This week, my wife and I decided to take the kids to do something fun: while road construction is about as far from our definition of “fun” as possible, it turns out that there are few things in this world that our 3yr old son loves more than excavators, bulldozers, backhoes, and other heavy construction equipment. Thus, when we first saw an advertisement for Diggerland USA almost a year ago, we knew we had to go eventually (and while Diggerland was a little smaller than we had imagined, our son had a blast nonetheless and we would probably go back while our kids are young). When looking at hotels in the area, I had intended to use one of our many Marriott free night certificates, but the Hyatt House Mt. Laurel was such a value on points that I couldn’t justify dumping a Marriott certificate. After my stay, I wish I had used one of those Marriott certificates after all. If you’re looking to go to Diggerland (or the Philadelphia ‘burbs?) with a family, the Hyatt House has spacious rooms, but I’d sooner come back for the Holiday Inn Express across the street.