I am writing this review from the comfort of my King Size bed. I normally start my review from the checkout process, and write it once I have arrived home but I felt compelled to put my thoughts down while they are still fresh. Horrible smell you ask? I thought having a kitchen in every suite is an excellent benefit, and to me it was because I was able to pop my pop-corn and keep my soda chilled. However, there were some guests at the other end of my floor who apparently were holding a 24 hour cook fest of every ethnic (read:stinky) food known to man. I am not sure if it is a ventilation problem but the entire floor, and every inch of my suite reeked of the meals they were constantly cooking. I am no stranger to new and exotic foods, but they were either cooking fried skunk, or sautéing fungal nail clippings. Now obviously, its not fair to rate the hotel based on what a guest was doing, but keep this in mind when choosing a hotel. People will cook full meals, and whatever they are cooking will smell up the entire floor for hours.
I thought I could get away from it for a while by heading to the fitness center. It's tiny, which is fine. Two treadmills, an elliptical and some free weights are all I need when on the road. I was grateful to have the entire room to myself, since I could take command of the TV remote while I ran on the treadmill. Sadly, the remote was not working so I had to manually switch through the 6 available channels, which is strange since the rooms have 20+ channels. Being Mr. safety, I went to grab the safety clip for the treadmil, which will turn itself off should I fall. Alas, it suffers the same fate as the remote control, and is not working. Fine fine, I will be courageous and run without it. Surely my three mile run will go quickly enough and then I can down a nice cup of water from the Poland Spring cooler in the bottle. Shame Shame.. the cooler was completely empty. Argh, I am sweaty, let me grab one of the three available towels and then attempt to use some antibacterial gel.... another empty vessel.
Breakfast this morning was quite good. Nothing taste better than free, and free cereal, eggs, pastries and bread works for me. The food tasted great and the staff were very friendly. They tried really hard to dress up the institutional eggs with some kind of green leafy spice, but I say, leave that out next time!
I discovered a great feature in my room. The lock to the door is perpetually unlocked. Therefore, if you leave your room and forget your key card, no sweat, the door opens right up! True, it is a major security breach and I could be robbed of all my earthly possessions, but at least my neighbors fried skunk will be safe.
Oh I almost forget to mention the great pool and jacuzzi. It is in great shape and fun to swim in, although this morning I had to let the manager know that the jacuzzi was overflowing and flooding the entire pool deck.
There is more to say, but I am really enjoying this comfortable king size bed, and at the end of the day, that is really the most important part of a hotel room. Well, having two flat screen TV's is nice, I'll admit it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset with newly-renovated rooms features pet-friendly suites that stand out among the hotels in Somerset, NJ. This great location provides easy access to Rutgers University, Bridgewater Commons Mall, and Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari. Meanwhile business travelers will appreciate a quick commute to the corporate offices of Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, Veeco, and Verizon. Guests entering this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award-winning hotel will be greeted with a warm welcome and a speedy check-in to apartment-style suites. These spacious suites are perfect for extended stays, and offer thoughtful amenities such as free Wi-Fi, 37” HD TVs, and fully-equipped kitchens. Guests can start their day off with the free breakfast buffet, and they can unwind with complimentary evening dinner and drinks. Keep up on your workout routine with cardio equipment in the 24-hour fitness center, pick up a game on the outdoor basketball court, and cool down with a refreshing swim in the indoor pool. With over 700 sq. ft. of flexible event space, this hotel is also an excellent venue for hosting small business meetings and receptions. Select the Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset, and enjoy the award-winning service, modern amenities, and prime location that make this one of the top-rated hotels in Somerset, NJ. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Homewood Suites Somerset Hotel Somerset
- Homewood Somerset
- Somerset Homewood Suites