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Howard Johnson Inn Clifton

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680 Route 3 West, Clifton, NJ 07012
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a frequent guest at the Howard Johnson Inn in Clifton, NJ. In fact I try to make it there at least once per month. I live in NYC but am a native of Essex County (just next door to Clifton) so familiar and former frequenter of that area. Am satisfied with the hospitality there and staff wastes no... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The motel was fine, it was spacious except you can hear noises even at night since the rooms aren't soundproof. But what annoyed me the most is the fridge that suddenly stopped working!!! I had lots of food inside and all of them ROT and I couldn't eat them anymore! Wasted my food & my money!

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Sudbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This place was renovated a few years ago and i stayed there 3 years in a row... Things are neglected, paint peeling off elevator door, side entrance door is never secured, wall unit is without glass for years, crown moldings about to fall, telephone did not work, safe did not work and hallways were perfumated too much, bed was crooked,... More 

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romi G, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Clifton, responded to this review

Hello Leonard O, Thank you very much for writing the positive review for us as we do our best to improve our service everyday for our guests. It is true that renovation is needed so it will be done very soon. We hope to see you again at the hotel as we are improving our service and quality of room’s... More 

Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This was the filthiest, smelliest motel I've ever stayed in. The rooms smelled like a cheap air freshener bought at gas station. The tub/shower was moldy and stunk worse than the room. I would'nt even take my socks off walking around. The chemical odor was so bad I didn't sleep all night. Woke up at 6 AM with a splitting... More 

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romi G, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Clifton, responded to this review

Hello 830monte, Thank you very much for writing the review for us as we do our best to improve our service everyday for our guests. The bedding will be redone and refreshed to a new status and the chemical smell will be removed. We hope to see you again at the hotel because we are improving our service and quality... More 

Middletown, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The location is perfect for anyone needing a place in the ny metropolitan area. It is easy to access and had ample parking and lighting. The check in was easy and quick. The room was clean and the overall condition of the motel good. It is old but well maintained. The hallways were clean and well lit. The only problem... More 

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romi G, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Clifton, responded to this review

Hello roger b, Thank you very much for writing the positive review for us as we do our best to improve our service everyday for our guests. We hope to see you again at the hotel as we are improving our service and quality of room’s every day. It is true that we are not luxury standard but my team... More 

Clifton, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I stay there once a week .. clean rooms, nice desk personal to talk with if there is a problem.. they take care of it with in mins of a request pricing is good ..

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romi G, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Clifton, responded to this review

Hello seansr1968, Thank you very much for writing the positive review for us as we do our best to improve our service everyday for our guests. We hope to see you again at the hotel as we are improving our service and quality of room’s every day. It is true that we are not luxury standard but my team provides... More 

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