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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is your typical Holiday Inn Express. Not really exciting, but clean and cheap. The only thing is these guys want over $150 a night, so it isn't cheap. For that price, I would rather stay at a nicer hotel. However, at least you know what your going to get with Holiday Inn Express. A clean room, but don't try... 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 review regarding your recent stay. I apologize our breakfast did not live up to your expectations. Your feedback is very important to us as this continually helps us improve. More

Largo, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Only stayed one night for the Dave Matthews Band concert. Was able to walk to the show. The room was very clean, quiet and comfortable. Miss Dorothy at the front desk was super sweet and upgraded us to a suite at no extra charge. I would definitely stay at this property again and highly recommend it to anyone seeing a... 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 your positive feedback and comments. Dorothy is pleased that you mentioned by name. I have passed your comments on to her. We hope to see you again when you attend another concert at the amphitheater. More

Pine Island, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have stayed at Holiday Inn Express myriad times all over the country. This one has some good things; cordial and efficient front desk, a Five Guys hamburger franchise just across the parking lot, convenient access off I-4, overall cleanliness and a nice breakfast. As a nonsmoking facility one has to ignore the patrons lurking around the front door blowing... 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 are sorry for the shortfalls you experienced during your stay. More

New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was on a work trip and accidentally got booked here. The smoke was pervasive, the rooms lacked decor. The breakfast food was the typical HIE. If not for the smoke, it would have been a fine place for a family of 4. The room was spacious enough. The front desk staff were very professional. No food within walking distance,... 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 to 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... More

Miami, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Stayed here with family for a few days.The room/suite has two double/queen beds and a couch sleeper. The sleeper converts to a full, I think. There is a small kitchenette area with a coffee maker, sink, microwave, and small refrigerator. The room was clean and there was more than enough space for us. Towels, too. The free breakfast was an... More

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

Thank you for your positive review on our hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed the rooms and the complimentary breakfast. We are grateful for your patronage and hope we can host you again if you return to Tampa in the future. More

Saint Augustine, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
53 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The property is in a convenient location to I-4 on the East side of Tampa. The check in with Lauren was outstanding, she was able to put me in a room away from the road and elevator (quiet!). She was very helpful and more than happy to help with faxing a form to my office. Great Employee!! The room had... 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. Lauren is thrilled that you mentioned her by name and that she was able to help you. We are glad you enjoyed your room and were able to relax. I have passed your comments on to the breakfast attendant and she pleased you mentioned her as well. Thank you again! More

Marietta, Georgia, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a great room. King executive jr suite with sofa, microwave, refrigerator. The breakfast was the typical Holiday Inn Express which was adequate. They offer complimentary shuttle service to the casino.The only down side was the extremely small pool. I would definitely stay there again when we go back to the Hard Rock Casino.

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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. We are glad you enjoyed your room and the shuttle to the casino. We look forward to your next visit. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed one night at the Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds. It served its purpose for us. Location: It was easy to find. Right off the highway. Customer Service at Checkin: The front desk staff at the time of check-in were extremely friendly. That's rare. I personally think that customer service has a major impact on how your trip... 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 and for complimenting our staff. We are grateful for your patronage and glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we can host you again in the future. More

Pompano Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel with a large group. We had over 10 rooms and every room had stains on the carpet. The rooms smelled musty, AC loud, bright street lights shining in room, elevators were slow, hotel staff was not friendly. The only positive thing is the location of the hotel. Our group will never stay in this hotel!... 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 take our guests comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are very sorry you were not satisfied with the condition of the hotel. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any opportunity to improve. More

drgoldin90
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This last weekend we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express near the fairgrounds. The location was perfect for us. The room was spacious and clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Included breakfast was varied and everyone found something to eat. Appreciated the "to go" coffee cups. Note to management - you need better signage out front. 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 share your positive comments regarding our hotel. We are happy you enjoyed your room and breakfast. Our staff is happy that they made your stay enjoyable. I apologize for the poor signage out front. Thank you again for your positive comments. More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fairgrounds/Casino is located across from the entrance of both the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre. We are also only a half mile from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and offer complimentary shuttle service to guests visiting there. We are conveniently located off I-4, less than 5 minutes away from I-75. If shopping is your pleasure, we are easily accessible to Brandon Town Center mall (7 miles), Westshore Mall (12 miles) and International Plaza (12 miles). With easy access to I-75, I-4, I-275, US 41 and US 301, our guests are minutes away from all area attractions and points of interests. Our rooms either feature one King Bed or two Queen beds. Guests can enjoy our outdoor pool, fitness center, free wireless & wired high speed Internet access, business center, and great breakfast with signature cinnamon rolls. We also have a few rooms with special jacuzzi tub for some extra relaxation after a great day in the Bay area. So whether you are in the area for the Fairgrounds, Raymond James Stadium, the area Beaches, Busch Gardens, or taking in an event at the Ford Amphitheater, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at the Fairgrounds is the STAY SMART location to be. ... more   less 
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