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Holiday Inn Express Syracuse / Fairgrounds

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6946 Winchell Road, Syracuse, NY 13164
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Ranked #5 of 30 hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
PAL52772 Oneonta, New York
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oneonta, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second year staying at this Holiday Inn Express. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the staff are wonderful. Having the added plus of free shuttle service to and from the State Fair is a huge convenience. The drivers are knowledgeable and friendly...full of local information. Will definitely be back for "Year three"!

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North Bay, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here August 12-16 while in Syracuse to shop. Very nice staff and very reasonable rates. This hotel is about a 10 minute drive to the Destiny USA mall area and the State Fairgrounds. Good breakfast in the morning and clean rooms every day. I will definitely stay here again.

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Ashby, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beds super comfy. Room immaculate. Service excellent. We stopped twice, a week apart, for a rest midway on a long drive. Christine and Ellie went out of their way to make our short stays perfect. Ellie even remembered that my roommate didn't care for sausage, and told us she would be sure to have bacon at breakfast the next morning.... More

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North Bay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delight this turned out to be! Room was large, comfortable and unbelievably clean. Ammenties were great. Really appreciated the bath gel as mine was left behind. When we were ready for supper, asked desk and were directed to a decent restaurant through a walking trail by the hotel. Check in was easy as was checking out. Highly recommend!

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Mississauga, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fact that this hotel is located in the middle of nowhere is a plus. Great place to stay if you're on a shopping trip, only about 10 minutes to Destiny USA mall. I had a good night's sleep with it's comfortable bed & soft pillows. The sheets felt so snuggly & fresh that I just wanted to stay in... More

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New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
46 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is pretty much what you expect from a Holiday Inn Express (HIE) in terms of cleanliness and efficient stay for a reasonable price. Location It is about 15 minutes drive from downtown Syracuse. But it is in the middle of nowhere. No restaurants nearby, apart from a Buffalo wings joint. The hotel is in front of vacant lots... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Syracuse / Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear Smertios, Thank you very much for your recent stay and for writing us a candid review. While we are pleased that you found our pool area nice, it is regrettable that the hotel location was a letdown and breakfast options were not at par. This is definitely not up to our standards and we are constantly working on improving... More

Warsaw, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the most odd location of any Holiday Inn Express we've stayed at...in the middle of a field and no signs to get there! But once you arrive, it's everything you'd expect :) The staff were very friendly and they are pet friendly but at quite a cost..$50 (most are $25)..phew! The rooms were comfortable and clean but the... More

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Stratham, New Hampshire, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure where to begin, as I have always made HI Express my number one hotel, due to it's consistent properties wherever I travel. My son and I stayed here as a halfway point to Niagara Falls, and the reviews seemed good. I'll start with the positives - quiet location (a bit out of the way, which was OK),... More

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John T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Syracuse / Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Hi Dave, Thanks so much for your review! I am glad we get the opportunity to respond to you. We are so happy to hear you found our hotel to be clean and comfortable. We also apologize that some items appeared to be out of stock on our breakfast bar. I can assure you that no employees are eating our... More

Dunkirk, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a little hard to find but it is a great place to stay! Very clean and comfy bed and pillows. Very nice breakfast in the morning. Just a short distance to the fairgrounds. Enjoyed the pool area and the lobby. The staff was very helpful with questions we had about shopping and eating.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy check-in, lovely room with comfy bed and pillows, desk area, microwave and frig. Flat screen TV. Not very many channels though. Business center, pool, and fitness center available. Nice lobby area and good breakfast. 10 mins to SU campus, Dinosaur BBQ, etc. Very close to the Fairgrounds. I would go there again and recommend to others.

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Address: 6946 Winchell Road, Syracuse, NY 13164
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Syracuse / Fairgrounds 2.5*
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Spinning Ferris wheels, hot funnel cakes and big name performers like Maroon 5 & Train are waiting for you at the Great New York State Fair, just minutes from the Holiday Inn Express® Syracuse - Fairgrounds Hotel in Warners, NY. Our hotel's convenient location off I-90 and quick access to I-690 means commuting in and out of the city is a breeze. If you're a business traveler looking for hotels near Syracuse, NY with meeting space, we have an event room that accommodates 50 and a boardroom that seats 10. Corporate guests also appreciate that we're close to Lockheed Martin, Sysco Food Services and Anheuser-Busch. A Business Center with copy, print and PC capabilities is provided, as well. In addition to being just four miles from the state fairgrounds, we're near Onondaga Lake Park, which is a great destination for those who love the outdoors. For those who prefer to shop, Carousel Center Mall is close by and Waterloo Premium Outlets are a short drive from Warners, NY. Our hotel's location also has easy access to Empire Expo Center, downtown Syracuse and Armory Square. While you stay at our hotel's facility near Syracuse, NY, you'll enjoy amenities like free high-speed, wireless Internet access and an indoor pool and spa. Each morning, you can enjoy a free, hot breakfast, as well, at the Express Start Breakfast Bar. Call today and let us help you plan your next trip to this beautiful area. ... more   less 
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