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“Expensive, good for parties, not so much for visitors” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Manahawkin / Long Beach Island

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Holiday Inn Manahawkin / Long Beach Island
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   151 Rt 72 E, Manahawkin, NJ 08050   |  
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spartanburg, sc
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“Expensive, good for parties, not so much for visitors”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband, 13 year old stepson and I stayed for 7 nights in June visiting nearby family. We had booked a room with two beds and added a mini-fridge ($15 per night). On arrival they only had a room with a king bed. That room was not very nice. Walk-in shower was dingy, there was a pair of pants hanging in the closet when we got there, wallpaper messed up in places, furniture was old and pretty banged up, and the remote didn't work. They moved us the next day to the correct room type and that room was much nicer in every way. HOWEVER THE SO-CALLED AIR CONDITIONING HARDLY WORKED IN EITHER ROOM. We kept the thermostat constantly set to 65 and it never got cold....barely cool. The restaurant downstairs was very good and very reasonably priced. THEY DO NOT OFFER COFFEE IN THE LOBBY. My husband is a smoker and of course had to go outside the front entrance to smoke. He asked about coffee and was told: "We are NOT a Holiday Inn Express". So I guess they aren't allowed to offer free coffee??? The indoor pool closed extremely early at 8pm (before dark!) which was very inconvenient for our son. He was able to use the pool maybe twice the whole time we were there. We visited family in the day and he wanted to swim when we returned to the hotel but it was usually after 8. Ice machines only on every other floor so you if you weren't on that floor it was quite a trip for ice. Our stay for a week was over $1300 including taxes, not including refrigerator. I felt that was pretty high for a hotel on a highway. No special location, but yet it's the only hotel in Manahawkin. Most of the desk people and restaurant people we dealt with were very nice and helpful, although they were sometimes overwhelmed since they were often working alone and there were 3 wedding parties there during our 7 night stay.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ramhotel151, Manager at Holiday Inn Manahawkin / Long Beach Island, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear terri_in_sc,
Thank you for your feedback. Please accept my deepest apologies for the issues that you encountered while staying with us. We do get a lot of compliments about the cleanliness of our rooms and the hotel itself. . However, I will bring your comments and concerns to upper management/ownership. Thank you again and we hope that you will visit us again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Forked River, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I recently attended my nephew's wedding here...I was very impressed. The room where the
ceremony & reception was beautiful, very classy & tastefully decorated. The service was
excellent at the cocktail hour and the reception as well. The food was delicious and the servers
were very respectful, courteous and quick to fulfill every need. I was very please at the size
of the room, big but intimate and lots of room between the tables and lots of room on the dance
floor! Hotel itself has a clean pool and hottub and the rooms are very comfortable & up to date
and very very clean! Front desk staff very courteous and well informed, would definately
recommend this any event.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Lawrence V, Manager at Holiday Inn Manahawkin / Long Beach Island, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dear High School Sweetheart,
We truly appreciate your kind remarks.We always try to share our guests' comments with all of the appropriate staff and it is rewarding indeed to know that we have met your expectations in so many ways. We know that you had to take time from your busy day to post these comments. Please know that it brightens everyone's day!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Convenient, clean and comfortable rooms near Barnegat, New Jersey - has a pool, which we didn't have an opportunity to use. The restaurant on the premises was very good and reasonably priced. We stay there frequently, when visiting the area for business.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Ramhotel151, Manager at Holiday Inn Manahawkin / Long Beach Island, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear Shubman,
Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also glad that our hotel is your choice while staying in the area. Thank you for your loyalty.
I'm sorry that you didn't get a chance to use our pool. Perhaps on your next visit you will be able to relax by the pool or in our Jacuzzi. Thank you and hope to see you again soon.
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Not a great Holiday Inn. We wanted to go in the pool but could not since it closed at 8 every night and didn't open until 8 every morning. The beds were extremely uncomfortable. The drain in the bathtub did not drain as fast as the water came in, which is very disgusting. Overall the hotel was clean and service was fine. I guess when you are monopolizing the market you can do what you like. Been to many Holiday Inns far better and would not recommend this if you can avoid it.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lawrence V, Manager at Holiday Inn Manahawkin / Long Beach Island, responded to this review, May 17, 2014
Dear PB
Thank you for your honest feedback. We do try to accommodate all of our guests and your comments are valuable. I know that the pool hours were at the top of your list and we will be extending those in the near future, in time for the summer season. Bed comfort is also very important to us and although some people find the mattresses too firm, we often have guests ask us for the manufacturer so they can order it for their home. I am happy to see that you found the service and cleanliness to be what you expected. If you are in our area again, please let us know if we can do anything to make you more comfortable.
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Bridgeville
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I travel for work a lot. This was the only game in town. It was clean and the lobby was beautiful. Room service from hotel lobby restaurant/diner was excellent. Cheap accessories. Poor bed quality and poor linen quality. Dumb front desk dude.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Manahawkin / Long Beach Island, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear Jill B,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent stay. It is nice to know that your found our lobby to be beautiful. However, please accept my sincerest apologies if the service received and condition of the bed was a disappointment. We take all reviews negative or positive very seriously and your feedback will help us improve our efforts.

Sincerely,

Pam G
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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stayed here for one night on feb 21st , checkout was extremely efficient with friendly staff, our room was warm , very clean with a lovely bath/shower facility , the restaurant staff aswell as the bar staff are extremely friendly so they are and could not be more helpful , had breakfast and dinner here which was quiet delicious and good value for money , I'd reccomend this establishment for anyone thinking on staying here

Stayed February 2014
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Lawrence V, Manager at Holiday Inn Manahawkin / Long Beach Island, responded to this review, May 17, 2014
Dear Maxene923
Thank you for your kind words.It is very rewarding when someone takes the time to compliment our staff. I am glad you had an opportunity to try our reataurant. Many of our local residents enjoy it as well and we always aim to please. We hope that you will stay with us whenever you are in the area.
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New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Clean, pleasant, convenient to where I needed to be, and at the end of a major mall road. Lots of stores so you can pick up stuff you might need.
Staff helpful, and when I wanted some real milk for the coffee in my room, the woman in the restaurant was kind enough to give me plenty!
A little in need of freshening, but rooms are clean and have what you need.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 151 Rt 72 E, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Manahawkin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Manahawkin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Manahawkin / Long Beach Island 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy all the attractions of Long Beach Island with the amenities of a full service hotel!The Holiday Inn Manahawkin/Long Beach Island is located at the heart of the Jersey Shore.Our new hotel features 110 comfortable guestrooms six spacious suites, a delicious signature restaurant and a cozy lounge In addition to our indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and fitness center, we also offer wireless internet throughout the property. Our hotel is located minutes from Barnegat Light House State Park, Surflight Theatre, Tuckerton Seaport, and Jersey Shore beaches . We are also a short ride to fabulous Atlantic City The hotel also serves as the premiere conference center for Long Beach Island with up to10,000 sq ft of banquet and meeting space Our elegant Grand Ballroom caters any affair with style, from a focused business meetingof 50 to an opulent wedding for 500. Shuttle Service is available to accommodate groups for weddings, reunions, and corporate events. Whether you are traveling to Long Beach Island for business, a family vacation or a romantic weekend escape, our hotel and friendly staff cannot wait to welcome you home to the Jersey Shore. ... more   less 
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