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“Average Suburban Hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Hazlet

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Holiday Inn Hazlet
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Hazlet
New Jersey
Level Contributor
154 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Average Suburban Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Stayed here in the room block for a friend's wedding, there wasn't much of a choice with hotels in the area. I guess it could have been worse but we had a full sized bed instead of a king (or a queen) and the room just seemed cramped, very little space between the bed and the door to the bathroom. Also, the rooms are in a hallway so you don't have any real windows, just one looking into the hallway which then overlooks the parking lot, something a bit strange.

The hotel bar was ok, cheap drinks, but the band playing was horrible and there were a lot of really drunk middle aged people.

A postive for this Holiday Inn is the service. My s.o. left his suit hanging in the closet and we didn't realize until after we got home already. I called and they are going to ship it to us. Of course they're charging but the girl at the front desk did not make it seem like it was a huge inconvenience for them, which was a surprise.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank lecc0221
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hazlet, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Dear Lauren E,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We’re very sorry you were not satisfied with the sizes of the room. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any opportunity to improve.

If there is anything we can do to make your next stay more comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask the Manager on Duty.

Sincerely,

Ferdinand G
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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New Bern, North Carolina
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390 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

This hotel is not a great choice but probably better in Summer. The hotel is seems at sometime the room doors were outside. now there is a partition corridor.
When I stayed, the corridor was not much more in temperature range from the outside elements. 32 degrees.

The rooms were ok comfort wise but the heat/AC unit came on with a motion sensor, when you walk into the room it came on.
This meant your room was very cold and you have to wait until it warms up, in addition I had to put a bath towel at the bottom of the door to stop the cold draft. The staff were very good that's why I gave this hotel an average rating. there is a restaurant at the hotel and the food is very good indeed.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank edodowd
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HI H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hazlet, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Dear edodowd,

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you chose to stay at our property. We are involved in the Green Enagage program for our heating and cooling system. Please come back and visit us this summer and have a swim in our pool.

Best Regards,
Abbie G.E.C.
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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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161 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

This is an average Holiday Inn. The front desk staff is very friendly and helpful, and there seems to be plenty of parking. Rooms are at best adequate. Apparently at some point this hotel was converted from an outside-access style hotel to inside access, buy turning the outside walkway into a hallway. Unfortunately that means that you have a very narrow hallway, and the window in the room looks out directly into the hall. Your only choice is to either have everyone that walks by watch you work at the desk or pull the curtains; functionally this is a windowless room.

The room was clean and there was plenty of hot water. Internet access was slow but functional. I did not eat at the restaurant.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank 43220
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HI H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hazlet, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear 43220,


Thank you for your review of the hotel. We are happy that you had a good stay. Thank you for your kind words about the staff. Hope to see you again in the future.


Thank you,
Abbie G.E.C.
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Memphis, Tennessee
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

We had to be in town for 9 days on business & found them online. Called & spoke to hotel directly & they were extremely accommodating to our needs. Arrived very late & they were so nice at the front desk & got us in our rooms quickly & efficiently. Although this may be an older hotel property they are working very hard to update rooms & common areas. Our room was very nicely appointed, clean, & had a refrigerator & micro. They have a wonderful restaurant for breakfast in the morning & you cant beat the prices for what you get. Karen is a phenom in the kitchen & restaurant. Quick, friendly & very helpful. She knew we were always in a hurry to get to work in the morning & was so fast & caring. Keep her around, Sam!
Our friend tried the chicken sandwich in the bar one night & said it was huge & fabulous. Unexpected for a hotel/restaurant bar, but very happily surprised.
Definitely an excellent place to stay & any company should feel great about putting their employees up at this establishment. We are Hilton diamond members & felt the same with Sam & his staff at this Holiday Inn. Thanks you Sam & staff!

Room Tip: Once you realize this is a square hotel centered around the pool/outdoor garden area, it is not hard...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Squashmom901
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HI H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hazlet, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Squashmom901,


Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are so happy that you found us and that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to be the best and we are delighted that we met all your needs and expectations. We will share your thoughts with the staff.


Thank you,
Abbie G.E.C.
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Green Mountain, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

Had to make an unplanned trip, for a family funeral, during a blizzard. Rooms are adequate & clean, but the star is Karen, in the restaurant. People were stranded from the snow (a state of emergency in effect). The food was great, the service was excellent, and it wasn't until we finished that she revealed she ran the whole show by herself. Hostess, server, cook, busgirl, dishwasher, cashier. The whole experience was her. This woman deserves a raise & a promotion. BRAVO Holiday Inn, she is a star.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Paulasfarm
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HI H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hazlet, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Paulasfarm,

Thank you for your outstanding review of our hotel. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay despite the blizzard. We will be sure to tell Karen how happy you were with her. Please come back and visit again.


Thank you,
Abbie G.E.C.
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Farmington, Michigan, United States
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364 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

This was located on a one way road and the area has limited opportunities to turn left or turn around which is inconvenient. Breakfast buffet was included but when I went there, it was only service on the menu. Hotel is two stories only but spread out over a large lot. If you are on the other side of the building, it can be a long walk to your room. Room was a suite, but very small. Food and service in restaurant was below average and slow. Rest was ok.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ralph R
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HI H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hazlet, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
Dear Ralph R,

Thank you for the review of our hotel. We apologize for the inconvience of the breakfast. We hope that you will give us another try in the future.

Regards,
Abbie
Guest Service Manager
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Middlesex, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We had close to 40 rooms booked for a wedding party and everyone at the Holiday Inn was wonderful to deal with. Great communication beforehand and during the booking process and very accommodating to our guests. It's a great location right on the highway and the rooms were nice and clean. The bar in the hotel was a great place to have our "after-party" too!! This is a great place to stay for wedding parties and just if you're traveling. Thank you for making our guests feel comfortable and welcomed and being so great the entire time!!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Lyciegirl
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HI H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hazlet, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear Lyciegirl,

Thank you for your outstanding review of our hotel and how we handled your special day. Congratulations on your wedding, again. We are very happy that we were part of your special day. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed our hotel.

Thank you,
Abbie Guest Service Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Hazlet
Address: 2870 Highway 35, Hazlet, NJ 07730 (Formerly Ramada)
Phone Number:
Region: United States > New Jersey > Hazlet
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Hazlet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hazlet 3*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monmouth County's newest full service Holiday Inn Hotel located just 10 minutes from the Jersey Shore and PNC Arts Center, in Hazlet, NJ. We offer all the comforts of home and all the services that make every stay an absolute pleasure. Featuring 121 beautifully appointed guestrooms including 2 executive rooms and one two-room executive suite with whirlpool. In addition to complimentary high speed Internet access, all of our guestrooms provide all of the thoughtful amenities you have come to expect from Holiday Inn Hotels. Our 9000+ sq. ft. of flexible meeting space accommodates corporate functions as small as 10 people or social functions as large as 500 people. Our professional catering experts are always available to make your corporate or social gathering a memorable experience. The Bayshore Bar and Grill makes for a convenient dining experience, with an array of American fare that will delight the most discerning pallet and please the pocket book. In-room dining is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A Lounge tis available. We offer a state-of-the-art fitness facility, seasonal outdoor heated pool, and business center with high-speed Internet access. Centrally located in the Bayshore region of NJ, we are a great stop over when frequenting such attractions as: Sandy Hook, PNC Arts Center, Freehold Race Track, Keansburg Amusement and Water Park and Monmouth Racetrack. Come see what the Holiday Inn Hazlet is all about! ... more   less 
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