I stayed here one night recently on my way to Maryland. I know of the hotel because I used to live very close to here. As I say in the title of this review, it's not pretty but it gets the job done.
It gets the job done because it's relatively easy to get to off either the NJ turnpike or Garden State parkway. Plus, I'm familiar with it- I know what I'm getting as I've stayed here about 4 times over the past 15 years.
Not pretty- for example ,the entrance area looks like it needs somebody with a dustpan and broom to do a little work. In my room, the device on the inside of the door that hinges over as a secondary lock( it must have a name), was hanging by a thread, with three of the four screws almost out. I could have taken them out with my fingers. Not very reassuring security. Finally, I was trying to print my boarding pass for a flight the next day in the hotel lobby. Neither of the computers would print to the printers they were connected to. I asked the man at the desk if he knew how to solve the problem and his answer was, "No". Followed by nothing else. So much for customer service.
If I could ,I'd give this hotel a 2 1/2. It served its purpose and I knew what I was getting into.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 17 miles from New York City and close to all the exciting West Orange attractions, the BEST WESTERN Turtle Brook Inn offers friendly customer service, exceptional amenities and affordable rates for visitors staying in West Orange, New Jersey. Staying at this charming West Orange, New Jersey hotel means that you'll receive excellent customer service, cozy accommodations and affordable rates, in addition to easy access to key area attractions. The Turtle Back Zoo, Edison National Historic, South Mountain Recreation Complex, Codey Arena, St. Barnabas Hospital, Manor Restaurant, Prudential Center and New Meadowlands Stadium are all just a short drive away. Guests also have the option of taking a short day trip into New York City, just 17 miles away, to visit world famous sites. Seton Hall and Rutgers University are also close by the hotel, which makes the BEST WESTERN Turtle Brook Inn the perfect place to stay while visiting students or exploring campuses. Guests of the BEST WESTERN Turtle Brook Inn will find that each recently renovated guest room comes complete with all the comforts of home, including pillow top mattresses, cable satellite television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. Other amenities at this West Orange hotel also include a fitness center, complimentary continental breakfast each morning, guest laundry and an on-site coffee shop. Corporate guests traveling to the BEST WESTERN Turtle Brook Inn will also appreciate the convenience of this West Orange hotel's business services and close proximity to area businesses, including Merck, Prudential, ADP and AT&T. Ready for an unforgettable and fun-filled vacation in West Orange, New Jersey? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Turtle Brook Hotel West Orange
- Best Western West Orange
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