Hampton Inn Carlstadt-At The Meadowlands

Address: 304 Paterson Plank Road, Carlstadt, New Jersey, 07072, United States | 2 star hotel
 
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Location

This 2 star hotel, located on 304 Paterson Plank Road, Carlstadt, is near Medieval Times, Imperial Theatre, Giants Stadium, and New York Waterway.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn Carlstadt-At The Meadowlands

Excellent hotel for a good price

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My wife and I stayed in this hotel because we were there to visit New York City. The hotel's location is across the New York Giants stadium. I was happy that the hotel was not near a highway. The road at the hotel isn't a real highway and at night the traffic is not heavy, so sleeping shouldn't be a problem.

The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was clean and so was our room in general.

Don't try to drive around with you own car there because it can be very confusing when you are not familiar with the area. We got lost on the day we arrived because we wanted to eat something. The hotel gave us directions to a nearby mall, but we couldn't find it and got lost and had to pay a taxi to guide us back to the hotel. It's better to order something for delivery to the hotel. Just ask the hotel for some menus.

The breakfast they had was great.

Going to New York City cost you $3.10 per person. Depending on traffic it can take 15 minutes and up to 50 minutes. The bus comes fairly often. You can get the schedule from the hotel. Going back from New York was ok too. I don't think we paid attention to whether it was the 163 Local or Express. We always asked the bus driver if they would stop at the Hampton Inn in East Rutherford and they always said yes.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at the hotel very much and we will stay there again the next time we go to New York City.

Nice, clean hotel and staff, good breakfast

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The hotel is a wonderful property. The staff is friendly, rooms are a nice size and very clean. The free breakfast was terrific. The hotel is located across the street from the football stadium and a bus stop that will take you into NYC for around $3 (exact change) a person. The thing we didn't like was the getting into and from NYC. Like most bus transporation, they don't arrive per schedule so over our three day period here, the bus was running 10 to 18 minutes behind the pick up time. The bus into NYC lets you off at the Port Authority which is right next to Times Square. Getting back the hotel was more challenging. You have to take the 163 local, as the express doesn't stop at the hotel stop. The problem was finding the local bus. We kept finding 164 or the 163 express but the 163 local was hard to come by. Finding help in the Port Authority was also difficult, as the NJ transit people told us one gate but it was another gate, etc. Of course, you can't fault the hotel for this, but next time I go to NYC, I will pay the extra money to stay in NYC. Because of the bus situation, it made it nearly impossible to be in NYC during the day, go back to the hotel to change for a show, and then go back to NYC for the show and then back to NJ to sleep. If you're not seeing a broadway show or on a schedule or have time to kill, or want away from the hussle and bussle of NYC, then this hotel is great. Otherwise, include at LEAST an hour in your travel plans to catch the bus, ride into NY and then catch a subway, bus, or walk to your final destination. There are so no fast food or family restaurants close by so eat before you return.

Nice property, highly recommended

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This is a convienant place to take a NYC motor coach tour. Friendly staff, Excellant continental breakfast consisting of french toast, eggs, biscuits, fresh fruits, yogurt, bagles, creme cheese, a wide variety of pastries, milk, juices, coffee, and hot teas!!!! The room was very clean and well equipped. I will stay here in my future visits to Carlstadt, NJ.

Great place to stay and covenient to get into NYC

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We (8 ladies from uk) stayed here for four nights, Nov 30th-Dec 4th, visiting New York for the first time for sightseeing and shopping-fun.. fun... fun. Booked this hotel through expedia which cost 57 pounds a night (per room) which we thought was great value and cheaper than NYC hostels (Couldn't see us in bunk beds somehow!) Arrived at Newark and had our first ride in a Limo which cost 67 pounds to hotel. Very friendly staff at hotel, who gave us a bus timetable for New Jersey Transit, the stop was right opposite the hotel and got us into Port Authority Bus Terminal in 15 minutes. Fairly regular service during the day, though not always on time and only houly coming back from the city at night so keep an eye on the time. Rooms in hotel were pleasant and enough room for 4 of us, did have problem using key cards, which staff sorted sorted out straight away. Breakfast was fresh and plentiful, all day tea and coffee available. Complimentary transport which we used to shop for a phone card and to eat out at a local steakhouse. On checking out, our luggage was secured for us, because we wanted to spend the rest of the day in New York as we were not travelling back until night. Hotel provided complimentary transport to airport, which was a bonus because we did not realise and was informed by receptionist when I asked to book a taxi. Loved The Hampton Inn, Loved New York and can't wait to go back..Dec 2005.

Great hotel

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We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights over the Labor Day weekend, and highly recommend this hotel. Service was friendly and excellent. The breakfast was very good and included two hot entries that changed daily. The best part was the location - within 15 minutes we were in midtwon Manhattan. (One word of caution - when coming from the west you have to make a jug handle turn to the right to get to the hotel, which is on the left.)

Excellent hotel

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I stayed at the Hampton Inn for 4 nights (March 28, 29, 30, and 31, 2004) and was impressed.

I paid $88.20/night plus tax (AAA rate) which was very competitive with other hotels in the class and area (the Fairfield Inn in East Rutherford was $109/night with AAA discount).

Aside from the Hampton Inn reputation for quality and great rate, my main reason for choosing the hotel was the location: right across the street from NJ Transit bus #163 which takes you to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan ($5.60 round trip fare/person), where you can then either go out on foot (it's near Times Square and Rockefeller Center) or transfer to a subway.

The breakfast was exceptional; it's advertised as a " free deluxe continental breakfast" but it's actually a full American breakfast PLUS deluxe continental breakfast in one. Not only were the pastries and breads top quality and very fresh, there were hot items such as scrambled eggs and sausage patties.

The front desk staff was helpful and efficient. There is ample free parking on the property. The public areas of the hotel (interior and exterior) were very pleasing.

Inside the rooms, it was not quite what I was expecting. Sure, everything was clean and well-kept, and there were refrigerators. I think it was the decor. Something about it was just not right. Perhaps it was the low lighting and dark colored furnishings combined with a very low ceiling that added a slight feeling of claustrophobia. The beds and pillows were acceptable. I think the rooms would have benefitted from a brighter, more modern appearance.

Nevertheless, the hotel is an exceptionally good value and I highly recommend it. On my next visit to NYC I will definitely stay here again.

Best Place in Jersey

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This was an excellent Hampton Inn, the nicest I have ever stayed. They had a hot breakfast in the morning, high speed internet and lap desks in the rooms for working on your computer. I was very pleased and plan to stay here again.

A Gem in Jersey

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I've stayed here many, many repeated stays for business travel. The hotel is in excellent condition. The rooms are immaculate and the staff is extremely courteous and helpful. The breakfast buffet rivals most resturants in the area. I call this my home away from home.

Loved Every Minute....

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We stayed overnight to attend a wedding, and discovered the best hotel experience I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Oversized, gorgeous room with "cherry" wood and classical styling, comfortable beds, in-room bottled water, large bath area, lavish breakfast buffet, exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, and all for the same price offered by a local "budget" chain. Truly a gold star, pampered stay. I chose this hotel based on a previous Tripadvisor review, and nothing was exaggerated.... (Be careful not to miss the right-hand turn when the hotel is on your left. The sign is small and no left turns are allowed.)

Hidden Treasure

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This hotel is a hidden treasure. It's directly behind Giants Stadium on Paterson Plank Road. This place is beautiful...not a typical Hampton Inn. It has dark mahogany wood in the lobby with green granite floors. The rooms are immaculate and the staff very friendly

TripAdvisor Reviews Hampton Inn Carlstadt-At The Meadowlands

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