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Holiday Inn Express Ottawa

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   120 W Stevenson Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350
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Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Ottawa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Enea S Chicago, Illinois, United States
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are a family, this place is for you. Pool, breakfast, great child policy, etc. I am not a family. I travel alone for business. I use the room to sleep. Not to blast the TV or other loud activities. During the week it is not so bad but on the weekends, it can be loud. Otherwise, the hotel... More

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Northwestern Ohio
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112 reviews 112 reviews
15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for a night on our way home from a trip to Iowa and didn't expect to enjoy it as much as we did. The facility is a bit dated, but the important things were all excellent! The staff was friendly and the bed was VERY comfortable, there was a mini fridge to store our beverages and leftover dessert... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Good accomodations with a lovely breakfast.Has a nice pool and hot tub.Wash room is single with sink outside.Staff was very helpfful and friendly.Television was in breakfast lobby .Asked for restaurant directions and they gave us a 10% coupon too.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This Holiday Inn Express is a lovely place to stay in the quaint city of Ottawa IL. This was our last night on the road after 13 days. The room was spacious and quite. The bed was perfect and very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was better than most hotels offer with very good coffee! You must take a tour of... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed here in April 2014. The room was a little cramped but that was due to the 2 queen size beds. There was a pool and hot tub, which my family took advantage of. The staff was very friendly - and helpful when we discovered my daughter had not packed a toothbrush or toothpaste. Breakfast was good - bacon,... More

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Dalzell, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I'm in town often for business and I always stay here. It's close to the interstate, shopping, and businesses. Great rates for all. Breakfast is always hot, with plenty of things to choose from. Cookies and candies are a nice touch also-cookies during the evening and candies all day. I've gotten to know the staff over the years and they... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed here as we were visiting family. The hotel surprised me. It's actually quite nice and very clean. The room was spacious. Great channels on the tv, indoor pool was busy and looked like everyone was enjoying it. Close to the interstate, so very convenient. The front desk were super friendly. They have coffee all day in the foyer. We... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Checked into Inn due to blowing snow and darkness expecting the worse but was pleasantly surprised. Very clean room, very quiet, nice TV excellent breakfast. Very convent to Interstate, gas, Subway and local bar and grill.

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Jackson, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My wife and I needed a place to crash for the night on the way to see relatives for the holiday. This seemed like it would work; I had enough points for a free night, it was right off the interstate, and we generally like HIX hotels. I popped out my Android phone, fired up the app, and booked it... More

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

Dear nitw63, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the cleanliness of the accommodations and billing prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We take all of the reviews we receive very seriously as they allow us to identify areas that may benefit from additional attention. We have shared... More

Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I got a king room with whirlpool. Nice room, very clean. The whirlpool in the bathroom needs re-caulking. The tv guide that they have in the room needs to be copied so it's a little easier to read. The room came with a fridge and microwave which is always nice. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. I do have... More

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Debra C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ottawa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We work hard to ensure our hotel is well maintained and we try our hardest to provide comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience these issues may have caused. We have taken note of the issues you experienced during your... More

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Address: 120 W Stevenson Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350
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Location: United States > Illinois > Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ottawa 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express® Ottawa hotel, located in the heart of Ottawa, Illinois. Our hotel's property is minutes from the Fox River, Illinois River and Starved Rock State Park.If you're looking for hotels in Ottawa, Illinois surrounded by attractions like the Appellate Court Building, search no further. Outdoor enthusiasts spend their days exploring Starved Rock State Park, while daredevils venture to Skydive Chicago. History buffs love touring downtown Ottawa's architecture, as well as Washington Square where the Lincoln-Douglas debates were held in 1858.Did you know we're a great destination for business travelers? Our hotel's not only near Starved Rock State Park, it's also near Clover Technology Group, Exelon, GE, Petsmart Distribution Center, Kohl's Distribution Center, Pilkington and Tyson Fresh Meats. The 24-hour business center with fax and copy services makes it easy to prepare for your meeting in the 720-sq-ft event facility.Whether business or pleasure brings you to Ottawa, Illinois, our hotel's free high-speed Internet access keeps you connected. Every morning enjoy a hot cup of 100% Arabica coffee from the complimentary, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar. The fitness center allows you to keep up your workout routine, and afterward, unwind in the indoor pool and whirlpool. ... more   less 
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