Meadowlands Plaza Hotel-Secaucus
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8am...Got up early for our long drive to NJ to see Coldplay! Hauled all our gear downstairs and had some of the continental breakfast. Yogurts, muffins and filled our coffee mugs. We were a little worried about traffic because of Boston, and NYC traffic, and little did we know, the worry was a premonition. On the road again, Coldplay setlist …
This morning we made our way down to 55 Wall Street where we had reserved some spots on a guided walking tour. The guide was extremely energetic and seemed to know her stuff. I didn't realized that back in the very early days there was actually a wall from one side of Manhattan to the other about on the location of Wall Street (hence the name). Right from the start of the different colonies trading had been done around the wall and continued I get done ...
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I'm now down to two suitcases of clothes and that's it!! Hard to believe I won't see the rest of my belongings for close to 3 months!
From here my crate gets taken to the shipping warehouse in the Poconos. Then they report the shipment weights & dimensions and forward that to the Indian moving company. Once they get ...
So we're in the middle of our two day hop on hop off bus tour, it's really cool as its so flexible you can spend as much time in each place as you want. We began by heading to Hershey's and the m&ms world shops then got our bus to the Empire State Building! We went on an IMAX cinema sky ride narrated by KEVIN bacon (surreal) then headed straight to floor 86, no queues! It's a ...
... flight to New York and all the workers there were very rude apart from one lovely lady who helped me get on the second last flight of the day. Eventually I arrived in New York after over 30 hours of travel at about 11pm and only about 25 hours later then expected! My accommodation looked like a perfect scene for a murder with dim lights and I was officially in the Harlem district of New York, which is right near the Bronx! The stress and flights were too much for ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Meadowlands Plaza Hotel-Secaucus
Give us a smile!
I stayed for 4 nights over Christmas last year, and whilst the room was clean and comfortable (apart from the fact that you are by the freeway and the windows aren't double-glazed) and the shuttle bus drivers were wonderfully friendly, I found the front desk and restaurant staff to be very brusque - almost rude - and rarely with a smile. On the whole, okay for somewhere to rest your head but if you want to be made to feel special, probably not the ideal hotel.
We stayed at the Meadowlands Plaza for 3 nights and were impressed with the size and cleanliness of the rooms (the king size beds are huge!)
My wife and I stayed 10/15-10/17, as we were coming to visit NYC. We arrived in Secaucus around 7am on 10/15. Wanted to eat breakfast, could not find any national/regional chains (i.e. waffle house, denny's, ihop, etc.) and the few places we could find did not appear very appealing. Anyway, we called the hotel and inquired on an early check-in, they were very accomodating and allowed us to do so around 9:30 am and also immediately notified us that the FREE breakfast buffet would be ending at 10am. This was a wonderful surprise, considering that is most likely reserved for customers that stayed the night before. All-in, the standard 1 King bed room was far bigger than anticipated, breakfast a blessing (nothing else in the area) and the shuttle service was WONDERFUL to have! My only complaint is that the breakfast items could have been hotter.
My wife and I stayed at the Meadowlands Plaza for our five day trip to NYC. We were both very pleased with the room and the location. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting NYC to consider this as a cost efficient alternative.
Good place to stay !
We stayed there for 3 nights and had a very nice, spacious room.
Breakfast is unbeatable, although they write" continental breakfast" they offer you a full American breakfast !
Shuttlebus took us to the nearest bus stop to get on the NJbus to New York City, and picked us up whenever we called for (toll free !!). Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Not what we expected
OK if you have a car, which we did'nt, staff not that helpful. Bar and restaruant not open, free bus service took you to certain places.
For breakfast you had to eat with plastic knives and forks and eat off plastic plates and cups!!!! Rooms were clean.
I arrived with a guest at the hotel on the 30th of December for a three night stay. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were very large and well kept with a price that could not be beat. In addition to this, they offer a very large complimentary breakfast buffet that was just the ticket before taking a trip into the city.
Worth the risk
Decided to stay in Secaucus and save some$$. We were taking an impromptu trip and showed up in Secaucus without a reservation. All of the local chain hotels were filled due to a convention. We decided to try the Meadowlands Plaza and it worked out just fine. Large, clean and quiet rooms. The price was great too! Only complaint was that the hotel shuttle was not very reliable. We just decided to take a taxi from the hotel to the NJ Transit bus stop about a $5.00 fare including tip.
The bus takes you right to the NY Port Authority Terminal near Times Square for $2.10. No headaches with traffic or parking. Would stay accross the river again and here again.
3 out of 4 not bad
Arrived April 21 for a 4 night stay at the Meadowlands. The first 3 nights we had no issues, the rooms are very clean and well kept. Shuttle service around the hotel area was great along with the full American breakfast each morning. The 4th night of our stay the hotel had a sprinkler system break flooding the first 4 floors. The frontdesk was not very helpful and had no idea when the problem would be fixed so we could return to our rooms. After waiting an hour and seeing that the issue didn't look like it was going to be rectified for about another 3 or 4 hours we decided to checkout and head back home. We received a full credit for that night with no problems. I would stay here again and write this accident off as an unforeseen circumstance.
I stayed at this hotel for one night, arriving to find out the non-smoking, double bed room I had reserved was not available. It was frustrating as I was chaperoning 3 kids and we needed 2 beds. Finally we got one although the front desk people were not very nice about it.