I stayed at the Heldrich this past week for a business trip; the conference was held at a nearby hotel. In looking for an alternate location to attend this conference, the ability to easily walk to the conference, as well as local food options, was the most important to me. After investigating on TripAdvisor, both reviews and maps, the Heldrich fit the bill.
The hospitality was superb, starting with pulling in to the front door (valet is a separate company, but very easy to navigate and only slightly more than self-park - plus valet provides in and out privileges and self-park did not). The hotel is located on Congress Square, a cute, very small park. Check in was easy and so was finding the room.
The room itself was spacious with thoughtful touches - coffee bar, two closets, luggage rack, desk, ample outlets, all important for a business trip. The bed was extremely comfortable and the black out curtains did their job. My view was of the rooftop, but also a spectacular sunset each evening. I did not request a hotel facing downtown, so did not expect it. A few things kept this hotel from being a five star experience - the television was a tube, not flatscreen, and its location within a wardrobe made it hard to watch from all angles (I had to be in bed or the armchair - I could not see it from the desk). Additionally, the hotel door latch (the one that allows you to open the door slightly but remain safe) was falling apart from the door - it is supposed to be secured by three screws but one was missing and the other two were loose. I felt plenty secure with the location and electronic and deadbolt - this was not the issue - but was concerned by their lack of upkeep here.
Finally, it is very easy to walk to many locations in downtown New Brunswick from the Heldrich. Lots of sit down and quick food options, a few drugstores, multiple banks, plus it looked like there was many cultural options as well. I felt safe as streets were well-traversed.
Overall, I would stay here again and appreciated the hospitality and overall aesthetics, as other reviews have noted. A few minor improvements (televisions, upkeep) would make this five-stars.
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- Also Known As:
- The Heldrich Hotel New Brunswick
- Heldrich New Brunswick
- Heldrich Hotel New Brunswick