Hotel Review: Delta Hotels by Marriott Basking Ridge

by Anthony Losanno
Delta Hotels Basking Ridge Exterior

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After spending two nights at the Thompson Central Park New York (review here), we went to visit family in New Jersey. We spent one night at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Basking Ridge as it is located near my mother and aunt/uncle. I had stayed here for a week a few years ago when my father passed away and the hotel was pretty much as I remembered it.

Anthony’s Take: This hotel had everything that we needed for the night. It was clean, comfortable, and just a few miles from my family. There were no elite benefits to speak of, but we were only there for around 11 hours.

Delta Hotels Basking Ridge Rate


I booked a 1 King Bed, Guest Room on a “Member Flexible” rate. It cost $223 for the night with tax. The hotel can be booked with Marriott Bonvoy® points (12,000-25,000 points per night) with rates varying since Marriott eliminated its award buckets.

Delta Hotels Basking Ridge Map

Transportation to/from the Hotel

I rented a car at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and drove to the hotel. It took around 26 minutes for the 26.2-mile ride. Heading home, I drove from another hotel closer to the airport.


This hotel is located near my family and the town where I went to high school. It’s convenient for exploring north/central New Jersey or if you’re visiting AT&T or Verizon on business.

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I arrived at the hotel around 11:00 PM and my room was ready. The agent was friendly, but did not tell me anything about the hotel. I was not asked about an amenity choice, but I did check in via the app and points were automatically selected. No upgrade was offered and suites were not showing for sale (I think the hotel only has one or a few, anyway). I did not need a late checkout and was given my keys a moment later.

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The lobby was nicely decorated for Christmas and had plenty of seating.

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A bar lines the left wall after you enter the hotel. It was closed during my short visit.

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A dining room is straight behind the bar. Complimentary coffee was available here in the morning.

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More seating

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Elevators were located around the corner from the check-in desks.

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The elevator lobbies on the room levels were clean and in good repair.

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Aside from the busy carpet, the halls were pretty bland.

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1 King Bed, Guest Room (208)

There are 116 rooms and suites at the hotel.

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A closet was to the left upon entering. It held an iron and ironing board, safe, and some hangers.

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A shelf with an ice bucket, water, coffee, condiments, and a coffeemaker was next to the closet.

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A space for luggage, desk, and TV were further on the left wall.

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A refrigerator was inside the desk.

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The bathroom was across from the closet. It was small, but functional with a toilet, sink, and glassed-in shower.

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A bar of Soapbox brand soap was on the vanity.

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More toiletries were on a shelf over the sink.

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The toilet was close to the shower, but had enough space for it to be comfortable.

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Three wall-mounted bottles held Soapbox shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

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The bedroom had a king-sized bed, two nightstands, and a chair in the corner.

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Public Areas & Amenities

The Delta Hotels by Marriott Basking Ridge offers the lobby seating shown above, a fitness center, a mini market (shown above), and a small business center.

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The business center had two computers and two printers on the lobby level.

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The fitness center is also located on the lobby level. It’s a decent size and offers towels and bottled water.

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There were multiple treadmills and exercise bikes.

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There were also some free weights and other machines.

Overall Impression: The Delta Hotels by Marriott Basking Ridge is a fine choice if you need to be in the area. There is not much in terms of elite benefits and it does not have a Delta Pantry like I’ve experienced at other locations. Parking is free and it worked well for my overnight trip.

Anthony’s Credit Card Pick: When I’m staying at a Marriott hotel, I want to maximize my points earned. My card of choice is the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card. With it, I earn six Marriott Bonvoy® points for each dollar spent at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program. It also includes up to $300 statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month ) for dining in restaurants worldwide. Plus, a free night award that I can redeem at any Marriott hotel with a redemption level at or under 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points. Rates & fees. Terms apply.

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