We (me, my husband and 6 year old daughter) were on a road trip home from NYC, August 1, 2014. We had spent the entire day walking the streets of NYC and sightseeing and left that evening. Who were we kidding? By the time we got to Bridgewater, NJ we couldn't do it anymore, we were so tired! So we pulled into a parking lot and looked for accommodations in the area. We found a Groupon for the Marriott for a standard king room at $89 a night. We were sold! We just needed a decent place to stay for the night and it was beyond decent!
When we arrived, the check in was seamless. It was a bit of a wait, as there was only one person at the front desk (about 9pm). However, the two ladies in front of me liked to chit chat and ask every question you could think of. So, it's not really the hotel's fault for the wait. When it was my turn, I checked in, got my keys, signed my life away (jk!) and was done in about 10 minutes or less.
The hotel itself was really nice! Too bad we weren't staying. We were in room 505 (I believe) which was a corner room. It was huge! I'm not sure if all king size rooms are like the one we had, but it was really huge! It had a connecting room option as well. When we walked in, the entryway/foyer area was large with the bathroom at an angle, then down a small hall to the room. Even the room was really large for a hotel room and the TV was probably a 46". We had one long wall of windows that overlooked the front of the property.We couldn't see it at night, but in the morning it has a nice shopping area with restaurants within walking distance. Really nice area! Who knew?
The bed was comfy, the TV big, and the bathroom clean. I didn't see a safe but I didn't look for it either. There's a coffee maker in the room although ours was broken. Bummer.. we wanted that coffee before we hit the road.
I was informed the gym was open 24 hours and the pool until 11, both accessible by your room key. However, since we were there just to sleep and shower, we didn't get to enjoy any of the amenities. There happened to be kids baseball (maybe?) team staying there and the next day was a wedding. Wish we had the time to explore the grounds, but we were on a schedule.
We would definitely stay here again if we are ever in the area, although I'm not sure we'll ever be in that area again unless on the same road trip.
Still, great hotel! Definitely recommend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a stay in New Jersey from the comfort of Bridgewater Marriott. Our hassle-free hotel in Bridgewater offers guestrooms with superb amenities and award-winning service, and we provide an ideal location near Rutgers University and Newark Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bridgewater Marriott Hotel Bridgewater
- Marriott Bridgewater