Ratings based on 160 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by Jill from Concord, MA
A nice facade hiding a dumpPosted Nov 30, 2013
Pros: The Starbucks coffee and Tazo tea in the lobby.
So dated, with budget-motel style decor, and a need for renovation. The nicest thing was the bathtub/shower, with good hot water and pressure. But the long hair that wasn't mine or my bald husband's in the bathroom did not give me confidence in the cleanliness. A lumpy mattress left me with a backache in the morning, and the $9 parking fee seemed so unnecessary - we were in the suburbs, after all.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 27, 2013
for Everyoneby Reen from Shelby Twp., MI
Went to my high school reunionPosted Nov 22, 2013
Pros: The breakfast & bar area.
Cons: Needs a hot tub on the premises.
Location: New York City & the Jersey shore.
Always a very nice place to stay. We love the complimentary breakfast in the morning and the availability of Starbucks coffee & tea in the lobby 24/7. I would very much like to see a hot tub be put in on the premises since I have a bad back and none is available at the local YMCA that you do get free access too being a hotel guest.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby Jane from Ohio
one nightPosted Nov 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
we've been here before and been thrilled. Unfortunately this time we were given a room that was not in the main building. Key did not work and it was a long walk back...then there was a party in the hall for hours in the middle of the night. I would be happy to recommend GS hotel, but be SURE to ask for main building!
for Personal Eventby t from atl
Reasonable cost, small roomsPosted Nov 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
Nice place with nice service in need of a renovation. Service was good, parking--in a lot--costs extra. My room was very, very small, but the bathroom was nice. Breakfast is a cattle call downstairs.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Decent Place to Stay in Outstanding LocationPosted Nov 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
I was hesitant to stay here because of the ratings listed by other travelers on the Hotels.com website. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it is an old building, but it is gorgeous. The furniture in the room is old, but the carpet was new and clean, as was the rest of the room. The bathroom was updated. No feather pillows, however. Breakfast was fair, but certainly better than most free breakfasts at other hotels. All in all, not bad, and worth it for the great location.
Recommendedby Kelsey from Litchfield CT
no glasses?Posted Nov 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
All we had were a couple of coffee paper cups. Should be real glasses for water. Room smelled a bit...musty when we arrived. Should be hooks for towels and clothes in the bathroom. The bathroom was so small I had to pile stuff on back of toilet. No counter space or hooks.
for Everyoneby Eric from Washington, DC
A Very Grand HotelPosted Nov 4, 2013
Pros: Wonderful bed, hot shower, great flat screen TV, easy room temp control, great free breakfast, Starbucks coffee 24-7, and great wi-fi connection. ,
Cons: Have a professional to polish all brass shiny.. Redo elevators.
Location: The hotel is just two blocks from where the residential area turns into a magical "old town" street of wonderful little shops, antique shops & dining
There are not many "Grand" hotels you can find in the myriads of Villages in New Jersey that are within walking distances to Manhattan, NY (via train of course). This hotel offers EVERYTHING. First of all, it is in Summit, New Jersey, which has a quaint train station (a few blocks away) that takes you directly to Penn Station in NYC within an hour. The Grand Summit Hotel was very impressive to me.
for Familiesby Claudio Scaglione from São Paulo, Brazil
good room, poor breakfastPosted Nov 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel room was good, although a bit small compared to Best Western Newark Liberty, where we stayed the previous 3 days - because it was more convenient to go to NY from there. We were going to stay at the Grand Summit the 4 days, but there was no early check-in, they would charge an entire stay, then we decided to go first to Best Western, which charged us only US$25 for early check-in including breakfast for two! Summit is a beautiful town and trains are frequent and excelent to NY but Best Western would take us free to Newark Penn Station from which NY is only 10 minutes away compared to 30-40 minutes from Summit. The big frustration from our one day stay at the Grand Summit was the breakfast, which we thought would be excelent, but came out to be very poor, the breakfast lounge needs urgent remodelling, our table was plain, no towels, no coffe service available, bread was cold and tasted like yesterday´s bread, few types of cereal (raisin bran not available). At the end, The Grand Summit cost us twice as much Best Western, and Best Western had much more to offer, although the hotel was in a neighborhood of highway junctions, with nothing to be seem or explored. Certainly Summit is a much nicer place but our interest was NY so there was not much importance for us the neighborhood since we would go everyday straight to Newark Penn Station by van.