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“Decent Spot to Stay on US46” 3 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Totowa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Route 46 West, Totowa, NJ 07512   |  
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Adrian, Michigan
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“Decent Spot to Stay on US46”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

As an HI Platinum Member, I normally gravitate toward Holiday Inns and this hotel was the closest to Montclair State at which I could use my points during my son's move-in weekend for grad school. It turned out to be an OK choice. The hotel was easy to find on Route 46 and the front desk staff members were friendly and efficient at both check-in and check-out. It was obvious that the hotel was older and had undergone renovations. While it looked to be in pretty good shape, there was almost a feel that the hotel was just emerging from Rat Pack era. The wedding party that happened to be at the hotel that night did not help with regard to this ambiance nor did the fact that the bar was named the Ruby Lounge. Our room was reasonably clean and adequately spacious. The amenities including the WiFi seemed to work pretty well. Our room was arranged in a very inconvenient manner, however, as the work desk was located at the end of the entry way. Whenever the chair was in use, it was difficult to get from the front door to the main part of the room or from the main part of the room to the bathroom. The continental breakfast in the morning was really quite pitiful as there was a very sparse selection and the coffee was downright awful. Overall, I suppose I'd say the hotel was adequate as the shortcomings were such that I could live with them. But there was a lot of room for improvement. If you need a place in the area, it will work OK.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mohan M, Manager at Holiday Inn Totowa, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Debbie K
Thank you, for your comment about our clean room and good service, it is always great to hear positive feed back from the guests who stays at Holiday Inn Totowa. It is our mission to make the guest feel welcome and comfortable. Your feed back is very important we will work on your feedback immediately we hope in serving you once again in the near future.
with regards.
Mohan Maalepalli GM
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wayne, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very clean and well maintained hotel, I was in the area for a business trip and found Holiday Inn on the web, I need a hotel that is convenient to travel to city in the morning. This hotel has worked perfect for my travel needs, the location, service and the friendliness of the staff was very impressive, I will stay here again whenever I come back to the area.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Mohan M, Manager at Holiday Inn Totowa, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear DaveS

Thank you, for the wonderful comment about our clean room and good serveice, it is always great to hear positive feed back from the guests who stays at Holiday Inn Totowa. It is our mission to make the guest feel welcome and comfortable. We hope in serving you once again in the near furture
With regards.
Mohan Maalepalli GM
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel. The hotel definitely needs an update. The rooms were clean overall but the filter in the air conditioning was dirty and spitting out dust. Bathrooms were average with nice amenities such as spa like soap and shampoo. The beds were extremely comfortable. Breakfast was served at Ruby's lounge. Ruby's needs an update also and has seen better days, They offered a complementary drink and freshly baked cokkies at checkin. That was a nice touch. This is a typical Holiday Inn. If you are looking for an affordable hotel that is just ok, you have found your place.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mohan M, Manager at Holiday Inn Totowa, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at our property. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to know that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast drinks and fresh baked cookies and good comments about amenities such as spa like soap and shampoo and clean rooms comfortable beds. Your feed back is very important to us we will work on your feed back and we look forward to see your future stay more comfortable
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Mohan.M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

this hotel gets a lot of business due to the function place nearby. the carpet needs to be shampooed/ vacuumed or changed altogether. i agree with most of the reviews here, it needs cleaning, warm hallways, public restrooms not maintained. dj at ruby lounge was pretty good. the wait staff "adriana"? was very good. 5Th floor room a/c was working well but, some of my friends were staying on 1st flr and it was hot! if u stay on 1st floor, on a weekend, make sure you bring ear plugs because there's a lot of weddings or parties that the guests becomes loud, rowdy on wee hours. otherwise, it's ok to stay just one night

Room Tip: higher floors to avoid party goers noises
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mohan M, Manager at Holiday Inn Totowa, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Mahaleen,
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at our property! We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to know that you enjoyed ruby lounge and DJ and your good coments about our staff Ms Adriana service .we will address on all your concerns immediately .we look forward to see your future stay more comfortable.
Thank you
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Springfield, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed one night. The room was incredibly hot as was the hallway upstairs. The area was in a heat wave, however, other areas of the hotel were quite cool. We turned the air down to 60 degrees in the room and it never really cooled off. We were way too tired to find another place to stay. The room was also very dusty. I wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mohan M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Totowa, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear Ms SuzanneJ
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your most recent visit to The Holiday Inn Totowa, NJ. You are a valued guest and we truly appreciate your feedback. we apologize for the inconvenience We have noted your concerns and have taken immediate corrective measures We truly thank you and look forward to see your future stays at our hotel more confortable .
With regards
Mohan Maalepalli GM
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for weekend getaway Enjoyed everything here at the holiday inn Totowa from the front desk staff to the Ruby Lounge. My family and I had dinner in ruby the waitress was wonderful, Also a plus the had live entertainment Cynthia Singing Great Entertainment Here at Ruby Would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Totowa, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I had a buiness conference call and needed to print some critical documents prior to the call. Dan at the front dest went above and beyond the call of duty to help me with my problem so that I was prepared for my buiness. Being in sales I really appreciate it when a hotel staff member helps you and demonstates they really care about the customer. That's why I'll be staying at this Holiday Inn next time I'm in town because of the type of service that Dan provided. Thanks for your help Dan!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Mohan M, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Totowa, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at our property! We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.

It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed our great customer service. We look forward to welcome you on your next visit to Totowa, NJ
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Totowa

Address: 1 Route 46 West, Totowa, NJ 07512
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Totowa
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 Totowa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Totowa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern 5-story property with interior hallways. Suburban location. Refrigerator, coffee makers, moveable desk/swivel chair in each room. Doc's Bar & Grill with satellite sports coverage, dj, Chinese restaurant on property. Indoor and outdoor free parking. Banquet and meeting rooms from 10-300. High speed wireless internet access,video games, health club, complimentary newspaper, breakfast , and beverage Monday through Friday. Close to Montclair State, William Paterson, Meadowlands Sports Complex, ABB, Hoffman La Roche, and Willowbrook Mall. ... more   less 
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