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Historical Traveler Reviews The Holland Hotel Jersey City
I stayed at the Holland Motor lodge because of the reviews found here on Tripadvisor.
As a two star hotel, there are not a lot of frills, but we found it more than sufficient for our needs. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. We stayed 5 nights and left our vehicle in the lot the entire time. Though the parking lot is not "secure" so to speak, the staff keep an eye on things during the day and there is a security guard at night. We had no trouble. The continental breakfast was what we expected, and they offer a free newspaper Monday through Saturday.
The Holland Motor Lodge is positioned directly outside the entrance to the Holland Tunnel. Despite the rumors we had heard regarding traffic noise on the street side, seven lanes of inbound traffic were barely noticable, even during the morning rush-hour. PATH access to the city is within walking distance as well.
You may of noticed I left a review back in November 05 praising this place and nothing has changed since then,it is still by far the best value accomodation around there which offers a clean,safe and great base location for easy access to New York City and anywhere else you might desire to head off too.Since that last review I have stayed here 2 more times and both times the quality of the hotel has been fantastic but by staying here again ive noticed that the staff can really be down right rude to guests which really is not on,for example I booked another 2 nights and was asssured they were confirmed and added onto my existing reservation and when I went to settle up the bill for the extra nights to carry on my stay she told me that they had given the reservation to someone else and when I told them that I was promises and even confirmed a room they replied "tough thats your problem" in those exact words no lies about this and I found this very frustrating as a guest to be talked to in this manner and that is why on my next trip to New York this will not be the accomodation of choice as I dont expect to be talked to in that manner when you are providing them with business and have been there several times before,but for all of you looking at this review who have never been there dont take this as a reason not to stay there because if you can handle the attitude they have you will not find a better value and location for the money ($75.00 per night) anywhere else.
We had a great stay, dont think can find anything better with this price! With our CAA discount, it was $66 per night and $90 on new years eve.
I didn't what to pay those NYC (-) $200 or more just to sleep in their hotels. Therefore, I searched this website and found this place. I stayed at this motel, or whatever it is called, with my friend, in September.
I stayed here with my husband for six nights in October. The staff at reception were very helpful and courteous. The room was a good size and the bed very comfortable. Everything was kept clean and towels refreshed daily. Bathroom facilities were good and excellent shower (once I'd worked out how to use it!). Breakfast of baked goods, cereals and fruit were more than adequate and it was good to have hot drinks available all day. The fridge in the room was of great use and a microwave was available if you needed it.
When we arrived we knew from previous reveiws that we would get what we paid for. The hotel was clean a lot of street traffic (not cars but people doing illegal things). The first front desk person was okay, she just seemed tired, the manager was nice. Unfortunately we had a lot of luggage and there was no elevator. Anyway, the first hour we were there crossing the busy 12th street which is right in front of the Hollad Tunnel my friend and I were crossing 12th street in the cross walk when it was our turn to cross, the first car was speeding thorugh after he went we proceeded to walk and almost to the middle of the cross walk my friend was hit by a car. The drivers there are insane please be very careful because it is plain to see they do not watch out for you. Regarless of that, after we left the emergency room the next day we decided to catch a bus in to NYC for a small while so our entire trip wouldn't be a bust, we called the front desk for some assistance and the clerk was not helpful, she was flat out rude. We had to ask on the streets to figure out how to get into NYC using public transportation.
I was desperate to find a hotel in Jersey City for a weekend trip to NYC and could not afford to pay over $100 per night. The low price of the Holland Motor Lodge was very appealing, so I took a chance and booked for 2 nights. I must say that when I arrived, I was pretty pleased. The decor of the room isn't the world's most luxurious, but the room was very clean and the air conditioner worked perfectly during scorching hot late summer weather. I really liked the proximity to Newport Mall and to the Burger King, where I was able to grab a quick breakfast or snack before heading into NYC. I also liked its location near the Pavonia/Newport PATH station--it made for a smooth commute to and from NYC. The continental breakfast pastries were a little on the stale side, but I just shrugged it off. The cleanliness of the rooms, and the courteous staff will have me coming back. I've been recommending this place to anyone who asks for clean, inexpensive lodging in the NYC area.
Very good budget motel near NYC
If you are looking for an affordable hotel near NYC, choose this motel.
Rooms are very clean, service excellent, FREE continental breakfast very good and the price ($ 72 + 13% tax) is not what you would pay in Manhattan for the same quality.
PATH train station is 10-minute walk.
This hotel is really a good address. Next time I am going to NYC, I already know which hotel I will choose.