Having never stayed at a Holiday Inn Express before, I was pleasantly surprised by my experience at their Ramsey, NJ location. Located on Rt 17, it’s a short hop from the Garden State Parkway and from 287. Although I arrived very late, check-in went smoothly and I was assigned to correct room type. When arriving late at other chains, I have often been assigned dingy smoking rooms after requesting a non-smoking room. While the room was on the small side, it was clean and comfortable. Although I did not take advantage of these amenities during my 11 hour stay, the room had a microwave, mini-fridge and free internet access. While the continental breakfast was nothing exciting, it was nice to be able to grab a quick breakfast without hunting for a local coffee shop. All in all, it was a convenient, clean place to spend the night before continuing on my way the next morning.