Comfort Suites North Bergen
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Fantastic staff in a great motel
MY Family and friends stayed at this motel the week after Christmas, 2004. The facility was immaculate and included:
A Great Daily breakfast,
Unbelieveable Low Rates and a
Fantastic Staff..most especially Bianca and Monish Gandhi who were extremely helpful and courteous...they made our stay thoroughly enjoyable!!!
Great Hotel, close to NYC
Hotel is relatively new and the room was very nice and comfortable. The manager was very friendly and she made our stay more enjoyable. There's a nice deluxe continental breakfast (make your own waffles!). The only draw back is the area - very industrial/commercial and hideous. There's a shuttle service available for $5 per person - one way - to Times Square. [The shuttle is really from Days Inn and will pick up other guests from next door HoJo and Days Inn]. The earliest shuttle pick up from Times Square is 8pm - unless you are a bigger group you can negotiate another time. There's also a Park & Ride in North Bergen ($10) which enables you to take NJ Transit ($2 pp) to the Port Authority Terminal - walking distance from Times Square. Although the Park & Ride is a walking distance from Comfort Suites, it was a real expedition and would not do it again.
We planned a 2 day trip to NYC right before Christmas and researched a lot of hotels. We picked this place because of a good price and a free breakfast. We stayed 2 nights during the week and there didn't seem to be many other people staying in the hotel. I was worried about the security of my vehicle because it looks like a kind of shadey area, but the parking lot is well lit and we parked right outside the lobby. My favorite part of the hotel is the great sugar cookies they had sitting at the front desk 24 hours a day. Everytime we'd walk by I'd grab one. The breakfast was pretty good...I was disappointed because there weren't any warm items like eggs or meat. There was pastries, fruit, cereal, milk, apple and orange juice, and you could make your own belgan waffles (my husband said they were very good). The hotel room was very clean. The staff helped us as much as they could- I wish they would have had a brochure with a map of NYC though. The was a restaurant right next to the hotel (steakhouse I think) and a few fast food joints (Taco Bell and Wendy's are the ones I can remember) within 1/4 mile of the hotel. To get to NYC we drove to a Park and Ride which was really close and easy to get to. Then we waited a few minutes for a bus (they come every 30 minutes) that took us to the Port Authority in NYC. We could walk just about anywhere from there. Getting back from the Park and Ride was very challenging though. Ask the front desk for a slip of paper with directions. The only thing I can complain about was the maids talked very loud and played music in the hallway in the morning. Like others have said, the area is pretty confusing and irritating to get around in, but I think the hotel was worth it.
Nice hotel but in a really bad location
Looks very nice from the outside. Rooms are clean and well maintained. Staff is so-so, I guess they could be considered friendly for people that live in that part of New Jersey. My biggest complaint is the location. Its only 5 miles from the heart of downtown Manhattan but, this is a big but, it takes over an hour by the hotel shuttle and probably 45mins by car with average traffic. The receptionist told us that the hotel shuttle ($5) takes only 20-30 mins. Don't believe that! It takes that long just to round up passengers from nearby hotels and then they shuttle you to a gift shop!!! It took 65 min total. $5 is a good deal. We took a cab back to the hotel and it cost $60!
Location wise, it is on a very busy street and there is a road divider. We missed the U-turn about a quarter mile down the road and was stuck in traffic for a good 30 mins looking for another way to turn around. It was bad.
I would not stay there again just because of the traffic and the cost of getting to and from NY city via taxi. If you dont mind taking the shuttle and the bad traffic then it is a nice cheap place to stay. There is a restaurant next door which we didnt try, opted for Chinese delivery instead. Next time I would pay more for a hotel in Manhattan than to save on one in Jersey. The cost and hassle of transportation itself does not make it worthwhile.
Great Hotel.. terrible location
This Hotel is wonderful. Everything is very clean, which is always the deciding factor for me. Their continental breakfast is the best I've ever seen and all the staff is friendly. On the flip side, the area surrounding the hotel is dirty and very congested. We stayed here for our visit to NYC, so we had to need to stay in the area. Local businesses near the hotel are quite rude and border on the nasy side. With all that said, I would not hesitate to stay at the hotel again as the profssional service you receive inside, outweighs the downfalls outside.
Great Place - Great Price!
I was a little hesitate to stay here because of previous review but I'm glad I did. Yes, there is road construction that is a hassle but the hotel and the price far make up for that. Nice, clean rooms, pleasant personel, great breakfast included, and 5 miles to NYC. What more could I ask for! I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again!
This hotel looks very nice from the internet photos. It's in a terrible location, on a very busy street with nowhere to eat. Just down the street are seedy looking motels. We were put in the back of the hotel overlooking a garbage dumpster. We asked to move and were told there were no other rooms, even though the parking lot was not full. There was no phone book in the room, no headboard on the bed, and the staff was not very pleasant. We had reservations for 5 nights, and left after the first night. We found much better accomadations just down the road in Seacaucus, with several restaurants in (safe) walking distance, as well as a bus stop across the street from our new hotel, which took us to NYC for $2.75!
Defintiely would return to stay there
I normally stay at the Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) in Secaucus on my Business Trip (aroung $125 w/o Breakfast). This time I stayed at the newer Comfort Suites in North Bergen ($71 per night + taxes). Dec 7~12 '03. Was pleasently surprised. Was comparable in all respects to HGI.
Free Breakfast was good. Would have liked to have a restaurant nearby walking. Front Desk recomended delivery Pizza Place and Chinese was good. Takes about 45 min for delivery to the room. Room had a microwave, ref. Rooms are of large size. Broad Band Internet connection was a requirement for me. Worked flawlessly. Adequate parking. Access to the hotel is a little hard to get to beacuse of road construction.
Very helpful Management. Would return there again.
Definitely going back
Clean, new, nice-sized rooms and very friendly staff (even let us borrow their subway map for the day). Breakfast was adequate; location and price were excellent. Highway construction around the property was a downer, but will definitely stay there again.
Great place, nice staff, just 1/2 hr. to go to NYC
Stayed here from September 12-16.
Hotel manager very friendly, she was always with a smile, showed how to operate AC and gladly gave directions. Very new place, just a few months old.
Rooms very well equipped, very nice decorated, with microwave & fridge, kind spacious bathroom, but without a seperate living area seen in some other hotels called "Suites". Just the big flood light in front of our window was distrubing, you thought it was bright outside even at night time. :-) Hotel lobby looking kind of noble, also nice breakfast area.
Great breakfast, with the best bagels anywhere around! Location on the side of the main street though (with a Wendy's nearby ;-) ), but lots of free parking around. If you would like to go to NYC, there's a bus #320 going there (7$ roundtrip incl. parking, 4$ without) from the Park&Ride below the highway, but it's 30 mins to walk there, and there are not always paved sidewalks, so it's definitely better to have a car around.
Would stay there again.
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