Howard Johnson Hotel Newark
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I returned to Brooklyn Bridge, still searching, looking, trying to know why I always wanted to be here, in this bridge, more than any other bridges that I know. This time, I returned just by myself. I crossed the bridge again, and then walked around Brooklyn looking at NY skyline. I happen to meet Heidi Muller, on the shuttle bus on the way to the …
I missed my connecting flight and am stuck in Newark for a night. I didn't really miss it, I got to the gate about 10 mins before the filght was scheduled to leave. The place was still at the gate, I could see it. But the super friendly Contenental flight crew would not let me on. They said I had to be there 15 mins before and it didn't matter that …
We left for lower Manhattan at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. We drove to Staten Island where we were going to take the ferry. On the way there, Brett complained about having to pay $8 for a toll to cross a bridge that was less than a quarter mile long. Once we got to Staten Island, it was only $7 to park for the entire day. We walked past Staten Island …
We left home at 6:40 a.m. Sara had no idea where we were going since it was a surprise. I think she may have thought we were going to Chicago when we passed through there at about 9 a.m. We knew the drive was going to be long. Brett drove the first 5 hours, Cindy the next 5, and then Brett finished it off. The tolls through Chicago were crazy. We …
... of groceries. And when the lady tried to put one bag of chips in a bag I already said that I would carry it without a bag, but she put it in anyway. I took it out and I got the weird look again.
At the deli I tried to get some food. But again, no English speaking person there. So I just pointed something out and got a salad and hoped it would be ok. Just one more week. I’m curious how it will be in Brooklyn, or Manhattan for that ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Howard Johnson Hotel Newark
THE GOOD: Low price to start. The rooms were relatively clean and the hotel appears to be somewhat new and is well taken care of, overall.
i stayed here for 4 nights with my girlfriend. after we read some of the reviews on trip advisor we were a bit aprehensive but it was too late to book anywhere else. i found the rooms to be spacious and clean and the staff were very friendly. the restaurant was pretty good but we only ever had the sandwiches - check out the philly cheese, yo! we were only really in the hotel at night as we went into new york every day. the best way to do this is to get the free shuttle bus to the airport, then the free airtrain to the train station and then straight into new york. the tickets cost $11.55 each way and if you're going in everyday the cost does add up, but as the hotel is so cheap it evens out. the shuttle bus drivers were occassionaly rude but thats not such a big deal. the only other negative is the fact that there is nowhere to buy booze in the hotel. i would definitley stay at this hotel again and would reccommend it to all.
I was pleased!
I stayed overnight so be near the airport for a morning flight. The room was more than adequate. The 'restaurant' was extremely small and limited and there is really nothing else within walking distance so that was a disappointment. I would stay there again if I needed to be close to Newark Airport.
GREAT and CHEAP
This hotel is the best hotel for it's money! It is perfectly located near the EWR airport and easily accessible to NYC!! Loved it and has great staff and free shuttles to airport!
I stayed one night at this hotel and found it to be clean, staff are friendly and helpful and generally good value for the price.
For the price (APP $50-$65) and the location. It is by far the best hotel in the NYC area...only 10-15 mins from Holland Tunnel (Battery Park area). Nice clean atmosphere with good service. Best value in the area!!!
I have stayed at this hotel twice before, and did not have any problems. So, I rebooked my self for 2 convenient nights for catching my connecting flights.
A bad dream ?
An overnight stay at Howard Johnson gave us a new experience: arriving late evening, hungry and tired, the restaurant was cramped, service poor, it does not serve alcohol (?). In the room an unwelcome sight of numerous body hairs on sheets and marked pillows - complaints to reception offered brief apology and another room, only to reveal the same state of sheets and pillows...topped by the sight of a dirty towel behind the door of, what seemed an impressive bathroom for this standard of hotel = never to be forgotten !
You get what you pay for
Positives:Room was clean and quiet. Shuttle every 20 minutes to and from the airport. Negatives: Airplanes taking off most of the night right outside your window. Ask for fitted sheet on bed. Eat at the restaurant in lobby only if you have to.
Great value for the price
It's clean, it's inexpensive....and it's only 20 minutes by courtesy van (which runs every 20 minutes) to Newark Airport..which connects to a quick New Jersey train transit ride to New York City. (Short but expensive) The front desk folks are excellent. They took care of my lost reservation with grace and style.Nothing fancy...just a place to sleep with great fluffy white towels! Minor issues....Make sure your bottom sheets are fitted (mine wern't or you'll be sleeping on the foam mattress without it...don't order the sliced spam/ham at breakfast and close your bathroom door so you don't hear the water gurgling.