Tips for traveling with your pets!


ImageWhen traveling often times it can be hard to leave your beloved pet behind. But often times the thought of taking a pet with you on a trip can become very overwhelming. In order to make it less overwhelming it is important to be prepared. Here are some quick tips to make traveling with your pet easy and enjoyable.

1: Book your hotel rooms before you get on the road. When you call us, tell us how big your pet is a how much they weigh. Some hotels have limits on pets and size so you don’t want to be surprised when you show up. Don’t forget most times there is a pet fee associated with the stay and sometimes can depend on those factors.

2: When you are at the hotel be courteous of other guests. When you arrive at the hotel make sure to ask where the dog walking areas are and take them there before visiting your room. Make sure they are a little extra tired so they don’t get restless in the room and start barking.

3: Everyone has different rules in their home, and while it may be ok for your dog to be on furniture on home make sure to bring some extra sheets. We don’t want to charge you for the accidents of a pet, so better to be prepared in advance.

4: It maybe that you don’t have cleaning product with you when you arrive but always ask the front desk right away if your dog has an accident. That way there is no build up of smell in the room.  Often times a dog especially may just be marking their new territory so it is not their fault but again it’s easier to take care of it right away.

5: Make sure you bring anything your pet might need such as potty bags or scratching posts. Don’t forget to clean up after your pet when you walk outside so as to be courteous to other pet owners.

6: As a hotel we would rather you use a towel to clean off your pet after a trip outside then just letting them shake and dry themselves off after a rainy day outside. It’s easier to wash a towel then clean a whole room and again we wouldn’t want to charge you for your pets accidents.

7: If you need to leave your room make sure to secure your pet and use the do not disturb sign provided. It is also a good idea to provide a cell phone number to the front desk in case of emergencies while you are gone. It is important that you do not leave your dog alone all day in your room. We understand you may need to run out but just like you wouldn’t leave them home alone all day please don’t at a hotel either.

8: Most hotels will not clean your room if a pet is alone in the room. And if you are staying for a prolonged time make sure to arrange a cleaning time of your room while you take the dog out.

9: If you are traveling with an out of the ordinary pet make sure to give the staff an extra heads-up. Surprises may make it harder for the staff to deal with later and make your stay harder.

10: And last but not least have fun. 

Red Bank Food and Wine Walk (07/21/2013)


zzzzzEvent Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

1:30pm ticket purchase

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Red Bank New Jersey has the perfect event for food and wine lovers. Join Red Bank for their annual food and wine walk. Happening every third Thursday of the month, it is the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends or with a special friend as a date. Purchase a $35 wrist band for access to all the best the restaurants of Red Bank have to offer. Enjoy the afternoon strolling through the historic and scenic town as you sample all the food and wine that is offered throughout the business district in Red Bank.

Red Bank will offer a limited amount of wrist bands for the day. Wrist bands can be purchase at 1:30, just a half hour before the events starts and can be brought at the following locations:

  • Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar – 11 Bridge Avenue
  • Red Restaurant & Lounge – 3 Broad Street
  • Teak – 64 Monmouth Street

Don’t forget to bring your id, as this is a 21 and only offer and they will be checked before purchase is allowed. Once you have received your wrist band you will be given a map, because of course you don’t want to get lost. And of you go on your adventure.

The following is a list of participating establishments. Don’t forget not everyone serves liquor, in the places without liquor you will receive two samples of food instead. Asterisks indicate that they do serve alcohol.

  • Biagio Wood-Fired Pizza, 12 Broad Street
  • *Buona Sera, 50 Maple Avenue
  • The Bistro at Red Bank, 14 Broad Street
  • Bonndocks Fishery, 1 Marine Park
  • Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil, 19 Monmouth Street
  • The Cheese Cave, 14 Monmouth Street
  • Cupcake Magician, 54 Monmouth Street
  • *Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar, 11 Bridge Avenue
  • Dish, A Restaurant, 13 White Street
  • *The Downtown, 10 W. Front Street
  • Front Street Trattoria, 31 W. Front Street
  • Gaetano’s, 10 Wallace Street
  • *Jamian’s Food & Drink, 79 Monmouth Street
  • Jr.’s Burgers, 17 W. Front Street
  • La Pastaria, 30 Linden Place
  • Lil Cutie Pops, 16 Monmouth Street
  • *Pazzo MMX, 141 W. Front Street
  • Readie’s Market Cafe, 39 Broad Street
  • *red Restaurant & Lounge, 3 Broad Street
  • Siam Garden, 2 Bridge Avenue
  • Sicilia Cafe, 128 Broad Street
  • Sugarush, 37 E. Front Street
  • *Taste, 2 Bridge Avenue
  • *Teak, 64 Monmouth Street
  • *The Wine Cellar, 23 Monmouth Street
  • The Globe Hotel 20 E. Front Street

It’s a sure way to have a great time while visiting us here at the comfort inn. Take a cab in to be safe and enjoy the afternoon. Don’t forget to tell us what was your favorite and least favorite!

Middletown, NJ: Sometimes YouTube Makes a Blog Post Just A Copy/Paste Away


Not to sound like the laziest blogger alive or anything but I kind of didn’t feel like writing a blog post today. I did want to post something though.  Usually when I feel like this You Tube comes in super handy!  A simple search for Middletown, NJ surfaced this tour of Middletown put together by Weichert Realtors. Watch and see all Middletown, #89 on CNN Money.com’s 100 Best Places To Live, has to offer. Interesting fact: our all volunteer fire department is the largest in the world.  Who knew? I know I didn’t.  Attractions like Sandy Hook and the Twin Lights Lighthouses and restaurants like On The Deck, Talercio’s and Midtown are highlighted too. The Evil Clown of Middletown even makes a cameo appearance. When you come and visit, be sure stay with us at Comfort Inn Middletown, your home away from home.

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Snowstorm Fun at Comfort Inn Middletown


A photo slideshow of the effects of the January 11-12, 2011 snowstorm that netted us about 10 inches of snow in Middletown, NJ at our Comfort Inn. We all made special arrangements to make sure we were all at work to be able to care of our many guests needing to depart on the 12th. Some of the Housekeeping staff and Front Desk agents stayed overnight to ensure they would be available for their shifts the today. We worked hard to keep everything operating as smoothly as possible. It’s the chaotic times that sometimes bring us together and we all made many new friends today.  The slideshow has been created by our own very own Bridget Gould who was this mornings desk agent and guest of the hotel last evening.

P.S. I will tell you, if for any reason you are considering buying a Nissan Cube and you are not tall and have to park outside it’s a very deceivingly statuesque vehicle.  Elida and I had quite the time clearing that roof off.

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