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Holiday Inn Express Bloomington

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117 S Franklin Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice hotel with an outstanding indoor pool. The breakfast is standard scrambled eggs, bacon, and biscuits and gravy. Love the pancake machine. Evening reception on weekdays included chicken salad, potato salad, fruit and chips. There are many restaurants across the street including Cheddars and Texas Roadhouse. Very highly recommended.

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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments after your recent stay with us. We were pleased to see how much you enjoyed your accommodations as well as the indoor pool area. We hope to remain your hotel of choice in the Bloomington area. Marilyn Edwards Owner/Revenue More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a room for 2 nights through Priceline.com for 4 guests (2 adults, 2 kids). Upon arrival we were given a king suite. When we asked if we could switch to a 2 bed room, we were presented with a $10 charge. Also, they told us that the complementary breakfast, was not included with the booking of our room,... More 

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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and feedback. We do apologize for the misunderstanding regarding breakfast- as we are a Holiday Inn Express, breakfast is always complimentary. Unfortunately the inability to make a room type selection on Priceline and similar third party sites is a functionality of that website, and completely out of our control. We are very sorry for any... More 

Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I just returned from my daughter's graduation at Indiana University. This is the hotel I have stayed at 3-4 times in the last 4 years. It is so expensive that I can't afford to visit her more than once per year. Don't misunderstand this. The hotel is a nice Holiday Inn and Express Suites, however I always... More 

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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your kind comments regarding the accommodations and amenities that we provide, and appreciate the fact that based on the cleanliness of the hotel and service provided you felt our hotel is worthy of a 5 star review. We apologize that you were disappointed in the room rates and policy requirements in Bloomington over IU... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I was in Bloomington for business for two weeks and had the utter pleasure of staying at this incredibly accommodating Holiday Inn. The staff are hospitable, kind and very personable; the housekeeping service is unbelievably diligent; and the manager knows how to turn your short stay in a foreign place into a comfortable vacation-esque leisure, even if you are there... More 

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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your extended stay in Bloomington. We were so pleased to read your comments and see how much you enjoyed your stay with us, we appreciate you sharing your experience there with others. We hope to remain your hotel of choice in the area. Marilyn Edwards Owner/Revenue Manager More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We (Mother and 17 yr. old son) booked a room. Upon arrival we were offered a room with one King bed. They said Hotwire booked it and we should deal with it. Holiday Inn Express refused to accommodate our request to move to a room with two beds, even paying regular price. It was very uncomfortable stay and very bad... More 

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

Dear Anatomist N, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We work very hard to ensure our facilities and service are superior and we strive to be the best Holiday Inn Express around. It seems that we were not able to execute an exemplary hotel stay with regard to room allocation and customer service. Please accept our... More 

Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have stayed in many of the hotels in Bloomington as I am now on my third child to attend IU. They all seemed about the same, but The Holiday Inn Express was a stand out. Other than location, we found it to be outstanding. If you are looking for a luxury hotel, in Bloomington or a college campus in... More 

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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review

How rewarding it was for the staff to see your review and know that we are now your hotel of choice in the Bloomington area. We were happy to see that you appreciated the staff service provided, found the hotel to be both clean and comfortable and enjoyed the complimentary breakfast served. We look forward to seeing you again very... More 

Detroit
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stayed here the night before we toured Indiana University with our daughter. Hotel was relatively close to where we needed to be the next morning, which is why we chose it. There were several restaurants in easy walking distance, which was very convenient after a long day of driving. The room was fine, although the decor was a little dated.... More 

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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel when in town to tour Indiana University. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post your comments after your stay, and were pleased to see that you found the accommodations to be comfortable, and the location to be convenient. We hope to see you in the future. Marilyn Edwards Owner, Revenue Mananger More 

Marion, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights with my family in a Queen Suite. The hotel is very clean, the staff is very helpful and polite (Crystal in Housekeeping is awesome!!), everything was perfect. We had plenty of room in our suite, the towels were clean and SOFT, the breakfast was good and included many items to choose from. The hotel... More 

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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments, it was very rewarding for the staff to see how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We were pleased that you found the suite to be both clean and comfortable and enjoyed the service provided. We hope to remain your hotel of choice in the Bloomington area. Marilyn Edwards Owner/Revenue... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The facility in general was very clean, our beds were nice and comfy, the pool and hot tub were enjoyed by all and the breakfast was kept stocked and was nice and hot. Danielle was super friendly and helpful.

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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review

We appreciate you choosing our hotel and then sharing your comments with others. We were happy to see that you found the hotel to be both clean and comfortable and that you enjoyed the amenities we provide as well as the service you received. We hope to remain your hotel of choice in the Bloomington area. Marilyn Edwards Owner/Revenue manager More 

Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I will highlight the three best features of this property: 1) the pool and hot tub area is the best I have seen in this class of hotel 2) our king suite was HUGE 3) Free beer and snack in the evening was a great bonus Book this place. You will enjoy it!

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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, we were very pleased to see how much you enjoyed the accommodations, the amenities we provide as well as the complimentary evening Manager's reception. We hope to see you again very soon. Marilyn Edwards Owner/Revenue Manager More 

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