This week’s free plug goes to….
“The J House Greenwich”. Ok, it’s actually in Riverside, but J House Greenwich sounds so much more…so much more…you know.
This is a great place. I was immediately reminded of Los Angeles, or Malibu, perhaps. Very cool, beautiful interior, outdoor bar & restaurant, indoor bar & restaurant, but none of it too fussy or too chic, just nice to look at and a fun place to be. How do I explain this…it’s hip but it doesn’t exude that phony intimidation that most “hip” places exude, know what I mean?
I got a tour (so can you) of some of the hotel rooms and they are as amazing as the rest of it. At $219/night, practically a bargain for this area.
The staff is unfailingly friendly, starting with the guys in the parking lot, right through to the front desk, the bars, the restaurants, up to the Guy In Charge (as his business card reads), Manager John Sheedy, either a genuine Irishman, or a hell of an accent specialist.
It occurs to me that the reason you don’t get a creepy vibe here is the staff. They make you feel welcome.
1114 East Putnam Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (where the old, decrepit Howard Johnson’s used to be)
JHouseGreenwich.com (not a great website, but I’m sure they’ll fix)
The J House: Much better looking than this dopey computer simulation. Next time I’m there, I’ll snap a few shots. You MUST see this place.