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Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   77820 East Main Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in Albert Lea
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Michael M Harrisonburg, Virginia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 weeks on a business trip. Clean rooms with comfortable beds. The staff is friendly but a lot of mixed messages - I was initially told that I would be able to leave a bag behind for the weekend but when I checked out was told differently, that they would not be able to accommodate this. The... More

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General_Manager4712, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time from your busy day to give your feedback regarding your stay with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed so much of your stay with us and we were able to accommodate almost all of your needs. I was so disappointed to read that a team member told you... More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We got into am accident on the 35 and every hotel in town was sold out. The staff at this holiday inn were very helpful and held two rooms for us while we were dealing with getting towed out of the snow. The hotel was very clean and comfortable. It was exactly what we needed to get through the night.... More

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General_Manager4712, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write us a review. While I am glad we were able to provide you a comfortable night out of the weather, I am sorry to hear about the auto accident. Our staff tries to go above and beyond for each guest and I am happy to hear they were... More

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stayed here in mid-January 2014....check in was fast and easy....Front Desk Agent Courtney was the most friendly and knowledgeable agent I've come across in awhile....there was a kids hockey team staying there but she and management made sure they were staying in the two lower floors. We were given an junior suite....it was great....the rooms were clean and modern....the breakfast... More

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General_Manager4712, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! I am happy to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We love having our Sports team guests, but we understand that sometimes that can conflict with the needs of our other guests. Our team works hard to make sure that we meet the... More

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We've stayed in several HIE's and this was, as usual, a well kept-up and welcoming place, with all the usual amenities. The difference this time was the (unscheduled) night we stayed there was during a full blown blizzard. Casey at the front desk was accommodating and unfailingly friendly, even under the duress of a full house and needing to negotiate... More

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General_Manager4712, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us a review. I am so glad that you were able to enjoy your stay with us despite the terrible blizzard! I will make sure to pass on your comments to Caycee and the rest of the staff. As a team we work hard to ensure that every guest enjoys their time here from check-in to... More

Mason City, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We came up to stay a few weeks ago to visit our grandson and I can not say enough about this beautiful hotel that he picked for us to stay in. We were worried when we checked in that we wouldnt get any sleep because the lobby had a few groups of kids all sitting around. Apparently there was a... More

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General_Manager4712, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to write us such a glowing review! Thank you. I am happy to hear that Karlene was able to meet all of your needs. I will make sure the pass the compliment again to her. She is an invaluable employee and we are lucky to have her! Thank you again... More

Toledo, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

While newer, this was pretty much your typical Holiday Inn Express. The newer decor is definitely a step in the right direction for the brand. However, the HIE breakfast is pretty unappealing at every location. The room seemed fairly clean, but the elevator and hallway needed vacuumed. It looked like the areas near the wall hadn't been touched in months.... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

Dear ekaty, Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to write a review of our hotel. It is our goal to consistently ensure our facilities are superior and I regret you found our overall level of cleanliness, less than satisfactory. I have taken note of your valuable comments and have shared these with our management team for... More

White Bear Lake, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

New Hotel, very surprised by how bad the water smells. So Bad I would not use it. Didn't even take a shower due to it. I had a bottle of water I brought with that I used to get rid of my bed head and brush my teeth with, Thank God it was a weekend and I didn't have a... More

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General_Manager4712, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you were unable to enjoy your stay with us due to several inconveniences you encountered. We are working diligently with the city and other networks to fix the sulfur smell of our water, although completely safe to drink we understand it is unpleasant and unsettling. We will also be working with our team to ensure... More

oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Our GPS had trouble finding this location. I don't know why since it's very easy to get to right off of I-35. The hotel was clean and a good, quiet place to spend the night. We had traveled alot of miles that day and was pretty road weary. We were a little concerned that all the truck stops around the... More

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General_Manager4712, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

We are so sorry that the GPS system could not find our hotel for you. We are noticing that even after being open for a year there are still many systems and websites that are unable to find us. We will continue to work with them so others do not run into the same problems. Thank you for taking the... More

Alexandria, Minnesota
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had a great stay the bed was so comfortable, the room was very clean and the motel must be new, since you can still smell the new smell in the stairs. Our GPS had problems finding the motel to, so the best thing to do is set it for the Loves travel stop, since the motel is just next... More

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General_Manager4712, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express. We have now been open for about one year and really hope to keep the property looking and feeling new for many years to come. Thank you for taking the time from your day to give your feedback. More

Libertyville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The Holiday Inn Express (Albert Lea I-35) is a nice place to stay if you want to avoid a more grueling Chicago or Milwaukee to Rapid City trip in one day. Albert Lea is a good start that allows one to get to Rapid City on day 2, with reasonable stops in Mitchell South Dakota for the World's only Corn... More

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General_Manager4712, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

Thank you so much for recommending our hotel to others. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that the staff was able to accommodate. If in our area again we hope that you will stay again. More

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Address: 77820 East Main Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Albert Lea
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in Albert Lea
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35 2.5*
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