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Holiday Inn Express Absecon - Atlantic City Area
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Absecon
Certificate of Excellence
Arlington, VA
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13 reviews
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“Good value, but a bit noisy”
Reviewed January 22, 2008

I stayed here because the Holiday Inn I usually use on the boardwalk is being redone & I've had good experiences with HIExpress locations lately. Location wise, this one is a pretty quick drive from AC, especially if you're coming from the marina area, as I was. It's on east 30 -- the east bound side of a divided highway. When you drive past it coming west from AC, you have to go another half mile or so before there's somewhere to turn back around to get to the hotel. Thank you, NJ traffic engineers!

The hotel itself was typical for a HIExpress. The facilities looked recently updated and well maintained. The public areas consist of a small lobby with check in desk, a public computer at a small desk, and a large breakfast area with a big-screen TV. I had a king-nonsmoking room, which was appointed as expected for a mid-range property. The breakfast was the new standard hot variety, with egg rounds, sausage, and biscuits & gravy in addition to the continental items. Room rate (AAA discount) was good for a reputable property in this area.

My only issue with this property is noise. It's wedged between a busy road and a passenger rail line, so there's always something noisy going by. Internal noise proofing was also lacking, as door closings, and conversations and TV sounds form other rooms were loud enough to be disturbing, even after midnight. Now, I know it's AC so one should expect the other guests to be out later than some other places, but when I come in at midnight I don't expect to have to turn on the TV to a channel with only static so that I can get some sleep at 1 AM.

If my only other choice is a $350 casino room, I'll bring a white noise machine next time and it should be fine. Next trip, though, I'll give one of the other moderates on the boardwalk a try.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed January 21, 2008

We stay here two or three times a year, and have never had anything but excellent service and quick resolution of any minor problems. It's very comfortable, very clean, and the railroad noise mentioned elsewhere is there but not a serious problem for most. A light sleeper on the end near the tracks might notice, but we don't, once we're in bed. Access to all rooms is by interior corridors.

There's free Internet access in addition to the free breakfast. The breakfast now has some hot items (eggs, sausage or bacon) in addition to cereal, breads, yogurt and fruit. John is always friendly and helpful, and seems to remember every guest.

It is not the cheapest place to stay, but it's certainly a good value. The rate is similar to other HIExpress properties. The location is very good, just a short drive to the casinos. All in all, well worth it.

  • Liked — John's personal attention
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
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Lexington,KY
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Reviewed November 6, 2007

Stayed at the HI Express Absecon weekend of Nov 3rd on a Priority Club rewards stay and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Hotel staff, especially John the General Manager, were very friendly and helpful.
Hotel is fairly new so it has the updated bathrooms and bedding.
Room was spacious, very clean, free wireless internet and had a mini fridge for our food and drinks.
Breakfast was the typical HI Express fare but enjoyable nonetheless.
In summary this is a nice alternative to the overpriced casino resorts in AC and is only a short 6 mile drive down 30 from the Marina properties (Harrahs, Borgata and ttrump Marina.
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank KyBoy
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DC metro area
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Reviewed October 22, 2007

I had a wonderful experience here for the very short time I stayed. The manager, John, is an extremely nice and easy-going guy. The breakfast was fantastic.....neat, clean, and with a good variety! The room we stayed in was HUGE; I think we lucked out on that! Everything was clean and tidy...just as I've come to expect from all HI Express hotels. I will DEFINITELY stay there the next time I head
to AC.

  • Liked — Clean, neat, and very friendly manager
  • Disliked — I had only positive experiences there.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank thethinker64
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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 10, 2007

We stayed here for 1 night. The hotel is small, but the location was convenient. It sits right on RTE. 30 in Absecon, where if you take a right out of the lot and go straight it gives you an easy drive into Atlantic City or Brigantine. The room was very clean, with no frills. The four of us (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed in the 2 double bed room. The gentleman at the front desk when we checked out was very friendly. The best part of the stay was the continental breakfast the next morning! It was huge with many offerings of types of bread, cereal, fruit, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, coffee, tea, milk, juices, etc.

Not so good was when we came back from our day at the beach, or room key didn't work. But the ladies at the front desk quickly fixed it. There is a small commuter train (3 cars or less) that goes right by the hotel at different hours of the night. It sounded like a big truck going by and our room was the furthest from the tracks on the top floor. Didn't bother us, but it may bother some.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again especially if we get the same room.

  • Liked — continental breakfast and cleanliness
  • Disliked — a bit pricey
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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2 Thank abura
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Massachusetts
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2007

Stayed here 2 nights. Room was great, bathroom modern and clean. When I reported the bathroom light burned out on the second day, it was fixed immediately. Friendly staff.

  • Liked — Friendly staff
  • Disliked — No pool
  • Stayed August 2007
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Thank DJC17
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nj
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2007

Hotel is expensive and not worth it. They called us at 10 am and woke us up to see if we were staying another night. Come on, we went to a concert in AC and were up late. Check out isnt until 1130. They also charge 170 dollars on a Saturday night for musty rooms.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank sheva420
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Absecon - Atlantic City Area
Address: 655 White Horse Pike, Rt. 30, Absecon, NJ 08201-2301
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Absecon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Absecon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Absecon - Atlantic City Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover all that Atlantic City has to offer at the Holiday Inn Express Absecon-Atlantic City Area. The weather is getting warmer so you'd better get your swimsuit ready! Our Atlantic City hotel is located just outside of town in a quiet and safe area, yet you are only minutes away from all the fun and excitement. Atlantic City has something to offer for all ages. If music, entertainment, and shows bring you to Atlantic City, then The House of Blues is a must for you. The Borgata s Water Club is open and ready to relax your worries away or try Elizabeth s Arden Red Door Spa which is just around the corner. Party the night away at The Pool Night Club, Atlantic City s new hot spot. Other area attractions include gambling, wine tasting, beaches, golf, Stockton College, AC Medical Center and Historic Smithville.The Holiday Inn Express Absecon-Atlantic City Area features newly renovated guest rooms and suites with a modern touch and feel of elegance. Enjoy a romantic evening in one of our fully mirrored Jacuzzi Suites or make yourself at home in our spacious King Executive Suite. The experience of our rooms is comfortable and relaxing with 32 flat panel HD TVs in all rooms! It s New, it s Modern, it s HD and it s all waiting for you at our fabulous hotel. Our Atlantic City hotel is handicap accessible and ADA-approved. Let our friendly staff treat you like family and make your next trip to Atlantic City one you ll never forget! ... more   less 
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