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Howard Johnson Hotel Newark
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Frontage Rd, Newark, NJ 07114 (Newark Airport and Port Newark)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 21 hotels in Newark
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I don't remember the last time I stayed at a hotel that did not offer complimentary breakfast, even hotels that cost me less than half the price I paid at HoJo Newark Airport. Also, I definitely did not like the fact that I had to pay for parking.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business

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Neal G, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel Newark, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your review of our hotel. You brought up two items during your stay. Being that we have a full service restaurant, we do charge for breakfast. Most smaller hotels offer a simple continental breakfast which would not satisfy most of our customers. What we do offer is a full hot breakfast that gets great reviews. Parking is a premium in the city and most if not all hotels have a fee for this. We are happy to say we have one of the lowest parking fees in the area. We hope you consider these points and join us again in a future stay.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The Howard Johnson Hotel Newark Airport only gets two stars, but you’re thinking you’d like to save a bit, and you’ll just stay for a short time. The bathroom is equipped properly, and the closet includes an iron and ironing board. The room is a little cramped with two beds, but includes a desk, refrigerator, safe, alarm clock, and TV. The stay was notable for creation of a quiet oasis in the midst of a busy transportation hub. The check-in and check-out goes smoothly, so why not more stars? On a recent stay, at a quarter past 7 AM, the restaurant was not yet open. Apparently the chef had chosen not to show up and their backup plan had not engaged as yet. Being driven by a non-negotiable schedule we left on empty stomachs. When I start the day hungry, I’m cranky all day, so two stars is all they get from me. Maybe you’ll fare better.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Newark
Newark Howard Johnson
Address: 20 Frontage Rd, Newark, NJ 07114
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Newark > Newark Airport and Port Newark
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 21 hotels in Newark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Hotel Newark 2*
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8 Miles from New York City, Manhattan.5 Miles from Met Life Stadium, SuperBowl 2014. ... more   less 
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