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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

this is my second time staying at a holiday day inn hotel an I must say I really like this hotel chain, my check in wasn't so smooth but the nice lady at the front desk which I cant remember her name handled everything very well an it was great from there on, the room was nice an clean an... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words regarding our Holiday Inn Express. Our entire team takes pride in our hotel and I will pass your comments on to them. It is always my pleasure to assist all of our guests. Thank you again, Theresa White General Manager More 

Douglas
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The hotel staff from the front desk to the General Manager were great!! The hotel grounds were immaculate, as well as the rooms. We were especially impressed with the help of the General Manager with a personal issue that we had in reguards to a trip that we were taking the next day. She resolved our concerns immediately and we... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time to write your review and for your kind words. Both our housekeeping and maintenance teams take great pride in the appearance of the hotel and I will let them know you noticed. And it is always my pleasure to assist all of our guests any time they share their needs with me. Thank... More 

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

If you've come to expect a certain level of service, cleanliness and accomodation from Holiday Inn Ex[ress, you will not be disappointed here. This is a good place to stay if you're visiting in the Tampa area as location is central to most attractions including Busch gardens and the Fairgrounds.

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

Hello Business Traveler! We are glad that we've lived up to your brand expectations regarding cleanliness and service. I am also glad that you got to enjoy some of our local attractions. We have a large number of guests who visit the Hard Rock Casino when they stay here, but many don't realize that we are so close to Busch... More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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