$70 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 28, 2014 Check-out: Jul 31, 2014

Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

2 stars
20 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
388 reviews
Great place to stay

Great place to stay for the money. The rooms were quiet and clean, and the staff was very friendly.... See full review

  • Brian IT Professional
  • May 13, 2014
Perfectly okay

I felt compelled to review this after reading the other scathing opinions of this hotel. For the... See full review

  • Yougooddog
  • Jun 14, 2014
Make a Newark overnighter easy at an airport hotel with free shuttle

Located just outside Newark Liberty International Airport and only minutes from New York City, the Howard Johnson Hotel – Newark offers budget-priced accommodations. Take the hotel's free 24-hour shuttle from the airport and set up in a guest room with free Wi-Fi and cable/satellite TV with premium movie channels. The onsite Ambrosia Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can work out for free at the fitness center. A business center, 24-hour front desk and guest laundry facilities add extra value.

Highlights
  • Newark overnighters will love the convenient "just outside of the airport" location and free 24-hour shuttle service
  • Enjoy in-room extras such as free Wi-Fi, cable/satellite TV with premium movie channels, microwave and refrigerator
  • Work out at the fitness room with treadmills and stationary bikes
  • Roundtrip shuttle service to NYC available (fees apply)
Location

Howard Johnson Hotel – Newark is located just outside of Newark Liberty International Airport and provides free 24-hour shuttle service. Manhattan is a short drive away, and the hotel can arrange for roundtrip shuttle service to the city (fees apply). Newark and nearby Jersey City feature cultural attractions like the Liberty State Park and New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Rooms

Howard Johnson Hotel – Newark provides traditionally furnished, cozy, standard double and king guest rooms with free Wi-Fi Internet access. All rooms also include a microwave, refrigerator and coffee-maker. Enjoy in-room entertainment with cable/satellite TV and premium movie channels. Additional amenities include wake-up service, iron/ironing board, air conditioning, hair-dryer and AM/FM alarm clock. Nonsmoking rooms, room service and a guest laundry (fees apply) are available.

Features

The hotel's full-service restaurant, Ambrosia Cafe, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus provides room service. Additional Howard Johnson Hotel – Newark hotel extras include free newspaper, a 24-hour front desk and a fitness center. Parking is available (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Newark Penn Station (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Free 24-hour Newark airport shuttle service
  • Roundtrip NYC shuttle service is available (fees apply)
Attractions
  • Prudential Center (3.3 mi/5.2 km)
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
  • Newark Museum (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
  • Manhattan (9 mi/14.8 km)
  • Giants Stadium (10.8 mi/17.4 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Free newspaper
Policies and fees
  • Guests traveling with a car: $15 USD daily parking fee collected upon check-in
  • Shuttle Service to New York City $15 USD one way/$25 USD round trip
  • Sorry, no pets allowed

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
In room movies
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

40.7101 -74.1572
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • Prudential Center: 1.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (388)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
388 out of 388
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.2
Value:
3.3

60% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Lucky1982
Boston
Jul 7, 2014

Inconvenient Location and no complementary breakfast

The hotel was decent enough to stay, the room and bathroom was clean enough. The worst part is it's location, the hotel has shuttles to only airport but not to nearest traint station. An also no taxi service outside the hotel. The other worst part is that this hotel does not provide complementary breakfast. It has a restaurant inside where we have to pay for everything and is expensive. Overall, it would be a rip off if u add breakfast costs and taxi services.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Karan the traveler
Canton, OH
Jul 7, 2014

Okay Hotel for last minute stay

Hotel was okay, Beds were not very comfortable. Parking charge of $15 was not worth it and probably was hidden in the fine print. We were not expecting the charge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Willy Pete
Tucson Arizona
Jun 29, 2014

My stay at Howard Johnson Newark airport

My stay at this hotel was average at best! First of all they are renovating the front awning which I thought looked dangerous walking around thsi to the front door. The room was okay and the staff however was great! Good value for Newark Airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

Good food at the hotel!

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
tisroc
Business
Houston, TX
Jun 24, 2014

Convenient, get what you pay for

The halls smell musty and old, but my room smelled ok. The desk guy refused to give a previous customer his last name after refusing to giver her a new room, apparently her old one was dirty. He was rude and condescending to her. There was a dead spider in my room but no bed bug bites which was a nice surprise after reading some of the other reviews. Bed was comfortable. It's a cheap hotel, but was exactly the location I needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
V.K.F.I
Newark
Jun 24, 2014

Would not recommend

This place is a dump. There were stains on the bed covers and carpet, the hallways and room smelled a bit like mold, the room was stuffy and the furniture seemed very old. The shampoo bottles in the bathroom seemed old (the writing on the bottles was half erased), I wonder when they were last replaced. The ceiling and wall paint was peeling in some places and a bit yellowish. The hotel is surrounded by the parking lot with no green areas and leading right to the highway with no other way to get out of the hotel area. No shops or restaurants (or even sidewalks) anywhere near, I didn't have a car and was pretty much obligated to buy food in the hotel restaurant for dinner and breakfast. The only place you would be able to go if you don't have a car is the airport. On top of that, I paid pretty much the same price I would have paid for a room in a better hotel, but I had to get a room at the last minute and this was the least worse price I could find for a hotel that provided a shuttle to/from the airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Ask airport employees what hotel they recommend. Airport staff who work at the shuttles area get feedback from people who stay at the different hotels. I wish I would have known this before.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BenA10
Memphis, TN
Jun 22, 2014

Not bad, not great

It was the least expensive hotel near the airport. It was essentially what I expected. Not bad, but not great. The room was more or less fine. The hallway is a little musty. No complimentary breakfast, and nothing (literally - nothing) nearby, so you either have to buy breakfast at their bar or else take the shuttle to the airport for food. All in all, I got what I was looking for: a comfortable bed and internet near the airport for a reasonable price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Nothing nearby, except a questionable bar/restaurant in the hotel.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ww25
Spring, Texas
Jun 18, 2014

amenities

I thougt it would at least have a continental breakfast, plus idea that you have to pay 15 dollars for parking in the hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mandevilla
bethlehem, pa
Jun 15, 2014

Acceptable for overnight at airport

good overall, shuttle was pressed due to traffic an many delays /cancellations. We'd use again for overnight

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yougooddog
Nashville
Jun 14, 2014

Perfectly okay

I felt compelled to review this after reading the other scathing opinions of this hotel. For the price, it's a deal. It's on par with a better motel 6. The carpets may be a bit old, but other than that, it was clean and safe. The beds are just fine and the bathroom was clean with amenities and an ironing board. There was also a personal safe in the room. There is a daily shuttle that will take you to and from the city which was convenient. If you want an option of touring NYC and don't want to pay an enormous amount for something worse, I'd honestly recommend staying here. If you are expecting a high end hotel, this may not be your place, but if you want a perfectly nice hotel, give it a try.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Use the daily shuttle to and from NYC. It's 25 dollars round trip.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mabell
Florida
Jun 10, 2014

Bad hotel

Just to get there was a long waiting time for the shuttle which it was so worn out that had the door held with a rope.Then the surprise to get to a place full of weeds not mention the view of a junk yard. The front overhand was held by posts for it was broken fo roten in time. Walking in to the hall way a bad smell welcomes the guests. There is a lot more from the taste of the sandwich to the cheap coffee to describe. I will never go to that hotel or any other hj

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
1
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