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"The attendant at the front desk was nice however, he spoke so fast I had to ask him to repeat himself several times. The key card to our room did not ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 19 Oct 2021

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Rutgers University, Busch Campus

In South Plainfield

You'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Rutgers University, Busch Campus and 9 miles (15 km) of Middlesex County College. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Menlo Park Mall and Roosevelt Park.

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center. Express check-out, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also on offer.

King Room. One King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$100* Per night/room Mar 28 - Mar 29

Queen Room - Disability Access

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Garden Executive Hotel ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Garden Executive Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (3) Family (6)
1 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 11, 2022

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1 out of 5
Doesn’t offer breakfast No security Room smells

Posted by on Mar 2, 2022

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2 out of 5
The room smell like cigarettes smoke.

Posted by on Dec 17, 2021

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3 out of 5
The attendant at the front desk was nice however, he spoke so fast I had to ask him to repeat himself several times. The key card to our room did not work and when we went back downstairs to tell him, he rekeyed the card but it still did not work. We went downstairs again to tell him and he had Diego (hotel caretaker) to try it and it was discovered that the key lock itself was malfunctioning. We were then given another room. The room was fine but did not have two complete sets of towels and we went down stairs again and were given the missing towels. We were also missing an ice bucket and were told by the front desk attendant that they were out of them. Diego came up about 20 minutes later and brought us one. The area next to one side of the bed was damp and when I bent down to check, I found wet noodles under the bed next to the night table. We were told that there was no elevator and it was difficult to bring up our heavy bags.

Posted by , from Vista on Oct 19, 2021

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1 out of 5
I did not like anything but the location. I was close to 285 easier to get the hell on from them.

Posted by on Jul 1, 2021

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1 out of 5
There was pee on the side of the tub next to the floor rug. The floors we dirty. Headboard had grime and finger/ hand prints. The tv was showing snow. The hotel smelled like cigarettes and weed.The stay was also during a heatwave and the air conditioning in the room did not work as well as in my children’s 2 room disgusting and hair in the tubs. Nothing was cleaned I actually slept in the parking lot in my car. I couldn’t cancel because I still would have been charged for the room.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 9, 2021

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1 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 21, 2020 by AGM

We are sorry you were unhappy - Please share with us how your experience can be better. Thanks for letting us know

5 out of 5
Extremely fast Wi-Fi, friendly staff, easy check-in

Posted by , from Edison, NJ on Jul 17, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 17, 2020 by front desk manager

Thank you so much for the great review, we should make it even better for your next stay

4 out of 5
I enjoy my stay..a nice place to stay a friendly place

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019

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Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Free breakfast is served daily. The business-friendly The Garden Executive Hotel also features laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and express check-out. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star South Plainfield hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 100 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access , High-speed internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access - wireless


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)


  • Train station: Dunellen Station (5.1 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Garden Executive Hotel offers 100 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and slippers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. This South Plainfield hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Garden Executive Hotel South Plainfield
  • Garden Executive Hotel
  • Garden Executive South Plainfield
  • Garden Executive
  • Best Western The Garden Executive Hotel
  • The Executive Hotel Plainfield
  • The Garden Executive Hotel Hotel
  • The Garden Executive Hotel South Plainfield
  • The Garden Executive Hotel Hotel South Plainfield

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.