The hotel is situated very close to the Newark Airport, NJ. However considering the amenities available I rate the hotel 3 star. Rooms and services were okay and very noisy at night. They don't offer breakfast 😒 as part of the package and a small restaurant is there at the hotel with limited menu options. However the food they make is pretty good and fresh. I stayed in the hotel for 3 days, and had my breakfast and dinner from the restaurant. Please note that the hotel has smoke restrictions and there is a designated area outside the hotel for those who would like to have one. If you caught smoking inside your room or hotel you will be charge for $250 and so on. A small shop run by a lady is inside the hotel that sells necessary commodities and souvenirs. Also a vending machine is available in the lobby for non-alcoholic beverages. You will not get any alcohol in the hotel or nearby area, so make sure you get it from outside before you check in. Airport shuttle is free from the hotel, however to reach Penn station Newark, you either get an Uber or Lyft, that cost you $9-15 depending on the time.
This is a hidden gem! The property is very close to the airport and also very affordable. From the outside it does look a little older. However, the inside and the rooms are absolutely pristine and newly renovated. The experiences that of checking into a holiday inn hotel. This is the old hojo experience of many years ago, but it really is a wonderful place to stay and will not break the bank
Beds comfy, bathroom very clean. Cafeteria good. $15/day parking fee ridiculous. Location directly under take off- landing flight path.
We stayed here yesterday, the staff was fine, although we only spoke with the receptionist. The room was very cold when we arrived, it did have a unit in there to do yourself. But would have assumed it to be warm upon arrival, during the cold season. The shower was small and lacked elbow room, and leaked water when not turned on. Also water stayed at feet prior to draining slowly. Towels were a little harsh on skin as they were really DRY! The bed was so short, that my feet hung off the bed, and the blankets were thin. I would not recommend for a longer stay.
The Howard Johnson was nice. Very comfortable and clean. However, there was no continental breakfast. The waiter at restaurant inside appeared very irritated when the breakfast crowd came in. He seem very impatient and didnt like questions asked. I asked for caffeine free tea. He said NO immediately. Then I notice there was tea i wanted. I would recommend based on comfort and good sleeping. Breakfast on the other hand...at your own risk