In an area with few hotels, the Radisson is an excellent choice. Entering the understated, and simple lobby with subdued earth-toned décor, and I wasn't sure what to expect. But when I got to my room, it looked like it had just been renovated a few days ago, and I was very happy. Judging from previous reviews, the renovation must have happened over a year ago, but everything looked brand new to me.
The fresh linens, a fresh new comforter, and clean/new carpeting won me over. The sleep number bed was not a big deal; feels the same as a regular bed to me. The newness / freshness / cleanliness are much more important to me.
The location is excellent and convenient for getting around the area. One side of the hotel faces a moderately busy road, but there's the parking lot, green space and big trees in between so I could hardly see the road (Route 33) from my third floor room. With windows that don't open, the road noise was not a big deal during the day and not an issue at night. The rooms on the other side of the hallway may be quieter.
I am baffled by one reviewer's statement that the location is "horrible." There are only two hotels in this immediate area, and the other one (5 minutes away) is in a MUCH worse location, with rooms directly facing a major highway (Route 9), though I wouldn't stay there anyway based on reviews. Freehold is a suburban, bedroom community with a huge mall, lots of shopping centers, and big roads going through it like 9 and 33. It's not a quaint, scenic destination; perhaps the reviewer was misinformed about what to expect.
Can't comment on the catering woes of previous reviewers as I was not there for an event. I did enjoy the complimentary breakfast - strictly continental, with no meat or eggs - served until 11 a.m. in the attractive restaurant with real plates and silverware. They do alternate between pancakes and waffles for a hot item (heated from frozen, but not bad). And they have the best coffee. The server who oversees the breakfast, Elizabeth, was delightful and very attentive. (Coffee is not complimentary after 11 a.m. but only $1.60 for a grande-size take-out cup.)
I think my only disappointment was the fitness room. They have three very new pieces of equipment I would have used, two treadmills and a cycle machine, but the room smelled of fumes, I assume from the rubber floor tiles; I imagine this will clear up eventually.
Wifi was free and quite reliable - had no problems with it. There are two computers in the lobby you use and print from for free.
I found the front desk staff and the service to be pleasant and attentive enough. I had a complaint about my desk chair and a new one was brought to my room in less than 5 minutes. The housekeeping staff seemed to be quite good as well.
For a senior rate of $107, and regular rates in the $120 range, this hotel is an outstanding value, better than many hotels costing much more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Radisson Freehold Hotel near Six Flags Great AdventureThe Radisson Hotel Freehold, NJ offers travelers comfortable accommodations and premier amenities, all in a great location near Six Flags Great Adventure and the U.S. Naval Weapons Station Earle. The Radisson features 121 spacious hotel rooms and suites, including six junior suites and four bridal suites, as well as a wealth of convenient amenities including an outdoor pool, Business Center and Fitness Center. Our Freehold, NJ hotel is one of the closest hotels to Six Flags Great Adventure, making us the perfect choice for vacationing families. Book your room today and see what makes us one of the best hotels in the area. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to check in (some exceptions apply). Valid photo ID and credit card required at check in. Check in: 4pm, Check out: 11am. ... more less
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