Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 118
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cmririchie17 Two room suite on second floor
The Holiday Inn is the best hotel in East Windsor.. The breakfast is the best of my lifetime.of staying at many hotels. As a Platinum member, I was upgraded to a two room suite.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rkthincgblone Comfortable Surroundings
Friendly greeting at arrival, immaculate room, very pleasant stay!
September 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by longtimer2014 Family Spot With Biz
Nice hotel and conference facility. There was a pickup truck convention of some type with a picnic on the adjacent grounds to the parking lot, a little bizarre. Lobby is small for event times, my wife was questioned by a Sweet 16 rent a security guy in a bad fitting company jacket while sitting in the lobby. Once in the room all is nice, well cleaned and reasonably modern. All the amenities are there. Very long halls so if you don't like to walk a lot ask for a room close to the elevators. We had been told the pool would be open by an employee, despite the web site's dates, that led to a major disappointment and gap in our schedule. I'm sure the pool work will make it an even nicer part of next season's visits but follow the web site for dates. I've been going to Holiday Inn's for a long time, since I was a boy and family travel is still a good point at this hotel.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerseyGirl1945 VERY NICE PLACE TO STAY!
This is a very nice clean and comfortable place to stay, whether for a night or a weekend, it's convenient to many attractions in the area and reasonably priced.
September 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by spice isle the only thing I liked was the bed and bedding
The sleep was very comfortable because the mattress and the bedding was clean and comfortable.
September 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ciao Bello Excellent Staff
The front end staff upon check in, during stay and check out salvaged the stay.
Their attentiveness to detail and resolving issues were exemplary!
The housekeeping staff needs to monitored better!
Room was not cleaned or vacuumed satisfactorily.
Room was cleaned fairly late in the day during the stay!
Needs more selection for your breakfast buffet!
September 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A NJ Devil2 6 stars
I held a weekend car club meet based at the Holiday Inn.
To say the staff was accomodating would be an understatement. From the moment our members checked in until the last member left, we felt welcomed and special. Our movie by the pool night was interupted by a thunder storm and Samantha and Darlene let us use the ball room. The weekend was a complete success in no small part due to friendliness and help of all at the Holiday Inn. If I ever do this again, THIS will be the hotel of choice hands down!!
September 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArmandPC Comfortable bed and great service
Everything about the hotel was excellent. That are no complaints about the hotel.
September 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by thelumen Sequestered in NJ for 2 months
I stayed at this hotel for about 2 months total over 3 months. I had 5 different rooms and found them all to be about the same quality.
the hotel and rooms are basic. not all the rooms have a microwave and fridge in them, but the majority do and you can ask to have them delivered if they are missing. the pool is small, but a good enough size to relax and enjoy. the internet is average speed, at best. i would often have trouble with Netflix streaming and sometimes with even getting a connection.
this hotel shares location with a conference center and also hosts events in their 'ballroom' every weekend, often multiple events in a day. typically there are weddings and sweet sixteens every weekend and kids are left to their own devices to run around and knock on doors or scream up and down the hallways, unchecked. they usually putter out by 11pm. parking get tight in the evening if there are events planned.
the bar/restaurant is very basic and should be avoided,. the bartender was quite dismissive when i was there. he just wanted to close up early or socialize with the wedding guests. you have to wait for him to finish doing his side work before he will come assist you with getting a drink. really? i have to wait for you to slice 5 lemons until you serve me. rude. the beer and liquor selection is ultra basic, but there is an amazing warehouse liquor/beer store a mile away.
it's a short walk to the sleepy, but quaint town that offers a few decent places to eat and drink.
September 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LADYNJ FAMILY REUNION
DON'T BOTHER STAYING AT A HOLIDAY INN. WHAT YOU REQUEST AND WHAT YOU GET MAY NOT BE EQUAL. PEOPLE TELL YOU ONE THING WHEN YOU MAKE RESERVATIONS AND AT HOTEL YOU FIND THE TRUTH!!! THIS STAY COST PLENTY FOR ME AND RUINED A FAMILY GATHERING DUE TO THE HOLIDAY INN TOTALLY IGNORING MY PERSONAL QUESTIONS/REQUESTS. DON'T SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY; GO TO ANOTHER HOTEL
September 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nichole2014 I won't be returning
Was treated by the front desk as if I was doing them a favor. Very poor customer service!!!
September 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by larsj52 Great Service
Excellent reception by Front Desk staff, Silvia.
Got me an upgrade and made sure room was ready before sending me up. Very pleasant and accommodating.
Bar and food better than average for Holiday Inn.
Convenient location for doing business in Central Jersey.
Will stay here again when in the area.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rhart1 Very clean and comfortable
Great location, nice clean hotel. Very attentive staff.
September 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cosmogrey Very clean and great hotel to relax
Its our first time in this hotel but your stay for today was just relaxing. We have the six flag package the only challenge was going to six flag. We don't have a car so we need to get the taxi going in to six flag and going back to the hotel which cost us $60.oo in a day. It would be great if they provide a shuttle bus going to six flag and going back to the hotel even though we pay extra but not as much of $60.00 a day. We went to the bar lounge and I would say that the selection of cocktails plus the bartender wasn't not sure what she is doing. She is very friendly . Dinner comes we went to the restaurant but like the bartender in the lounge the waiters are very friendly but they look like they don't know what they are doing and what kind of food and drinks they were serving. The staff like I said was also very helpful when we first come in the room we need to call the maintaince to fix the tv and remote control because it wasn't working. But overall it was a great experience staying in the hotel. I have a very nice sleep for 2 nights!
September 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by borigurl20 nice hotel
It was a average hotel for H.I. Do need to update the couches and check ac work properly in rooms, overall would stay again
August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by spankyG47 Very Clean room would book again!
I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the room and the shampoo
August 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TravelAuthority1234 Horrible Experience due to thin walls and careless staff
We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights in 2 different rooms. When we booked the room, the price we were quoted by the operator was much lower than the price we were given when we arrived. The walls between each room are uncomfortably thin. We could hear a baby crying all night that was 2 rooms away and also the people speaking at a normal volume in the next room as well. We tried to call the front desk to inquire about the possibility of delivery food and they didn't answer for 10 minutes before I gave up and had to get dressed to speak with them in person. When I arrived in the lobby, I found the security guard and front desk employee conversing with another guest about the thin wall issue and completely ignoring the ringing telephone on the front desk. Then I was told there was no food available in the area at that time of night (even if I picked it up myself), even though the next day I found a 24 hour market less than a mile away. The servers in the restaurant were nearly untrained and they were also unfriendly. The cola did not taste like cola and they spilled tomato sauce on me without apologizing.
August 19, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ridaxo Fit for purpose
Visited Princeton area to attend a wedding. Location of hotel is very good with easy access to major highways and shopping/entertainment areas.
August 19, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DrRob Front desk staff Needs training
The front desk staff needs some serious training. When we checked in, I felt as though I an my family was a burden, actually felt like apologizing for checking in. I was not greeted properly at all.
We used a large amount of towels so requested more. The person that delivered towels wasn't friendly, it was obvious it wasn't his job because it was noticed in his actions. My wife did thank him, he just turned and walked away. The staff at this hotel with the exception of the manager who checked me out of my room because the staff was at a meeting, manager was very professional.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JFC2014 Congenial Staff
From the moment we entered the lobby desk/check in area we noted that all the staff were smiling and helpful.
The buffet breakfast was excellent. Lots of choices and a very nice waitress.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ppss great get away
excellent service friendly,helpful staff very clean hotel
August 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NJ GIRL Pretty decent hotel
The room was clean and comfortable. The furniture was showing some wear, but it was not too bad. There was a comfortable couch. The bathroom was small, but pretty up to date looking. There were many towels, but they were pretty thin. We stayed on the top floor, which was quiet. Overall, a decent stay.
July 31, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by isthisreallynecessary comfy bed
good bed, poor service in some departments, good in others.
July 31, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Minty_1 Need Better Service
This Holiday Inn has nice facilities, and staff seemed to be trying their best to deliver good service. However, they were inefficient and made several mistakes during our stay. They took a long time to resolve some of the problems, and one problem we had with the toilet was even left unresolved. Information seemed to be disconnected, or not recorded properly. The staff needs to have more training and be more knowledgeable and efficient.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie 27 Great Location!!!
Beautiful hotel, right off the highway. Clean, quiet and great service.
July 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VinnieD buffet breakfast
The food was cold. The coffee was terrible. Get a new firm to operate the restaurant.
July 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jason2013ab4 Horrible customer service, don't recommend this place
The hotel, while average, really does itself a disfavor by the horrible front desk staff. When checking in, my card was charged the nightly rate, even though I was staying on points. As a platinum member, I received no recognition. Finally, when checking out, I was promised 500 points. However, it's been one week, and when calling today, they said the points get posted every few weeks. Simply unacceptable. Finally, the voice tone of the front desk staff, both in person, and on the phone, is condescending, like they couldn't be bothered to be of any help I've stayed at many Holiday Inns, but never at this property again.
July 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Coach David Need to improve breakfast
The only convenience of the breakfast buffet was that it was on site. The eggs were so so, the pancakes were like cardboard and the oatmeal was very soupy. I did enjoy the bacon & fruit. Hiedi the morning host was very pleasant and polite. I have had comparable and better breakfast at much lower nightly rate hotels. Next time I think I will stay across the street.
July 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by roanton Poor hotel Management
Hotel management not available. Rooms booked as a group not ready at check in time, by 5pm or midnight even after booking months in advance and confirming rooms days before.
Guests did not receive the guest bags which were provided. No indication of our shuttle schedule.
Paid for a shuttle that guests could not take because rooms were not ready. Did not have time to change to make shuttle so they had to drive.
Guests (especially younger members) were over charged; not given the correct rate. Some of my guests who lived closer had to give up their rooms so others could have them. The list goes on.
No one has yet to resolve our concerns and it has been 3 days since our stay.
July 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grooms Parents APPALLING SERVICE AND ACCOMMODATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our son was married on July 12, 2014. He and his bride had reserved a block of rooms for the wedding guests many months in advance at the Holiday Inn, East Windsor, NJ. As the parents of the groom, we personally reserved five rooms for our elderly relatives from out of state. Our rooms were reserved by phone in May, and we called two to three times in the weeks before the wedding to ensure that our reservations were confirmed for the big day. Check in time is at 3:00. At approximately 4:30 a large group of our guests arrived at the hotel after church and we were told that our rooms were not ready! We had a shuttle scheduled to pick up the wedding guests at 5:00. The lobby was literally filled with our guests. Some needed to get changed, all wanted to freshen up and at least get their bags into their rooms. At around 4:50, we were given just a few rooms, and everyone had to quickly throw their belongings into those rooms and literally run to take the shuttle! The Parents of the bride were so upset about their guests that they stayed behind and drove themselves to the reception! When we returned from the reception at midnight, our guests once again had to wait in the lobby for a good half hour before they sorted the rooms out. When we finally received our rooms we were quite annoyed to find out that they were on all different floors and none of our guests were near each other. As if that weren’t bad enough, when we finally got to our rooms they all had a horrible odor, and in fact, a window was wide open in one of the rooms (presumably an attempt to air it out). Throughout this horrible experience, we received no feedback from any kind of management, since there was none present.
When we checked out the next day, we realized that we and our guests had been charged more than the agreed upon price for the block of rooms. When I asked to speak to a manager, a woman behind the counter identified herself as one. I expressed my dissatisfaction to her and she said she was “sorry”. Well, “sorry” can’t make up for the mortifying experience the parents of the bride and groom had to endure on a once in a lifetime day. We and our guests were not compensated in any way by the “management “of this hotel and their lack of concern was, quite frankly, appalling. They did not even offer an apology on the next day until I expressed my displeasure.
I noticed in the reviews of this hotel that another bride had a similar negative experience on July 1st of this month. The response posted by hotel staff on July 3rd reads:
“We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the inconveniences you and your wedding guests experienced. We are very disappointed to hear this and your comments will be addressed with the entire staff to ensure that this does not occur again. Again, we apologize that this was your experience.
Holiday Inn East Windsor”
Well, P.S., it did occur again, in fact, only 11 days later! That’s some track record!
I cannot think of a single positive thing to say about our experience at the Holiday Inn, East Windsor. In fact, I would never stay at another Holiday Inn, and I’m sure my guests feel the same way!
July 15, 2014