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“Decent weekday stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn West Orange
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in West Orange
Certificate of Excellence
Troy, AL
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Decent weekday stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I spent a couple of nights here during a business trip in February 2013. The room was a nice size and very comfortable. The bed was the biggest surprise as it slept better than many high end hotels I've stayed at. The rooms would use a little maintenance as some of the wallpaper is starting to peel at the seams. However the rooms are clean, and having a kitchen is quite nice. Paper plates and plastic cups get old when you travel frequently as I do, so real dishes is a bonus.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was nice to find a very large selection for the included breakfast and was tasty. My one complaint was the room was an adjoining room and there is little sound barrier due to that. I could hear almost every phone conversation the guest from the next room had all night.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a reasonably priced hotel in this area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Scott L
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

My family and I just spent several nights at this property. My husband and I had our young adult son and my elderly parents with us. We all had a great experience. The staff was consistently warm and friendly and helpful. The property is well maintained and bright and attractive. My husband and son and I found our suite very spacious and comfortable, and my parents were very happy with their suite as well. The common areas are very inviting--including the dining room and the cozy library. We enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi as well. Internet and breakfast are included in the price. We were very satisfied with the experience and will definitely stay there again next time we're visiting family in nearby Montclair.

Room Tip: The second floor has a nicer ambiance and is generally more convenient.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank tiredofthecold
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San Francisco
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40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

For suburban N.J., it's a good place to stay. The rooms and public areas are clean and well appointed. The staff is friendly and helpful. The complementary breakfasts are plentiful. Compared to other nearby extended stay hotel accommodations, this is one of the better ones.

The only real problem is the poor acoustics, which is the fault of the original developer for being so cheap with the chosen construction methods. The gap below the doors to the room and the poor insulation value in the walls result in hearing every voice and every door open and close in the hallway, as well as alarm clocks, voices, furniture drawers opening and closing, running water, etc. from the adjacent rooms. The owners of this property, with their affiliation with Marriott, should upgrade these conditions. Only then would it deserve an excellent rating. Until that time, bring your noise canceling machine and ambien.

Room Tip: Second or third floor is a must, preferably in the rear of the building away from most of the traffi...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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105 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Stayed here for a family event in Montclair. It didn't feel residence inn-like. We drove up and it looks like an event venue (in a good way). Staff was great, room was clean and large enough for four of us to share (at least for a weekend)-- all right, we could have used a second bathroom! comfortable lobby and dining area, nice atmosphere. Breakfast was included and just fine. Definitely more than I expected to find!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Phil W
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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

The property is very pretty, but I will never go back.

The good points

The hotel is very pretty and is next door to a country club and the Manor.

The kitchen staff was very friendly.

The pool was clean.

My room was clean when I arrived.

The bad points

They need better soundproofing in the rooms. If you were in the kitchen or living area you could hear everything going on in the hallway.

Like all Residence Inn's they offer breakfast every morning, but it isn't all that wonderful, although they do have real plates and metal spoons and forks.

They only give you dinner Mon-Wed most Residence Inn's give you dinner on Thursday night as well.

They don't have a shuttle bus. Most Residence Inn's and hotels have shuttles.

They have a bar on site. With a bar on site there were frequently people drinking in the common area including at meal times.

They don't have a large outdoor area. No place to get any outdoor exercise or for children to play. They have a small gym on site.

They have a fake playroom for children off of the laundry room. It was smaller than my closet at home.

Things specific to me.

I stayed in a room right by the bar and across from the meeting rooms. Most of the time it wasn't a problem, but on several occasions it was a problem. I had to deal with the loud noises coming from the meetings/parties in the meeting rooms. I had to deal with people who knocked on my door instead of the meeting room door. I had to deal with the people hanging out in front of my door talking loudly. They were sold out and couldn't move me for two nights as they were sold out. I declined and I searched for a new hotel.

I had a do not disturb sign on my door that was ignored. Maintenance staff came into my room and made a small repair, even though I had a sign on my door that stated that I didn't want to be disturbed.

I was double billed for one night. After 3 phone calls and a week later the issue still isn't fully resolved. I have spent more than 4 hours trying to fix the problem that they created and I still don't have a straight bill or things corrected with Marriott Rewards!

If you do stay there my suggestion is to not stay on the first floor near the meeting rooms or bar. For more than 200 a night for a 2 bedroom suite I expected and deserved a lot more.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
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45 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We were lucky to find a room at this hotel during the stretch of time that our electricity was out following Hurricane Sandy. The hotel was completely booked, but all services were provided. The complimentary breakfast did seem a bit crowded, but there were plenty of seats available in a room opposite the breakfast area. It is a very old-fashioned building on the outside, but the inside is expansive and feels like a golf course club house. The indoor pool is clean and doesn't smell too much of chlorine. Hotel staff was incredibly friendly. I wish I got his name, but a staff member insisted on opening the doors for me on every floor of the stairwell I was climbing because my hands were so full of items taken from my house and brought to the hotel. Keep in mind that this is a pet-friendly property. You could hear dogs bark and see them all over the hallways, lobby, and parking lot. The front desk staff was very polite when asked to please contact a nearby room about a loud dog. The hotel is great for babies because they provided a pack-and-play crib, sheet, and blanket at no extra charge. Laundry services were available to do on your own or have it done for you. Dinner is complimentary three days per week, but we missed it due to timing. There is a nice bar on the lower level, and I saw many people sitting there and chatting with the bartender. There is plenty of parking. A Whole Foods and a K-Mart are located a short walk away, as well as other stores. A movie theater and a Macy's are a short drive down the road. Several restaurants are nearby.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the interior courtyard and there might be less noise from the parking lot, although...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Let's face it. Most RI properties follow a standard cookie-cutter layout. Not so with this location. And what a pleasant surprise. Everything about this location, from the lobby to the "Hearth Room" and rooms, takes it head and shoulders above the rest. I was very pleasantly surprised and would stay here again if I my travels take be back.

Very conveniently located in between West Orange and Montclair. Plenty of shopping and restaurant opportunities to be found nearby.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Residence Inn West Orange
Address: 107 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052-4202
Location: United States > New Jersey > West Orange
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in West Orange
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn West Orange 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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