We enjoyed a weekend stay at this hotel, picked for its location, price, and good rating through Trip Adviser.
Our room, with sofa, desk, HDTV, small fridge, large window space, and king-sized bed was comfortable, and clean with a nice supply of toiletries. My spouse and I slept well both nights. Hot water came quickly through the pipes anytime we tried.
We'd asked for a quiet room, and one was furnished far from the elevators and lobby traffic. We'd asked for a room where the A/C was not blowing over the bed and Marriott delivered. We also asked for feather pillows (non-guaranteed option on the reservation website) but we got foam. We purchased a breakfast option that allowed us a number of choices from a modest menu, served by ample portions and a helpful staff that allowed some flexibility to suit our tastes. Hot entrees were brought to the table within 5-10 minutes. a few downsides: the thermostat took a few minutes to figure out, if the H/AC fan was set to run continuously for white noise the H/AC stayed off, and the tap water tasted awful - not metallic, but not "fresh". Bottled water is available for a price. The tub faucet had minor leaking while the shower was being used, but shower flow was plentiful with multiple adjustments.
Front Desk Staff was very helpful. Cleaning service was great: we accidentally left a small package behind in our room, but one of the "cleaners" found it and caught up with us before we reached the elevator. How cool is that? A Market Place exists for odds and ends. A liter of water - about $5. Styling of the room seemed a bit dated, but the bed was in excellent condition.
*Finding* the hotel, if you're not from the area, could be a challenge. Marriott's reservation site listed an address in fine print, but no directions. The GPS announced arrival beside a clump of bushes without ceremony. Fifty feet later was a sign pointing Right towards what looked like an on-ramp to a highway, without a building in view. It turns out, it was trying to direct us to a "New Jersey U-turn" where first you turn right before being herded to a means for driving across the street and doubling back. Part of the difficulty is the hotel is on the opposite side of the street coming from I-78, it's sign is faintly lit, and the building itself is mostly hidden by trees. Part of the difficulty is almost-afterthought tiny-sized signs one encounters first about a block after leaving the highway. (BTW, When you leave, the *only* exit is back towards I-78 -- two short blocks later, you can carefully try a U-turn.)
The hotel is located close to several industrial complexes, so probably makes a good base of operations for those assigned temporary duty to those areas. One could be quite comfortable there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Break away from business as usual at the recently renovated Courtyard Basking Ridge Hotel. Our hotel in Basking Ridge, New Jersey is located along I-78 and Route 287 and minutes from Warren, NJ. With open lobby space and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout this Basking Ridge, NJ hotel, you can switch seamlessly from work to relaxation and back. Guests enjoy easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our Basking Ridge hotel lobby GoBoard. Our on-site restaurant, The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect. provides guests with healthy food and beverage offerings in the morning and evening dinner service with cocktails. Each of our spacious and renovated hotel guest rooms feature luxury bedding, thicker mattresses and large work spaces. Open all doors to productivity for your small event in one of our three Basking Ridge meeting rooms. While visiting Basking Ridge, unwind and visit local attractions including the USGA Museum. The Courtyard Basking Ridge Hotel makes it easier to get things accomplished on your terms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Basking Ridge Hotel Basking Ridge
- Basking Ridge Courtyard
- Basking Ridge Marriott