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Rodeway Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   459 Tonnelle Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307 (Formerly Red Carpet Inn Jersey City)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Jersey City
Deutschland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Not so bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We were flying out of Newark the next day and were looking for a cheap place to stay close to Manhattan. This is quite perfect for you, if you are in the same situation.
Sure, the rooms are not great, a bit smelly, quite cold (had to run the heating all night, the bathroom could have been as a fridge anyway) and even the free internet was shaky at times (another reason we booked)
The location is convenient though (only if you have a rental car of course), close to Manhattan and in downtown Hoboken there's actually stuff going on too.
So yea, not a great place. But for this price I don't think you can get any better.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

With a name like the Red Carpet Inn, you would expect at least the carpets to be clean. The carpets in the room were disgustingly smelly. Breakfast is in the lobby of the lounge area. 2 rocky tables. 3 chairs. Over 200 rooms. Avoid this like the plague unless you want to catch it. If you're looking for somewhere cheap to stay- use the subway floor.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Horrible! Crowdy roads, its hazardous just to get there without wrecking your car! The staff are rude, and if you speak in another language they call you racist while they talk to each other in spanish. They dont know how to get to the City by public transportation nor do they want to help you. No maps of the area nor of nyc in the place. The rooms were cold, you can hear noise from every other rooms, shower is horrible, shampoo and soap is miserable.

Room Tip: they dont have good rooms
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Worst Hotel ever!

We have stayed there for 5nights. The Reception is not welcoming at all- very disappointing. As a tourist we requested some certain information about public transportation to get to Manhattan etc. even to get a proper time table via internet was too much effort for them. The Breakfast the following morning ( which made at the time of the booking the whole thing more attractive to us ) was a joke! Fruit Loop’s, Cornflakes and some sweet backed muffins which you really cannot call “Breakfast” what so ever. They cleaned the room every day and changed towels unfortunately after the 5th night there was some jewellery’s missing which the reception did not take us serious to ask any member of the Housekeeping to check if that has been found by any chance. Seriously- I would honestly recommend this place if I did not had this disappointing experience. The only nice thing was a lovely Lady at the Reception who greets us nicely…any other service was just so bad. Please stay somewhere else even it costs more, believe me it is worth to do so!
best regards, L.

Room Tip: They do not have a safe in the room- do not leave your important stuff unattendent...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

When we walked into the office and ask what rooms were available. The Front desk staff offered most expensive rooms they had. When we refused to pay for a room that was overpriced, and started to walk away they suddenly had a more reasonable rate plus a nonsmoking room that they also didn't have available earlier. They also made a copy of my drivers license, that made me feel very uncomfortable. And when I questioned it she gave me a lame reason about the credit card. I never had to have my drivers license copied for using my credit card. When we got to the room the bed had long hairs left on the top sheets, floor doesn't seem to be well cleaned. Also not the most secure feeling while staying in the room.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Cornwall, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Booked this room spur of the moment to get some shut eye because i had to be back to work in the city in 8 hours and didnt have time to go home. Looked for a room on my phone and this place was cheap and close to where I park at journal square. When i walked in i almost walked right out but was pressed for time. This is definitely the worst place I ever stayed! There was visible dust stuck to the walls and a giant brown stain across the ceiling in one part of the room. The toilet bowl seat was faliing off,there was no hairdryer,no coffee pot,the tv was 20 years old,the carpet stained and the room smelled. This place should be be bulldozed to the ground ! There are several other hotels on this road within 2 miles that have to be better.

Room Tip: go somewhere else!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I have stayed in a lot of hotels / motels in the last 35 years, this has got to be the second worst!!! (see my review of the hotel in Kiev!!)
The motel is right on a very busy street. Honking and other car sounds ALL NIGHT!!! First shock is the lobby. Very dingy, unkept and bedraggeld.
The room hast got to be one of the smallest ever, very strange smell when entering it. The furniture ist early salvation army or worse. Loose cables hanging from the wall.
The "complementary breakfast" does not deserve the name. The "orange juice" is orange colored something, definitely not juice. Then there is the choice between corn flakes or fruit loops. If you don't like cereals, you are pretty much "up the creek". If you like sugar loaded factory pastry, there is a choice of 2 (two) different ones.
Silly things like bagels (or even bread!!) are not available. So you are right to assume that there is no butter, cream cheese or jam. (The manager was eating cold pizza slices at 7am, so he is obviously no gourmet!!)
What the totaly blotchy and spotted ironing board was doing in the room, is unclear. The iron looked ok, but I would put none of my cloth on that board!!!
Only plus: The shower worked pretty well, the water was hot. Except for the garbage left behind by the previous occupant, the bathroom was acceptable.

IN SHORT: AVOID THIS PLACE. Any review better than 1 star has got to be written by the management or family!!!

Room Tip: I don't think there are any at this place.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 459 Tonnelle Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307 (Formerly Red Carpet Inn Jersey City)
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Jersey City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
3 Miles from New York City, Manhattan. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Red Carpet Inn Jersey City Hotel Jersey City
Jersey City Red Carpet Inn

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