I debated between a rating of 2 and 3, but rounded up. Not sure if that was the right choice.
Negatives: The rooms were dated and the bottom of the bathroom door was peeling. There were hairs in our sink when we arrived. The ice machine on our floor was broken. One of the two elevators was broken the first night, resulting in very long waits and crowded elevators. Our room safe was closed and locked, so we couldn't use it unless we contacted someone to open it (which we didn't bother to do). One of the lamps in our room had a broken switch, so it could only be turned on and off by plugging or unplugging it. The clock was unplugged and the plug was caught under the nightstand, so I had to move the nightstand to get the plug, twist my body into some kind of a pretzel to get it plugged in behind the bed, then figure out how to set the time. There were not enough electrical outlets anywhere accessible in the room. The parking was an uncomfortably cold walk down two flights of stairs and past the front of the hotel, with no interior walkway from the garage. I would not have felt comfortable walking in by myself at night (although the front stairs in the garage were lighted - the back ones were not). The shower head was barely high enough for me and I'm only 5'4". The heavier curtains on the window did not close, so there was ambient light coming into the room all night.
Positives: The front desk staff was pleasant and helpful. The hot water from the tap heated up immediately - I loved that! The shower curtain was on a curved bar, keeping the curtain away from the person in the shower. There was a small refrigerator in the room. I appreciated the night light in the bathroom. My husband appreciated the free coffee in the morning. Cost was reasonable for the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for the Manhattan feel without high prices? The Empire Meadowlands Hotel By Clarion& Exhibition Center a New York City Area Hotel provides that combination. Take advantage of our convenient location. Just 2.5 Miles from New York City and located less than 1/2 miles from Giants Stadium Meadowlands Sports Complex. 12 Miles from Newark Airport EWR, 16 miles from LaGuardia Airport and 23 miles from J.F.K. Airport also located in the heart of all Tax Free Designer Outlets and Shopping Malls. Offers Complimentary parking and High Speed Internet services, with easy access into New York City, in addition stop by our full service Rivercove Restaurant or Rivercove Lounge. As a business or leisure traveler you will consider our oversized sleeping rooms your home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Secaucus Crowne Plaza