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“Good hotel, some pluses, some minuses.”
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Garden Plaza Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in West Orange
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Stayed at the Best Western Turtle Brook Inn on a business trip. Though my first impressions of the hotel were less than positive, I grew to like the hotel during my stay. My initial impressions (small parking lot, no elevator, older furnishings and room features, bathroom a bit dated) were balanced out by the niceness of the staff, the comfort of the bed and pillows (GREAT pillows!, an excellent shower and a good breakfast. It turned out that the location was central to a lot of the customers I visited, so, my initial misgivings were more than balanced out. The rates were more than competitive for the area, so, all in all, it was a good stay!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The Best Western Turtle Brook Inn is the best value for money you can get in North Jersey, just minutes from NYC. It's always like going home, and the rooms are great and the place is always immaculate. Have no doubts. This is a GREAT place to stay and you will not get better value anywhere.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Went to Seton Hall to see my son. We always stay at TurtleBrook. The staff is the best !!! Very helpful and accommodating. We fell like Brian and Paula are family. Location is close to malls and the school. Rooms are comfy. Will be there again in May.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Our stay was excellent. Good Service and good breakfast. Very caring staff. Easy access from Garden State Pkwy. It was raining heavily when we arrived, but the lovely young llady, at the front desk came out and helped with our luggage. This was very appreciated.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Hotel was a great value, with the breakfast included. Rooms were clean and bed was comfortable. Nice having the free wifi, along with nice flat screens televisions, with plenty of channels. If you're looking for a decent place to stay, without breaking the bank, this try this location

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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TBI555, Manager at Garden Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2013

Dear CJ , Thank you for your review of or our hotel.

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

I thought this hotel was a bit over-priced ($155/night) considering the location & the fact that I pre-paid, but overall it was a satisfactory stay. We were a bit concerned when we checked in because there were no other cars in the parking lot, but by the time we came back after dinner, the place was packed! Check in was friendly and courteous. We had ground floor rooms which looked out to the front parking area. Rooms were clean and beds acceptable. Front desk gave us good directions to get gas and find dinner - an easy straight line run right up Northfield Ave into Livingston. Can't complain. This was an adequate stay for what we needed.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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TBI555, Manager at Garden Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2013

Thank You for your recent review of our hotel.

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

The staff was always extremely friendly. Rooms clean. Morning staff at breakfast were very attentave. Good location.
Yummy cookies at check in. Good discount for Seton Hall guests. Will stay there again in the future for graduation.

Room Tip: First floor at the back is very quiet. Second floor at the back is also quiet, but no elevator.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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TBI555, Manager at Garden Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2013

Thank You for your recent review on our hotel. We appreciate that your took the time to write your review. We do love our Seton Hall parents . Also thank you for mentioning the Seton Hall discount that we offer. Hope to see your soon.

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Additional Information about Garden Plaza Hotel

Address: 555 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052-2426 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Turtle Brook Inn)
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Region: United States > New Jersey > West Orange
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in West Orange
Price Range: £106 - £161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Best Western Turtle Brook Hotel West Orange
Best Western West Orange
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