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Garden State Motor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Union
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Horrifying”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

$52 for 1 bed room

Value: 1/5 - For the quality, this place should cost only $10/night
Rooms: 1/5 - Dark, only 1 incandescent light, small bathroom, tiny sink, no bath tub, only shower, broken mirror, broken doors, filthy chairs/floor, the small chair has pieces of the cushion missing. 2 small travel soap bar, no shampoo/body wash. the bathroom is horrible as well. No tv. no fridge.
Cleanliness: 1/5 - Room is dirty, smoking fume everywhere, can't get rid of the smell weeks after I moved out.
Location: 1/5 - Can't even find it on google maps. Poor direction.
Staff: 3/5 - Nothing special
Overall: 0.5/5 - Very poor, it's like a w hore house, dark alley, dark room, old, filthy. Unacceptable for $52/night. If it's $10/night, might have been ok.

Room Tip: If you're a smoker, used to being homeless, then things should be fine.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2009

we are new to the area and me and my spouse wanted to get a night out from the kids and inlaws. I checked out the web to see what motels were in the area and since this was close to our home we decided to go there. Well this motel is nothing like the web site (which by the ways shows flowers, candlelight, etc., not even close). When we arrived we decided to take one of the room in the back building (queen room). The furniture was all scratched up, had gum wadded up on the edges, the carpet was filty, and the bathroom was nothing to write home about (looks like it has'nt been cleaned or redecorated since 1940). The TV's are old, fabric on the furniture was badly stained. The room just did'nt feel clean or smell clean. Take our advise spend the extra 5 to 10 dollars and go to one of the other choices. PS we just couldn't stay in the room and decided to leave.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2009

First I want to say that I am LOVING the new renovations and the THEME ROOMS!! I have stayed at this motel over 10 times and have rented the theme rooms time and time again. The rooms make you feel at HOME.The queen and king rooms are very nice as well. I like the new look of the property which is clean and quiet. I truly enjoyed my stay and plan on coming back very soon. Thanks you staff at the GARDEN STATE MOTOR LODGE!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Union
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2009

My Man got us a room in the upper rear section a while back and we had a great time, the room was clean and no one bothers you, movies on the TV add to the moment if you know what I mean, the costs was good, service was ok, parking is close and the hallways keep you out of the rain. Good place, we had fun.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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NEWARK NJ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2009

i recently stayed at the garden state motel and i have to say that the owner is making some nice changes. there are theme rooms now at the motel and the are very nice. i think it was a great decision to put them in. only thing missing is a jacuzzi which would boost up the clientele. i was happy with the rooms and the staff was extremely helpful and nice. the housekeepers are always cleaning the rooms and the rooms are much cleaner and well kept now. i would recommend this motel to anyone. the motel has definitely come a long way

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank BROOKZVIEWS
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Newark,NJ
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2007

My boyfriend and I goes there very often for "privacy." The sheets smell like bleach and depending on the room the bathrooms are small but it's acceptional and low priced

Stayed February 2007
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New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2005

Despite the security gate and cameras, a guest does not feel safe at all. The hotel staff does not give you all the information you need (i.e. no cash refunds-only a check even if you paid by cash). If you have children with you they will not allow you to view any movies playing at all (i.e. movies that you might rent at a video store). The hotel chooses whether or not to allow you to see movies even if you are a conscientious parent who makes sure that the children do not watch any inappropriate movies. The lobby is the only place that has ice and vending machines. A guest needs to walk up and down hills in order to get ice or a snack or soda.

No amenities such as an ice bucket in rooms, no refrigerator in rooms. There are only two towels in the bathrooms, the front desk gives you two washcloths when you check in. There's only one wastebasket in the room. There are larger ones outside of the rooms though.

The rooms were renovated but they smell, they are poorly lit, and they look dirty even after housekeeping was there.

  • Stayed June 2005
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6 Thank Jenne0212
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Property: Garden State Motor Lodge
Address: Us Highway 22 & Vauxhall Road, Union, NJ 07083
Region: United States > New Jersey > Union
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Union
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 112
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