Days Inn Newark Liberty International Airport
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You get what you pay for
I found that the Econo Lodge was not as bad as I had expected after reading several reviews listed here. It was cheap, and therefore you get what you pay for. I found the room well equipped and comfortable, staff and shuttle service efficient, but unfortunately it was so noisy all night that I would not return. Between 1 and 5am it sounded like there was a Hell's Angels convention going on outside my room, as motorbikes were constantly pulling into the parking lot and revving their engines. So my advice is bring earplugs and hope for the best if you decide to stay here.
Nasty and Dangerous...
It really doesn't get any worse than this. This motel would have to be rated 0-stars. You are truly risking your life if you stay here. No deadbolt lock. No soap in my room. Heater that barely worked. No phone in my room. Bed was unmade since the last guest, but they did leave me a set of clean sheets to make up the bed myself. This place would probably win the award for WORST HOTEL IN THE US.
Good value for the area
After I reserved a room here I read the previous reviews and was very apprehensive. This place is not bad at all. Not luxurious, but not bad. It seemed safe. We saw some pilots there who stay there often. The value was very good for the area. Rooms were clean, bathroom was pretty big. We left our car there for 7 nights at $5/night, payable in advance. We had no problems at all with it. For the $60, it was well worth it. Breakfast consisted of bagels, pastries and coffee. Not bad. Shuttle was terrific, polite personnel. I would stay here again for a night before flying out. Air traffic seemed to be close to non-existant during the sleeping hours.
I only stayed here to catch an early flight the next morning. Staff could not speak a word of English. Shuttle driver needs to take his driving test again! 'Breakfast' was a leftover box of Dunkin' Donughts and some questionable 'coffee' in the roach-infested 'kitchin'!. Right next to a nightclub, woken up at 2am by a gang oof thugs threatening people with guns, then awoken again by the police cars outside our door arresting the people. Told the manager the next morning, he denied this incident. (jerk). Glad to get out of that place! DO NOT GO THERE!!!
This hotel was the worst I have ever stayed in! When we arrived they tried to deny us the room (thinking back we would have been better off going somewhere else) until we showed them our confirmation papers. Were charged more for the room than quoted. The room was dirty, had unpatched drywall, noisy and breakfast consisted of a doughnut and black coffee! The staff was rude and the van driver was scary, racing through the streets. We were literally sliding from one side of the van to the other. A few days after the stay found out they had charged me for another day. After countless aggrivating phone calls to them asking them to please refund me the money for the night we did not stay, I had to contact my bank to take care of the matter. I do not recommend this hotel anyone. It is truly horrible.
The worst hotel in the united states
Worst hotel in the united states. do not stay here. the breakfast was left over dunkin donuts. the manager was rude and insulting. loud music and yelling in the middle of the nights. would never stay here again. tv had 2 channels and they did not come in that good. again do not stay at this hotel.
Not Great but Value for Money
I remember looking at the other messages on here regarding the Econo Lodge before we set of for our holiday and they had me worried. I was however pleasantly surprised. The hotel was very cheap (the cheapest we could find in NJ and NY) and did have many benefits. The rooms were, in my experience clean and tidy, the bathroom was clean and modern as well. The complimentary shuttle runs to schedule 24hrs a day and the daytime driver is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is near to New York City and Newark Liberty International Airport - and so poses another major advantage. The rooms are also heated and air conditioned.
On the downside there were a few problems we encountered!
Firstly, the bathrooms have a problem with power failure which happened twice during our trip (requiring us to move rooms on one occasion). Also, the television set (ours was modern but the TV in the room next to us was from the 1970's!) has a very fuzzy picture meaning you can only watch a couple of channels - we managed ABC7, WB11 and Discovery Health.
Also, many things mentioned on the hotel's website were not actually at the hotel. There was NO internet access, coffee / tea making facilities in the room, hair dryers, alarm clocks, complimentary newspapers, pay for movies, ironing boards or clock radios. The continental breakfast is available from 7-10am and consists of either tea or coffee with a donut!
The area was a bit scary intially but is ok. Despite being near the airport, you can barely hear aircraft or noise from the highway outside. Nearby there is a Subway, McDonalds and Burger King (all within 5min walk) and two petrol (gas) stations. 20 minute walk takes you to the nearest supermarket - the Stop & Shop - which is well stocked and open from 7am till 1am. There is a nightclub next door to the hotel, which didnt really disturb us with the noise of music. However, if travelling back late to the hotel after say 9pm on a Friday / Saturday night, do not walk past it as they are unsociable characters smoking drugs and you feel very shaky!
One word of warning!! The nightime shuttle driver is very dangerous. When he drove us to Newark Airport on our return journey at 5am, he had been asleep and kept falling asleep at the wheel. He went through red lights and swerved across the highway - almost killing us! He made no attempt to help us with our luggage on / off the minibus. Also he REFUSED to drop us off at the airport terminals (which is what they are meant to do). We needed terminal B for British Airways but he dropped us off at P4 for Car Rental, meaning we had to get the Newark Airport Airtrain to Terminal B - adding a lengthy amount of time to our journey.
At the end of the day though, it was very cheap and in my opinion was good value for money!
More pest than rest
I thought staying near the airport would save me time, but it was so hard to find the Econolodge that it wasted a good hour. The staff's English was so bad that I could not understand their directions. The motel is next to a night club. I didn't feel safe. The bathroom was small but clean. ALL of the bed linens and towels were yellowed. There were ads all over the place claiming that they were a Choice Priviledges member, but they claimed they were not & looked at me like I was nuts when I showed my membership card. I doubt I'll see my airline miles either.
Avoid this place at all costs
Only stay here if staying up all night is your idea of sleep. This place is extemely loud, its right off the main highway and the traffic noise is terrible; the room is small, dingy and musty. the mattress quite uncomfortable. Spare yourself the agony and splurge a few more bucks to stay at a more decent hotel.
I know pictures can be decieving, but I was way off on this hotel. I don't know where to begin. The gentleman at the front desk was somewhat polite, but asked too many personal questions. I found this to be uncomfortable and unprofessional. The room itself was tiny. The TV was something from the 70's and didn't have cable, as it said it would on the company's website. The toilet didn't work and the shower didn't have a shower head hence the nickname of a "laser shower" was given since the water pierced out at you when turned on. The door didn't contain a chain lock, only the contraption on the outside and the standard card key to get it. I didn't feel to comfortable sleeping and was frightened to death with the cleaning person came in my room at 9 am WITHOUT KNOCKING and simply said "ooops" when finding me still in bed. I've stayed at other Econ Lodge's accross the country and been pleased. I'll dish out the extra hundred dollars for the Hilton next time.
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