I drove from Vancouver Canada to Anaheim (Disneyland) with my son, daughter in law and their two toddlers. We stayed at Residence Inns throughout our trip and were pleasantly surprised at all of the family friendly facilities. We stayed in two bathroom, two bedroom or two bedroom loft (well worth the extra few dollars if available) suites. Each suite was spacious and had a fully equipped kitchen, three flat screen TV's, free WiFi, in-room safe, individually controlled heating/air con, sofabed in the living area. Each Inn also had coin operated laundry facilities, swimming pool, free on-site parking, and included a full buffet breakfast.
Specifically with respect to Newark, we stayed two nights in July 2012. The suite was spacious and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast had a wide selection.
We stayed here due to the reasonable suite rates compared with hotels in San Francisco proper. We spent a day in San Francisco and it took us just under an hour to get to Fisherman's Wharf.
We enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay here again.