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Hyatt Place vs Residence Inn

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by HiddencatBSN HiddencatBSN (Member)

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I'm doing my first travel assignment in the Bronx and have a choice of staying at a Hyatt Place or a Residence Inn. Distance/commute is pretty similar and amenities appear similar or the ways they differ aren't huge issues to me. Does anyone have experience with either chain and have a preference?

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You should be able to find reviews and ratings of those two places online. Start with Orbitz and Expedia. Perhaps Hotels.com too.

Consider looking at AirBnB or Craigslist and comparing cost to your stipend. You might end up in a better place for less money. I'd personally try to pick up a roommate situation and that could be fun too.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience and works as a Nursing Faculty.

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I love the Residence Inn (Marriott property). Stay at them all the time. VERY home like, fully equipped kitchens and they have socail activities 3-4 evenings a week that include food enough to make dinner out of it. 

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I stayed recently (just one week) at a similar hotel with hot breakfast and a light evening meal (also intended to be "social"). But my 12 hour shift (x 5 weekly) didn't allow me to get either benefit.

My last post was intended to get reviews of those specific hotels in Manhattan, not just the brand.I assume these luxury hotels try to maintain high standards at all locations to get brand retention. Still, some facilities will be newer than others, or a better staff culture.

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Yeah I did look at reviews but didn’t really see anything to sway me.

 

I went with the Hyatt and it was a mistake- it was the better commute but the entire building had water pressure issues and my suite had rough carpet with fibers poking out. My agency switched me to the Residence Inn in the Bronx and it’s MUCH nicer, room better layout, better amenities, condition of building is better.

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Also, the thought of having roommates is so, so unFUN sounding to me at this point!

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