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Lafayette, Louisiana
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

In all my years of staying in hotels on the road I have never been as disappointed. There prices are outrageous. Of course they post pictures of the few nicer rooms on there website, but it's definitely much different than what you see in person.the rooms stink of mildew. The WiFi doesn't work. We had an infestation of spiders in... More 

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Thank folsemichael
David N, Owner at Swan Motel, responded to this review

Michael, we're frankly shocked to read this. We take upholding every aspect of the law with the utmost seriousness, so we would never allow any sort of illegal activity to be conducted on our premises. It's concerning that you got this impression. We'll be keeping your input in mind, as we do take customer service very seriously. Best, Swan Motel More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed for 1 night at the Swan Hotel. We went in with an open mind completely aware that the place was going to be cheesy romantic fun. I mean really, it has a giant swan hanging out in the front (the thing we were most excited about!!) We were not disappointed at all. We had a... More 

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Thank Inna Z
David N, Owner at Swan Motel, responded to this review

Inna, we couldn't be happier to know that you and your boyfriend could have such a fabulously romantic getaway with us in that suite. From breakfast in bed to the off the charts people watching and the spacious rooms, we're glad you had such a relaxing and exciting time away here. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us, and we... More 

New York City, New York
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a few weeks for business. Yes there's free "adult channels" but never saw prostitutes nor crackheads. Great free local shuttle. Especially if u don't have own transportation. Perfect for Newark layover. Simple free coffee donuts & bagels in lobby for bkfst. Lounge upstairs is very reasonable & nice. ($2-drafts). Not for family vacation but we'll suits need of... More 

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Thank 1TAGUY
David N, Owner at Swan Motel, responded to this review

Well we're pretty happy that we could host you while you were on business! From the breakfast to the shuttle, the lounge and the rooms, it's wonderful to know we could make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. We really appreciate your feedback here, and hope to have you back next time you need to be in the... More 

Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

SEPTEMBER 2013, we began work at Bayway Refinery in Linden and the majority of our day/night shift crews stayed here. What can I say - my room was clean, small but clean. They do not offer kitchenettes except for in the Village section I believe. As with most motels/hotels, the laundromat facility is too small to support the residents. 2/3... More 

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Thank InterstateBritt
David N, Owner at Swan Motel, responded to this review

Hi I am the owner of the Swan and read your review. I am pleased that youwere mostly satisfied but our goal is to make all of our guest completely satisfied. For the New York metropolitan area our rates are are less expensive then the Franchise hotels and and we offer more. We would never gouge our guests. WE do... More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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50 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Really three different kinds of property in one. There is a modern, "extended stay" style block that looked very comfortable. There are "single rooms" that are very basic (I spent one night in one by mistake). There are "double rooms" that are comfortable, large and old fashioned. The latter offer very good value with a fridge and microwave and two... More 

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2 Thank The_kosher_traveler
David N, Owner at Swan Motel, responded to this review

This response is coming a more than year late, but we're glad to hear you've found some good variety in our rooms -- the suites are definitely a great option for a spacious stay! It's great to hear you've found us to be a great value, but it's understandably off-putting when night staff aren't as helpful as they could be... More 

Westland, Michigan
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Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

If it were not for my company paying for the room I would never stay here. I've encountered everything from rude front desk clerks to filthy room conditions. Lets not forget the sexual antics that seem to go on constantly in rooms separated by paper thin walls. This place has a known reputation and the fact that rooms are rented... More 

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4 Thank jpratt01
David N, Owner at Swan Motel, responded to this review

We want everyone to have a restful and rejuvenating stay, so we're sorry to hear that wasn't the case for you. If you ever have any concerns about other guests, please don't hesitate to reach out to us in that moment. We don't actually rent rooms by the hour, so we're not sure where that confusion stems from. Regarding our... More 

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East Windsor, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Had a downstairs non smoking room that I could smell strong smoking fumes coming through the ceiling tiles in the bathroom from another room. The floor had nut shells under the bed and the hot tub looks like it was only rinsed instead being scrubbed out. Black mold and soap scum all over the vents in the tub looked like... More 

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jamaica
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013

This is my New Jersey vacation spot of choice. I always request an Executive Suite, on the Second or Third Floors, facing the 1&9 highway. The cost is very reasonable, and take a gander at what I get: King/Queen sized bed, 2 big screen flat TVs, Bedroom and Living separated, with a fold out Sofa Bed in the living room.... More 

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Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

it's so disgusting motel i've ever seen. i went to ny for traveling and i looked for a cheap motel. i found it in Linden but i had a dirty and smelling bad room. i had heard everything from next room when i was inside the room. you must be carefull if you stay this hotel. There are any number... More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

The Swan was suggested to me based on price and the shuttle. I was expecting the worst, but was pleasantly surprised. Rooms are indeed small, but not unbearably so, and in good shape compared to other lower priced hotels, and are clean. Mattress was on the soft side for me, but not uncomfortable, I was very surprised when I found... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Traveling can be stressful and complicated. That is why our attention is focused on alleviating your anxieties. Your home is the most familiar environment in your life, and our goal is to provide you with a similar atmosphere. Located in the business hub of New Jersey and close to the heart of New York City, the Swan Motel offers its guests a comfortable stay Our amenities include free high speed internet for personal and business use, flat screen TVs, complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport as well as smoker friendly rooms. Come relax in our bar and lounge and socialize with other guests. The New Swan Motel - Comfortable, Clean, Convenient, Affordable ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swan Motel

Address: 301-311 East Edgar Road, Linden, NJ 07036
Region: United States > New Jersey > Linden
Price Range: $37 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 170
Also Known As:
Swan Motel And Village Hotel Linden
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“The Village side may have larger accommodations”
 of 5 bubbles InterstateBritt, 25 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Make your selection from the Executive Village”
 of 5 bubbles Double_DipJamaica, 12 Dec 2013 | Read review
“The executive village at the swan has rooms that might as well be your own apartment. Full kitchen, living room, and bedroom.”
 of 5 bubbles brarew, 23 Jan 2013 | Read review
“We had the smallest of the rooms and it was great. The bigger ones could only get better.”
 of 5 bubbles 886KellyH, 30 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Dont stay at The Swan hotel,,,its a dump,,,”
 of 5 bubbles GregF809, 4 Jun 2012 | Read review
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