Serviced apartment vs hotel??
Posted Sep 26, 2011
As a serviced apt, NOT a hotel, our studio apt was immaculate on our arrival, but there was no daily maid service included (as we expected, so no surprise to us). If you want the advantage of a full kitchen to use, &/or your own laundry facility, then this is a good option & very close to the Jersey City waterfront & lightrail transport. However, the bed was not very comfortable & very "squeaky", so neither of us slept well - & we switched to sleeping separately (using the spare twin bed) for this reason. Also the clothes dryer did not work, so had to hang clothes in bathroom to dry over a couple of days. The parquetry tiled floor was very noisy with creaks++, so getting up at night always woke the other person too. The lifts in the building also malfunctioned one day, leaving only 2 of the 4 lifts working, & causing long delays with queues out to the front door waiting to ascend. Garage parking expensive. No front desk service included, beyond holding keys for pickup on arrival. Wi-fi in room worked well, but no in-room telephone provided.