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Howard Johnson Inn Clifton

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Left after an hour because it was so terrible. It was dirty. Coffee pot was broken.

bad, did not feel comfortable, room heater/cooler to hot, too cold & nosiy

Didn't appreciate a staff member knocking on my door at 11 to tell me it's check out. I'm fully aware of the check out time. Thought it was rude because he was going around to everyone's room doing the same. Not professional at all.

It was dirty and not an environment that made me comfortable at all. I will never return to this hotel, and I encourage other travelers to book a room at this hotel.

The management was good but the rm was awful, the decor was old and outdated, musty smelling in bathroom to the point of almost called to change rm, but was it was late and i was tired and only staying 1 night.

Dirty has bugs duck tape on the wall covering a hole.

The hotel room was clean, But was an OLD hotel, dirty carpets in hall,room entry door locks broken,but overall was a good one night stay.

The hallways smell is intrusive. Room was wet and unpleasant. Location is convenient if you drive.

HJ: Clifton is convenient to my family in Passaic and I have been there about five times. The rooms we had were recently renovated. They are clean and quiet. There is a peculiar odor in the halls and lobby - like a cheap, flowery perfume. An aerosol deodorizer would be better - to neutralize the musty smell. The windows were grimy on both sides and from our "balcony", the view was a corridor of garbage bags and discarded furniture that looked like a dump and a fire hazard.

The staff was very accommodating, the room was clean. Could have used another chair or two in the room. It was close to shopping, business and restaurants.

The bed was comfy, nice comfortable chairs in the room. Also had a balcony but not much of a view. I did like that they have hbo but was really annoyed the vending machines were not working.

It was suposed to have a pool but...is closed. Need à lot of repair (dors, windows, rooms...) Staff is very nice and heplful.

a good location, close to the city and surroundings

The location of this hotel was great for our goal of shopping for setting up a new college student. Shopping was all close and easy to get to. Room was adequate and secured at all times. Shuttle to Times square was a perfect trip into the city and the cost less than using NJ Transit. Front counter staff ultra friendly and helpful. Lots of options for dining out that are all reasonably priced. Fridge and microwave hard to find in hotels in the area is a big plus. Overall I will most likely use this when I visit again.

They advertised that all the rooms were newly renovated....I think not. I saw water spots in the ceiling, the furniture was salvaged from hurricane Sandy instead if being replaced. So on the bottom of the wood, you saw it peeling from it's structure. Just awful. There is no closet, just a small space to hang things. There is no gym, but the area is nice enough for you to go jogging, provided that the weather is ok. The hotel is centrally located so getting to NY or Newark or any other neighboring area is easy. And for those of you who care, Trader Joe's is in walking distance. The staff was ok, even though I didn't get a warm welcoming feeling from them. All in all, I'd definitely check out another hotel should I need to stay in the area again. I wouldn't recommend this place, spend the extra money, if you have it, and stay someplace else. They aren't the only ones in the area.

OMG - what a dump! Booked this w/o checking reviews on TA - big mistake. Orb would be well advised to remove this hotel from their search results. Sure it's cheap, but you know the saying ! Arrived on the 3rd floor only to be greeted by an industrial size fan in the hallway placed there in a failed attempt to remove the gagging odor of something human gone foul. The hallway rug was soaked and a stained towel mysteriously wedged at the bottom of a doorway. It didn't get better in the room: stains on the 60's retro randomly placed leather couch, stains on both bed's comforters, small black hairs dotted the pillows and the bathtub. Stains on the carpet. "Characters" roaming the hallways and sitting outside. Checked out quicker than I checked in.

I stayed one night for business. room was nice and comfortable. My only issue was the old iron and a stain on the bed spread. Otherwise this stay was great.

The location was ok, and the receptionist very friendly. The room had a musky odor, and pieces of the wall paper were hanging by a thread as it were. The furniture was well used and in need of a good cleaning. The bathroom shower stall was cracked. Bathroom was clean. There was refurbishing and painting going on on my 4th floor, with the air compressor going most of the day on Friday . I guess for the price , well , it was still a run down feeling. I got Hotel rooms for $ 105.00 in Mid Town Manhattan. That was Value.

Need an inexpensive overnight stay. Cooperation of staff was friendly and helpful. The only problem was the toilet which didn't flush properly.

I was doing volunteer work in New Jersey , helping clean up homes damaged by the hurricane. After a week of long days, cool nights and sleeping in a tent at a relief center, I traveled north to visit friends from High School. I called the hotel and requested an early check-in, which was summarily denied. I asked when was the earliest I could check-in and was told 3pm. I then said thank you, please cancell my reservation. Upon this request, at 12:30pm I was assured a room would be available when I arrived. I arrived at approximately 1:00pm and was checked into a room. Not the Non-smoking room that I requested. All I wanted was a hot shower and a chance to put on some clean clothes before going out to socialize. The halls and elevator cars smelled of smoke. The staff were, for the most part, indifferent to all but themselves. I entered through a glass door which had no lock, mechanical or otherwise. I was not expecting much and was okay with the lack of quality, but the lack of concern for the guests, their safety and comfort was dissapointing. I will stay here again, not because I want to but becasue it is convenient to where I grew up. Shame it is not a better operation.

680 Route 3 West Clifton NJ

Howard Johnson Inn Clifton places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Montclair State University and MetLife Stadium. This 113-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center. Times Square and Broadway are also within a 30-minute drive of this Clifton hotel.


Dining

Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All 113 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.

Rooms


Howard Johnson Inn Clifton features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Property features

Room options

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Clifton

Everyone (3) Business (16) Couples (17) Family (25) Other (12) Friends (7)
1

off highway

Everyone

Left after an hour because it was so terrible. It was dirty. Coffee pot was broken.

By on Mar 7, 2017

1

security doors don't work, carpet in room is dirty

Everyone

bad, did not feel comfortable, room heater/cooler to hot, too cold & nosiy

By , from Florida on Mar 4, 2017

2

not the best

Everyone

Didn't appreciate a staff member knocking on my door at 11 to tell me it's check out. I'm fully aware of the check out time. Thought it was rude because he was going around to everyone's room doing the same. Not professional at all.

By on Jul 25, 2016

1

horrible hotel

BusinessTravelers

It was dirty and not an environment that made me comfortable at all. I will never return to this hotel, and I encourage other travelers to book a room at this hotel.

By on Nov 18, 2015

2

rm was must smelling, decor old.

BusinessTravelers

The management was good but the rm was awful, the decor was old and outdated, musty smelling in bathroom to the point of almost called to change rm, but was it was late and i was tired and only staying 1 night.

By on Nov 4, 2015

1

dirty

Couples

Dirty has bugs duck tape on the wall covering a hole.

By on Sep 24, 2014

3

average hotel for the price

Couples

The hotel room was clean, But was an OLD hotel, dirty carpets in hall,room entry door locks broken,but overall was a good one night stay.

By on Sep 21, 2014

2

water damage

Couples

The hallways smell is intrusive. Room was wet and unpleasant. Location is convenient if you drive.

By on Sep 11, 2014

2

good location

Families

HJ: Clifton is convenient to my family in Passaic and I have been there about five times. The rooms we had were recently renovated. They are clean and quiet. There is a peculiar odor in the halls and lobby - like a cheap, flowery perfume. An aerosol deodorizer would be better - to neutralize the musty smell. The windows were grimy on both sides and from our "balcony", the view was a corridor of garbage bags and discarded furniture that looked like a dump and a fire hazard.

By on Sep 6, 2014

4

very convenient and clean

BusinessTravelers

The staff was very accommodating, the room was clean. Could have used another chair or two in the room. It was close to shopping, business and restaurants.

By on Aug 7, 2014