First, this is not a Days Inn. It's an Econo Lodge. It might become a Days Inn someday, but it is nowhere near Days Inn standards. And I should say I have happily stayed at Econo Lodges in the past (see my review of the one in Sacramento). But this hotel failed even by Econo Lodge standards, let alone Days Inn.
I really don't know where to begin. I saw three rooms. The first had a gap in the door jamb so anyone passing could see straight in. It was one of the "upgraded" rooms but was still smaller and more cramped than any Days Inn I have been in. It also had a shower and no bath. When I complained (mainly about the gap in the door) I was shown another room. It hadn't been remodeled and had a tiny bathtub (if you could call it that, less than a foot deep and about three feet long.) The TV didn't work.
So I was shown to the room I reluctantly stayed in. It had been "remodeled" but you would hardly know it. Same tiny bathtub. Cleanliness was OK but not the best. On the bed there was one sheet and one very thin bedspread (see photo) - at the beginning of December with temperatures below freezing. Worse, the heating/AC unit was held together with Scotch Tape (literally, see photo) and made some much noise you couldn't sleep and get warmth at the same time.
Not to mention the layout of the motel on two courtyards with bright lights shining in the windows and constant noise with cars and people coming and going,
There was also no Daybreak Breakfast - there was coffee and you were handed a bag with a piece of fruit, a juice box, a cookie and a tiny granola bar on check out.(see photo). There is nowhere that I could see where they could put a breakfast room at reception.
The only positive is the location 5 minutes drive from Newark airport, and an efficient shuttle service. However, the hotel is still listed as Econo Lodge on the phone directory at the airport (and you have to call for pick up). As I had booked Days Inn and didn't realise I was really staying at an Econo Lodge, I had to make a regular phone call to arrange the pick up.
In no way should this hotel be marketed as a Days Inn, probably ever, but at least not until it has been fully renovated to Days Inn standards.
Needless to say I won't be stay here again, and I will be complaining to Wyndham head office about what I consider to be a deception.
- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Newark International Airport Hotel
- Econo Lodge Newark International Airport Hotel Elizabeth
- Econolodge Hotel Elizabeth
- Econo Lodge Newark Airport
- Econo Lodge Newark
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just off I-95 in Elizabeth, NJ, the Days Inn Newark Airport Hotel is the premier place for guests to stay on their venture into New York and New Jersey. Guests will find getting to and from Newark International Airport is easy with our 24hr complimentary airport shuttle that runs every 30 minutes. Conveniently located just four miles away from the "city that never sleeps," the hotel offers easy access to famous New York City attractions like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park and the Empire State Building. UMDNJ, the Newark Museum and Jersey Gardens Mall. Downtown New York City is 20 minutes from our Newark hotel. Times Square, Central Park and the Met are less than a half-hour away from Elizabeth, NJ. ... more less
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