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“It's a Hotel for Intimate Encounters ONLY -” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Garden State Motor Lodge

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Us Highway 22 & Vauxhall Road, Union, NJ 07083   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Union
East Orange, New Jersey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“It's a Hotel for Intimate Encounters ONLY -”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have to wonder how (even if you are from out of state, that people don't know that this motel is for intimate encounters only. They have hourly room rates. How would you figure anyplace with hourly rates would be a place for family or an overnight stay? They serve the purpose that they are designed for. Intimate Encounters; that's why the TV has PORN on it. Duh!

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are more private.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

I worked at this place as a housekeeper and from what I know its very nasty. They dont clean with water sometimes they dont change the sheets or comforters also they have a huge bed bug problem....I advice everyone that planning on looking for a stay to find another spot

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

$52 for 1 bed room

Value: 1/5 - For the quality, this place should cost only $10/night
Rooms: 1/5 - Dark, only 1 incandescent light, small bathroom, tiny sink, no bath tub, only shower, broken mirror, broken doors, filthy chairs/floor, the small chair has pieces of the cushion missing. 2 small travel soap bar, no shampoo/body wash. the bathroom is horrible as well. No tv. no fridge.
Cleanliness: 1/5 - Room is dirty, smoking fume everywhere, can't get rid of the smell weeks after I moved out.
Location: 1/5 - Can't even find it on google maps. Poor direction.
Staff: 3/5 - Nothing special
Overall: 0.5/5 - Very poor, it's like a w hore house, dark alley, dark room, old, filthy. Unacceptable for $52/night. If it's $10/night, might have been ok.

Room Tip: If you're a smoker, used to being homeless, then things should be fine.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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union
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

we are new to the area and me and my spouse wanted to get a night out from the kids and inlaws. I checked out the web to see what motels were in the area and since this was close to our home we decided to go there. Well this motel is nothing like the web site (which by the ways shows flowers, candlelight, etc., not even close). When we arrived we decided to take one of the room in the back building (queen room). The furniture was all scratched up, had gum wadded up on the edges, the carpet was filty, and the bathroom was nothing to write home about (looks like it has'nt been cleaned or redecorated since 1940). The TV's are old, fabric on the furniture was badly stained. The room just did'nt feel clean or smell clean. Take our advise spend the extra 5 to 10 dollars and go to one of the other choices. PS we just couldn't stay in the room and decided to leave.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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union
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

First I want to say that I am LOVING the new renovations and the THEME ROOMS!! I have stayed at this motel over 10 times and have rented the theme rooms time and time again. The rooms make you feel at HOME.The queen and king rooms are very nice as well. I like the new look of the property which is clean and quiet. I truly enjoyed my stay and plan on coming back very soon. Thanks you staff at the GARDEN STATE MOTOR LODGE!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Union
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2009

My Man got us a room in the upper rear section a while back and we had a great time, the room was clean and no one bothers you, movies on the TV add to the moment if you know what I mean, the costs was good, service was ok, parking is close and the hallways keep you out of the rain. Good place, we had fun.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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NEWARK NJ
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

i recently stayed at the garden state motel and i have to say that the owner is making some nice changes. there are theme rooms now at the motel and the are very nice. i think it was a great decision to put them in. only thing missing is a jacuzzi which would boost up the clientele. i was happy with the rooms and the staff was extremely helpful and nice. the housekeepers are always cleaning the rooms and the rooms are much cleaner and well kept now. i would recommend this motel to anyone. the motel has definitely come a long way

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Garden State Motor Lodge

Address: Us Highway 22 & Vauxhall Road, Union, NJ 07083
Location: United States > New Jersey > Union
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Union
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 112
Also Known As:
Garden State Motor Hotel Union
Garden State Hotel

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