Nicknamed "Birthplace of the Modern World," Edison, New Jersey was renamed for its most famous resident, Thomas Edison. Amerada Hess, a major international energy company, has made nearby Woodbridge, New Jersey the world headquarters for its marketing and refining operations. Edison is conveniently located near two prestigious institutions of higher education, Rutgers University and Princeton University. Both universities focusing heavily on research. When you are not studying, you should visit the Thomas Edison Memorial Tower and Menlo Park Museum. The museum documents many of Edison's works and contains the world's largest light bulb, a thirteen foot tall bulb that weighs eight tons and is illuminated nightly. You will definitely enjoy Extended Stay America’s free Wi-Fi in all locations nationwide.