Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 80
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by K287 Smoking in room
Reserved non-smoking room. Immediately on arrival was overwhelmed by the extremely strong smell of smoke in the room. Did not check in till later in the afternoon, would have thought the smell from the previous guest that supposedly checked out at standard 11 am checkout time, would not have been so present. I would not hesitate to assume perhaps staff cleaning/working in the room may have been smoking in the room, that is how strong it was. Noticed there was a sign that was very visible in room stating that anyone smoking in room would be charged 150.00. Called the front desk to report, so that I would not be the one charged. Asked to be moved to another room. The hotel was booked for the Valentine's Holiday weekend, no other available rooms to transfer to. Did offer to have housekeeping come and spray "a very strong industrial spray that will eliminate odor very quickly". I would have thought the staff cleaning, after previous guest, would have done that once they encountered the smell, while preparing room for next guest. Opted not to have chemical sprayed. Traveling with my teen daughter, hated that she had to tolerate the smell, we are a non-smoking family and it was quite nauseating. Opened the window to air out the room and the window seal was full of cigarette ashes. Middle of winter, thank goodness the heater worked, so with the cold blowing wind, once the room aired out the next day, it was a more pleasant atmosphere. If there would have been another hotel in the area, would have left, since no others rooms were available. Everything else however was fine. Would recommend with a FYI attached.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brandy75 Great Stay
we enjoy staying every year for my old mans birthday
February 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jstepp Excellent Stay!
My husband and I decided to spend the night here to celebrate our son's birthday. We stayed with our 4 children-12, 5, and 3 yr old twins. Usually the second we arrive somewhere, people dread it due to so many children! lol However, the lady at the front desk was absolutely precious! She greeted us with all smiles and said she, too had 3 boys and 1 girl. Shortly, after checking in, we went to the pool. I had full expectations the pool would be horrible due to so much chlorine other pools use. I figured it would bleach out all of the swimsuits and the kids would only be able to stand it for a few minutes. However, I was wrong! The pool was very, very clean without the overbearing smell of chlorine that bleaches out everything and gives you an instant migraine! The beds and room were very nice. That morning after waking up, we went downstairs to have the breakfast. I was expecting cereal or bagels, instead they had everything! Something for everyone! It was an excellent stay! Thank you for helping us celebrate our child's birthday. We had a wonderful time!!
January 9, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Robin W Not happy - Sent info to Hotel 3 times and never got a reply back
Just a note to let you know we were not happy with our stay at your hotel on 10/17 & 10/18.
To start with when we arrived our reservations were messed up.. As I always do, I reserved a nonsmoking room with a fridge. I am diabetic and must keep insulin in my room. You should have history to show this from past stays. For some reason we were scheduled for a smoking room without a fridge. The clerk told me there had been several other problems with the system changing rooms from nonsmoking to smoking. The clerk called the manager and I was able to speak with him.. All was taken care of.. Both the manager I spoke with and the clerk was very nice and understanding.
I have stayed in your hotel many times and am a priority member and have never had any problems.. This has always been one of the best hotels I have stayed in.. When I travel I always choose Holiday Inn Express.. The only reason I am writing this email is for the following reasons below that happened after check-in.
1. Internet connection was horrible and extremely slow… the clerk tried to help me by giving us other sign-ons, but did not work. She also told me you had recently changed your service. I can tell you during our previous stays we never had an issue as the previous service was great, so not sure why you had to change. My son had online homework to do and was not able to do it.
2. Both days your food bar was not good as you were out of so many things, especially the second day. I had young kids with me and they love the pancake machine. It was broke down both days. When I asked about it, the lady in the food area told me it had been broke for several weeks and the owner would not get it fixed.. Hmmmmm!!!
3. The second day (Sun AM) you were out of the cin rolls, plain bagels, cream cheese, flavored yogurt, and bacon. I also had to complain because the OJ machine was not working. Again when I asked the lady in the food area, her response was “ sorry, we always run out of things as they never order enough.”
I usually stay in your hotel once or twice a year as I come down to visit with some family members in Delbarton, and I have for some time now.. After this stay, I am not sure if I should come back (hoping this was a one-time issue) or choose another hotel.
January 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AliBug Smoke Smell, Outlet Failure, AC Problems
We love staying at Holiday Inn Express, however the smell of smoke in our 2nd floor room was overwhelming. There were a couple of outlets in our room that only had one of the two plug-ins working. Usually the top one worked, but the bottom did not. The AC unit had to be brought done to 60 degrees before it kicked on. It was tricky to get the unit to work and I'm not sure how we got it to. Sometimes we had to turn it off then back on again. I'm not a complainer, but feel it necessary to inform you of these problems we encountered. This will not keep us from returning to your property. We enjoy staying here and especially love that you allow pets.
January 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ozzilla Wifes first visit
I visit this hotel often on business and my wife joined me on my recent trip. With the exception of the Bagels which for some reason were all hard as a rock.....the hotel was a nice evening away from home during the holidays. My wife enjoyed the use of a clean hot tub at the end of the day.....I'll be back as usual once a month or more.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tennant Great accomadations
I was looking for a place that was reasonable because I was doing some teaching in the area and was really not going to be onthe property very much and it worked out very well
December 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sweet Charlie Not bad.....
This property is an average HIE hotel but the staff is a little below average. As long as you don't need any assistance during your stay you'll be best just to avoid the front desk. The breakfast is usually 15-30 minutes later than scheduled. But the wireless internet has finally been upgraded and is on par with similar hotels of the civilized world.
December 15, 2014