We stayed there on our way up to Maine (12/30 and 12/31/13) , and again on our way back (1/2/14). The few days made a big difference in how the hotel functioned, and were a good reminder to me to take the human factors into consideration as I write my reviews.
Location is wonderfully convenient -
first exit off I-95 after the Massachusetts line (give or take), left at the light, then less than 1/4 mile on right, recessed back from the main road and located next to a dollar store (which comes in handy if you're traveling ahead of a snow storm and were not diligent in your packing preparations). Also being close to a Staples, a McDonald's and a "99" Restaurant (within a two minute walking distance although next to a major highway) is wonderful. Considering also that the dollar store has microwaveable food and the rooms have microwaves, you can cut your expenses for dinner that way - this is also good because restaurants don't seem to stay open all that late other than McDonald's (God Bless the good people who had the Seabrook McDonald's open on New Year's Eve when at 10:45 pm every other eating facility seemed to be closed.).
The building facility is generally good - although when you ask for a handicapped accessible room and get put on the 2nd floor in a room which has a hand held shower head that does not reach to a sitting position for a disabled person, that is disappointing. The first floor room when we were there the second time was far better. The heaters functioned well, something critical in New England, and especially during the time which was one of the major freezes.
Staff before the New Year's holiday was subdued, rather like the "B" team who got stuck working the holiday. When we returned a few days later, things were more upbeat, even to the lady in the breakfast room who was positively sociable, kidding with the guests and attending to food needs.
The pool was too cold to swim in - but there was a family who was more hearty that I who were splashing around even as I developed goose-bumps standing on the stairs into the pool.
The internet access was adequate but somewhat capricious in how frequent it cut out.
The beds and the pillows were acceptable - even for my funky back.
The food quality was uneven. New Year's eve and NY morning was pretty lacking in terms of quality (cool eggs and pancakes that were more of a Styrofoam quality) and quantity. Two days later on our return trip the scrambled eggs were fine and the pancake machine seemed to be functioning well.
Would I go back - yes. Perhaps I will not schedule my visit there around major holidays.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Hampton South - Seabrook Hotel Seabrook
- Holiday Inn Express Hampton South - Seabrook Hotel
- Holiday Inn Seabrook
- Holiday Inn Express Seabrook
- Seabrook Holiday Inn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brand new Seabrook, New Hampshire hotel offers premium service.Welcome to the new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Seabrook, NH, located just six miles from Hampton Beach.Your family will enjoy staying at our hotel, which is located off Route 1 near I-95. This location has easy access to many area attractions including the Granite State Whale Watch, Seabrook Greyhound Park and the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Other nearby attractions include Water Country, Eastman's Fishing & Platypus Tours and shopping at the Kittery Outlets. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, IHG, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz, Agoda, Expedia, Hotels.com, Venere, Otel and Fareportal so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Hampton South - Seabrook reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.