My wife and I are in our late 50's so we've been around a bit.
This was a very nice hotel. Frankly, I can't understand some of the negative reviews. This is what led me to post.
Staff was extremely nice. This refers to the evening clerk, the morning clerk, and the restaurant manager (who personally served us dinner). All were very friendly, as were the two maids we saw working. Sure, some of the men had some accents, so what.
Room was very clean, spacious, pretty quiet, bed was good.
Bathroom was clean, plenty of towels, good shower and full bathtub.
Flatscreen TV was good, HBO and other channels. Some pay-per-view available too. A few channels were a little blurred, not a big deal.
Dinner in the restaurant was very good, and very reasonably priced. A little slow but that's because the cook prepares the meals with care. It's not a huge menu, but it's a good selection.
Breakfast was pretty good. Decent variety of food. It was similar to other La Quinta's we've stayed at. Hot foods included eggs, potatoes, and you can make your own waffles. Also breads, yogurt, some fruit, cereal, OJ, milk, coffee, tea....
Indoor pool was very nice, and is heated. Unfortunately the pool room was a little on the chilly side, but this was on a very cold evening after the recent snowstorm.
There is a big K-Mart just a mile up I-287, and lots of other stores nearby including a supermarket too.
For the person who expected the hotel to give him toothpaste, or the person who felt the bathroom amenities were not fancy enough, all I can say is that it is silly to expect a good solid hotel like LaQuinta to be the same as a super-expensive Four Seasons. Myself, I prefer Labrador Retrievers over poodles.
My wife and I had a good experience here, and certainly would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarion Hotel Somerset is conveniently located in Central New Jersey just off Interstate 287, near the Liberty Mutual Headquarters, Somerset Patriots Ballpark and the Garden State Convention Center. Clarion Hotel guests will enjoy our indoor heated pool, dry sauna, exercise facility, the convenience of a self service laundry center or same day dry cleaning. Have lunch or dinner at Hooters directly within the property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Quinta Inn & Suites Somerset Hotel Somerset
- La Quinta Inn And Suites Somerset
- Somerset Ramada Inn
- Ramada Somerset