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Quality Inn Meadowlands
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Lyndhurst
Reviewed 11 August 2011

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.

Room Tip: Get a room on the second floor nearest the lobby.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

i am a frequent traveler to ny and rarely stay outside of the city, but $109/nt is hard to pass up. So I decided to try it and was pleasantly surprised. The room was massive, and attached to a harold's deli which has huge sandwiches. The bus to ny picks up across the street and in 15 min drops off at port authority. Coming back is the same, and leaves off across a moderately busy street. Not to mention its only $11 round trip per person. I can't wait to stay again and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 16 May 2011

Almost didn't go here because of a couple of bad reviews--but I did, and found no problems.Lobby was unusually clean, reception friendly, staff helpful. Room was clean, and very quiet. Nothing fancy, that's for sure, and the ventilation could have been a little better, but not a problem. I do wish the conventional breakfast bar was a little closer to the main seating area, but there was some seating close by, which was enough. It's convenient and inexpensive, and that was what I was looking for. I suspect some of the bad reviews may have hit it on a bad day.

Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 May 2011

I stayed here for one week, while working in the area.
The smell of and uncleaned kitchen radiates thru the entire complex.
The food is terrible, over priced and portions come large enough to feed the Giants football team. (alot too throw away)
The owner is a LARGE red headed woman who is not afraid to put any customer in their place. ie "I'm the owner so what I say goes".
Do your self a favor and DO NOT book here.
My 3G iphone moved faster than their wifi!!!

Room Tip: Don't waste your time here.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 April 2011

Stayed with a large group one night. In they lobby, there were dirty tissues on the end tables and candy stuck in the carpet. Do they even have maids? Fellow travelers reported broken door mechanisms. Dirty dishes sat on the public water fountain during our entire stay. Windows were filthy. Room was too hot and air conditioner/fan was dated and NOISY!
Beds were old and creaky. The bathroom sink drain would not close. Kick-boards missing - tiles were popped out - how does anyone of good conscience run such an establishment? Staff could care less about my need for a toothbrush that I forget to bring and had none to offer. One member of our group smashed a bug on the wall they believe was a bedbug. The staff claimed an exterminator was already scheduled to come out on 4/29/2011.
Have stayed in a great many hotels and am always pleased if the hotel is at least clean - I will never stay here again! For $20 more - stay across the road at the Marriott.

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  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

This hotel was perfect for us. It is on of the last exits before going directly into NYC. Right across the street from the hotel is a bus stop. The next stop for the bus is the station in downtown Manhattan. AWESOME. The staff was very nice and helpful. Room was very cozy and nice. Will stay here again!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 November 2010

We had a king size bed which was hard as a rock. the rooms were clean but old, bathrooms clean but old. the hotel seemed to be updating the lobby and hallways. Hopefully they will update the rooms. The place is old. The restaurant had a great steak dinner, very tasty and the price was acceptable. As for the breakfast. ugg, nothing specail hard boiled eggs, cereal toast fruit.. the doors cooler where the cold foods were held on bu bolts, I say spend some money and get some updates in the restaurant. When checking out early around 6 am, when to the counter waited for awhile 5-10 min. not showed up. Looked on the couch and the attendee was sound asleep. Just left. so much for controls! I'm not sure that I would stay here again, the Renaissance & marriot is right next store for a few dollars more they have a nice package deal with bus transferrs. be skeptical or open...

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Quality Inn Meadowlands

Address: 10 Polito Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071-3403
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Lyndhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Lyndhurst
Price Range: $127 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn Meadowlands 2.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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