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.
- 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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