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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

2.5 of 5 8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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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 you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Oviedo, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Our first stay at this hotel was a quiet and pleasant one, thanks in part to the wonderful staff and a comfortable room that included a mini-fridge and microwave. The complimentary breakfast and coffee was just what was needed to get us on our way in the morning. The front desk clerk Dorothy's help with answering our questions and arranging... 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 share your comments. Our staff is so happy especially Dorothy that they made your stay enjoyable. Thank you again. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stayed two nights and the staff were great and they had a very nice breakfast. The person who took care of the breakfast area did a wonderful job and kept everything stocked and clean! The manager was very helpful in making it easy to get to places with giving us directions and was very friendly!

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

Thank you for your positive feedback and comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay our staff and breakfast. We look forward to hosting you again next time you visit the Tampa area. More 

Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We drove to Tampa from South Carolina on Saturday, November 8, 2014 the day before our cruise departure and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds. This is an older hotel so you expect to have some aging issues. This is not a problem as long as you are lucky to have a quality, friendly, responsive staff to rely... More 

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

Thank you for your positive feedback and comments. We are pleased our staff made your stay enjoyable. We look forward to hosting you again when you go on your next cruise. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I can usually find something negative even in a otherwise good place but not here. Everything was solid. Super clean, nice carpet,shinny tile floors complementary shuttle to and from the casino friendly staff and great location. Five guys burgers and a wing place right next door even some late night munchies available in the lobby. Cant go wrong here !

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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 share with us your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. More 

Kingwood, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We recently stayed at this hotel and enjoyed our visit. We arrived late but Dorothy R. was helpful and friendly. The hotel was very clean and comfortable. We definitely will try to stay at this hotel on our next trip to Tampa.

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your pleasant stay with us. I have passed your comments on to Dorothy and she was pleased you mentioned her by name. More 

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Address: 8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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#36 Business Hotel in Tampa

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