We stayed here overnight for a nearby wedding in Freehold. The hotel itself looks like something out of a bad 80's horror movie. Outdated decor, sad, bland colors (in need of a paint job!) and the unavoidable stench of stale cigarette smoke firmly embedded in the styrofoam ceilings and wallpaper of every room. The one positive I will say about the room is that it looked like a cozy place to murder someone and hide the body for a few days without anyone noticing.
We checked in at 6pm, and then went to the wedding. We got back to the hotel just before 1am and the power was completely out. A bad storm had passed through the area a few hours before and apparently the Days Inn has the shoddiest electricity in New Jersey, because almost every other business along Rt. 9 had their power back on. Not even a generator in the hotel. The parking lot was flooded, and we were told by one of the workers prowling the grounds with a flashlight that we should leave if we could, or "stay at our own risk." The carpet in the room was moist from leaks, and needless to say, there was no electricity, or running water, for that matter, which made the room just slightly less cozy than a homeless shelter.
We heeded the man's advice and packed up and left, and were told by the worker to call in the morning and speak to a manager about a refund.
WELL... in the morning, the extremely rude manager refused to grant us a full refund, reasoning that since the power was on from 5pm - 10pm, we should only receive 30% of the room's cost back. We argued with him until he agreed angrily to grant us a 100% refund.
THAT IS until the next day, when we were told we would only receive the 30% refund. We are currently making a formal complaint to Days Inn corporate, who are about as useful as a roadside craphole hotel with no power or running water at 1am.
Take our advice - sleep on the side of the road if you can. DO NOT go here. This place is a real dump.
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn Freehold Hotel Freehold
- Freehold Days Inn