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Holiday Inn Express Syracuse / Fairgrounds

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6946 Winchell Road, Syracuse, NY 13164
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014
Smertios New York
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
46 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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 August 13, 2014

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
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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 August 2, 2014

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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Summit, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great hotel for my one night stay on the college tour circuit. It really is in the middle of nowhere but its a clean, well run hotel. The room was perfect, the front desk was very helpful with questions and the breakfast buffet was always restocked and was exceptionally clean. For those visiting Syracuse University, its less than 15 minutes... More

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Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I stayed here July 4th weekend on a girls shopping trip. The room was nice, it looked as if it was hastly furnished. It didn't have a good use of space, there was a tiny chair in a big corner, but thats not all that important. We reserved a jr suite and it was supposed to come with a couch... More

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The staff was efficient and friendly and the hotel was nice and clean. We arrived during a thunderstorm and were on our way to our room in the elevator when the lightening struck and the elevator stopped and refused to go up. It was lightening a number of times while we were in the elevator and even though it kept... More

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

muckon, You made it through the storm! Thank you for your review and again we are so sorry it caused you to be briefly stuck in our elevator! We did get that situation addressed immediately and as you mentioned everything was back up and running shortly. We are so happy to hear that despite that bump in the road your... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Driving across country at 2am finding a hotel to stop at was the most important thing. The front desk was nice at check in, the room was nice and the bed easy to sleep on. It is in an awkward location and doesn't really have anything close to it. It is a brand new holiday inn so maybe the area... More

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

jlmh49, We agree! A hotel is the most important thing at 2am during a long drive. We are glad to hear the bed was easy to sleep on and the staff was nice. Hopefully you grabbed a cinnamon roll on your way out the door for the rest of your trip! Thanks for the review! John Tees General Manager More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Very nice hotel and extremely pleasant and helpful staff. My wife and I have stayed here a couple of times and have been very happy on each occasion . It is pretty isolated but it is very close to the highway so I find that a plus for me. There is literally not another building within 200 yards of this... More

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

dev0014, Thank you for your continued business. We are glad you consider our property to be a great place to stay! The name of the restaurant next door is the Quaker Steak & Lube and they do have great decor and food. Thanks again for the 5-star review, see you next time! Sincerely, John Tees General Manager More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Syracuse / Fairgrounds

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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