Passable A review of Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
I was disappointed to find the actual state of thing after reading the many positive reviews.
The hotel is about 20 years old, from the look of things: the doors are painted with 80'ish pink, and many surfaces had chipped. The furniture is not exactly modern. The room is a bit cramped. The bathroom mirror looks aged. The carpet in the room is quite decent, but in the hallways not, a bit dirty. There is a broken refrigerator left in the hallway, as well as someone's dinner, which didn't do much for the first impression. There is fingerprint smudge on the window. The sheets and towels are ivory colored, not white. Who knows what kind of stains they hide.
On the positive side, the staff is very nice. I left a large tip. Obviously everyone is trying to help the visitors. The hotel room is very quiet, amazingly so, despite of the fact that the hotel is in the airport and right next to the NJ turnpike.
There is a $20 parking fee. There is a $9 internet fee. There is a $4 Evian water fee. The hotel needs serious, major renovation. Without it, no matter how much good service the people give, it is still second rate. It is the grandmother of a Marriot! Without the renovation, I think it's worth only about $80/day. Don't get suckered into payinig Marriot fee for a not so Marriot standard!
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