Read the reviews, then wonder if this is the worst hotel in America.
(And why is it that the only people who liked it are Germans?)
I used to live in Jersey City (I went to Saint Peter’s College), and reading those reviews, I thought: well, duh. There is one great hotel (The Hyatt on the Hudson, at Exchange Place), but for the most part, Jersey City ain’t a place anyone wants to be (when I went, it was number one in homicide, grand theft auto, and HIV in the nation; it’s a decade later, but I can’t imagine much has improved).
I’d avoid New Jersey anywhere from aroundabouts Elizabeth up to NYC. Bergen and Hudson counties, especially. Just not a place you really want to be.
I love that someone gave the pool 3 and a 1/2 dots. shudder
I won’t hear it. There’s a place in Eastb- er, Trenton…
those reviews are hilarious, thanks for the laugh.
apparently, the pool is all right at least.
but no free cable?! scandalous!
We have an Econo Lodge in Charlottetown; they took over and renamed the old Queen’s Arms Hotel; and I ask you, would you rather stay at the “Queen’s Arms” or “Econo Lodge”?
Exactly how shitty does your hotel have to be to be the worst hotel in Jersey City?
I’d guess that the Germans are just trying to be nice, since they figure that if they complain, they’ll either get called Nazis, tossed in the Gitmo, or both.
That was the funniest thing I think I’ve ever read. Good Lord, imagine! Apparently the Germans were up for an adventure, though…
I’m with goblin on this one, the best part:
The lobby rug was nasty and dingy and looked like there was dried blood on it! The other patrons checking in the hotel before us looked as if they were of the vagabond, crackhead, prostitute variety! The check in desk was behind bulletproof plexiglass. There was no elevator. The room had a musty odor we couldn’t find the source to or get rid of, the shower curtain had furry, black mold all over it and there was no free cable!
What kind of shitty places do they have in Germany for these people to give this place a good review?
I don’t know much about hotels, but I can tell you that when I was a kid and lived in the boonies in PA, we used to drive “45 minutes (not including traffic)” to the emergency room across the border in New York state instead of about 15 minutes across the border into Jersey for the hospital there. It was Bon Secours hospital, but even the staff there called it “Bone Suckers”. (On purpose.) I also went to a dermatologist in Jersey once, and all I can say to describe the place was that it “smelled like despair.” Musty sadness.
This is the Jersey I know. Like New York City, only depressed and self-hating instead of angry and interesting.
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