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Holiday Inn Express

2.5 of 5 1836 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063 (Formerly Executive Inn)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This hotel is truly a hidden gem. It was tricky to get to, even with GPS, because there are a few awkward turns off the highway, and it's partially obstructed by the adjacent Comfort Inn hotel sign. It has its own parking garage, but it's a tad tricky to get to the front lobby area from the garage. Once inside,... More

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here with a couple friends for 3 nights. It wasn't even open for a month when we were there but it ran smoothly. The breakfast was included and was pretty good! The rooms were clean and the location was good for the National Park. The only downside was the housekeeping was inconsistent. The first morning they took care... More

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we pulled up to this hotel, I wasn't expecting much. It is sitting right next to a comfort inn and the hotel is above their parking garage. Surprisingly the rooms are nicely appointed and the hotel is very clean with a friendly staff. Though our room overlooked the lobby entrance of the Confort Inn, that was the only minor... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was the cleanest hotel I believe I have ever stayed in. The guy at the front desk was extremely nice and helpful. The continental breakfast was very good for what we wanted and CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN. In fact they had remodeled we were on the second floor and I think we were the first people to sleep in that... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The hotel recently had a refurbishment and the rooms are fine. The room is very spacious with a large bathroom space too. The breakfast is not great but okay, it is served in a very small room. The only thing that fails for me is that the internet service is a bit odd, one has to enter with passwords every... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I loved the stay.. Courteous staff. and comfortable living. Pleasant experience and awesome ameneities. Everyting available at a 5 minute walk form the hotel. Reasonably priced and I would recommend staying here.

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Outer Banks, NC
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103 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Property was under renovation during stay and challenging to determine how it will end up. The lobby is quite small and business center will be on third floor. They let me use front desk computer to print something. Staff was helpful, new room decor was nice, location is convenient right off El Camino Real. Breakfast choices were usual for this... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Dear MOBX, Thank you for taking the time to relay your comments regarding our property during your recent stay. I am happy to know that our location worked very well for you and that you found our newly renovated rooms and staff highly commendable. However, please accept our sincerest apologies the renovation may have caused you. We greatly appreciate your... More

Statesville, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The hotel was under renovation, there was no main lobby, no pool- indoor or outside- no where to go but to sit in the room. The room was nicely done, but we kept hitting our shins on the newly designed bed frames. Multiple times, and getting bruised, the shower curtain was too short for the shower and left large puddles... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Dear 53StevenMD, Thank you for your recent stay with us. It is unfortunate that the overall condition of the hotel was a let down during your stay. We would love the opportunity to regain your faith in our hotel and discuss your experience in further details. I have sent you a private message in an effort to obtain additional information... More

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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I would definitely stay here again. This hotel is located within 15 minutes of Standford and Palo Alto downtown. The front desk is friendly and efficient. It is currently undergoing a renovation and once it’s done, will be superb. We stayed on the 3rd floor, this floor was basically done with the renovation, in a room toward the back away... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have stayed for a week time here and found the services offered by this hotel are good. Hospitality of the staff is worth mentioning. They give quality breakfast and have daily room service. Downside of this is only the GYM. They don't have big facility for workouts however, you can use the treadmill and couple of other equipment for... More

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Address: 1836 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063 (Formerly Executive Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Redwood City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express 2.5*
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel Redwood City
Holiday Inn Redwood City
Redwood City Holiday Inn

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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Redwood City/Menlo Park, California! We are located on the south side of Redwood City on El Camino Real (CA 82), within minutes of the quaint town of Atherton, Menlo Park, and the Stanford University. Our accommodations are perfect for business and leisure travelers, equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet access, two line telephones with voice mail, coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator, hairdryer, lighted make-up mirrors, iron and board. We also feature televisions equipped with 70 channels, HBO, DVD/VCR players. All king rooms come with a sofa sleeper. At the end of the day, enjoy an invigorating workout in our fitness center and relax in our Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. In the morning you will wake up to an inviting Express Start complimentary hot breakfast at the breakfast bar, featuring our famous cinnamon rolls and SMART Roast Coffee. Our friendly staff is ready to welcome you and make you feel right at home. Discover all that downtown Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton and Palo Alto have to offer at the convenient, comfortable Holiday Inn Express Redwood City. We are close to the Stanford University and Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Hospital and the Sequoia Hospital. We are strategically accessible to the Silicon Valley. We are also close to the corporate offices/buildings of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo, Microsoft, OmniCell, Google, Verisign, Synopsis, Verisign, NASA. ... more   less 
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