Updated, mid-century modern rooms and comfortable stay
Maybe I didn't read enough reviews, but I didn't get the memo about the motel-style exterior hallways. Just as well. If I'd known, I probably would've reserved elsewhere and missed out on a brand new,... more
Maybe I didn't read enough reviews, but I didn't get the memo about the motel-style exterior hallways. Just as well. If I'd known, I probably would've reserved elsewhere and missed out on a brand new, completely redone hotel room.
If you are a fan of midcentury modern decor -- not tired, actual furnishings from the 1960s -- this Best Western is for you. Note that almost every interior photo on this site is out of date. The rooms are like walking into the final minutes of an HGTV renovation show.
The revamp was so recent that there were stacks of mattresses and boxsprings in the hotel dumpster, which frankly, are visible from only a few of the rooms. But everyone keeps their shades down with other guests able to walk by on the other side of the window. Actually, few did during my stay.
The room was clean and quiet. I slept well there and felt safe. The bathroom, now modern black & white style with a big shower and no tub, was clean and easy to use. There is a kitchen-ish area at the back of the room adjacent to the bathroom entrance. My tip, if you can't get a light to turn on when you enter, is to walk straight back to the fridge area and find the switch. The floor lamp had been turned off on the pole, and the switches on the two sconces are impossible to find (with the shade pointing down). If you arrive after dark, start from the back.
Last but not least, the front desk staff members I spoke with at check-in and check-out were friendly and knowledgeable. Given the flack they must receive in these Covid times about the lack of breakfast service (not a concern for me) and indoor pool (might have been nice), I was especially impressed by their professionalism.
My one mystery is why, with all the interior renovations, the hotel didn't upgrade access to the second floor in the back of the property. It's silly to have to go down before going up, especially with luggage. There are no elevators, so make sure the hotel knows if mobility is an issue. less
Guest Relations Manager, Other at Best Western Bordentown Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to recognize our staff for their exemplary work in providing a clean and comfortable experience for our valued guests. Our staff is highly trained to give you an exceptional experience, and we are very pleased to learn that we achieved this goal during your recent stay. We only wish to give nothing but the best service to our guests, and to know that we have accomplished such goal gives us great joy.