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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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I are traveling from LA to FL for a road trip. Finally, stopped driving in Tampa. Decided to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds. The price was very reasonable for the weekend. The breakfast was the standard Holiday Inn Express free breakfast. The hotel staff was very polite and offered us directions to local attractions.... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was such a great find! Closest to the Fairgrounds, friendly smiling staff, immaculate rooms, and a Five Guys next door that stayed open past the posted closing time to feed people who'd gone to the concert. Hotel Parking was free, of course - lot was well lit - they give tags to guests so you won't be towed.... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is based mainly on the disappointing service. We chose this hotel for its proximity to the Hard Rock casino. It had a great rate and was close to the property Upon check in I asked about the complimentary shuttle service to the casino and was told it leaves every hour on the hour until 1 am. It was... More 

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

Dear Erin M, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate that you find our location to be convenient and for your nice comment about breakfast. However, we’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding the front desk service and sound-proofing which was unacceptable. We... More 

Naples, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From reservation to check out this hotel delivered in all the important areas: 1. Cheerful & helpful front desk staff 2. Very clean rooms 3. All in suite equipment works 4. Ample bath linens & soaps, shampoo, conditioner & lotion 4.5. Nice pressure in shower 5. Comfy bed & clean linens 6. TV easy to operate 7. Surprisingly large complimentary... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for seven days and it was very nice,they have a Computer room,free Breakfast,Coffee in Rooms,Refrigerator,Micro,nice Pool area,but small,across the Street from Florida State Fairgrounds,they have a variety of Breakfast items to choose,Room was very clean,most important there were no Bugs,I am very particular,very clean

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Villa Grove, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very friendly staff from the moment we walked through the front door to check in. The rooms were very nice and very clean. They have a very nice breakfast area and a lot to choose from. This is the place to stay if you are going to take in a concert at the Mid Florida Amphitheater. You can walk across... 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 about our staff and hotel. We appreciate our feedback and hope to see you again soon More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

The hotel was very nice. Good burger and buffalo wing joint right next door. Will stay here again when I am in town. The rooms were very clean as well as the lobby. Like many Holiday Inn Expresses it had the bare minimum in the workout facility. (Treadmill, cycling, elliptical).

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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 with us. We look forward to hosting you again when you are in Tampa. More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I recently traveled to Tampa for the Big Guava Music Festival with my daughter. The festival was being held at the Tampa Fairgrounds/Amphitheatre, and the Holiday Inn Express was right across the street, which made it the perfect location. It was only a quick, easy walk across the road to get there and back each day, which was a big... More 

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

Thank you for your review and taking the time to compliment us on our staff and hotel. We are grateful for your patronage and hope to host you again if you return to the Tampa area. More 

Troy, Virginia
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My experience at this hotel was very good. How often do you have the GM of the hotel visit the guests at breakfast and ask if they are enjoying their stay? This didn't just happen one day, but on consecutive days!! It is a small example of how the staff makes you feel welcomed. Property is excellent in terms of... 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 share with us your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again next time you visit Tampa. Thank you again! More 

Clearwater, Florida
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76 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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 

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