Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 94
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John1001 Skip the breakfast buffet
"Clean rooms, great staff, skip the breakfast buffet"
A bit dated on the outside and the hallways, but rooms had everything and were neat and clean. Staff was helpful and friendly, really seemed to want the stay to be pleasant for us. As a platinum member I was offered a free "breakfast buffet" did not realize (no one told us and they were out of the coupons) that this could be used towards 20% off the real breakfast. What they call a breakfast buffet and apparently charge non platinum members for was about as poor an excuse for breakfast as I have run across. Some sort of "egg" squares, we weren't really sure what to think of them and that famous shaved bacon that you can see through. Generally, the HIEs we stay at offer 3-4 times the spread (choices) to everyone for free. This was bad enough that they would be better off not offering it. There is a restaurant on premises, I would assume they have a good food, wish we had tried it. Other than that disappointment, decent place to stay when traveling. We didn't use it, but the work out room was well equipped!read less
April 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rileyw9701 Hotel was fine, location was not.
I know its NJ and I should expect a lot of concrete, but the hotel location made it difficult to get to because of the roads.
My room was too close to the smoking rooms and when walking through the hallway the smell was annoying.
The room was clean and the pillows very comfortable.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyHoov Great Service
As a long time regular I expect and get great service. Crystal has been particularly helpful recently, right down to making sure there is decaf coffee in my room.
March 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dak54 nice room overpriced buffett
This hotel would have received 5 stars had housekkeping cleaned the room and the buffett not been overpriced and the morning waitress not so rude. The bar is excellent and the majority of staff pleasant
March 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wheelz8144 Nice place
I stay here a lot staff is always friendly and rooms are always clean !!!
March 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TortillaDan great sleeping quite rooms
Staff very cheerful and friendly. What a wonderful team. All smiles good service. Great drink selection. I Liked the private Laundromat.
February 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by selliott Nice Hotel
This is a nice hotel and was convenient to the Amtrak locations I was working at. This hotel is difficult to get to with its location next to the overpass. I arrived after dark and was unable to figure out how to get to the hotel which caused a 30 minute delay and a 5 mile detour just to get back.
February 25, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JC1030 Stinky room
I always request a non smoking room but what I got this time was anything but. This room smelled like someone had been smoking in there for years. It is in the drapes, the carpet, the furniture and the bedding. There hasn't been a deodorizer made that could make that room smell better. In case you are wondering, I am a Platnum member.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ed p Best Staff!
We did the park and stay option and flew out of Newark Liberty. This may not be the closest hotel to the airport, but the staff is the best! We enjoyed everybody we encountered during our stay and they were all friendly and helpful. Do yourself a favor a book a room here if you are flying!
February 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by blueclaw dated
hotel is dated. underneath heaters blow tons of hot air make it uncomfortable in the room even if you turn to colder setting. pillows are horrible. refrigerator in room makes noise need to unplug it to sleep. furniture needs to be replaced . staff is great best thing of this hotel
January 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 feels like home
clean rooms vary nice staff vary helpful staff good work out room
December 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TAYLORY1 A Surprise
My room was clean and accommodating however I know I reserved at the best rate but i was not asked where I preferred to be. I didn't like the fact that I was given a room with an adjoining door, without being asked. That door bothered me a lot. A single woman i felt vulnerable. I wound up putting a chair under the door knob so that i could sleep....
Why I didn't ask for another room? , it was already late I was tired (and had to be up and ready early for a centralized work pick up). All in all it was quiet. Though it was next to a highway the noise was minimal.
Though I live on the other side of town I never thought to utilize this hotel because i thought of high expenses.. I love that the room had a hot water pot for coffee/tea, a microwave and fridge, so the food that I brought in didn't go to waste. Some places do not have all the amenities at once.
All in all I would give it a try again. QUESTION: if you do not have a car how does a person get across the highway (not user friendly) to the strip malls?
December 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lelenwpu Noisy freezer
The freezer is extremely noisy. This was the second time for me to try this hotel. I was very disappointed. This was the only IHG hotel ignored my member status twice, the freezer in the room created lots of noise. I definitely wouldn't try it again when I visit Carteret next time.
December 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 food is good
nice staff nice workout room clean rooms close to shopping stores
December 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TomOasis Nice service and great food.
Needed a comfortable quiet place to get relaxing rest before a tough couple days at work. There are much closer hotels than this one but I find the amenities here worth the extra travel.
December 14, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by barry101 cold shower
i just got soaped up in the shower and lost the hot water, i had checked in late because of trafic so i only got about 4 hrs sleep and to top off my stay the coffee pot wouldnt work
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 near shops and stores
nice gym clean rooms staff is vary helpful and nice
December 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 helpful staff
clean rooms front desk personal very helpful dining area nice food is good
November 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 clean
very close to the stores you will need rooms were clean the staff was vary helpful for all my needs
November 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Screech Worst Holiday Inn experience
Upon arriving as platinum priority club members, all we got was a "thank you." Walking down the hall to our room all we smelled was weed smoke which travelled into our room. In addition to that our room was not cleaned... The furniture was dusty, the garbage can was full of garbage, the bathtub was stained with dirt and there was hair in different parts of the room. The remote to the tv didn't work. The walls are so thin there our neighbors kept us up for a couple of ours with their conversations. After a restless night at 7:40am the maid starts knocking on our door to clean the room, I thought I was dreaming but I wasn't because she then tried to enter (all before 8am), after she couldn't get in she proceeds to have a loud full conversation just outside our door so we were unable to do return to the little sleep we had during our stay. We were so turned off by this hotel stay we cut our stay short and checked out that morning.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 nice staff
nice staff clean rooms nice work out room coffee in the morning what more could you ask for
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 nice
good staff vary helpful awesome front desk staff close to bar and stores
November 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Liz57 Great Customer Service the Best Staff
I recently had an event at this location. This is our fourth event over the last two years . This most recent event I received so many great comments . What impressed them the most was all the attention to every detail and how efficient and friendly the staff was. A few of our family members who stayed overnight in the hotel commented on how clean their hotel rooms were and how everyone took the time to say "Hello" to them. For my husband and I it just reassured us that we once again made the right choice for our event and will continue to use the Holiday Inn of Carteret everytime.
We thank the entire staff for making our celebration once again memorable one !
November 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 relaxing
cool exercise room friendly staff clean rooms and halls
October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 confortable
relaxing good location close to stores employees are helpful
October 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GPC9728 Management Change
I have had the sincere pleasue of staying at this hotel twice monthly since 1979. Have always found it to be first rate, with a special emphasis from the staff on accomendating the guests.
Most sadly, this appears to have disappeared. Outdoor property is no longer pristen, and the rooms seem to be more tired and worn then in past years.
The almost empty dining room food was good, with fair, if somewhat slow, service. Room service was a disappointment.
The front desk staff are pleasant, when they are not on their cell phones. Recognition of Priority Club Status is ignored, and Platinum up grades seem to be no longer offered.
It is my sincere hope that conditions will turn around..if not, there appears to be other properties in the immediate area that may be the object of my patronage.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 clean good location
everyone is vary helpful nice greatings and happy to help
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 nice
good people clean vary helpful i finding anything i need
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude1831 awsome
nice place good people felt vary welcome will be back
October 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Almo2013 Not so clean
The pillows were stinky! They smelled like old stinky sweat. Please make sure that bed and pillow covers are clean.
October 20, 2013