since there were examples spanning the life cycle chart of bed bugs Needless to say, we immediately vacated the roomTo be fair, the staff at the hotel was somewhat accommodating They immediately gave us a new room and comped our entire stay However, they did not offer any preventative measures, did not do anything to ensure the new room (which was on the same floor) was not also infested, and were not able to even advise me on their standard sanitation practices Upon inspection, our new room was clean and we advised numerous friends staying in the hotel to check their rooms, which yielded no further bug findingsOver the course of the weekend, we walked past the room multiple times to see if anyone else was staying in the room or if they were cleaning the room or anything at all Nothing No precautions were made to ensure that the infestation wasn’t spreading A simple Google search shows that bed bugs can and will travel between rooms, so this was highly concerningAlmost a month later, despite taking extensive precautions, I live in fear that we brought the pests home with us since they can live for months without feeding (gross) I would happily pay the cost of the hotel stay in exchange for peace of mind, so while the comping of the room was appreciated, in my opinion it is entirely inadequate Do betterSuffice to say, we will not be staying at this hotel ever again, and furthermore will not be patronizing any Fairfield hotels in the future Please heed this warning and stay somewhere else – there are plenty of other hotels in the area

15. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Edison-South Plainfield (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Backed by trees in an area with eateries off I-287, this informal hotel is 7 miles from the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, and 6 miles from Rutgers-New Brunswick University.Colorful rooms come with free Wi-Fi, tea and coffeemakers, and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas, separate living areas, extra TVs and/or whirlpool tubs.Breakfast is complimentary, as is parking. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness center and a convenience store. There’s also a business center, a meeting room and guest laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 12 min drive to the Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests liked the restaurant

Feedback From Real Customers

Milana K

Room was nice and clean, staff was friendly! breakfast was hot and really good-But hallways smelled like smoke/weed- the pool was closed without notice and we took our kids purposely to this location for the indoor pool…-beware the double queen rooms were not queens, they’re full beds!

Kara Murren Effrig

I needed a one night stay for me and my 3yr old Specifically was looking for a hotel with an indoor pool Upon making my reservation (a week prior) to my stay I asked if the pool was open and was told YES

So booked the room About 3 days prior to my arrival I called again to confirm the pool being open and again was told YES The day I arrived (I live 35hr away) im checking in and ask about the pool again and was now told NO THE POOL WAS TEMP CLOSED! I was highly disappointed since i was told twice it was open So I went along with the reservation anyway My room was facing the front of the hotel which was noisy because of the highway Make sure to ask for a room in the back of the hotelLater in the night my toilet wouldn’t stop running so called the front desk and they were going to come check My brother in law who was there at the time decided to check himself and took the tank lid off THERE WAS A SYRINGE IN THE TOILET TANK! YES A SYRINGE! When the staff came to my room the guy did remove it for me but still Gross! So when checking out I complained about both situations and the nice hotel manager gave me $50 off my room rate She also said to contact her before a future stay and she was give me a discount But will I go back? Probably notHot breakfast was ok Closes early though (930am) Coffee was awful!

16. Hampton Inn Woodbridge (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 370 US-9, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095
  • Phone: (732) 855-6900
  • Ratings: 4.2 (1029 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Hampton Inn Woodbridge
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Modern hotel with free breakfast, Wi-Fi & airport shuttle, plus an indoor pool & a fitness room.

About this hotel

This modern hotel off Interstate 95 is 15 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and 25 miles from New York City.Straightforward rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi and flat-screens with HD channels, plus minifridges, custom-designed beds, coffeemakers and microwaves. Suites offer living areas with pull-out sofas, whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes.There’s free on-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags (to go), plus an indoor pool, a fitness room, complimentary parking and an airport shuttle.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 17 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Upower Upower

Make sure to use ʜoᴛᴇʟʙoʟʟʏᴄᴏm when booking a resort This website will compare countless booking websites and typically will have rooms much cheaper compared to others! Thank me later on! This place is one of the most well known in this area

I’ve been staying here for years If you stay for a few nights you for sure won’t regret itThis hotel location was excellent!! You had a Walmart extremely close by two restaurants and the room was absolutely clean and modern!! We had so much space despite sharing a room as a family! It met our needs to sleep shower and go on about our next stop the Statue of Liberty!! If you’re traveling with the family I would definitely recommend this place! My husband was the only person who took advantage of the free breakfast because we were running late but it was all worth it!! If you need to get to the Statue Liberty from Philly stay here you will not regret it!!

Tejas Patel

I have been staying at Hilton since past 7-8 years and this was the worst experience ever Starting from the check-in – We were not greeted with happy faces at all We had total of 6 rooms for the week so total around like 15-16 nights since i had used points for some rooms and paid for the other

We had a baby shower event nearby and booked the rooms for my guests and my family but they were also utterly disappointed by the overall experience The major concern was the provision of the housekeeping service and bath/hand towels We had to literally beg for towels every few hours since they would not give us the number of towels we requested We could see they have enough towels at the back of the reception but still would not give us that It literally felt like they were discriminating towards my brown skin They would not provide housekeeping the same day even if we asked for it in the morning I have been staying at Hiltons since the beginning of Pandemic but never had such experience anywhere else I had options nearby to book my rooms for the baby shower but chose this since I had previously stayed at this property couple of times They had like 4-5 front desk people sitting doing nothing during the work hours They should instead hire more house keepers I really hope Hilton will take some acceptable action towards the customer service at this particular property

Brenda CR

This hotel location was excellent!! You had a Walmart extremely close by two restaurants and the room was absolutely clean and modern!! We had so much space despite sharing a room as a family! It met our needs to sleep shower and go on about our next stop the Statue of Liberty!! If you’re traveling with the family I would definitely recommend this place! My husband was the only person who took advantage of the free breakfast because we were running late but it was all worth it!! If you need to get to the Statue Liberty from Philly stay here you will not regret it!!

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