I had never stayed at a Residence Inn before, but I was able to stay on points and the big room was an appealing option.
First the good:
Great location! There's tons of stores and restaurants right close by. There's even a Starbucks (with a drive-thru!) in the parking lot next door. It's easy to park right outside your room. I always love that.
The room was huge and immaculate! I was thinking that if I was a single girl I could have happily lived there! There was a very clean full kitchen, a sitting area, a bedroom and a big bathroom. There was even a dishwasher with all the dishes, pots, pans, etc. that you would need.
The free breakfast was DELICIOUS! One of the better free hotel breakfasts that I have been to. Both mornings my husband and I really enjoyed it.
Now the bad:
The bed. Oh the bed. It was one of the worst hotel beds ever. I did not sleep either night. It was an old spring mattress that had a massive divot in the middle. It was like a grizzly bear had hibernated in the bed and left a hole. My husband and I had to sleep on the extreme ends of the bed and steady ourselves so we wouldn't fall into the crevice! I'm making light of it now, but it was just awful.
I know that a lot of people use this sort of hotel for longer term stays, but the public areas felt like we were staying in public housing. Several families treated the property like their own playground. Both days the kids were running all over the property until late at night. They left the property outside their door a MESS. Toys, bikes, sneakers, strollers everywhere. We were constantly climbing over things. One night we came back to the room to a loud party (and I mean a LOUD LOUD party) blaring music and cooking out on a Weber outside their room. The management should have some sort of rules about the common areas. Both nights the people (with children I assume) were loud and running around keeping us up even further. There is zero sound proofing from room to room.
Really it felt like we were staying in a low-income dorm. If the room itself wasn't so nice we would have looked for somewhere else to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Inn Binghamton Hotel is an all-suite upscale hotel that provides overnight hotel reservations in the Greater Binghamton New York area. Located just 1 mile from Binghamton University in scenic, lively Broome County, the hotel is situated perfectly for a visit to the area. Conveniently located between Syracuse and Scranton and only 15 miles from the Greater Binghamton Airport, the hotel is easily accessible for all travelers.Our Residence Inn by Marriott® Binghamton hotel is the perfect place to stay while visiting attractions like the Roberson Museum & Science Center, Discovery Center and Broome County Forum. Shuttle service is provided to some nearby businesses and attractions.We are difficult to find! Please see the directions below! A GPS will not always guide you to us. The Residence Inn by Marriott® Binghamton Hotel is an all-suite upscale hotel providing overnight hotel reservations in the Greater Binghamton New York area. Located just 1 mile from Binghamton University in scenic, lively Broome County, the hotel is situated perfectly for a visit to the area. Conveniently located between Syracuse and Scranton and only 13 miles from the Greater Binghamton Airport, the hotel is easily accessible for all travelers. Directions from the Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM):13 miles. Exit the airport on Airport Rd toward Dawes Dr. Make a slight right to merge onto RT-17 W and then take Exit 70S to merge onto RT-201S toward Johnson City. Take the ramp onto RT-434 E/Vestal Pkwy E. The hotel will be on the right.Directions from Syracuse, NY to the North:75 miles. From Syracuse, take I-81S and exit onto RT-17 W toward Owego/Elmira. Take exit 70S to merge onto RT-201 S toward Johnson City. Take the ramp onto RT-434 E/Vestal Pkwy E. The hotel will be on the right.Directions from Scranton, PA to the South:65 miles. From Scranton, travel I-81N to RT-17 W toward Owego/Elmira. Take exit 70S to merge onto RT-201 S toward Johnson City. Take the ramp onto RT-434 E/Vestal Pkwy E. The hotel will be on the right. We look forward to seeing you in the Binghamton area of New York! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Binghamton Hotel Vestal
- Residence Inn Vestal
- Vestal Residence Inn