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Holiday Inn Express

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1836 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063 (Formerly Executive Inn)
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Ranked #6 of 16 hotels in Redwood City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Irma M Mexico City, Mexico
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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191 reviews 191 reviews
103 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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100 reviews 100 reviews
34 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Oakhurst, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is the first time I've stayed at this hotel and there was a lot of construction activity going on. It was because they were hard at work remodeling the hotel. I was pleasantly surprised when I entered my newly remodeled room. It is great and very modern and comfortable. The bar area in the room has a work area,... More

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Reno, Nevada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a decent hotel. Last time we stayed here the room was clean and everything worked. This time there were signs of rust on the door frame in the bathroom and hair in the ceiling of the tub/shower. Whatever that means. We wanted to go exercise, however, there are only 3 machines there...a treadmill, a nordic and a bike...... More

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

Dear 4service, Thank you for writing a detailed review about our hotel. We continually strive to be the best in our industry. However, it seems that we failed to do so during your stay since you mentioned details about your room condition, and that some of our amenities were not available that time. I apologize for any inconvenience you may... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed in several Holiday Inn Expresses and I've always had pleasant and comfortable visits. The Holiday Inn Redwood City seems to be the exception to the high standards maintained by the chain. I booked a three-person room through a booking agent and the hotel staff offered a king sized bed. First, the gentleman claimed that there were no... More

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

Dear wfassett, First of all, thank you very much for your recent stay at our hotel. We are so sorry to hear about your experience with us. We’d like to obtain some additional detail regarding your experience so we have sent you a private message. We hope to have the honor of serving you again should your travels bring you... More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stayed for 2 weeks for work and will be staying again soon. Beds were comfy and breakfast was good. Nancy in the breakfast area made my mornings. Rooms were freshly renovated and very modern and clean.

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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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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#4 Business Hotel in Redwood City
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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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