A former colleague's retirement party was all the impetus we needed to leave a steamy Florida end of summer and head to New Jersey to partake in the festivities. But a five-day stay in a motel/hotel? Not usually the most pleasant aspect of any getaway: will the bed be comfortable? - will the noise in the hallways at night prove bothersome? You know, all the little and not-so-little misgivings and realized disappointments that one can experience at nearly every price point. But this hotel was more than a bit of serendipity from the friendliness and helpfulness of staff to the comfort level of the suite. The bed rivaled the comfort of ours at home - even if the pillows were too mushy for my taste. Somehow, I slept like a baby. As to noise factor? Who knows? I found the perfect preventative by leaving the bathroom fan on all night and the door ajar so the "white noise" would permeate to the sleep area. Sweet little kitchen missing only a conventional oven to make it liveable as a long-term accommodation. And I'd bet that many Manhattan studio apartments don't have the amenities and room this suite had. A great location on the perimeter of a mall and with easy access to major roadways. Dining abounds within less than a mile and we settled on more than one evening for a nearby New Jersey style diner that embodied the concept of comfort food and a million choices on the flavorful menu. I spent the final day alone packing and chilling out while hubby and a friend visited their old haunts. I never left the suite until dinner that evening and I enjoyed every restful, comfortable minute of it. We'll certainly return whenever New Jersey beckons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Dover - Rockaway is located just minutes from Parsippany, Morristown, Denville, Mt. Arlington and the International Trade Center in Mt. Olive in Dover, New Jersey. Enjoy full breakfast each morning, evening dinner & drinks and complimentary high-speed internet access. Whatever the reason for your visit, keep in shape at our fitness center, indoor pool, basketball & tennis courts. Explore many Dover area attractions just steps from our centrally located hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Homewood Suites Dover-Rockaway Hotel Dover