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The J House Greenwich
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1114 E. Putnam Avenue, I-95 Exit 5, Greenwich, CT 06878   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Greenwich
Boston, Massachusetts
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“J House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The hotel lobby and restaurant and lounge are great! The technology in the room is good but I still had to go old school and pick up the phone to order room service and also to request late check out. I am not sure the ipad makes much of a difference. The remote clicker for the main tv in the bedroom did not work that well but the tv inside the mirror in the bathroom was cool. The toilet was like I have never seen before and the shower was also great. You pretty much don't want to leave the bathroom.
The gym is tiny with 3 or 4 cardio machines and no weights and no mats. (No water or fruit either)

Room Tip: The rooms are nice but all pretty much look at a parking lot. I recommend staying on the 2nd floor...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KokuaHospitality, Guests services at The J House Greenwich, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear J T,

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed our modern lobby and eleven14 Kitchen restaurant and lounge. Even though you did not utilize the in-room iPad, we are glad this did not deter you from taking advantage of our room service menu. We are glad we impressed you with our high-tech guest room amenities. These features have become a hit among our guests. We apologize if the fitness center did not exceed expectations, but we will address your comments with our Executive Committee. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again soon.

Be Well,
Guest Services
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here with some colleagues while working on a programme nearby. It sticks in my mind as an outstanding hotel with some fond memories.

The room was very modern and so well equipped with cool technology and a great minimalist feel and good space. Excellent sized desk for working, big comfy bed. Great bathroom. Cool huge tv and one in bathroom mirror too!

I loved the swimming pool and the restaurant and bar were of the highest quality. The staff were always helpful and never intrusive, and the costs were very reasonable making this place very good value for money. I suspect it will become very popular quickly as a result and definitely recommend it over the competing Hilton and others.

While I like to think of myself as a discerning business travel, I'm just plain fussy and a little stingy with giving out top marks, but this stay earned them. Somewhere I fully recommend and would definitely like to return to. Nice work guys.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KokuaHospitality, Guests services at The J House Greenwich, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Dear Business T,

Thank you for your review. We sincerely appreciate your kind compliments. We are thrilled to hear that you found The J House to be outstanding and memorable. Our hip contemporary decor and high tech amenities are what makes us stand out in amongst our competitors. Thank you for recommending our hotel and we look forward to your next return.

Best,
Guest Services
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

i was fortunate to stay at the J House on three separate occasions for business and each time it was a memorable event. Service excelent, the room, remarkable, particuliarly the unique Japanese toilet and the food, the best in Greenwich. I cannot wait for my next return visit.

Room Tip: I was fortunate to have suite two out of three times. Very impressive!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KokuaHospitality, Guests services at The J House Greenwich, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Dear Bruce K,
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your continued loyalty to the new J House Greenwich hotel. It is such a delight to hear that each separate occasion was memorable for you. We pride ourselves on our service excellence, comfortable guest rooms and exquisite cuisine at the eleven14 restaurant. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again for a fourth stay!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Recently stayed here 3 days ago. Did not see any reviews prior to booking this hotel. I definitely was not disappointed. Really modern and techy hotel beautiful rm and bathroom. Very clean. Liked the contemp/ modern decor, the electronic control of lights and blinds was pretty cool, good ambience and of course the toto toilet was a good addition. Need to put shower cap in bathrm. Otherwise great hotel looking fwd to my next visit.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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KokuaHospitality, Guests services at The J House Greenwich, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Dear Mamag A,
Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the brand new J House Greenwich. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our high-tech amenities and modern decor. The toto toilet is very neat feature, and our guests really enjoy controlling the lights and shades from the in-room iPads. We will share your comments about the shower cap with our Executive Committee, and consider this idea for the future. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again soon!
Be Well,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We stayed at the JHouse last night while attending a reunion. We were forewarned at checkin that our room could be noisy until approximately 1pm due to it's proximity to the club, and were offered a different room far from the hubbub. Upon entering the room, we realized there was a shower only (no tub), and were graciously relocated by the front desk staff. There were a couple of glitches with the second room-neither the bathroom television nor the iPad were functioning, but this was rectified within an hour by their maintenance staff. The Toto style toilet was a great touch, and the bed & pillows were amazingly comfortable-we slept late which we rarely do away from home! The reunion was held in their reception area, and the appetizers were plentiful, delicious, and attractively presented. Despite the initial hiccups at check-in, I'd definitely return to JHouse, and would highly recommend. I've read other posts about noise, but there are definitely quiet room options to be had, so just be sure to make your preferences known!

Room Tip: If a tub is important to you, you'll need to specify this before or at check in. Same for a quie...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KokuaHospitality, Guests services at The J House Greenwich, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Dear gardenweasel,
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your reunion here at the J House Greenwich. Yes, we pride ourselves on the presentation and delicious appetizers and It is a relief to hear that our staff was able to assign you to a guest room far away from the noise of the eleven14 lounge and restaurant. Our apologies for the malfunctioning bathroom TV and iPad in your guest room, but glad our Maintenance staff was able to quickly rectify this. Thank you for recommending our hotel, and we hope to be of service to you again soon.
Best,
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I stayed in this hotel two weeks ago and it was a true surprise! The decor is very modern, staff is friendly, and the room is very comfortable. I loved how you can control the lighting and temperature from their in-room iPad. Also, my wife and I loved Eleven 14 and the Chocolate Lab. There are a couple minor issues that I encountered during my stay... the elevators were a bit difficult to navigate when traveling floor to floor, so I got confused once. My wife said it was a tad difficult to apply makeup in the bathroom mirror, since there is a TV in the center of it. These are very minor issues though. On the last night of our stay, we attended a cocktail reception/ pool party hosted by J House, it was a very nice touch. The specialty cocktails were good and the appetizers were delicious! I will recommend this hotel to my friends traveling to Greenwich.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at The J House Greenwich, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Brockb81,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your wonderful feedback on your recent stay at The J House. We are thrilled to read how much you enjoyed our modern and comfortable accommodations. Our apologies if the elevators were somewhat puzzling during your stay, but we will share your comments with our Executive Committee in hopes of clearing up any confusion in the future. Also, it seems it was a somewhat difficult for your wife to apply make-up in the guest bathroom mirror, but this will be addressed with our design team. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our pool reception during your stay. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again soon!

Kind Regards,

J House Management Team
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The old Howard Johnson's on the I-95 at Riverside CT has been given a huge make over and has been reborn the J House. What a makeover it is. This is a ultra modern and very chic hotel that is serving the good and great of Greenwich CT. The Masters of the Universe like their hotels sleek, modern, minimalist and cutting edge and the J House is giving the only other local competition a run for its money.

The designers have done a really great job. The rooms are very modern: electronic down to the Japanese Toto lavatories, blinds, mirror plasma TVs and IPad room service tablets. The common areas are full of great modern art and well laid out and the restaurant large with an al fresco garden dining and bar area that attracts everyone who's is anyone are has keys to a Bentley, Ferrari or Porsche. The restaurant and bar are very very popular right now.

The beds are as you would expect with perfect linen, the bathrooms compact but over designed with the lid to the commode opening and closing every time you walk past. There were no toiletries besides soap and shampoo and at this level you would expect at the least a shower cap for your Hedge Fund girlfriend. There is a great pool area that you would not expect as well.

The service is well meaning but slightly chaotic and it needs to improve or the type of clientele that will keep the J House pumping will move back across to the competitor on the water in Greenwich town proper. Also a word of warning, while the have done phenomenal job damping the noise with the I-95 on one side, the Boston Post Road on the other the restaurant turns into a nightclub similar to the W hotels and the noise from over excited Hedge Fund hunters and revving Ferraris at 1 am is slightly tedious - unless of course that's exactly what you are after. Miami meets Riverside.

I would give this place 4 stars if I thought it would hold onto them but I am not sure they can keep it up (unlike those Masters of the Universe down in the bar).

Room Tip: Avoid a room adjacent to the car park as its busy until 2am!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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KokuaHospitality, J House Management Team at The J House Greenwich, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Dear HughK1,
Thank you for your review. Yes, we are no longer the old Howard Johnson, but now the brand new The J House Greenwich. We underwent extensive renovations and are very proud of our recent accomplishments. As you stated, we are a sophisticated boutique property offering 86 technologically advanced and comfortable guest rooms. Our lively patio area, a resort style pool, outdoor fireplace, all combine to provide a unique vibe- both day and night for our guests. While The J House does have a vibrant nightlife scene in the patio area, we do our best to provide an experience that all of our guests can enjoy. Again, thank you for sharing your kind compliments of our new facility, and we hope next time you are in the area you choose to stay with us again.
Best,
J House Management Team
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Additional Information about The J House Greenwich

Address: 1114 E. Putnam Avenue, I-95 Exit 5, Greenwich, CT 06878
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Greenwich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Greenwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The J House Greenwich 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The J House Greenwich was just awarded the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. Our accommodations are sophisticated and contemporary. The guestrooms are luxurious and feature a number of high-tech amenities. The hotel's restaurant, Eleven14 Kitchen, serves New American cuisine, and incorporates acclaimed Executive Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo's many global influences, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, with a nod to sustainable practices. The hotel also features "The Garden," an outdoor dining area with an indoor feel, warmed by an outdoor fireplace and full bar. Or to cool off, enjoy a cocktail by the outdoor pool from the poolside bar. "The Lounge" inside the hotel's lobby is a warm, inviting gathering area to meet for drinks and apps, serviced from the over-sized bar inside Eleven14. Pets policy: fee (non-refundable), 60 lbs or less, water bowl included, pooch bed included, Doggie cookie included, one dog per room. Limited Room Types Available for pets. ... more   less 
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