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“4 days in hell” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - New Brunswick

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Howard Johnson Express Inn - New Brunswick
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   26 Route 1 North, New Brunswick, NJ 08901   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in New Brunswick
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Please stay away at all costs. You are better off sleeping in the street, really. It started badly with front desk clerk who's personal hygiene was something I have never experienced. Then got to my room and was overwelmed by the smell. Found that the smell was coming from a chair in the room. I had to put the chair outside. Still more smell. I looked under the bed and found food rotting in a bowl. The front desk people said that there were no rooms available (even though parking lot was empty!) and they said "take it or leave it". I was sick and cold and decided to stay instead of sleep in my car because I had a job interview nearby the next day and really needed some sleep. The parking lot is dangerous and has very shady people loitering there all night. The locks on the doors are weak and can easily be broken. In the middle of the night I heard a loud voice coming from my bathroom. I was terrified and went to investigate if anyone was in my bathroom. I found that the floor of my bathroom had a 1/2 space at the wall and I could see and clearly hear the people in the room below mine! This building should be condemned and the owners locked up for operating an unsafe and unsanitary operation. This hotel belongs in a 3rd world country or a horror movie. How is it even possible that it's allowed to stay open?? Please, please for your safety, STAY AWAY! This was the worst exerience at a hotel ever and I've stayed at some rough ones before!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 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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Address: 26 Route 1 North, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Location: United States > New Jersey > New Brunswick
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in New Brunswick
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn - New Brunswick 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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