Ok so all the hotels in the area we needed where booked solid so we booked this hotel. We got there and yes the hotel is in a very very VERY bad area however I felt safe in the hotel.
Pros: Secured parking lot for only $5/day, staff was super friendly and nice, our room was huge (the size of a larges studio apt), yes it is a old hotel but our room was super clean, mattresses were new, 1 of them was comfy, wood floors, free wifi and fridge in room and lots of closet space and the ppl staying/living there were quite polite and very nice, close to newark airport, security escorts you to your car and to the room the first time you go to the room, window unit a/c that cooled the room quick, hotel entry door is locked at night
Cons: Hotel is in a VERY VERY bad area, one of the beds was hard but at least it was new and clean, its an older hotel that needs a facelift and a good scrub
Don't expect the Ritz Carlton bc it is not, but honestly I did not feel unsafe at any moment and Ive stayed in all sort of fancy and not so fancy hotels all over the world. Our room was very clean and the room was HUGE, staff was VERY friendly and super helpful, parking was cheap and a yucky McDonalds 1/2 block away. But keep in mind this is in a bad area so if you are someone who is bothered by that, take that in consideration, if u dont mind that, its a great cheap clean hotel to stay at. Great view from room. Its a historic building so its like stepping back in time, quite neat. I personally would stay there again.
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