I have stayed at the Feather Nest at least a dozen times over the years. The staff overall are pleasant, though you do want to put the extra lock on the door because if you plan on staying up until check-out time the maids have been known to accidentally walk in on you a bit too early.
The outside looks like a shady motel. It looks so shady that I would be willing to bet first-timers have turned around and went elsewhere after driving in and taking a look around. What a turnaround that place would make if they just sunk some dollars into making the outside look nice! I've never had to deal with any unsavory people hanging around.
The 'standard' rooms with jacuzzi are all the same, and yes, they all could use a thorough scrub-down and renovation. I've never had a problem with receiving dirty towels or bed linens, or seeing any unwanted creatures in the rooms. Many of the rooms do have a certain musty 'eau de funk' to them, however to their credit they have all been clean. Most will smell like cigarettes. They do have 2-3 stations of porn usually playing 24/7 on the TV so if you're bringing children or people who are offended by that, be aware. The jacuzzis are really nice.
My boyfriend and I once splurged for the Natural Cave suite, one of the 'fantasy suites', which was absolutely amazing! Complete with sound effects, 'cave drawings' on the 'cave walls', small waterfall built into the jacuzzi, etc.. beautifully done. It's so cost-prohibitive even during a weekday to get, though, and on the weekend? Forget it. We'd go more often to the suites if we could afford it, but they can run upwards of almost $300 a night depending on which room you select. The main reason why we use the Feather Nest is the jacuzzi. Compared to Inn of the Dove, the other romance-themed hotel in the area, Feather Nest is cheaper.
My recommendation: save the bucks for a special holiday or event, and get one of the 'fantasy suites' (the most expensive ones they have). Don't waste the $ on a standard jacuzzi room. You'd probably do better going to a Holiday Inn-type place and getting their honeymoon suite.
- Also Known As:
- Feather Nest Hotel Cherry Hill
- Feather Nest Hotel