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“Holiday Inn Clark NJ.” 4 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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Brandon Mb.
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“Holiday Inn Clark NJ.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stayed at the Holiday Inn, Clark NJ in Mid March as part of an EF tours group. There were 18 students and 6 chaperones. The hotel was clean and comfortable with many amenities. All in all it was a very pleasant stay. We would recommend this hotel to other travellers to New York. It does lay outside the New York area but with a little planning it works out.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I spent two weeks here and can confirm others views on it, especially the staff. They are mainly very helpful and friendly. Philomena, Betty, Elizabeth, Annette and Terence come to mind but the others were also fine.

The business facilities were good, with two Apple Macs set up in the foyer with printer attached. The rooms were acceptable if a bit old but the bed was comfortable so no complaints there. Wifi was free and worked fine.

With Clark being close to Rahway NJ Transit station, it was easy to get into New York for tourism at a reasonable return ticket price of about $18.

My only minor moans would be:

1. The shuttle isn't always available so if you don't have a car it can be a bit of pain to get anywhere. Taxis are not too expensive anyway.

2. The menu in the restaurant is quite limited and food quality can be a bit sporadic. Rather go for the happy hour snacks Tuesday to Thursday in the bar.

3. Rooms near the lift can also be close to the ice machine which can make a lot of noise during the night. Mind you, I was offered a move to another room but it was too much hassle, and the noise wasn't that bad....

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HUB_at_Holiday_Inn, General Manager at Holiday Inn Clark - Newark, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear Valued Guest:
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor for the Holiday Inn Clark/Newark. We appreciate your business and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the property. We will share the review with all of the staff and show special appreciation for the staff members that made you stay memorable, Philomena, Betty, Elizabeth, Annette and Terence. We strive to provide excellent service and accommodations to our guests.

We apologize that the van was not readily available when you wanted to go but appreciate your patience regarding the wait.

Again, thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to a return visit when you are in the area.

Sincerely,
Jim Ricci
General Manager
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The staff is super friendly and helpful, which is rare. Especially the front desk guy, I think his name is RJ. Great rooms with comfy beds. The shuttle will take you anywhere locally. Parking is also free, which is where most hotels rip you a new one. Great pile of bricks they have there.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have dealt with many hotels and banquet facilities and this is by far one of the best. It is economical, the service is fantastic and Kathyann,the Director of Sales and Jim Ricci, the General Manager will work to accommodate your needs. What else is there to say.

Rich J.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Frankfort, Kentucky
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I want to say that the desk clerk, Philomena is a definite asset to this hotel and the entire Holiday Inn Brand of hotels Philomena is courteous, professional, friendly and very helpful. Her presence makes staying at Holiday Inn Ckark a pleasureable and memorable experience. She is to be commended for her hard work, caring and dedication.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My family and I frequently visit our extended family in Roselle Park, NJ from Lancaster, PA & Baltimore, MD. The front desk is ALWAYS attentive, knowledgeable and above all, friendly. They truly represent their hotel with pride. That pride extends beyond the front desk into the rooms. Always clean and comfortable. Bathrooms are big, towels are soft and the beds are perfect. Our visit tonight (2/2/14) prompted me to write this review, Raheel greeted us at the front desk to book our room for the next 3 nights. He was inviting from the moment we walked in the front doors. He introduced us to the rewards card and patiently went through its benefits and policies. It's comforting to know that we have a hassle free place to stay every time we visit the area.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Full service hotel. Clean rooms. Friendly service. Don't like paying for my coffee in the morning is my only complaint. Outdoor pool and patio is nice. Bar and restaurant is a great place to meet colleagues. Couches, tables, casual atmosphere with TVs all over the place even at some tables for that lonely travel to get out of room and not feel awkward.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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HUB_at_Holiday_Inn, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Clark - Newark, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear Valued Guest:
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review on Trip Advisor for the Holiday Inn Clark-Newark. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the amenities that the property offers.

Your comments will be shared with the entire team We think they are pretty awesome too and appreciate that you have noted that in you comments.

Come back to see us soon.
Warm regards,
Tracy Richards
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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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