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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Clearwater, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Holiday Inn Express is easy to find and access - Great location. We were checked in quickly by a courteous and friendly staff member. Our room was clean and updated. The beds were very comfortable and the mountain of different pillows on each one was great. We arrived early on a Saturday afternoon for a recent concert at the... More 

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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345 reviews 345 reviews
44 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friday night March 27th at 11:30pm we were checking in. The gal at the front desk was rude, unprofessional and a perfect example of how to mishandle customers / clients. We asked her simple questions and she never made eye contact. Acting put off to have to check us in and then when we needed to change the credit card... More 

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments regarding your recent experience with us. Your satisfaction is important to us and we try hard to make sure all of our guests have a rewarding experience at our hotel. We apologize we were not able to exceed your expectations with the service you received More 

Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In March of 2015 a young group of Christian students from the Philadelphia area visited various organizations in the Tampa, Florida location for numerous out-reach programs. These students were representing Cairn Christian University. After days of traveling the group was scheduled to stay at the Holiday Inn Express on Elm Street in Tampa, Florida. They were scheduled to be there... More 

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post nice review. Dorothy was thrilled she was able to help pull off the "birthday surprise" and that she helped make Emily's day special. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to hosting you again soon. More 

Woodstock, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was by far the Best Holiday Inn we have stayed in thru out all our Travels. The Manager Ms. Theresa White is 1st Class Top Notch, Why? I am a regular Comped Guest at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on this date 3-19-15 My Casino Hostess because of all the Spring Break Visitors could not arrange for (3)... More 

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! I am glad that we "far exceeded" your expectations. I am pleased you enjoyed the Pancake Machine. We are driven to provide the best in comfort & service and we appreciate you taking the time to recommend us to more travelers. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The room and hotel was immaculate. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only downside is that there are limited choices for food in the immediate area but I would not hesitate to recommend it. The hotel is close to the Big Bend Power Plant where the manatee preserve is located. Admission to the preserve is free and it is... More 

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a nice review regarding your recent stay. We hope we can host you again if you return to Tampa in the future. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This hotel is conveniently located accross the street from the fairgrounds, which was ideal for us as we were attending the RV show. Very nice and clean hotel. Super fast check in. Nice breakfast although they need to have more meat. WiFi was slow. Staff were nice. I recommend this hotel for those visiting the fairgrounds.

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a nice review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our rooms and accommodating staff. We hope to see you again. More 

Ocala, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

First I will start out by saying I was very impressed at price and the location of the Hard Rock Casino...Check in quick and easy and room clean,..We booked for 2 nights . My husband and i usually go to hard rock once a month and stay for two nights,,The hotel said they had shuttle,...didnt know till we got there... More 

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We give the utmost importance to our guest comments as they help us improve, and continually provide the best guest experience possible. I am sorry our hotel did not live up to your expectations. Though I would prefer you had a better experience at our hotel, I would like to... More 

Naples, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was our first stay at a Holiday Inn Express for a long time. We were amazed at how well the room was appointed. An abundance of linens, towels, great shampoo, lotion, etc. Very clean and even the pillows had embroidered FIRM or SOFT so you could choose your favorite pillow. The breakfast was wonderful...the best we have had in... More 

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I am glad that we "far exceeded" your expectations. We are driven to provide the best in comfort & service and we appreciate you taking the time to recommend us to more travelers. More 

Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Great stay at another Holiday Inn Express! We were in town for the RV show at the Fairgrounds across the street and friendly check in with Dorothy made for a great start. Shuttle to/from the Hard Rock Casino was a surprise treat, too. Clean room, friendly staff and easy, convenient location to anything going on at the fairgrounds. You can... More 

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a nice review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the shuttle service, friendly staff and our clean rooms. I have passed your comments on to our staff. We look forward to hosting you again next year for the RV Show. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stayed here due to good reviews and past experience with the brand, and was very pleased with this stay as well. The location is close enough to TPA airport without being expensive. Didn't want to go to the nearby casino, so had to drive a bit toward downtown to find good dining options.

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Thank you for taking the time to post a nice review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

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