Took my kids to the Bronx Zoo and then to NJ the following day so I wanted to stay over. It wasn't easy finding a hotel around the area but this one seemed to be "ok". Parking is not totally secure but I do give it to the hotel as they have security cameras covering the lots and surrounding the hotel.
I did take the advice of people on here and request a room away from the train. Highly recommend that if possible because the train is noisy. When I checked in, I asked if there was any family places to eat with my kids who were standing next to me. Ages 4, 8 & 10. The female behind the glass said there are menus in the drawer labeled menus. She could not recommend any local places for my family. When I opened the drawer I expected to see several menus or selections but there was 4 menus. One pizza place and the others Chinese. Did me no good...
Once in the room, it smelled like smoke...kids picked that up right away. There was the typical hotel book which I thought when I opened it, it would tell me about the area and where to go, what to see. NOPE, nothing...Just info on how to be a rewards member, a letter from the owner and a guest satisfaction survey. TV with satellite was good..Movie channels but no Disney Channel...thought that was weird.
The bathroom was the nicest part of the room. Bed comforter had cigarette holes and stains...Ripped those off right away so we didn't sit on those. I found a hole in my bed sheet which is the pic I uploaded. I'm like really?? A hole in the sheet. The shower head was disgusting. It had so much build up on it just like the tiles in the shower. The hair dryer worked for a minute and then stopped. Tried everything possible to get it going again, but didn't work. The A/C shut off in the middle of the night for some unknown reason. The screen in the window had a hole in it. My son wanted to take a bath and couldn't because the drain stop doesn't work to hold the water!
Now, I've been reading the reviews from others about the breakfast and have seen the manager keep saying its under renovation or some nonsense. Well, if the renovation is done, it's a joke, but if it's in the process, it certainly doesnt look like it. Ok, so now came time for the "complementary" breakfast. HA!! What a joke. There were two cereals. Raisin Brand and Frosted Flakes. We ate breakfast before 8. The frosted flakes were gone so I had to tell the staff to refill. Couldn't find the milk because it wasn't labeled so I had to ask. There were bananas and apples. There was bread, jelly, butter, etc but nothing to TOAST it with. There was coffee. There was a juice machine that was labeled Orange Juice and Apple Juice. My son got the Apple Juice but WATER came out. It was unreal. There were only 3 napkins, nothing more.
This place should be $89.00 a night not, $121.00 and then with tax, etc equals around $140.00.
Find another place...My kids & I were grossed out.
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