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Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   447 Farmington Ave, Louisville, KY 40209 (Fairgrounds)
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Ranked #44 of 95 hotels in Louisville
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbia, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose this Hotel because the airport location served us well during our last visit and the Hotel was new, so we wanted to give it a try. This is a really nice HI branded Hotel. We found all variables associated with room cleanliness, sleep quality, HVAC comfort, and Staff Helpfulness and courteousness to be excellent. Although this Hotel is... More

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Columbus, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is pretty nice and seems to not be but a few years old. It is kind of weird that they built it behind another hotel and because it does not face a major street it can be hard to locate. Also the area near the hotel is very industrial and I did not expect that. Overall my room... More

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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Lat J - Thank you for taking time to review our hotel! We appreciate you feedback. We are located right next to the University of Louisville and have a convenient location. We would love to host you again during your next trip to Louisville. Kindest Regards, Brooke Potter, Director of Sales More

Somerset, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our needs were pretty simple: clean, comfortable hotel for one night stay, place to park our car for 5 days, and shuttle to and from airport. This hotel provided all that with friendliness and efficiency. Our room was clean and comfortable. Nice refrigerator. Free WiFi. We didn't swim or eat in the restaurant due to the time constraints of this... More

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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Dear Kimerris - Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so glad that the hotel and staff met your needs. We really appreciate the positive feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon! Kindest Regards, Brooke Potter, Director of Sales More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were driving cross country and needed a hotel that was right off the highway to stop at for the night. It was almost 1:00am and the front desk person was friendly and kind and got us quickly checked in. They also have a noon check out time which was nice since we got to bed so late. The bed... More

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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Jlmh49 - Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for our hotel and we sincerely appreciate your positive comments! I am so glad you noticed that we are conveniently located to interstates and restaurants. I will let our Front Desk know of your kudos! Thank you again! Kindest Regards, Brooke Potter, Director of Sales More

Alturas, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on a Sunday night and needed the hotel shuttle to pick us up from the airport,we were told they don't normally have one on Sunday evenings and that the waitress/bartender normally acts as the driver but she was too busy so we would have to take a taxi but holiday inn would pay for it, but they assured... More

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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Cherrie - Thank you for taking time to write a review for our hotel. I sincerely apologize for the problems you had during your stay with us. Customer service and guest satisfaction is of utmost importance to us and we will definitely address these issues immediately. Thank you again. Kindest Regards, Brooke Potter, Director of Sales More

Green Valley, Arizona
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My one week work trip turned into two. The staff in this hotel made me feel appreciated and took care of all my needs in a kind and caring manner. When we checked out the front desk employee Amanda said she was going to miss us. Tanisha was friendly and helpful every morning at breakfast. The food in the dining... More

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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Laura - Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us! I am so happy you enjoyed your two week stay and sincerely appreciate your kind words. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards, Brooke Potter, Director of Sales More

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
42 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel seems new. The parking lot is a little funky, probably because of the shape of the lot on which the hotel sits. The property is in great shape. The room was nice. The staff was helpful and friendly. The hotel is near gas stations and some fast food-type places, as well as close to the interstate and the... More

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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us! We are delighted you felt that our hotel was quiet and convenient. We did just get updates, so our hotel is fresh and new! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Kindest Regards, Brooke Potter, Director of Sales More

Enola, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The room accommodations were very good and the mattress on the bed could not be beat for comfort. The pool looked very nice but my husband and I forgot our suits. everyone we met was friendly and very helpful. Would stay here again.

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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Becky - Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking time to review our hotel. I am so glad to hear you had a good night sleep! We appreciate your kind words in regards to our staff and pool. Kindest Regards, Brooke Potter, Director of Sales More

Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
52 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Staff was welcoming upon arrival and helpful throughout the stay with directions, dining recommendations, and printing documents. Great location for getting to Papa John Stadium, and walking distance to Churchill Downs. You can get food in the hotel (didn't try it) and a few fast food places within walking distance. Not particularly adjacent to the airport but very near. Room... More

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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us! I am so glad to hear you thought our staff was friendly. We do have a great location within block of Churchill Downs, Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium, Kentucky Fair/Expo Center and the reopened Kentucky Kingdom! We hope to see you soon. Kindest Regards, Brooke Potter, Director of Sales More

chicago
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I am very loyal to Holiday Inn chain but that's about to change. I just experienced a similar experience at a Holiday Inn Express in South Carolina and its simply unacceptable. This most recent experience prompted me to post an appropriate review to my last stay in Holiday Inn Louisville in february-march of 2014. I know for fact I left... More

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Address: 447 Farmington Ave, Louisville, KY 40209
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Fairgrounds
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#40 Business Hotel in Louisville
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Welcome to One of the Best of Louisville Airport Hotels! Set in the heart of Louisville's convention, sports and airport districts, the newly built, smoke free Holiday Inn Hotel at Louisville Airport - Fair / Expo has an ideal location. We're less than a mile from the Louisville International Airport (SDF) and near the attractions and businesses of Louisville, KY. Our hotel is a few miles from attractions like Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom and the world-famous Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Museum. You can spend the day cheering for the University of Louisville's Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium or visiting Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center across the street from our hotel. The Louisville Zoo and local parks are just a few miles away. Business travelers benefit from our hotel's location near the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, UPS, Ford, Brown & Williams, Louisville Naval Ordnance Station, the University of Louisville and other businesses in Louisville. Lodging here gives you access to our 1,892 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and a 24-hour business center. Our exceptional hotel in Louisville features Kem's Cafe & Lounge, an indoor, heated pool and a 24-hour fitness center. For a well-appointed room with free high-speed Internet access, triple-sheeted bedding, a 32-inch LCD HDTV, a large work area, a microwave and a refrigerator, call our Louisville, KY hotel today to reserve a room for your next stay. ... more   less 
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