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Holiday Inn Carteret - Rahway

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hoboken, NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are in need of renovation. They're not awful but I didn't exactly feel comfortable either. In terms of cleanliness, it could be better. My room had an overpowering smell of lysol so someone attempted to clean. The location is ok if you're looking for convenience to the NJ Turnpike. It's basically in the exit ramp. The flip side... More 

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kathy000, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Carteret - Rahway, responded to this review

Dear BobAdams111: Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn of Carteret for your travel accommodations and sharing your experience. It is good to hear that you found our location to be a convenient one for your business travel needs and I can assure you that we are situated in a very safe area. Overall, I am sorry to hear that... More 

Roxbury, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Well let's see.. We stayed here since there was a storm outside and afraid to drive home and deal with the commute. The hotel was okay, but rooms need upgrades. In addition refrigerator didn't work and for two adults only one coffee mug really... And the bathroom towel bar and toilet paper holder was coming off the wall.

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kathy000, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Carteret - Rahway, responded to this review

Dear Vince 473: Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn of Carteret for your overnight accommodations and for sharing your comments. Your feedback is very important to us and I am very sorry to hear that you experienced some problems with your room. We are currently in the process of making some upgrades to the hotel; however, in the meantime,... More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
42 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is another time when I wish TripAdvisor had a rating between Average and Very Good, like Good. I arrived quite late (around midnight), which might explain the slightly lacklustre enthusiasm with which I was greeted, as a Gold IHG Rewards member, at check in. I do appreciate the front desk clerk pointing out that my room was closer to... More 

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kathy000, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Carteret - Rahway, responded to this review

Dear Joseph B: Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn of Carteret and for sharing your comments regarding your stay. We are happy to hear that you found your accommodations to be clean and well equipped with the many travel amenities for your pleasure. Yes, we are conveniently located off the NJ Turnpike...just minutes from Newark Airport and glad that... More 

Marcy, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

We flew out of Newark liberty airport on 1/17 and returned on 1/24. For the price of one nights stay we parked the entire 8 days and we were shuttle to and from the airport. It's a bit of a distance (15 minutes) from the airport, but wasn't a problem for us. Room was clean, service very friendly, met our... More 

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kathy000, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Carteret - Rahway, responded to this review

Dear Nancy Jo M: Thank you for the 5 Star Review and sharing your comments regarding your recent visit to the Holiday Inn of Carteret. It's wonderful to hear that our staff was accommodating to your needs and that your stay with us was a perfect one!! Hope that you enjoyed your vacation and glad that you were able to... More 

Gardermoen, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed here for one night, before flying home. The had great food here, and a nice little bar where we had a few drinks. The room was tidy, and clean. Couldn't have been better :-) would for sure stay here again !

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kathy000, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Carteret - Rahway, responded to this review

Dear Cristelle: Thank you for the wonderful review and choosing the Holiday Inn of Carteret for your overnight accommodations. So happy to hear that you found your accommodations to be clean and comfortable and that you were able to enjoy a great meal and drinks in Julian's Restaurant. I will certainly be sure to pass your comments along to our... More 

Quebec City, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

First day we got there we had to wait several minutes to have someone greet us at the front desk. When we got to the room we didn't have enough towels and face clothes for the number of people in the room (3 of each for four people) and when we asked for extra ones we didn't get them. The... More 

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kathy000, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Carteret - Rahway, responded to this review

Dear AudreyPerreault: Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn of Carteret and for sharing your comments regarding your experience. I am happy to hear that you found our location be convenient to NYC and your accommodations were clean and comfortable. I would like to apologize on behalf of our staff for not responding to your needs and not being able... More 

Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was at the Holiday Inn Carteret for one month on business. At first I was concerned about the slightly dated atmosphere of the hotel, but that was quickly overcome by the way the hotel is kept. Kathleen (the General Manager) and her crew of Housekeeping run the BEST staff I have EVER seen (and I am on the road... More 

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kathy000, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Carteret - Rahway, responded to this review

Dear Kirby B: Thank you for the 5 Star Review and for sharing your experience regarding your stay with us! We appreciate all of your kind words and taking the time to publicly recognize our GM, Kathleen, Crystal and Joanne at the front desk and our excellent housekeeping team. They were excited to hear that they made a difference in... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After driving in traffic for over 7 hours, I was cheerfully greeted by the staff. Kathy Falkiewicz was especially helpful and asked if I needed any assistance in finding my room or walking up the stairs. I was staying in Carteret to attend a funeral and my family stayed here as well. The rooms were comfortable and clean and breakfast... More 

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kathy000, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Carteret - Rahway, responded to this review

Dear Rungirl 1969: Thank you for the 5 Star Review and for choosing the Holiday Inn of Carteret for your overnight accomodations. It is always wonderful to hear that we have met and exceeded all of your expectations and that you found your accommodations to be clean and comfortable followed by a great breakfast! Also, thank you for publicly recognizing... More 

Helsinki
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181 reviews 181 reviews
45 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This hotel has most amazing staff, very polite and very convinient. Every time I needed a shuttle to a train of other places, it was provided. Reception staff was always polite. Location itself, is not that good there is only couple of places in a walking distance and you need to have a ride to NYC train as well. Rooms... More 

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kathy000, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Carteret - Rahway, responded to this review

Dear Airiar: Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn of Carteret for your recent stay. We sincerely appreciate your business and value your feedback. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be accommodating and polite and that they were able assist you with our complimentary shuttle to the local surrounding areas. We are almost completed with... More 

Annandale, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have to say this hotel is now one of my favorite Holiday Inns ! It is clean, has good food, a great pool and an amazing staff that treats you like family from the General Manager to the cleaning staff! Rooms are spacious and my wife appreciated the Kerig coffee maker. We will be back!

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kathy000, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Carteret - Rahway, responded to this review

Dear Simon S: Wow, thank you for the 5 Star Review and for being such a valued guest!! Glad to hear that you are taking advantage of our swimming pool, enjoying a great meal in our restaurant followed by a peaceful night's sleep along with comfortable room accommodations. It is our staff's top priority to make our hotel "your home... More 

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