Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 127
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by coachrod Good but not Great
Though I enjoyed the stay and the staff were professional and helped with anything that I needed this property fell a bit short of my expectations and here is why:
We called for a shuttle pick up and after an hour and thirty minutes we gave up and went to the hotel by another form of transportation. When we got to the hotel and inquired about it we were told it was on a first come first serve. I do understand that but after an hour and 30 minutes of waiting that reasoning doesn't sit well.
Our confirmation was not found because it was under another name. Whether this was the fault of my company or Holiday Inn I believe that it could have been an easy fix, but took approximately 10 minutes to get fixed.
When attempting to use the business center on the first floor it was near impossible to pull up anything on the internet or print things. My company requires us to use these business centers in the hotel for business and we really need for them to work without any complications as it saves us time and allows us to combat any other problems that may arise. I did not know that there was another business center on the second floor so I gave up and had to wait until we were at another facility before I could use a computer that worked and did what I needed for it to do.
I believe that the elevator is a bit out of date as when attempting to get on when it was on the ground floor, it closed on me while I was attempting to get on. I know some facilities have a sensor that will keep the doors open when someone is in the doorway. It did open back when it hit me and I was not injured in any way but someone else may have been so I believe this needs to be looked into.
Not sure if this is a negative or not, but asked if the shuttle would take us approximately 3 miles down the road to a movie theater that was playing a movie that I wanted to see and I was told that it couldn't be done. I am not sure how I feel about it because I do understand that the shuttle can't take people all over the place but being that it was close I would have thought it could be done.
On the positive side the bar and restaurant was nice and the food was good. The staff was really attentive to my needs and when ordering a beer that was the last of the keg, the bartender made sure I was taken care off as soon as the keg was changed.
In the end I would recommend this facility to anyone that wants to stay. It has many restaurants that are within walking distance from the hotel. If you know how to use the public transportation there is a stop that goes to downtown NY City right outside the hotel. A BIG HIGH FIVE to Robert to listening to all my concerns and I know the next time that we stay all my concerns will be address and fixed if possible.
March 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BarbRandy Great expierence
I have leisurely traveled to New York, NY and stayed at IHG group properties in the past. This is by far the best property so far. The location and amenities are well above par. The convenience of transportation into the city is exactly what we were looking for. The staff was knowledgeable about the city and went out of their way to make our stay as pleasurable as possible. I would highly recommend this property for your future travels
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyTraveler99 Home Away from Home
was a spur of the moment stay. Had party didnt want to drive. Front desk clerk was exceptional. Got the valet for me, arrange for a cab ride, when i returned saw me and called cab to check eta withour mesaying another word. That is Plaitumn service., Very nice bar and resturant - not your typical HI. Drinks nice food was very good.
Had the King suite room. soo relaxing on sunday mornign afer Party. 2 TVs in seperate rooms makes life so pleasant on a sunday morning.
I will ahve to find a reason to stay overnite in Secaus just to stay overnight again.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Namita Clean and Comfortable rooms
Great hotel to live when you wana live close to NY but not in NY.
Bus stop is 10 steps walking distance from hotel.
I really enjoyed my stay.
Got free coupon for coffee and sandwich as I am Priority Club Member.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just another tourist Outstanding Service!
My business takes me to IHG hotels all over the country and I can honestly state that this hotel had some of the best service and friendliest staff that I have ever encountered. We had several times where we needed the "extras" (like more pillows, a blanket, and extra clean towels) and our requests were handled like it was a 5-star hotel. In addition, they were always happy to help is with all of the typical questions first-time tourists to NYC have that I am sure they must get tired of answering over and over again.
In addition, we found the location to be ideal for a vacation trip to NYC. It was close enough that we could easily take a bus into the city, but far enough so that we could get away from the big crowds and lines everywhere. It also had a great choice of local restaurants and a movie theater within less than 5 minutes walking distance of the back door. When the walk was just a little too far (or too cold), they provided a shuttle bus that always seemed to be available.
Thanks for a great vacation, HI Secaucus!
January 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LeonardoM Great Deal
The Hotel is very nice, clean and very close to the train station and bus stop that allows you to be in Manhattan in a few minutes.
The service is great and we had a great experience!
January 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Johnson0298 Great Hotel - Poor Restaurant
We stayed here with our family of 4 for 2 nights. The hotel is very convenient to the local shopping and restaurants. The bus stop is also extremely convenient to travel into NYC which was the purpose of our trip. Overall, our room was clean and spacious and the beds were comfortable. We decided to get breakfast at the hotel restaurant. The sign at the entrance said to seat ourselves, which we did. We waited a good 10 minutes before we had to tell someone we were here. The restaurant was not busy. Many tables were not bussed. Servers were running around in what looked frazzled and unorganized. Our server finally came over and asked us for our drink order. We ordered 2 coffees and 2 orange juices. Our server brought the coffee and then took a carafe of juice off of another table and served our juices. After waiting quite some time again, our server came back and took our order. Two of us ordered waffles with fruit. After waiting quite a while, the server delivered 1 waffle and no fruit. Then over a good 5 minutes later brought another waffle...again no fruit. When we asked about it she said it was being cut. Shouldn't this have been done prior to delivering our food? We were also still waiting for the rest of our party to receive their order. The waffles were getting cold and the rest of our party didn't have their food so we had to start eating. This was such an unpleasant dining experience from start to finish. Our server was apologetic and pleasant but really gave no reason to such poor service. We will definitely return to this hotel but will not dine there again.
January 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mary05 Good Location to NYC.
I was on a mother/daughter weekend to NYC and to see the Rockettes show. I have stayed in Secaucus before but at another hotel. Since I'm an IHG member, wanted to try this hotel. First, I was not aware that the public parking lot was not near the hotel and since it was bitter cold out and snowing we had to settle for the valet parking. The room was big and clean, but the heat did not work properly. Turned it on and it sounded like a jack hammer. Since we didn't get back to our room until 2 AM, I left it on just to warm it up, but had to turn off the heat for the rest of the night. It ended up very cold and uncomfortable in the room. I mentioned this when we checked out and the very nice person at the front desk said I should have let them know and she would have switched our room (too tired at 2 am for that# but they provided us with 2 breakfast buffett tickets for our inconvenience. I am always willing to give something a second try so I would return again #just not in the winter).
December 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew401 Beautiful hotel with a great location
I would definitely stay here again when visiting the NYC and NJ area. The courtyard outside the hotel is beautiful, and having a shopping center next door (with lots of reasonably priced restaurant options) was a definite boon. In addition, traveling to Manhattan was pretty easy -- just catch the bus right outside the hotel and you'll be at the Port Authority next to Times Square in 20-30 minutes, pending traffic condition.
The only complaint I have with the hotel has nothing to do with the hotel itself. unfortunately, we were on a floor with a large group, which made sleep rather difficult. We called the front desk multiple times, but the noisiness persisted until 2 AM or after.
Still, I believe the hotel staff did what they could, and after speaking with the front desk agent the next morning, we got everything squared away to my satisfaction. In fact, the staff was overall very friendly and helpful.
I would definitely stay here again.
December 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by D9fly Quick stay for a New York Trip
Slow check-in due to confused Canadian tour group. But once I got to the counter the experience was awesome!
December 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ccrilly Will be back
Comfortable room, nice amenities, and accommodating staff.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Biztraveler2024 Good spot for business travelers
Easy access, fairly quiet, large clean rooms, competitively priced, engaged staff, several restaurant choices. I am a returning customer for this property and will use it again when in the area.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Benwa Great location and good service
We got there early so our original booking was not yet available. The staff was very helpful and the person at check-in recommended two other optional choices if we did not want to wait. Both rooms recommended met our needs. We chose one and were able to spend the afternoon in NYC. Our room was clean and comfortable and turned out to be cheaper than our original booking. I would stay there again.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Review
Every year I have to travel to Secaucus for business, and I choose to stay at the HISM. Staff is the best, they make me feel at home each time, my special appreciation to them.
November 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HVA1 No BreakFast or Laundry!
It is a nice comfortable place but they don’t have breakfast. However, $20 will give you a good breakfast there! Not fair in this case!
I tried to use the laundry, NOT a good experience at all, there was only one machine available and there was a crazy and rude woman there that took over the laundry machines. I ended up taking my laundry back home.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pepsipete 4th Time Here
The hotel is a great place to stay, lots to do around it. The restaurant is ok, the Guy working the bar is great, The other that work there are lacking in customer service.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Demexico Expectativas cubiertas
Estuve en el Secaucus durante la segunda semana de septiembre
La atención fue de primera aunque esta situado en NJ la transportación a Manhattan es fácil y rápida la parada del autobús 300 está a 50 metros del hotel y ahí mismo está la caseta para comprar el boleto tiene la opción en español, el viaje toma unos 25 minutos y te deja en port authority. Tienen un servicio de traslados gratuitos a las tiendas del área inclusión dispones de un teléfono para que pasen por ti al terminar tus compras.
Estricta limpieza en los cuartos. Creo que fue una excelente decisión alojarme en este hotel. Volveré sin dudarlo.
October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by m1db Front Desk Staff and Valet Staff where top notch!
I stayed here for business for a week. Great Bar / Restaurant in the lobby (Bartender was the best in a long time ) I had forgotten what room I was in on the second night after a 14 hour day working and the front desk guy knew it off the top of his head! THAT is service. Will be staying again in the future. Thanks!!
October 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anaid1961 Friendly and clean
The staff is very friendly and the hotel as a whole was very clean.
My only real negative comment would be that the elevator doors will close on you very quickly so when the doors open jump on quickly.
October 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CentralParkLove Good location
1. Great location if you want to visit NYC but without the price tag. The bus stup is about 100m from the lobby.
2. Staff were always friendly and ready to assist - Holly at front desk in particular was great
3. Breakfast was a great start to our day with the usual buffet selections
4. We didn't use this but the hotel has a free shuttle within a few miles of hotel.
Not so great:
1. Wifi is free but very very poor signal in our room. We had to go down to the lobby or bar each time which was quite inconvenient
2. Room was right outside lift which was convenient for us however our door had a 1 inch gap on the floor so the constant dinging of the lifts and voices of guests and staff became irritating, it sounded like they were in our room.
Still a nice hotel, And it saved us a lot of money to stay in Jersey rather than NYC. I would stay here again but request a room away from the lifts
October 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by guest1961 Slow service in the restaurant / Great location - near NYC
Restaurant service in the hotel was slow. This slow service was repeated again when we dined for breakfast the following day. At least they were consistent. If you are in a hurry, be sure and indicate this to your server upon placing your order!
Great location if you don't want to pay high NYC hotel prices. Convenient bus transportation into NYC.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jacker34 Great service at check-in
Lou was cheerful when we arrived and provided professional, courteous service upon our arrival.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BoatMisser Quieter than average
I've stayed at a number of hotels in the Harmon Meadows area and have found this Holiday Inn to be the most peaceful, relatively speaking. They don't seem to have huge busloads of kids and tourists staying there, so I feel like it's a more suitable place for a business traveler to stay. I have always enjoyed my stays at this Holiday Inn. Many of the employees have been working there a long time, and they are all friendly, helpful, courteous, and efficient. The hotel has everything a business traveler could want or need, including a labyrinth patterned in paving stones just outside the rear entrance, where you can earn a few stares and head shakes from shoppers, shoplifters, and fellow hotel visitors as you traverse the path in search of enlightment.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by USSTallahatchie Great Meeting Location
The biennial reunion of the crew of my Navy ship met here, and it was a wonderful location. The staff could not have been more accomodating and helpful to us. The hotel is a short walk to a bus stop, where it is a 12-20 minute (depending on traffic) ride to Manhattan. In addition to the in-hotel restaurant, there are restaurants and fast food places within a very short and safe walk.
October 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hlatour522 Uncomfortable bed
When I wAlked into the room , my friend claimed her bed .. Which meant I had the other .. I kinda looked at it weird as it was slanted .. I asked my friend if it looked that way to her and the other couple we were traveling with agreed .. He actually thought maybe it was off the frame .. He looked and said the box spring was crushed on the right side . I didn't think it was gonna be a Big deal but it was ..it was very hard to sleep on as I turn constantly .. I didnt sleep all night as it felt like I was rolling off .. Elevators were really slow and doors would only open half way and open and close several times before stating open .. Only one elevator worked all weekend which made a longer wait to go to or from room . Also tried to rent movie which did not work either .. Called front desk but still never got movie .. I thought the room was clean though and ladies at the front desk were awesome .. Restaurant was excellent for dinner as well as breakfast .
October 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 4503 VERY VERY DUSTY
The room and furniture were so dusty, I tried to dust things myself. I had to ask for clean towels, because the washcloth and towels were stained, badly. The housekeepers were cooperative but, I was thoroughly disappointed.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AnnDeL Very accomadating
We had a reunion of Navy Veterans. We were held in the best regard and the staff was very helpful for all our needs in the hospitality room.
The food for our banquet was just delicious. The courtyard with the many fast food places and other services were outstanding. Also having a movie theater there was just great!
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tunny98 Good position and great service
It is close to restaurants, Wal-mart and bus station. Deeply impressed with customer care. Will stay here next time.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LSusanne Nice Everything!
We were so pleased to find this hotel was in a plaza of resturants and shops. The staff was so helpful. As I always expect, and I always receive, a great, clean, bright room with luxurious bedding. I really appreciate your very nice hotel.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by randyplu Relaxed with ease.
I love this place. I stay there twice a week, and haven't had any issues.
September 28, 2013