It is a good thing that I had had two really good experiences staying in this area because given the past weekend's events, I might not return. First, the hotel is fine. I stayed there when it was a Hampton Inn. About two weeks before we arrived, we were informed that the hotel was no longer a Hampton but our reservations would be honored. There is no name on the hotel anywhere so if you go, pay attention to the address. Nothing in the hotel has changed other than the words "Hampton Inn" have been removed or covered. The friendly desk clerk informed us that the owner of the Hampton Inn franchise was in a dispute with Hilton and it may revert at some point to a Hampton again. The staff was the same, the bedding was the same, etc. Our room was spotless. I do have a couple minor complaints: the trim on our bathroom mirror had peeled off, the hallway carpets needed a vacuum and the same leaves were in the elevator during our entire stay. I love staying in this Secaucus hotel complex because of its easy access to NYC. Hop on the bus and your are at the Port Authority. We arrived at the bus stop at 5:20 PM planning on dinner before our 8 PM play. Dinner went by the wayside as traffic going into the Lincoln Tunnel was at a standstill. A 17 minute trip took 2 hours. We didn't get our dinner and were thankful we made the play on time since we had spent quite a bit on tickets. At the end of our evening in NYC, we easily hopped on the bus at the Port Authority. Unfortunately, a portion of the route was blocked due to construction and our driver didn't seem to know how to recover. His passengers are all tourists who have no idea where they are going. We are staying in a hotel with no name. The area all looks pretty much the same. Lots of confused passengers hopping off and back on and the driver had no clue. At one point he pulled into a Walmart parking lot and told a few passengers to climb over the parking lot guardrail because their hotel was "over there." I do recommend this area as an alternative to NYC prices but given my recent experience, allow plenty of time to get to your destination in NYC and pay attention to the location of your bus stop for the return trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Meadowlands River Inn hotel is conveniently located across the street from the MeadowlandsExpositionCenter, near the New Jersey Turnpike and a few miles from the Meadowlands Sports Complex where you can catch your favorite professional sports teams. When you’re ready to explore the northeast region, our hotel guests enjoy the convenience of being near major corporations, shopping destinations, world class dining and Big Apple attractions ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Secaucus-Meadowlands Hotel Secaucus
- Secaucus Hampton Inn
- Meadowlands River Inn Secaucus, New Jersey