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Holiday Inn Express Ottawa

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   120 W Stevenson Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were returning home to NY after a trip to Colorado to visit family. We had our 2 dogs with & my daughter had her cat and bearded dragon. The gal at the desk was awesome!! She was very friendly, helpful and personable. Room was clean, bed was comfortable and we all enjoyed the breakfast buffet in the morning! Will... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time staying here. Good location, looked taken care of for the most part. Our room did have a very strong odor when we would open the door, too overwhelming like trying to cover up perhaps smoke smell or a pet smell. Could be fresher. What made the stay nice was the front desk clerk Nikki. She was very helpful... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
3 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

Dear Enea S, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the noise levels prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction. Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you in... More

Northwestern Ohio
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112 reviews 112 reviews
15 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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
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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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