The discomfort of public transport to Manhattan. The Inn officially states on booking.com that the nearest bus stop is located 'steps' from the hotel. This is an egregious understatement. In fact you need around 500 steps to reach the nearest bus stop and around 700 steps to get back, not to mention the fuss of getting on a New Jersey Transit bus in the evening at the PABT on 42nd and 8th. Try it if you like, it’s an experience. Also, NJT requires an additional ticket. This way, suppose you already own a $30,00 7-day unlimited pass for Manhattan and Brooklin, you still have to pay $6,40 per day only to leave your hotel in the morning and reach it back in the evening. How did we happen to chance on this lodge is an interesting question. This place I suppose it’s ok for New Jersey businessmen. On booking.com, though, it is advertised like a haven for all sort of NYC visitors, which is plainly untrue. On booking.com there’s no thorough third-party control on what managers say (or don’t say) about their properties.
Also: 1. Sofa mattress in King Suite is of no comfort, metal springs feel through; 2. Hotel pre-charged my card for a) more than what I had booked for; b) so-called 'incidentals' (around $100,00); and c) something nobody knew very much what or why (some $125,00); 3. It was only when asking about 2b and 2c that I discovered 2a. Until then I supposed hotels on booking.com had a way of immediately check the exact amount their patrons had booked for, but this appears not to be the case at this place, where we had to wait at the reception desk a few many minutes while the receptionist did and undid the addition over again until she was satisfied that what I was telling her was in fact true to the cent.
We showed at the Inn before midday to drop our luggage before returning our rented car, after two weeks around New England. We were checked in at once, no extra charge.