We found this particular Renaissance hotel was not quite up to the normal standards that we have experienced at other Renaissance properties. Just outside the entrance to the hotel is some patio furniture which has become a smoker’s hot spot. I found that really odd being so close to the entrance. The lobby was nicely decorated and the staff was also friendly. However we found the hallways were rather drab and some items in our room were in need of repair or replacing.
Our 10th Floor room was clean but also on the small side. The bathroom was very cramped and had no counter space. We did had a nice view of the NYC skyline. There was evidence that there had been a ceiling leak in the room as their were still signs of damage to the ceiling. One of the lamp shades also had water stains on it.
The lounge was open for breakfast on the weekend only. We found the layout of the food offerings to be poor as it was in such a cramped space that it was difficult to serve yourself if there were more than two people at the counter.
Overall on a scale of 1-5, I would rate this hotel a 2. If I ever had to stay in the Newark area again I would explore other options first.