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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Long Branch
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   294 Highway 36 East, West Long Branch, NJ 07764   |  
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New York
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9 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“great affordable hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Visited W. Long Branch to spend the day at Seven Presidents beach and Pier Village and stayed at this hotel for one night. It was a very nice, clean, hotel offering free breakfast . Couldnt beat the value and I would definitely stay here again!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Long Branch, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear momjan,

Thank you! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review your stay at the Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear you had an excellent stay with us, and we look forward to your next visit!

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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Booked a room with a king bed, we had a special rate as we were in town to attend a wedding. We arrived at three o'clock on the dot and were checked right in with no problems at all (were charged at the special rate). Staff was very friendly and accomodating. The room was quite spacious with a fridge, microwave, and decent sized flat screen tv. The room was very clean and smelled nice and fresh. The bed was a bit on the firm side, but overall not too bad. The next morning we took advantage of the complimentary breakfast, there were eggs, bacon, bagels, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, pancakes (you had to make the yourself but they were fresh and hot), coffee, milk, and juice. We were pretty impressed with the food selection, and the overall taste of the food was not too bad. We would definitely stay here again!

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Long Branch, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear WeLoveWineCountry,

Thank you for excellent review! We are happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed all our complimentary breakfast options. We hope you had a wonderful time at the wedding you attended, and we hope you choose to stay with us again soon.

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch
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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We had a large group that stayed in eight rooms for almost a week. Brooke Gordon and her staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and meet our even-ending questions and requests for special needs. I would most certainly encourage anyone passing through West Long Branch, NJ to stay at the Holiday Inn Express. They have a great indoor pool, nicely manicured lawn and exterior atmosphere, a terrific hot breakfast, and I'm sure you'll have a wonderful experience in the nice inviting, clean, and well-kept rooms this hotel has to offer. When you stop, tell Brooke and her staff the Stars of HOPE team said Hi!

  • Stayed September 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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Jenny F, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Long Branch, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Sandra L,

Wow! Thank you for the amazing review of the Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch! We are all very happy to hear that you and your entire group had an exceptional stay and enjoyed all the great amenities we offer at the property. Your review will be shared with the entire staff as I am sure it will brighten their day. Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The most important aspect in a hotel for me is to have it clean and quiet--so I can get a good nights sleep. This hotel really fits the bill. The staff was very friendly and the room was very clean, quiet and spacious. The GPS directions were not accurate (you have to go further east than the GPS states). The staff was very nice--which makes for a warm welcome. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Jenny F, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Long Branch, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear marjorie r,

Thank you! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our exceptional staff to be welcoming. We look forward to your next stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch!

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Ok. This hotel is not far from the GS Pkwy and 3 miles(about 8-10 minute drive) to 7 Presidents beach in Long Branch. If you blink your eyes you'll pass it and have to deal with u-turns. The rates "pre" summer were very reasonable. We got a 1 bedrm suite which was compact but perfect! It had everything we needed, a small living area with a pullout couch, 2 tv's,very important with kids,a small fridge,microwave,cabinets,daily cleaning,a large bathroom for Holiday Inn, a small indoor pool with no outdoor sitting areas and a very good breakfast. I did the math and although not on the ocean nor walkable to it, the price and amenities make for a great "beach" vacation for a family of 4. Stop at the market and get some food and snacks. The A/C worked great.The water pressure in the bathroom was poor.Hot water for shower was warm. The hotel is clean and the front desk was nice. Parking lot was full but we eventually found a spot. Monmouth track is nearby and there's plenty of stores as well.Clean,simple,location worked,price reflected in this.Wifi included,typical hotel speed and sporatic.Would stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Long Branch, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear L-Del6,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch! We are glad you had a wonderful stay. We greatly appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to your next stay.

Sincerely,
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Burlington, Vermont
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We received a very reasonable rate for the hotel. We had a king size bed. Included microwave, fridge, free wifi, tv of course. The room was very clean and the staff were wonderful. It is about a 20 min? drive to the Belmar Public beach and boardwalk to other beaches. Great deal with free breakfast! Quiet and comfortable. Also quiet A/C :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Jenny F, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Long Branch, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear happyinvt,

Thank you for the great review of the Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch! We are glad you enjoyed your accommodations, all the great amenities we offer, and found the staff to be wonderful! We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is our fourth year staying at this particular Holiday Inn Express. I am always impressed with the clean rooms, and service from the staff. The pool is well maintained and clean, The breakfast buffet has choices for everyone, and there are computers/printers for free use. The hair dryer did not work in the room, but was immediately replaced. We stay during the week for cheaper rates ($100) versus weekend rates ($200).

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Jenny F, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Long Branch, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear mattmom15,

Wow! Thank you for the great 5-star review of the Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch! We are thrilled to hear that you continuously choose to stay with us when you are in the area. We greatly appreciate your amazing review, and we cannot wait to see you and your family during your next stay!

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites West Long Branch
Holiday Inn West Long Branch
West Long Branch Holiday Inn
Address: 294 Highway 36 East, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > West Long Branch
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in West Long Branch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Long Branch 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of West Long Branch, NJ, ideally situated near exit 105 of the Garden State Parkway, minutes from Monmouth Mall and beautiful Long Branch Beaches. We are proud to unveil the latest enhancements to our wide array of first-class features the addition of 42 new guest rooms as well as a heated, indoor pool, game room and state-of-the-art fitness center. As always, we offer attentive service with a personal touch to complement our spacious, attractive accommodations. Relax and revive with our Simply Smart bath collection and guest-recommended shower heads featuring three powerful spray settings. When it s time for work, you ll be pleased to find generous work desks, complimentary WiFi in our premier guest rooms and throughout the hotel, and a 24-hour business center. We also invite you to treat yourself to a stay in one of our large two-room suites or Jacuzzi suites for a step up in luxury. Every day, wake up to our complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar, including scrumptious cinnamon rolls and select hot items. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to check in (some exceptions apply). Valid photo ID and credit card required at check in. ... more   less 
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