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Howard Johnson Express Inn - North Plainfield
Reviewed July 12, 2009

When I looked at this hotel on a website I was told the place featured a pool, but that wasn't to be. Going to the front desk to ask about this I was told, in broken english, that I was wrong, seemed a little off that such shoddy customer service was coming from the manager himself. Getting into the room I notice the place resembles a construction site with the dirty carpet to match! As stated in other reviews on this site the sliding glass doors don't close, there was a mold stain in the first room I was in, and I had to trade to a second because of the bathroom sink leaking all over the bathroom. But there were holes throughout the walls in both rooms as well as a smell of mildew and grime in the hallways. I would not recommend this hotel even for in-laws! It is terribe and the service could be a lot better.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2009

We checked in and then went to a formal event in the area. Upon returning to the hotel we were greeted by 5 North Plainfield police cars surrounding the building with a group of people who look like they're in a gang hanging around outside. The police leave, but the crowd of people didn't. We tried to go inside only to find 5 more of these shady characters standing by the door to get let into the hotel. My friends and I were scared by this so we walked around to the other side of the building to enter (in 10 degree weather).

Upon entering our room we immediately moved the dresser in front of the door & locked it in case someone else let the people who were outside into the hotel. We tried to goto sleep but couldn't because there was so much noise, yelling, partying, slamming of doors, cursing, and the like going on. The hotel had no control over their own property. I seriously considered packing up my things at 2am and driving home it was so unpleasant.

Besides the gang members hanging outside, the room wasn't too bad, but the hallway smelled a little bit. My girlfriend was NOT happy I booked a place where so many shady characters hang out and where so many police cars were needed! Avoid it at all costs!

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank curbanow
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Reviewed June 22, 2007

Does anyone ever write a positive review on trip advisor? This is a nice place, I loved it. Stayed there for weekends 3 times (a month apart) in the winter of 2003-2004. The rooms were always very clean, and all rooms include a microwave and refrigerator. It's a decent value for the area, Continental breakfast was very nice, staff was nice, I honestly can't think of anything even slightly negative to say.

Stayed: January 2004
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Reviewed January 7, 2007

Recently booked a room for a video game tournament that was in the area. This hotel is very unsafe in my opinion. We had to be buzzed into the lobby area which looked like it hadn't been updated since it was built.

The hallways had a funny smell to them and the room did also. While we were deciding to stay or not to stay my brother went to use the bathroom and found that there was dried blood all over the walls and the door!!!!!!!

The glass sliding door to the room was open and would not shut or lock! Very unsafe!

Went down to the front desk and finally got a refund for the room and left this hotel as soon as we could!!!!

We ended up at the Hampton Inn in South Plainfield which was beautiful. Whatever you do....do not stay here!!!

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 3, 2006

Room was very dirty, the only thing that was done was that the beds were made. The floors were not vacumed and the bathroom was discustingly dirty. The toilet was wet(pee) and there was hair all over the seat. The sliding glass door was broken, it would not shut all the way nor would it lock....... that in itself was unacceptable due to the fact that the room was facing route 22 and was very unsafe. I would never consider staying or advise anyone to stay at this hotel ever again. Very un happy with the whole situation.... did not stay..... the only thing they did right was to give me a refund on the room.


  • Stayed: June 2006
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Reviewed November 8, 2013
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 1025 US Highway 22, West End Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ 07060-6614
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Location: United States > New Jersey > North Plainfield
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Plainfield
Price Range: $71 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn - North Plainfield 2*
Number of rooms: 71
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