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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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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Beautiful room. Clean. New linens. Well-kept. Smelled great. Comfortable bed. Clean bathroom. Right next door to Five Guys hamburgers, which was very convenient for our late arrival on our one-night stay. Have nothing but great things to say about this place. Around 7:30 p.m., the smell of popcorn started wafting through the lobby. Sure enough, the staff was popping popcorn... More 

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

Hello ChristineM Thank you so much for your positive comments about our hotel. We really appreciate it when people take the time to celebrate us! Thank you again and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Theresa White, General Manager More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was a bit more expensive and a bit more worn down than other holiday inn express I seen but the location makes up for it. ( in front of the fairgrounds and 1 mile from hard rock casino ). Breakfast was ok but could use a bit more variety. The service was very good.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

A very well-kept, clean and safe property in an area not-so-clean and safe. Outstanding service staff certainly trickles down from a very friendly and attentive GM. Very pleasant stay with the whole family, including a mere $10/day fee for our little pup.

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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 hotel. We really appreciate your feedback and I have passed your comments on to our entire staff. Thank you again, Theresa White General Manager More 

Rockledge, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

A little earlier check in was not hassled this time. Very polite at the check in. A very clean and cool room with instant hot water in shower. What more can a man ask for, oh I know cable tv. Unfortunately that was not working properly,got some channels but not all. Over all the experience was very good still,a lot... More 

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Fruitland Park, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

HIXP refuses to let me down. Another wonderful stay with this chain. Clean room, wonderful free breakfast, very friendly staff. This is out go to chain and they have yet to let us down. We love it. We had an event at the fairgrounds and the location couldn't have been better.

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South Florida, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We recently stayed here on a trip to Busch Gardens. The hotel was clean. Our room was very nice and comfortable. Some of the staff was not very pleasent and the elevator takes too long - slow and not too big. It was short driving distance to Busch Gardens and there is a Five Guys burger joint in the parking... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Just save your money go someplace else! Staff very rude. Breakfast is passable. Smelly room. Squeaky beds. Poor shuttle service. What more can I say? Front desk are busy yapping and eating, almost like they didnt want to work. Pool is unkept.

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

Dear Stellarstar, I am very sorry to hear that you had this kind of experience with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and I have discussed your comments with our front desk, shuttle and maintenance teams. Thank you for taking time to let us know about the issues. Sincerely, Theresa White General Manager More 

Savannah, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I LOVE THIS HOTEL!!!!! The staff was very nice!! I was greated by laren as always she helped me with many things she printed out maps and gave me a book full of different atractions but didnt know how to get to the stake house down the street which was fine she called a gentlemen on the walkie talkie who... More 

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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had a beautiful suite with a huge kitchen! Gorgeous place. High ceilings and the place was new and spotless!! We loved it. We highly recommend staying here. Great breakfast and nice staff!! The staff helped us get in a suite within minutes of our phone call to them. We were coming from a dump room at the red roof... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Spoke personally to the manager as the last resort to the problem. Front office personnel lacking in customer relations skills - Dorothy. People behind the call center was polite and helpful at time of reservation but the hotel is saying "they gave us wrong rate therefore it is not their problem", really? Then whose problem is it? I booked the... More 

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

Dear Hard Rock Visitor, I apologize for the poor customer service you received and thank you for reaching out to let us know about the issue. We have multiple packages that we run in conjunction with the casino and this can be very confusing for our reservation agents. I have submitted a request to our team that any of these... More 

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