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Holiday Inn Express Durham

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824 (Formerly Hotel New Hampshire)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Montreal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast was amazing they even had soy milk (lactose intolerant here). Beware this hotel shares a parking lot with a college housing unit. First night we got to listen to a loud argument. The door doesn't block any noise from the hall way. A drunk woman came in singing "love shack, baby love shack" at 2 am. Doors close heavily... More

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HIEDurhamManager, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Hello Blueberry04, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I apologize that your stay was noisy due to other guests and the tenants nearby. Anytime there are issues with noise, please contact us immediately. We would love to alleviate the issue so your stay with us is more relaxing. I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy... More

Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is located just on the edge of the UNH campus and is convenient to downtown Durham. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The front desk welcomed me in, answered any questions I had, and was able to arrange my room so that I could check in nearly three hours early. The hotel itself isn't particularly fancy --... More

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HIEDurhamManager, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Hello apg703, Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your experience with our property. I'm glad that our location was convenient for you, as we are located only minutes from the University of New Hampshire. Our goal is to ensure every guest's stay is comfortable as well as memorable. I'm elated that our staff was able to accommodate... More

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stay at this hotel once a year when visiting family in the area. We have had a few issues through the years, but we have found the staff to be accommodating. This trip we arrived around 9p.m. to find our king room had been given to someone else. We were put in a double room, but were given a... More

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HIEDurhamManager, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Hello travelhappy527, Thank you kindly for your review. I'd like to personally apologize for the inconvenience that you experienced at our property in regards to your room type and our a/c units. For future reference, we have 4 rooms on our first floor with standard a/c units that may be more accommodating for you. We appreciate you being a loyal... More

Valdosta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

They have maybe the best variety of any HIX I have been in for breakfast. Nice selection of breads and Greek yogurt and fruits. Front Desk and breakfast staff also very good and accommodating. Only downside is the AC units are very noisy and I think they need to have the filters cleaned better as my son and I both... More

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

Dear rrgeorgia, Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am sorry for the inconvenience the noise from the a/c caused you. I am pleased that our staff was able to offset this displeasure with great service. I was glad to hear you did appreciate our breakfast. Once again, we appreciate you taking the time to share your comments... More

Pittsburgh
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

At check-in we were greeted by two friendly, helpful staff. We had two requests that they were able to quickly accommodate. While I was not recognized as an IHG Rewards member, the staff member did look up and add my number to my reservation without me asking. The rooms are large and clean. The beds were very comfortable. The bathrooms... More

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HIEDurhamManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Hello China Nomad, Thank you so much for your great review. I will be sure to share this with my amazing team. They are the true "STARS" of this hotel! Our proximity to the campus of the University of New Hampshire make us "THE PLACE TO STAY" in Durham! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed our new and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Had business at UNH and it's the only deal in town. They don't have a shuttle from train station, and there are no local taxi services, so transportation is walking if you don't have a car. Hotel is clean, and comfortable bed, so that was good. Breakfast is included and decent buffet. Other dining options are the two gas stations... More

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HIEDurhamManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Hello Elyzabeth A, Thank you so much for your kind review. Transportation can be a little tough around Durham at times due to no local cab companies being in Durham. There is a bus system that helps a little, but it does require a bit of walking. Our breakfast just received an upgrade adding some healthier options such as Turkey... More

Fairfield County, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ever since UNH converted the hotel space at the New England Center to dorm rooms, UNH and Durham have been using the Holiday Inn Express as the only hotel in town. Three Chimney's Inn also has rooms but fewer and they are in a class all their own given a multi star dining room and bar. The Holiday Inn Express... More

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HIEDurhamManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Hello Whit48, Thank you for your kind review. You are correct in saying that we have replaced the New England Center since it's closure 4 years ago. We may not be as close to the Whittemore Center or Football field, but we are still very convenient to anyone visiting the UNH campus. Since your last stay in February, our breakfast... More

Albany, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Stayed here to visit UNH. Keeping in mind that this is a Holiday Inn and not a Ritz Carlton. With that said....the staff at the front desk were friendly and accommodating. The room was an average size room and very clean. I liked that the sink was outside of the bathroom, allowing two people to get ready at the same... More

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HIEDurhamManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Dear Scoopers, Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed our "little gem" here in Durham. As you notated, we are very close to the UNH campus which makes us IDEAL for any parent coming to visit their daughter or son. We have added some new items to our breakfast, including new cereal's, turkey sausage, more... More

Waterbury, Vermont, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel five times with our dog when we visit family in Portsmouth, NH. The staff goes out of its way to be helpful when it comes to your pet. Two great places to walk your dog. One is just across the street and down on the right past the old town hall: a nice little... More

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HIEDurhamManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Hello Jed B, Thank you so much for your response. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here in Durham. We cannot express that enough. Your loyalty is appreciated. Our proximity to the campus of the University of New Hampshire makes us an ideal hotel for anyone visiting the campus, and if they have an additional dog as a... More

Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel. We wanted to be located close to the UNH campus and unfortunately, Durham has few accommodation choices. Some of the lamps in our room had cobwebs inside of them and the plastic lamp shades were damaged and also looked like they had not be cleaned in a long time. The beds... More

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HIEDurhamManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I personally apologize for the bad experience you had when you stayed here in Durham. We appreciate all reviews and will forward this to my Housekeeping Supervisor to make sure this doesn't happen again. I will also speak with our breakfast attendants to ensure cleanliness is kept up. I completely agree with you about the propped open door,... More

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Address: 2 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824 (Formerly Hotel New Hampshire)
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Location: United States > New Hampshire > Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Durham 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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The Holiday Inn Express Durham hotel is New Hampshire s newest Express, conveniently in the heart of Durham in Southern New Hampshire! The hotel is just minutes from the University of New Hampshire & UNH's- Whittemore Center.Our hotel has 68 guest rooms including 2 suites & is 100% Non-Smoking. Our rooms offer wireless & hard wired hi-speed Internet connections! Enjoy free Express Start Breakfast each morning featuring the exclusive Express Cinnamon Buns. While sipping Smart Roast coffee, peruse through a complimentary USA Today! It s Simply the Smart way to start your day!In addition to being located at UNH, the Holiday Inn Express Durham is near many schools; Phillips Exeter Academy, Franklin Pierce College, & St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Durham is minutes from Portsmouth, Rochester & Dover which are full of history, shopping & local flavor. Visit Red Hook Brewery, the historic forts such as Fort Constitution or catch a concert at Hampton Beach Casino. We are within minutes of the Fox Run Mall & the Kittery Outlets.Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Liberty Mutual & Goss International are just a few places that our business travelers visit.Our friendly & knowledgeable staff is ready to provide you with superior service! When you stay at the Holiday Inn Express Durham Hotel you are Staying Smart! ... more   less 
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