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“Nice area and bar” 2 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Clark - Newark
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 Valley Road, Clark, NJ 07066 (Formerly Crowne Plaza Clark)   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice area and bar”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This hotel was very nice. The lobby and the bar was very clean and people were very nice. Rooms were clean. One of our friends had the roof fall in and get water everywhere in their room due to some one above them that kept flushing instead of calling to get it repaired. Close to NYC and easy to get to from the interstate. Would stay there again. Had a great gyn as well and a fireplace loby outside. Just beautiful.

Room Tip: Don't get a room near the ice machine, Little noisy LOL but overall really great place to stay.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Clark - Newark, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Dear Evonne D,

Thank you for your positive review. It is great to hear that you like our hotel facilities and room accommodations. Our team's goal is to make sure our guests enjoy their stay at our property and we are elated to hear we made a great impression on you. I apologize for any inconvenience cause by the loud ice machine. Your comments have been taken on board for review.

Thank you for staying with us and we would hope to serve you again should your travels bring you back to the area.

Sincerely,

Zelyn N
Case Manager
IHGCare
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We were on our first ever bus tour to New York City. We stayed at the Clark Holiday Inn for 3 nights and have only great things to say about the hotel, staff and location, Our room was very clean, the hallways were very clean and well lit. The elevations were always operational. I went for a short walk in the early evening through the sort of 'residential' neighborhood and hotel parking lot and felt very safe. We did have a refrigerator in our room used for our medication. There was also a microwave. We were on the 6th floor. Our bus ride into Manhattan, through the Lincoln tunnel, took about 45 minutes - 28 miles. I would recommend this hotel !!

Room Tip: Sixth floor has refrigerators and microwaves.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chincoteague Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed here for the weekend while reconnecting with friends & working in NY. Really favorably impressed - the rooms were beautiful, the staff was really helpful & accommodating. LOVED the gym - it's nicer than our local Y and they even offer a free voucher to use the local Bally's. We ate dinner twice - one brought back to our room and again ate in the lounge with friends. The food was really good, but would have preferred a bigger selection. The location is really convenient - we would come again for sure!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HUB_at_Holiday_Inn, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Clark - Newark, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Valued Guest:

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for the Holiday Inn Clark/Newark. We vaule your comments and the information you shared will be communicated to the staff.

Your business, kind words and great review are very much appreciated.

Warm regards,
Tracy Richards
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101 hotel reviews
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I highly recommend this hotel. It isn't cheap but is worth the price, given that it's trendy, clean, and close to NYC and Westfield. Hotel is kept up very well with very attractive carpeting; a fresh smell in the rooms, hallways, and lobby; and very clean bathrooms. Bed is comfortable. Room was spotless. Bathroom was adequate (not the best, but very clean). Bath products were very good. The gym is good, and the pool is terrific. Staff is extremely honest (I left my wallet in the gym, and it was promptly returned) and very helpful. Staff was shooting a Holiday Inn commercial the day we were checking out, so we didn't get to try the breakfast. Bar and breakfast room looked nice, however.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HUB_at_Holiday_Inn, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Clark - Newark, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Valued Guest:
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Holiday Inn Clark/Newark. We appreciate your feedback and your comments will be shared with the entire staff.

We are excited to be a part of the new Holiday Inn commercial and each time it is aired, it makes me smile knowing we are a part of a wonderful new concept. Because you did not get to enjoy breakfast due to the filming, we would like to invite you back for a complimentary breakfast on your next visit. Please contact Andres Giraldo at agiraldo@hiclarknj.com. Thank you for your understanding during the making of the commercial.

We wish you safe travels and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Kind regards,
Tracy Richards
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st pete, fl
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Not very happy with this hotel... checking in, the host asked three times if we needed help with luggage, and whether we wanted a wake up call. Not very attentive. Long, not so clean looking hallways serviced by far away elevators. Odd parking lot, hard to find the front entrance which had a bunch of equipment lying in the driveway (DJs, or photographers, or something... just not a pleasant sight). Don't recommend this one, come to the area frequently but will not repeat.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Clark - Newark, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Family_of_4FL,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. I can assure you that your comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us and for that please accept my sincere apologies if your stay was negatively affected by service you received from our hotel. I appreciate you bringing this matter into our attention as this is our best resource for improving guest satisfaction.

Thank you again for your review and I hope to have an opportunity of welcoming you back again soon.

Sincerely,

Krysllin G.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We returned to Westfield for a visit and decided to stay at the HI in Clark. Having lived here the year before we always saw the hotel from the Garden State Parkway but never had the need to use it. It is tucked away just beside the GSP and traffic noise was never an issue. The hotel is older but has undergone a number of renovations that have given the property a modern look. There is a large outdoor swimming pool and bar off of the lobby. Free parking and free wifi as well. We used it as a base to go into Manhattan (train from Linden or Rahway is just minutes away) as well as the Jersey Shore. The rate was good and we took advantage of their visit NYC package and got free breakfast as well as $25.00 taken off of our bill on check-out. I did have to remind the reservation staff that we were on this package as they did not see it initially but all was good in the end. The hotel gets pretty busy on weekends but is was never much of a bother although we were given a room directly in front of the elevators and returning guests late at night were heard by us sleeping folks. Suggest getting something at the end of a hall.

As others have mentioned the breakfast is wonderful (not your standard HI Express fare) and well worth it - try and get a package that includes this. Staff are very attentive. Double beds in the room generally don't work for us anymore...but otherwise a nice place to stay if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Central NJ with easy access to Manhattan. Would definitely return again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We arrived late and were thinking would have a hassle checking in, but we were pleasantly surprised when it took us only 5 minutes. The staff was very speedy in getting us checked in and getting us to our rooms, I guess they could see we were dead tired.

I must say that this was the cleanest holiday I have seen by far. The room was amazing and very clean.

When we checked out, I asked the staff at the front desk for some advice on some local shopping and restaurant, and they quickly pulled out a map and told me a few places to check out. And we were not disappointed. Thanks for all your awesome help.

But I must once again say how clean and well kept this holiday inn was, it did not feel as if we were staying at a holiday inn!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 36 Valley Road, Clark, NJ 07066 (Formerly Crowne Plaza Clark)
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Clark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Clark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Clark - Newark 3*
Number of rooms: 191
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This award winning, full service, boutique-style hotel is an exquisite blend of modern luxury and impeccable service. We are conveniently located at exit 135 off the Garden State Parkway in Clark, NJ, with easy access to The City Centers of New York, Newark and all major attractions including the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and the Prudential Center. We are just minutes south of The Newark International Airport and just 2 miles from Rahway Train Station for convenient access to Newark or New York City Stay connected... with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Stay fit... choose from our state-of-the-art fitness facility or access to Bally s Total Fitness. Stay restful... our Sleep Advantage program goes well beyond the limitations of any other brand by creating the optimal sleep experience.Stay for convenience... a delicious meal, meeting or event is an elevator ride away. Stay confident...as our staff is well trained in the art of hospitality. Businesses: L Oreal, Conoco Phillips, Siemens, JP Morgan Chase, Schering Plough, Merck, Exxon Mobil, and Bank of America. Hospitals: Rahway, St. Barnabas-Union, Trinitas, JKF, and Overlook. Universities: Seton Hall, Rutgers, and Kean. Sneak nine in at nearby Hyatt Hills Golf Course with driving range and miniature golf. ... more   less 
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