Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 149
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 13NS Advertisement misleading and not accommodating
Room rate too high for what was offered regardless of time of year. Misrepresented what was offered, we were told there would be shuttle (free) to Salem, wasn't the case. Was told there was no taxi service available, closed due to Halloween that was false. I had to check-in and out of my room daily. They were unable for some reason to make one reservation. Was incredibly disappointed with cost for what was provided. Beds were very stiff and small. Would never recommend this hotel. The only good thing was Leonard at the front desk. He made having to check-in/out daily good. He felt bad for our experience and didn't understand the multiple reservations.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LizzyC Relaxing and Quiet
Although the hotel was bustling with bus groups, magician association, reunions and birthday parties, the hotel rooms were kept from the noise by well designed rooms. The lobby is open and inviting for meeting others and chatting. The staff was very friendly, inviting and did everything to accommodate guests needs. Coffee in the lobby for morning was hot and plentiful. Quick over night stay was very relaxing.
November 14, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by teepee Just Okay
the staff was very nice and tried to be helpful. You could only get coffee in the lobby in the morning.. they had no tea. no teabags in the room either. and at the café it was 2.00 for a cup of tea.. REALLY??.. there was soap left from the people before us in the shower.. so how good did they clean?.. Thank goodness I brought my own Clorox Wipes. Not sure I would stay there again.
November 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jrlarson5 Used to get better recognition as a frequent guest and Gold Member
I have been staying at this location for years, before during and after the remodeling. In years past the staff either recognized me or had info available via computer that made me feel appreciated. No longer am I offered a "welcome Back" or a thank you for my allegiance to the hotel or for being a gold member as am offered at Holiday Inns that I only stay at one time or occasionally.
Your fees have also increased dramatically over the past two years.
Also - I find it strange not to carry the FX station as part of your TV options. Any other hotels I stay at have the channel. Disappointing but not a factor on my stays.
Thanks for reading.
November 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Stickydoor Rooms looked older !
In August I requested adjoining rooms & 1 single but , when we checked in there was a convention going on so we got what ever was left over . 2 of the rooms were down the hall the other was on the other side of the building ! One room the front door wouldn't open unless you pushed your body against the door a few times after you use the key ! I thought we would hurt our selfs on that door ,we made a complaint but nothing could be done ???? The next day we all got back to the rooms about 5 pm only 1 out of 3 rooms was cleaned . After noticing the adjoining room was available I asked if we could take it & give up the sticky door room .( We were told the remodeling was only 2 years old (, but it looked older ) .
October 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KatieV1124 Great staff in an updated hotel!
My husband and I stayed here in the October month to enjoy the Salem festivities. Check in was extremely fast and easy. Holiday Inn was nice enough to upgrade us to a very nice suite upon check in. Our room was very nice and updated. It had a kitchenette, a living room area, large bedroom, and a nice, basic bathroom. My one complaint about the room is the carpets were disgusting! They were stained on every inch, and walking around in socks or barefoot was out of the question.
The first morning we were there,we ordered room service for breakfast. We had basic food, eggs, bacon, orange juice, and coffee. The fees were out of control. They tack on an 18% gratitude (which my husband didn't see at first, and tipped the man anyway) a room service charge, and a few other charges. Breakfast ended up costing almost $50, which I would have never spent had I realized how much it would be total.
All in all, the Holiday Inn was a nice, comfortable hotel that I would reccomend to friends, and convenient for the activities we were in the area for. Thank you for an easy, basically pleasant experience!
October 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by travelbugy Good hotel outside Boston
Nice renovated hotel , they got carrabbas restaurant.
Great value for the money when the city prices are unreal !
October 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Haroldb Update sleeping rooms!
Carpet badly stained. Furniture worn and out of date. Found my room door ajar and unattended. No recognition for being a Priority club member. Cost of room for what you get is unreasonable. Breakfast is too costly got what one gets
October 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Richardone Not the best stay
When we checked in our 1st room smelled like cigarette smoke really bad so we needed to get moved to another room. Mind you, it was 11:00 at night when we checked in. Our second room had a stain on the bed sheets which led you to beleive that the sheets were not changed after the last customers stay. The cleanex box was empty and there was no stopper for the bath tub. We did call the front desk and they did send someone to take care of it. Our room was next to the hotel maintenance/laundry room so as you would guess we were woken up early each morning by the staff workers talking. They should have more rgard for the customers whose rooms are close to the maintenance/laundry room. The hotel in general is tired. This hotel would not be my 1st choice.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by travelman89 Great location to Salem
stayed with my kids and the price was right, pool was warm and the rooms is clean, staff are kind and very helpful
October 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Workingnationally2001 The best Holiday Inn on the North Shore
This is by far the best hottie in on the North Shore and the staff is great. And it has a pool. The only negative is no room service.
October 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by KL1960 OK
It was a little less than I expected.
Carpet was dirty. STAINED.
Ceiling was bubbling, not by choice, fresh paint covered the ?
October 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BobOct2013 OK for your basic hotel stay
After reading several reviews about how displeased others were with the property, I was really hoping the hotel would prove them wrong. In general I would have to say the hotel was a "good average". It was outdated in several areas, but was overall clean. The road the hotel is located on was a nightmare. Coming from someone unfamiliar with the area, although there are many restaraunt and shopping options very close nearby, I found the the main highway the hotel is located on to be frustrating to navigate with infrequent oppotunities to turn around and go in the other direction, especailly at night. The view from my room was the large hotel roof and about a dozen A/C units, so not much to say about that. The room itself was a bit outdated and the walls needed some serious cleaning. Other reviewers had negitive things to say about the hotel staff but I found all of them to be very nice and professional, no complaints there at all. Having Carabba's restaraunt onsite attached to the hotel was a plus, the food there was very good.
October 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by carjer Needs a little work
Our stay was a bit noisy because of a convention with lots of children. Can't blame the hotel staff, but it did cause some lack of sleep.
The room was clean, but these are issues in the bathrooms that need attention. Wall paper is separating and some of the tiles in the bathroom is broken and missing. A better job of caulking the tub or maybe just a general rehab is needed.
Other than that, it was a typical stay in a hotel room.
October 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jamie64 One of the Worst Holiday Inn we have stayed
Rude staff, hard bed, and incorrect bill. Out of service ice makers as well as too many rooms for one set of working elevators.
October 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PITS2 Mixed Bag
I stayed there twice in September and had a mixed experience. The first time, I had a nice clean room and fairly quiet away from the front. Unfortunately due to little bandwith the Wi-Fi was just about useless which made working online in the room difficult. The bed and pillows were comfortable.
The second visit was with my family to attend the wake and funeral of my brother. Although the room was clean, it had this smell of paint or cleaner which we couldn't eliminate fully. If the windows had opened, I'm sure cool fall air would have helped. The beds in this room were not very comfortable. On the other hand, the Wi-Fi worked much better this time. Breakfast was nothing special.
A "Gold Elite Member". I list my Gold Elite Member status here since IHG can't seem to fix the problem on the website.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joeplus Spacious & comfortable
We were really pleased with our accommodations at this Holiday Inn where we were upgraded to a suite. Clean. Well appointed. Modern. The bathrooms were really special with lots of marble and off the floor appointments. The bed had perfect firmness. The kitchenette was just right for our needs while we went visiting the north shore areas. Sorry there was no free breakfast, but there was a breakfast restaurant at the hotel.
October 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rex1 Terrible Experience
Our visit was extremely important since we were visiting our daughter in college for parent's weekend. The bathroom on the first floor was filthy and even the toilet had a ring around it where it had not been cleaned in a while.
The bedroom smelled and the beds had hairs on it.
No one told us about the breakfast voucher and the breakfast choices were poor and cold.
Overall, it was disappointing to stay there. We will never stay at this particular Holiday Inn again.
October 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cnm1 Incompetent front desk personnel
Five different front desk clerks, three different times (two different clerks at two different times had the invitation in their hand and wrote down the specifics) assured us shuttle service to and from MY SON'S WEDDING. When it came time they told us no shuttle had been ordered. And the clerk that said this is the one who held the invitation in her hand that very morning and wrote down the specifics! Add that to a stained sheet on the bed upon check-in, key cards that didn't work, empty ice machines, an air-conditioner that didn't work (maintenance's idea of fixing it was to turn it off), being charged for a movie I didn't order and a manager who was too busy to return my phone calls and for sure Holiday Inn will never get my business again.
Too bad no options for zeros, this hotel does not deserve a 1 for anything!
October 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LizzyC Clean room, warm pool and pleasant service
The room was extremely clean and neat upon arrival. There were plenty of clean towels and bath products. The pool was located indoors with lovely open views of yard and fitness center. Every one we encountered was pleasant and helpful. The staff was even helpful in making copies of directions so we could take two cars to the location.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dlgwin04 East Coast Vacation 2013
very nice property...enjoyed our stay ...very convenient..clesn helpful.......would stay there anytime......thank you...
September 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MJC404 OK hotel
This hotel is situated between two major highways so there is quite a lot of traffic noise. Also, unusually for a Holiday Inn, it does not provide any meals apart from breakfast so we had to eat dinner at Carrabba's Italian Grill next door. We even had a problem with breakfast which we were told was in the Newbury Cafe. We found the Newbury Room but that was clearly not the correct place. In the end, the receptionist had to show us the way to the Newbury Cafe. A few more signs would have been helpful.
September 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lilly13 Not impressed with room etc. Service.
First off. My husband made a reservation for a friend and myself on a week night with HIS credit card. He had to give his credit card number etc. Thinking HIS card would be charged the $159.00. NOT SO. When I arrived I was asked for a picture ID and a major credit card. When I asked why MY credit card was needed, I was told, so MY card would be charged $159.00. instead of my husbands card. I really had no choice but to oblige. So now they have MY card # and MY HUSBANDS too.
I won't go into the details of hiking onto the elevator that we were told would get us to our 3rd floor room. It was way on the other side of the building. I think we lost a few pounds with the long walk only to find out later that we had an elevator 4 doors down from our room.
I had a sandwich that I wanted to heat for dinner BUT there was no microwave. Tossed it into the trash. There was no water pressure in the shower or the sink. Basically, Holiday Inn was a place to sleep with the most uncomfortable pillows EVER. Next time I'll NOT be a customer/client of your establishment. NOR will I recommend it to anyone else.
September 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Crisf Land of misfit toys
On the surface it was beautiful, but then, you stayed the night. Lamps without a place to plug in, no extra outlets for phones and iPods. Towels and toilet paper handed out sparingly. Toilets didn't flush properly, shower backed up. Request previously made for a refrigerator (for medication) wasn't filled, until I spotted one two days later in a hallway and asked for it. Ice machines only worked on the first and fourth floor. The breakfast restaurant seemed to want to charge everyone for the mediocre buffet, when a few in the party only wanted fruit, we didn't cheat, but got charged for both. It was a beautifully decorated property, they just need to work out the kinks.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by proudmotherofthebride Helpful, and comfortable for our wedding party!
We just want to thank the holiday inn for helping us with the wedding block we set up and all our guests. they let us get into the bridal suite early and our rooms so we could get dressed for the wedding. they let us know when the limo and bus were there. the put a sign up sheet for our guests for the bus to the wedding. they rooms were very comfortable. the only thing that may have helped a little more would have been to have all of our family rooms near each other on the same floor. My sons rooms were on the first floor and that made it a little hard to round up all the grroomsman and give them their flowers before the wedding. I would recommend them to anyone!
September 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cll695 Holiday Inn Peabody
Staff was very friendly and helpful. The only real downside was the rooms were not very clean. There were a lot of stains on the carpet.
September 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ebose not good service and really bad timing
Directions to the hotel were terrible. Called the hotel 3 times to get directions and they sent us in circles. Not once but twice we were woke up by false fire alarms where we had to evacuate our room. Pool was closed. TV channels were not clear and kept turning off.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jrlarson5 Used to receive a warm welcome
I have been staying at this hotel for several years, even through the months of remodeling. I used to be welcomed warmly and thanked for being a gold member and given a small package including a water and chips. I was also usually offered an upgraded room. This hasn't happened for the past six months.
Also - The breakfast buffet is very weak. For $ 10.95 you get a buffet that offers nothing more than I get for free at most other HI's. I will certainly order off the menu from now on.
The location is very convenient to me or I would stay elsewhere.
September 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cindiedeng Didn't meet expectations
We come to the Boston area a couple of times a year and like to have our son and his girlfriend come to have a relaxing dinner and swim with us off of campus. We usually rent an all suites hotel with a kitchenette. We choose Holiday Inn since we never stayed there before and the reviews seemed okay. We got there and our room had a strong odor like glue. My husband complained and someone came up and sprayed. The odor came back in the middle of the night and we had to turn off the air conditioner to stop it . We went out for the day and they sprayed again. Same thing again that night. That day we were having the kids over for dinner i checked the kitchenette becore i went store. I found dirty silverware in the drawer and no bowls to use to mix up a salad in. I wasn t trying to make a gourmet meal just a simple dinner. I left the silverware out and thought when the maid came in they would replace it. Nope. Silverware was left on counter. I jad to go down to front desk and get clean silverware. I would have washed it myself but had no soap,dishclothes or even paper towels. Very disappointing. I didnt expect a gourmet kitchen but a few basic necessities would have been nice. When my husband mentioned this to the front desk when we checked out a day early and the young lady just ignored him. She did offer him breakfast but nothing else since we were on the way to meet the kids at a local restaurant we couldn't accept. Very dissapointed and won't be staying here again.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wpc3 Great Find...
If you're flying in or out of Logan and need a stay over, this is the ticket...great location, price, free parking, Carraba's on the property...
August 26, 2013