My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It was really easy to get the bus from the hotel into NY City ($7.30 for a return adult ticket)
The room was wonderful. The bedroom was spacious with a nice view, big comfy bed, tv. Seperate lounge room with another TV and nice couches. The fridge and microwave were fantastic when bringing leftovers home for dinner! Good airconditioning. Regular hotel-sized bathroom with hair dryer. Full length mirror just outside bathroom.
We didnt get any noise in our room, so it was a lovely peaceful haven to come back to after a long day of sight seeing.
The included breakfast was great. There's a kitchen where you can line up to order any kind of eggs and also pancakes - and the rest is serve yourself buffet style. There's a few differnt "stations" though so have a look around when you eat there or you may miss something tasty (i didnt realise there were bagels or pastries till our second or third day!)
The pool and gym all looked clean and new. The hotel has a send-away laundry facility that you can pay for, or there's also a coin operated laundomat on the ground floor (you need your own detergent).
The staff were very friendly and helpful. They have bus timetables and maps of the nearby area available at reception. We asked them about what bus tours were available and they were able to give us a few suggestions. The Grey Line bus tour can collect you from the hotel at 8am (not sure if they can also arrange for getting back).
There are a lot of restaurants and cafes near the hotel which is really good, lots of variety. And there's a Walmart within easy walking distance.
Or if you're really tired in the evening there are some restaurants that offer free delivery to the hotel (menus in the hotel welcome book in the room).
I was under the impression we would get free wifi in the room, but "wifi available" actually just means it's available but you have to pay to use it. It's something like $16 a day, so we didnt use that.
There are 3 computers (one wasnt in use when I was there) in the lobby you can use if you need internet for anything though. I used it for some sight seeing research and it was fine. My husband tried to use it to check his emails and couldnt access it, so they might have those sites locked out.
They also have a printer there you can use.
Another thing to be aware of is there is no hotel shuttle to or from the airport, so it can be tricky getting to the hotel with large bags. We opted to use public transport instead of paying the $100+ taxi fare from JFK. It can be quite a bit of hassle so if you are older or have small kids it may not be the best option for you.
You just want the Airport Transfer bus to the Port Authority, and then the 320 bus to Seacaucus (you can see the hotel sign from the bus, about the 3rd one after the Park+Ride stop).
It'll be really helpful for you to download this bus timetable before you go because the bus leaves from different gates depending on the time :S
The Airport Transfer bus has a large luggage compartment in the back, and the public buses will need to open up space under the bus for large bags.
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- Embassy Suites Hotel Secaucus - Meadowlands Hotel is located just 4 miles from New York City with easy transportation access outside the hotel. This Secaucs, NJ all-suite hotel is the perfect location for your business or leisure travel. It is centrally located in the Harmon Meadow Plaza in Secaucus, NJ, with easy access to the Meadowlands, the Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ, Teterboro Airport and Newark Airport(EWR.Book your room stay online direct with the hotel and get our best rate guranteed. ... more less
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