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Holiday Inn Clark - Newark
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Clark
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Philadelphia
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“very nice hotel, no surprises”
Reviewed November 29, 2008

Fine hotel, clean, friendly staff, well maintained. They just put new refrigerators and microwaves in all the rooms.

I've stayed a number of times for business, I book it using Priceline or Hotwire. They seem to be good about keeping the hotel full. Tour buses, business meetings etc.

Close enough to Rahway train station to use this as a base for going into NYC without the cost of NYC hotels.

Rahway river park is a short jog away so you can get some outdoor exercise.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
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scarface87
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Reviewed October 20, 2008

The hotel was great, the staff was great. I loved that it was next to the parkway nd i could go wherever i wanted from there.I would definetly recomend to friends.

Stayed July 2008
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CrownePlazaClark, Reservations at Holiday Inn Clark - Newark, responded to this review, October 23, 2008
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review of our hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.We look foward to being your hosts again in the near future.
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2008

We had to go to NYC fairly suddenly from Richmond Va. and the drive was going to be too much leaving fairly late in the day. We got two adjoining rooms through Hotwire for $69 each, which was an amazing deal. The rooms were large, the beds very comfortable and the bathrooms very nicely appointed. Didn't check out the restaurant exercise room or pool but they are available on site. Very easy drive into NYC from Clark. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Liked — Very clean nd comfortable, large rooms; close to NYC
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2008

This hotel was more than just a pleasant surprise. The rooms are huge and quite luxurious, with large and very conformable beds, and a huge bathroom. You're welcomed with chocolate, eye mask, relaxing music CD's, etc, etc. It was MUCH more than I expected for how much I paid. The room service was impeccable - I have absolutely no complains.

My friend had breakfast downstairs, and she said that it was quite standard.

The only reason I didn't give an "excellent" rating, is because we went to the reception inquiring for direction for the PNC Arts Center, and the receptionist was not only not helpful at all, but quite unfriendly.

There is more than plentiful parking space, although getting to the hotel may be quite a challenge: be prepared to go around the rotary a few times before you figure out which is the right exit.

Finally, this place is located about 40 min. driving away from the nicer Southern beaches, and about 20 min away from the PNC Arts Center.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 8, 2008

We booked online from Travelocity and feel we got a very good deal. (5 nights and a 5-day rental car (full size) from Newark Airport for $700). We stayed in a King Executive Room (6th Floor) for 5 nights. The room was very clean, had a microwave, mini fridge, and recliner and had an extremely comfortable bed. During the weekdays, the 6th floor has a complimentary continental breakfast and evening dinner appetizers. The hotel is about 10 miles from Newark Airport and appeared to be a safe location with easy access to grocery stores and restaurants. The hotel staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make your stay a pleasant one. Courtesy van available for guests (dropoff/pickup 7am-7pm). The hotel is 5 minutes from the Rahway train station, making access into New York City very easy. Thehotel has two computers off the main lobby for guests to use; a very nice dining area and ample parking. I would highly recommend this hotel!!

  • Liked — Extremely comfortable room!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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St. Louis, MO
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Reviewed June 28, 2008

My mother-in-law lives walking distance from the Crown Plaza, so we stay almost every year for three nights our so on our annual visit. Rooms and common areas are clean and comfortable. Staff is friendly, and it's nice to have dining options and room service right on site. If you will be staying here make sure to join the Holiday Inn hotel family's Priority Club. This will give you a free full breakfast for your party Monday - Friday. The free breakfast used to be available on weekends too, but I noticed on this stay that this had changed and was no longer the case. There is an outdoor pool, which seems nice enough, but the water was a little colder than we like. This is an older property, and we were happy when several years back they did some major renovations and changed to a Crown Plaza from a Holiday Inn. They did a nice remodeling job. Rooms seem expensive to me for what you get, but when I checked costs of other nearby properties, the property seemed to be in line with what is charged in the area.

  • Liked — I can walk to my Mother in Laws house from here
  • Disliked — Seems expensive for what you get, but that seems to be true for the area not just this property
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2008

My wife and I booked the Crowne Plaza through Travelocity for a family event that was to takle place in Westfield. As we approached the hotel from the Grden State Parkway, we observed what we thought was a typical ugly motel structure. However, the motel lobby , although small was inviting and well-kept. Reception was very good and effecient. The room was nicely appointed and clean with good bathroom facilities. Had breakfast there one morning which was ok. Management at this place does a nice job. We had no complaints.

  • Liked — Location and size of rooms
  • Disliked — near Garden State Parkway
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Holiday Inn Clark - Newark
Address: 36 Valley Rd, Clark, NJ 07066-1559 (Formerly Crowne Plaza Clark)
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Clark
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 Clark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Clark - Newark 3*
Number of rooms: 191
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This award winning, full service, boutique-style hotel is an exquisite blend of modern luxury and impeccable service. We are conveniently located at exit 135 off the Garden State Parkway in Clark, NJ, with easy access to The City Centers of New York, Newark and all major attractions including the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and the Prudential Center. We are just minutes south of The Newark International Airport and just 2 miles from Rahway Train Station for convenient access to Newark or New York City Stay connected... with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Stay fit... choose from our state-of-the-art fitness facility or access to Bally s Total Fitness. Stay restful... our Sleep Advantage program goes well beyond the limitations of any other brand by creating the optimal sleep experience.Stay for convenience... a delicious meal, meeting or event is an elevator ride away. Stay confident...as our staff is well trained in the art of hospitality. Businesses: L Oreal, Conoco Phillips, Siemens, JP Morgan Chase, Schering Plough, Merck, Exxon Mobil, and Bank of America. Hospitals: Rahway, St. Barnabas-Union, Trinitas, JKF, and Overlook. Universities: Seton Hall, Rutgers, and Kean. Sneak nine in at nearby Hyatt Hills Golf Course with driving range and miniature golf. ... more   less 
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