I was traveling from Toronto to New Jersey. I usually stay at Hampton Inns along the way--either in Cortland or Scranton (both properties of which I have reviewed). I was past Cortland when I checked with Scranton and discovered they had no availability for the night, so I called Hilton reservations and they found me a room at the Homewood in Vestal.
Vestal involved about twenty minutes of a detour--off the I81, onto the 17 West and then, there was a bit of a drive to the hotel. Construction along the route lengthened the drive a bit.
But, when I got to the Homewood Suites, I was very pleased to be there and plan on adding this motel to my itinerary in the future, despite the extra miles.
There is a buffet dinner offered for free Mondays to Thursdays, 24 hour coffee and tea and a lovely free breakfast (though I truly much prefer the Hampton Inn breakfast, with less prepared food and more options--pastries and muffins, fresh cut fruit, many more cereal choices, and more wholesome uncolored make your own waffles).
The room I got was the typical for a Homewood Suites--I have been to several. I have provided pictures.
The bed--a comfortable and clean oasis adorned with the gold standard Hilton bedding package
The kitchen--with a full sized fridge and freezer, a boon to me, for I travel with several coolers and lots of blue ice and there was room to store everything overnight
There was a seating area, a dining area, a desk where I set up my computer, a vanity outside the bathroom...
All in all, a comfy home away from home along the route.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Binghamton/Vestal Homewood Suites by Hilton is a 100% smoke free, all suite hotel. All suites include a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, disposal, and dual stove-top burner in the kitchen. Each of our king, one bedroom suites and our king studio suites has a full size sleeper sofa in the living room area. Mainly catering to the business traveler and extended stay guests, the hotel offers the following amenities---indoor pool, 24 hour fitness center, basketball court, business center, complimentary breakfast buffet daily, and a evening reception with complimentary beer and wine on Monday-Thursday nights. ... more less
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