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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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Hollywood, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the first time we have stayed at this property. All of your staff from the front desk to house keeping were wonderful. We had one complaint when leaving and it was noted by the desk clerk. Although as I said the room was very clean it smelled musty. Maybe a new filter in the A/C would do the... More

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

Thank you for your great comments, the staff at our property truly cares about our guest and your recognition insures us we are on the right track. I apologize about the musty smell in your room and assure you we will take care of it. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Thomaston, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We planned a surprise birthday weekend for my mom with everyone coming in from different areas and states. Dorothy Rodriguez and the staff here made the party a success! they arranged for all of us to have rooms together and every detail was taken care of. Hotel was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful. Super close to... 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 you had a great week-end at our property. Dorothy was pleased that you mentioned her by name. We look forward to hosting you and your family again. More

Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In this week-end , we went to Tapa at the NSRA car show in fairgrounds. We booked the holiday . the hotel is clean, just in front of the florida fairgrounds. Then me and my husband walk to the show .Cost $15 each to ente, A lot of cars.. At our surprise, there is a boat show in 2nd half... More

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy you enjoyed our breakfast and staff. We look forward to hosting you again when the NSRA comes to town. More

Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come over here spending many nights in many Holiday Inn Express hotel chains.. I am never disappointed on how professional customer service is here at these hotels they are truly second to none high-ranking officials.. Thank you holiday inn express by the fairgrounds for a wonderful stay in a pleasant night thank you once again I am never disappointed when... More

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

Thank you for your great comments, the staff at the Holiday Inn Express/Fairgrounds truly cares about our guests and your recognition insures us we are on the right track. I have passed your comments on to our staff. More

Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
13 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location if you are going to the Fairgrounds for an event. Just walk across the street! The hotel was clean and relatively new. My only two disappointments were: Elevators were very slow, 1-3 minutes for a 4 floor hotel. Wait and wait for it to arrive. The second problem was the air conditioning. There are no thermostats in the... 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 leave us your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I apologize for the inconveniences your experienced during your stay. Your feedback is very important to us as this helps us to continually improve. More

Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Recently stayed here due to my air conditioning being out. it was close by and had to go to work the next morning. The price was average and the from was very nice and clean and the bed was very comfortable. It was a safe and the parking lot was well light with a Five Guys Burger joint next door... More

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

Thank you for your nice comments regarding your recent stay at our property. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. More

Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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
59 helpful votes 59 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
Top Contributor
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

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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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