Hotel desperately needing upgrades on all fronts, but you get what you pay for, even at $139/night.
Located across the street from a Marriott (which I didn't book because no rooms were available) and right off the highway.
The hotel itself and its surrounding parking are very, very poorly lit. I did not feel safe parking the car at night, nor roaming the corridors as this Quality Inn was much more motel than hotel. Anyone could come and go as they please from the outside, no security at all. The rooms themselves though were the most bothersome. This is where this place could benefit from rethinking the way in which they are designed. The room orientation is completely off, especially on the first floor, you really feel like you are in a prison cell. Your only "window" (and I use that term loosely) gives onto the hotel corridors, which then have floor to ceiling windows that give onto the parking lot. Needless to say, you must keep the blinds closed at all times for any sense of privacy and/or security. Even the blinds themselves don't completely cover your 'window' on the sides, so much so that I had to push a floor lamp and a chair on either side to keep them flush. The dead bolt lock on the door itself was poorly screwed into the door with only two screws keeping the lock in place. This did not feel safe to me at all, especially as a solo female traveler.
Walls and ceilings are paper thin, as you can hear every conversation (and other sounds) that emanate from the rooms. Even in my room, which had a shared door, I could hear the conversations next door plain as day. Not to mention, the plumbing and air conditioning is very, very loud. You can hear the water running to the left, right and above you, the pipes shutting on and off all day and night.
Rooms are small-ish, and on first glance appear on the whole clean, but with the lack of real outdoor light and very, very dark carpets (with dark spots in certain areas), you can't help but feel as though this room is clean only the surface. Even came upon a couple cocktail straws that were visible from the bed behind the bedside tables.
There's a lot of 'cover ups' in the room, dings and holes in the walls and darkened wet ceiling tiles in the bathroom painted over (but still very much damp). The plastic frames (which contained atrocious office art - like "Excellence" and a description below with an Eagle flying were some of the better picks and you can't help but think these are covering up holes on the walls themselves) on the wall and the plastic covering the base of the lamp were ripped and peeling.
They boast Free Wireless, but it was spotty at best and extremely, extremely slow, so much so that I was barely able to get any work done. Also, the televisions all old school big box-y types. To be expected, I imagine. The room containing washing machines, ice and vending machines smelled heavily of mildew and contained expired goods.
I've learned my lesson, sometimes, it's not always about getting a good deal. Seedy place.
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- Quality Inn Meadowlands Lyndhurst
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