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Holiday Inn Express Bloomington

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   117 S Franklin Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
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Ranked #2 of 23 hotels in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights while we moved our son into the dorms at IU. While the hotel is not walking distance to the campus, it takes less than 10 minutes to get there by car. I have to say that this is the nicest Holiday Inn Express I've ever stayed at anywhere. The staff were extremely friendly and... More

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

How rewarding it was for the staff to read you glowing comments, we thank you for sharing your recent experience at our hotel with others. We were pleased to see that our location, accommodations, free breakfast and evening manager's reception was just what you were looking for. We hope to see you often over the next four years, as your... More

Naperville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here when we dropped our son off at IU. We were thrilled with this hotel. The front desk staff was very personable & friendly. The rooms are spacious (we booked a King with a sleeper). The decor was beautiful and made you feel like you were in a luxury hotel. The shower pressure on the 4th floor was... More

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

Thank you for choosing our hotel when in Bloomington to drop your son off at Indiana University. We were so pleased to see how much you enjoyed your accommodations, as well as the service that you received. We are honored to be your hotel of choice in the area, and look forward to seeing you often over the next four... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time we went here a few years ago we were not impressed. Truthfully my husband could not remember why. I thought it was because there were a lot of unruly teenagers there and the jacuzzi suite tub was not that large. This time my husband had to go to Bloomington for business so he decided to stay here.... More

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

We appreciate you choosing our hotel once again when traveling to Bloomington, and thank you for sharing your experience with others. We sincerely apologize again for the housekeeping issues that you experienced during your stay, as there is no excuse. We hope that you will consider staying with us again, giving us a chance to exceed your expectations. Marilyn Edwards... More

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel was clean and cleaning staff was awesome. Other staff at front desk could of been alittle more better with customer service and niceness. At times they were snappy and rude. Breakfast Staff very friendly and inviting. Food was decent. Whirlpool was broken over half the time that we stayed and the ice machine was broken on third floor. Internet... More

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

Thank you very much for posting your comments, as our guest feedback is very important to us. We appreciate your kind comments regarding the housekeeping service provided, but were disappointed to see that you had Internet issues. We will look into the connectivity with our provider and ensure that the service is strong- we thank you for letting us know... More

Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I know that HIE is not a luxury chain, but in general it should be a clear cut above, say, Comfort Inn. It's certainly noticeably more expensive in general. This one had ok rooms and furnishings, but numerous small issues that seemed to point to general understaffing. Various mechanical breakdowns happened during our stay--elevator failure, dryer failure (they have laundry... More

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

I sincerely apologize for the issues that you experienced during your recent stay with us. We strive to exceed our guest's expectations, and it is disappointing to see that this was certainly not the case during your stay. We hope that you will consider staying with us again, please contact our GM, Dawn Crawford, and she will personally take care... More

Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was really impressed with the check-in process at this hotel. It was quick and efficient. I was upgraded to a suite due to my IHG status so that was really fun..and I didn't have to ask, they just upgraded automatically. At first glance the room was beautiful...upon unpacking and looking a little closer I noticed the carpeting could have... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding the accommodations, the free breakfast as well as the manager's reception, as we sincerely appreciate our guest feedback. We apologize for the housekeeping issues that you experienced in your room, as there is no excuse. We hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future. Marilyn Edwards Owner/Revenue... More

San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We spent three nights here for our family reunion recently and the hotel could not have been more accommodating. The staff was friendly, helpful, and always available. The rooms were well accented and comfortable. The hotel's breakfast offerings were some of the best quality we've had for a mid priced budget chain. I would recommend this hotel again in a... More

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

Thank you for selecting our hotel when in town for a family reunion, we sincerely appreciate your sharing your experience at our hotel with others. We were very pleased to see how much you enjoyed the stay, and hope to see you again very soon. Marilyn Edwards Owner/Revenue Manager More

Pataskala, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Normally stay at another brand of inn, butthis Holiday Inn Express was more convient and at a good price. Room was super clean and had a fresh scent. Had no problem with noise. Staff very friendly. Breakfast were excellent. Breakfast area was always very clean Food was plentiful, fresh, and hot. Pat S. did a fantastic job of managing the... More

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

Thank you very much for your glowing comments, in particular your mention of the service received from Pat in the breakfast area. We were happy to see how much you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you will always choose the Holiday Inn Express brand for your future stays. Marilyn Edwards Owner/Revenue Manger More

Indianapolis
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very friendly staff who did everything possible to make our stay excellent. I was very impressed by "Alexis," who was helpful and friendly to everyone! I stayed for four nights at this location, while I was visiting for a family reunion. The location provided easy access to the highway, and there were many shops and restaurants in the area. I... More

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

It was very rewarding to read your comments after your recent four night stay with us, in particular your comments regarding the service that you received. We strive to exceed our guest's expectations, we were pleased to see that we did that during your stay. We hope to see you again very soon. Marilyn Edwards Owner/Revenue Manager More

Santa Cruz, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped here overnight on our way somewhere. The room was clean (decor a bit outdated). We had a microwave, coffee maker, and mini fridge. The hotel has a pool and a small fitness center. The fitness center had everything you need for a basic workout but was a bit messy and needed some housekeeping. The hotel offers a hot... More

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

We were very pleased to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you found everything that you were looking for from the free hot breakfast, to the indoor pool and fitness center. We thank you for sharing your recent experience there with others. Marilyn Edwards Owner/Revenue Manager More

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Address: 117 S Franklin Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
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Location: United States > Indiana > Bloomington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Bloomington 3*
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bloomington.The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located just minutes from Indiana University and downtown Bloomington, Indiana. Travelers visiting the Bloomington Antique Mall, Convention Center, Lake Monroe, Brown County, Bloomington Sportsplex and Oliver Winery will all find the Holiday Inn Express an ideal location. Nearby businesses include Cook Inc., Otis Elevator, Bloomington Hospital, MPRI and Crane Naval Warfare Center. The award winning Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites features 102 rooms, including 32 suites and an exclusive Priorirty Club floor. Each room is equipped with microwave & refrigerator,32 inch flat screen television, coffeemaker, spacious guest bathrooms with granite counter tops, 400 thread count sheets and pillow-top mattresses and much, much more! Featured amenities include Express Start hot breakfast, complimentary Light Dinner (Monday - Thursday), private business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi rooms. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is the ideal choice for corporate travelers, families and Hoosier fans visiting Indiana University. Everything you expect, and much more! ... more   less 
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