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Holiday Inn Express Forest City

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   200 Holiday Inn Drive, Forest City, NC 28043
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel recently because we were in town for a funeral and let me just say that this is one of the nicest Holiday Inn Expresses we have been to. The room was very spacious giving us lots of room for a family of four. Very nice microwave and refrigerator in the room. The staff was very... More

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad has stayed here several times over the last few years and has come to really like the hotel. Given the negative reviews from other guests, I was pleasantly surprised by the staff and hotel in general. The room was well-appointed with a microwave and fridge and the breakfast was good. The dining room was nice, and we appreciated... More

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Holiday Inn E, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Forest City, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for giving us your feedback on your recent stay with us. We are very pleased that your expectations was met while here other than the mishap with the smoking room. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused you. Thank you for your continuous stays with us over the past couple of... More

Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I normally avoid writing reviews about chain hotels such as this, but we had a notably pleasant interaction with a front desk attendant here after an 8 hr drive from the coast . Her name was elizabeth and she embodied the southern warmth & charm that endears us to the area and keeps us coming back. We just wanted to... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So if you have a reason yo be in Forest City, it won't take long to figure out you have limited choices. And this is a pretty good one. The rooms are clean and spacious. The microwave and frig are great because the hotel is next to an Aldis. The breakfast has lots of variety and something for just about... More

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Bryson City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is my second week staying here for work. Last week was a short week so it wasn't too bad. I check in today and have to wait on the girl at the front desk who is ranting to someone on the phone about the night guy who didn't seem to do something right...something about dirty rooms, reg cards, two... More

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Holiday Inn E, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Forest City, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We're extremely sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience at our hotel. This is no where near the level of service we intend to provide. We can only hope that this experience isn't taken as a reflection of us overall, and we hope you give us the opportunity to redeem our services in the future. Thanks the management... More

Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My partner's mother lives in Forest City, and we generally visit her twice a year. We have probably stayed at the Holiday Inn Express ten times over the last five years. The rooms are well equipped, clean, and spacious, and it has been a good haven for us. However, our most recent visits have revealed some management problems that need... More

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Holiday Inn E, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Forest City, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your vauluable insights. Your willingness to spare some of your time to relay your comments is genuinely appreciated. It is our goal to consistently provide superior service at our hotel. We appoligize for the few mishaps that you had during your stay with us not only in July but in December as well. We greatly... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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210 reviews 210 reviews
173 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's a good little HI Experss. Modern decor. Very clean other than a dark stain in front of the fridge...bu the carpet is such that you can barely notice it. The Internet is spotty and the gym equipment, while not the best is ok - the eliptical is very low to the ground...just different than the norm. Breakfast typical -... More

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Holiday Inn E, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Forest City, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write us a review. This will not only help with your future stays but with others as well. We are looking into the noise issues inside of the rooms. We are sorry for your inconvenience and the lack of sleep that you had. Thank you for the... More

Templeton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We usually travel to Forest City 3-4 times per year to visit relatives...and have always stayed at Marriott properties 30-45 minutes away. We decided to take a chance (based on trip advisor reviews not a big chance) and are happy we did. Very laid back and friendly staff, spacious room with comfortable beds and good AC. It was clean and... More

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My week stay here was very comfortable and trouble free. The front desk personnel were friendly, courteous and helpful. The hotel is a newer one and everything still works well and has a good feel. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The internet worked very well and my overall impressions were very good.The room had a microwave and refrigerator... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Nice newer hotel located conveniently nearby restaurants and an Aldi grocery store. I stay here frequently during business travel, and the rooms are always clean. The rooms have a spacious layout. There is a complimentary breakfast including biscuits, pastries, fruit, yogurt, eggs, and coffee. It's a great place to stay!

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Holiday Inn E, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Forest City, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write this review, it will not only help us for your future stays with us but with future stays with other guest. We are at this time looking into the noise complaints, and we are truly sorry for you lake of sleep and the inconvenience that it... More

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Address: 200 Holiday Inn Drive, Forest City, NC 28043
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Forest City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Forest City 2.5*
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The Holiday Inn Express Forest City hotel features 63 guest rooms and suites. Other amenities include high-speed Internet access, a business center, a fitness room, free local phone calls and Express Start hot breakfast bar complimentary for all guests. Enjoy a unique breakfast experience at our new Express Start hot breakfast bar served every morning featuring a selection of hot items, including: sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, and omelets. Visit Forest City, NC and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. We are located 6 miles from Tanner Company and 25 miles from Lake Lure. Supplementary Directions: From 74 Bypass take exit 181 (US 74 Alt), hotel is 2 miles on left, behind Sonic Drive-In. ... more   less 
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