More about Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport
Good deal, but difficult to find
I got a very good deal at this hotel ($70/night), and at first I was not impressed by the exterior or the location. Upon entering, the lobby was centrally located between a newspaper kiosk and a snack bar. Check-in was quick, and the room was recently renovated with free high-speed internet. Parking is also free, a major plus for an airport hotel.
The only drawback of this hotel is that it is VERY difficult to enter when arriving from the south on US 1. The hotel should make a note on its website to advise people that they need to carefully follow directions to reach the hotel.
RBC booked us a room here on my credit card. My wife and I showed up with reservation in hand at 2am, as scheduled, with our 2 children after being up for 19 hours, hoping to get a few hours rest before getting up for an 8:45 am flight. We were told they had given our room away and that we could get a room in Parsippany !! They refused to cover the extra expense required to get from Parsippany Hampton to Newark Airport. Nice folks - not one word of apology. I felt really badly for the bride and groom who walked in as we were leaving. I would not send my worst enemy here. Reserve a room here at your own risk.
Very comfy place to crash for the night
Continental Airlines suggested this hotel when I ended up with an unexpected overnight layover due to bad weather and a canceled flight. The checkin and checkout were both zippity-quick and the front desk people very polite. The lobby is clean and warm-looking. My room had a tall king-sized bed that waa one of the most comfy I"ve ever slept on, and there were at least six pillows in all different thicknesses. The sheets were soft and pretty. The bathroom sink was gigantic and the bathroom is stocked with Bath & Body Works spa shampoo/conditioner/soap and lotion - really great stuff. The hotel was very quiet and I slept great.
The view out my window was just of a building wall, and one very odd thing - the bathroom door did not close because the toilet was in the way! Very strange! I could see the dents on the door from people trying to force it closed. If it hadn't been only me staying the night, I would have requested a different room.
I noticed breakfast stuff being laid out in the lobby (continental?) - it looked really delicious but I had to catch my shuttle back to the airport. Checkout literally took 30 seconds at the front desk.
However, if you need a place to crash for one night, this hotel is the place for a pampered, good night's sleep.
Horrible, scary, and rude
The WORST managed property I've ever seen! Disgusting bathrooms, filthy lobby, unsafe environment. Would not honor a confirmed internet reservation and left us with our 3 children sleeping in the dirty lobby. Had PLENTY of rooms, but would not "release" any. "Manager" Denise cared less about us, ignored us, was threatening toward us, and laughed at us when we finally left, with nowhere to go, at 3 AM.
Their reservations are a MESS. Are they a Wyndham? A Doubletree? A Ramada? They have NO idea. No one seems in charge, and they were anything but helpful. NOT worth it. Go anywhere but this dump.
Nice hotel close to Newark Airport with excellent shuttle service
I had an overnight layover in Newark on my way back to Portland OR from the UK. I picked this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews and the price, which at $99 was reasonable. I booked it through the hotel's website, and found that if I paid for it right then, I could get it for $20 less. However, I didn't do this because I was hoping that a seat would become available earlier and I wouldn't have the layover. Didn't happen.
The hotel shuttle was at the curb as I was leaving the terminal, but they run every 15 minutes (every 30 minutes overnight) so it wouldn't have been a big deal had I missed it. The ride to the hotel took about 10 minutes in mid-afternoon traffic. The shuttle was clean and in good repair. Had I arrived earlier in the day, I would have checked in, shuttled back to the airport and taken the train to NYC for a little sightseeing.
Check-in was a breeze. The lobby is spacious and clean. The hallways were clean and no worrisome smells were present. My room was also clean, smelled good and the king-sized bed was very comfortable.
I had dinner at the restaurant on the ground floor (Starlite Lounge). I ordered a pizza, which was pretty darn good...certainly better than I'd expected. The waitress was attentive and pleasant, and my food arrived within 15 minutes. Prices are very reasonable.
Next morning, I checked out and had planned to board the 4:00 am shuttle, but the last seat was taken just as I got to the curb. Although they run every 30 minutes from midnight to 6 am or so, the driver promised that he'd return right away and take me to the airport as soon as he got back - and he did. He was back by 4:15, and I got to the airport at 4:25.
I am very pleased with my stay at this hotel, and would recommend it highly. Next time I travel to NYC for pleasure, this is where I'll stay.
Difficult at best to get to, then it was all down hill..................
Called and got a great sales jobo on the phone. It sounded good so I bit the urge and booked.
The place is very difficult to get to, as in you must realize out on your own as they did not tell me that you have to get on the local part of Route 1. Seconly, there is on sign on the road so you can very easily drive by and when you do is is horrible at best.
The entrance is most difficult and the U-turn will save you if you catch it.
Had to wait to check in, reserved and confirmed that we had to have a smoking room, key didn't work, had to wait 15 minutes for one that did. Then room was a Non-Smoking and there was only ONE towel in the whole room, no wash cloth, or hand towel.
Went to dinner in restuarant, service sucked at best.
No one checked to see how out meal was, and our drinks (water) went empty early on and was never replenished.
Turkey sandwich had nothing on it and was dry.
Went back to the front desk to suggest that we be moved to a smoking room and was informed that there were none and that was it. I then suggested that smoking WOULD take place in the rom as I had tried. We were then moved to a room on the first floor where the desk lamp didn't work. I later found out after crawling on my hands and knees that it was actually plugged into it's self. Where did they think the electricity was going to come from? It certainly wasn't magical, and there were no electric fairies that I could find.
At best this room is okay, But don't expect anyting too wonderful 'cause you get your feelings hurt.
Still reasonably priced and reasonably clean---but, still some problems.
We stayed at this hotel for one night this week for business in Manhattan. This is probably our 5th or 6th time selecting this hotel (only our second stay since the hotel changed its name from the Ramada Inn to the Wyndham Garden) due to the closeness to NYC and the reasonable price. The past few times, we just walk into the hotel w/o a reservation and get a double room for $129 (king bed is only $119). The room we got this time was on the 5th floor---not as well-kept as the rooms on the lower floors that we have stayed. The beds were clean, but the maid apparently used the toilet after cleaning the room and forgot to flush (yuck!). The carpeting was more noticeably soiled than previous rooms we've stayed in at this hotel and the doorknob of the door to adjoining the room next door was falling out of the door. We had to tinker with it to get it tight enough to feel secure from whomever was staying in the room next door. The room smelled a bit dampish---maybe something to do with being on the top floor. My major concern with the room was the large hole in the ceiling of the bathroom shower that exposed pipes and, noticeably, the loft area of the roof. It was creepy taking a shower not knowing if some hotel worker could be up there peeking around. The hole was loosely covered by a vent cover, but had absolutely nothing to do with the airconditioning system or ventilation for the bathroom itself!! The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel now has a security gate and charges $15 for parking, unless you remember to get your parking ticket validated. Parking was a nightmare this trip. We initially had to park in one of the only two spaces left in the very back of the dark building amongst the rental cars (rental car company shares the parking at the hotel). We kept watch for about an hour out our hotel window for someone to give up a space and ran like heck once a space opened up near the front of the building. Overall, I'd probably stay again for $119-129/night (close to the airport & very close to the Holland Tunnel to NYC), but try to stay away from the 5th floor rooms. We discovered some newer hotels w/slightly cheaper rates about -3-4 miles past the Wyndham down 1 South that we may try on future trips to NYC. There are also new fast food/chain restaurants, Target, convenience stores futher down the 1 South. Don't be dismayed by the first mile or so down the road---it is a bit raunchy---- but it gets much, much upper-middle class suburban---trust me! When traveling to and from the Wynham, remember to keep 1/9 Local "MAIN TERMINALS" or you will circle the airport and industrial area forever. There is a part of the 1/9 freeway that is strickly "Express" that does not give drivers access to the hotels---it goes straight to the airport and far, far down the highway towards the NJ Turnpike.
Decent hotel, a headache to get to.
We recently stayed at the Wyndham Garden Newark for a family vacation to the DC/NYC area. I managed to book an $89 per night rate a few months prior to our vacation. In a nutshell, the hotel, which was apparently a Ramada prior to renovation, was fairly nice. The room was larger than the average hotel room, which was beneficial for a family of four. We asked for a roll-away bed and it was delivered immediately (the cost was an extra $10/night, but they didn’t charge us for it). Only two complaints: 1) our room keys didn’t work initially, but they were replaced after several minutes waiting. Housekeeping let us in the room while we waited for new keys to be programmed. And 2) this is the biggest complaint (nuisance), the hotel is EXTREMELY difficult to get to. I consider myself fairly competent when it comes to reading maps, directions and finding locations (95 on a scale of 100), but the highway system around Newark airport is mind-bogglingly confusing! You can see the hotel from the freeway and wonder to yourself..how do I get there?? What made matters worse, the road that would have made getting to the hotel somewhat easier was CLOSED due to construction. It’s kinda hard to explain, so be prepared for lots of looping around.
Other than that, the hotel was clean, comfortable and convenient. It housed its own restaurant and a flight information screen in the lobby. In addition, it had a small snack/deli/coffee bar. It is right next to the airport and in the flight path of one of the runways, so planes fly practically right over the hotel, but surprisingly, the noise level was very minimal inside. Parking is free, but you get a ticket every time you enter the lot, which must be validated by the front desk to prevent from being charged. It also had FREE (in-room) wireless Internet access, a definitely plus. If you can get to the hotel, I would recommend staying there. If not, there are others in the vicinity that may be easier to get to.