By Marilyn Noble
Any New York/New Jersey traveler looking for convenience, comfort and pleasant surroundings all at a reasonable rate need look no further than the AmeriSuites in Secaucus, N.J.
Located in Harmon Meadows near the Meadowlands Expo Center, Mill Creek Mall and Secaucus Outlets, AmeriSuites is the perfect landing spot for overnight business trips or extended stays in the greater New York area.
Each of the 159 suites is furnished with amenities like a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, 26-inch TV and video cassette player.
Almost half of the suites are designed to provide a comfortable work environment for business travelers, with two-line phones with data ports and voice mail, expanded desk areas, ergonomic chairs and extra lighting. Each suite has separate sleeping and living areas with plenty of seating and lighting for a homey feel. The microwave, refrigerator and video player are especially handy if you’re ever stuck in your suite during a blizzard.
Every morning, the hotel provides guests with a generous breakfast buffet that includes fruit, cereal, yogurt, juices and an assortment of baked goods. You can even make your own waffles. Because AmeriSuites is a limited-service hotel, there isn’t a restaurant on the premises; however, choices within walking distance are plentiful—Houlihan’s, Sizzler, Pizzeria Uno, a bagel shop, European deli and several fast food establishments are located across the street in a pedestrian plaza.
The hotel’s guest services include 1,600 square feet of meeting space that will accommodate 100 people, a fitness center, and, for those who feel the need to do domestic chores, a guest laundry to go with the iron and ironing board found in every suite.
According to Fran Price, the hotel’s director of sales, AmeriSuites is a popular choice with flight crews because of its close proximity to both Teterboro and Newark airports.
“We really cater to pilots,” she said. “We try to make sure they get corner rooms, which are the quietest, so that they can get their rest. Our rates are less than a full-service hotel, so the corporate accounting departments like us too.”
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced alternative to a room in Manhattan, AmeriSuites offers a great option. The New Jersey Transit bus stops at the front door, and within 20 minutes you can be at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown, just steps away from Times Square, the theater district, dining and shopping. You can enjoy all that the city offers and still come back to peace and quiet for a restful night’s sleep.
AmeriSuites is the flagship brand for Prime Hospitality Corporation located in Fairfield, N.J. Prime owns, operates or franchises 230 hotels in 32 states.
AmeriSuites Secaucus Meadowlands is located at 575 Park Plaza Drive, and is just 15 minutes from EWR, 10 minutes from TEB and 20 minutes from Manhattan via the Lincoln Tunnel.
For reservations, visit [http://www.amerisuites.com], or call
(800) 833-1516. For information on meetings or specific services offered at the Secaucus location, call Fran Price at (201) 422-9480.