Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EMGP Pleasantly Surprised
I selected this location because I had limited options for a last minute business trip. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. The staff was professional and kind. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. I had a nice long soak in the jacuzzi tub, and then a great night's sleep. It was very quite (but I did stay there on a slow Wednesday night.) and I had a great night's sleep.
June 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LG2013 Comfortable, clean, convenient location
The hotel is very easy to get to from major roads. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. Not bad at all. The included breakfast was appreciated, but not the best I ever had. There actually are many places to eat within a short drive. A swimming pool or onsite gym would be welcome additions. Overall, not a bad choice for a night or two.
May 30, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by notsurewhyIbother Well below average for Holiday Inn Express
Well below average for a Holiday inn Express.
I have always considered Holiday Inn as a close second choice when traveling for business. This stay may cause me to reevaluate that... and not in a good way. I'm going to assume you've stayed at Holiday Inn Express before and only mention things that seem out of the ordinary, good or bad (so I'm not going to complain about the high def TV with only low def stations or the horrible cinnamon scented toiletries because that is what you expect from this chain and most hotels in this price range).
-Close to the interstate
-Very comfortable, firm bed with multiple pillow options
-Thick curtains are helpful for day-sleepers
-Internet speeds were acceptable if not fast (I was using during non-peak hours so your mileage may vary)
-Front desk staff was pleasant (surprising in New Jersey)
-High price for a room considering the um... rural and uh.. economically challenged area.
-There is no onsite fitness room/center, you have to drive several miles to a local gym if you want to work out (exactly what a tired business traveler wants: to get back in the car to go get a work out). You may consider this a Pro if you prefer to find a local gym rather than use a hotel fitness center, as you don't have to pay the $10 to Join "Jersey Fitness" for the month.
-The towels were the worst I have seen at a hotel costing more than $40/night. They were rough and often threadbare. This is particularly odd, because every other Holiday Inn Express I've stayed at had very nice towels.
-Even though I let them know at the front desk I was working nights from 7pm to 7am and would be sleeping during the day, on two separate occasions, both when I admittedly forgot the "do not disturb" sign, the cleaning lady was at my door screaming (and I do mean SCREAMING) "HOUSEKEEPING" around 11am. Who needs REM sleep, right?
-Related to the previous, I was told the cleaning folks would be by "first thing" since I was working nights, but they seldom arrived before I went to bed ~8am, so my room was only cleaned about once a week.
-You have to get quarters for the laundry machines. Seriously, just charge me an extra dollar or two a day for the room and don't nickel and dime me with the washing machine and dryer. It isn't about the money, it's about the inconvenience of procuring a roll of quarters to do a couple of loads of laundry every week.
I realize this sounds like a lot of bad points, but I stayed here for over a month, so I had more than the average amount of time to accumulate annoyances with this hotel, so keep that in mind. The hotel wasn't a complete pit, and if you're only staying a short while, the beds are excellent and it is clean, but there are many areas they need to work on.
May 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maddie75 convenient location
We have stayed at this Holiday Inn quite a few times as it
is a convenient stop for us on our way south & back up
north. The rooms are always clean & comfortable &
the breakfast selection is very good. Would recommend
it to our friends.
April 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dekej Smelly Rooms
Don't seem to enforce their non-smoking policy. I tried three rooms, all smelly. Finally gave up.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 222391 Great Hotel
I stay in a lot of hotels and this is the best all around.
April 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maddie75 Neat appearance & friendly staff!
Have stayed here many times & have always found the
rooms to be clean & comfortable. Breakfast is very good!
Will certainly stay here again on our way south.
April 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gtut Quiet location, Good value
Stayed overnight while making a college visit. Easy access from the highway. The room was comfortable and the hotel was quiet. Staff was very friendly and handled a small issue with the TV very quickly. Son will be attending college nearby so we'll be regular visitors for the next 4 years.
March 24, 2013