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Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough

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Hunt Valley
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very no frills hotel. They do have continental breakfast and wifi. Other than that you will be snacking out of a vending machine.The room and bathroom were clean, but dated. There were some minor maintenance issues - the shower squealed when in use, and the toilet never flushed the first time. Also the grout along the floor... More 

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Audrey T, Front Desk Clerk at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough, responded to this review

AmyBlue66, thank you so much for your in depth feedback. We truly take each review to heart and consider all suggestions. We're glad your stay accommodated your needs, but we'd like to strive for more. Please give us another chance to show you how hospitable our staff can be. We will polish out the minor maitenance issues in the meantime.... More 

Hillsborough, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an extended stay during a snowstorm and the staff was very attentive and friendly. The room was clean and quiet. There was a strange odor coming from the plumbing when we arrived, but maintenance addressed the problem quickly. Thank you!

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Thank Julie M
Audrey T, Front Desk Clerk at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough, responded to this review

Julie M, thank you for your kind feedback! We're glad you could turn to us for a safe stay during the snow storm. We apologize that the plumbing needed a quick fix when you first arrived, but we're glad we could attend to it quickly so that you could enjoy your stay. Please come again! More 

Holmdel, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a King bedroom suite with a sleeper sofa (for 3 adults). The room was fully made up including the linens for the sofa. Very quiet location about 1 1/2 miles from the little town of Hillsborough. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful recommending restaurants in the area

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Thank Joseph D
Audrey T, Front Desk Clerk at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough, responded to this review

Joseph D, thank you for your feedback. We're pleased that our hotel was quiet and convenient for your stay. Please come back to stay with us so you can continue to explore our fun, little town! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This hotel is great. We stay there two times a year for the past two years (total four times now). We always get this hotel via 3rd party booking website. The morning lady manager always chats with us during breakfast and she remembers us, which is nice. The rooms we get are ALWAYS clean. The breakfast is good; my 4... More 

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Thank Rusty S
Audrey T, Front Desk Clerk at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough, responded to this review

Rusty S, thank you so much for your gracious feedback. To confess, we love the pancake machine too. It's been a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us these past two years and we look forward to more in the future! More 

Washington, DC
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I was in the area visiting family and needed somewhere close by to lay my head. The hotel was extremely convenient. The hotel is dated and very basic. The hotel served its purpose and was decent for the area. The bed was very comfortable and the staff were extremely pleasant. The room was clean, but the carpet needed to be... More 

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Thank DCLady85
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough, responded to this review

Dear DCLady85, Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us. We realize you have many choices when it comes to lodging, and we sincerely appreciate your business with us. I am glad to read your positive feedback about the comfort of the bed and for regarding our pleasant staff. However, we regret if your stay was not a... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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89 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Stayed the night while shopping at the Tanger Outlets. This hotel was fine. Hardly anyone was there so it was quiet and we had the place to ourselves. Room was clean and the beds were comfortable. Breakfast we pretty meager and some items were cold. Not good. Ok for one night.

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Thank Timothy F
Audrey T, Front Desk Clerk at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough, responded to this review

Timothy F, thank you for your feedback. Most importantly, we strive to improve to best accommodate our guest's needs. We apologize for the cold breakfast and hope you'll give us another chance to give you the hotel experience you deserve. More 

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105 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I was driving back from Miami en route to New York after stopping in Atlanta and was very tired. I saw a sign for Holiday Inn and the first thing that came to mind was comfort, elite amenities, peaceful sleep on comfortable bed so I decided to stop and glad I did. Ample parking near a gas station and McDonalds.... More 

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Thank Knighttravelmd
Audrey T, Front Desk Clerk at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough, responded to this review

Knighttravelmd, thank you so much for your generous feedback. We're ecstatic that you were so pleased with your stay! I'll be sure to personally pass along your kind words to James, the overnight gentlemen, and Anjan Desai, our manager. Please do not hesitate to stay with us for any future long drives. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Hornell, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Stayed at this hotel 10 nights over a period of three weeks and the staff was very friendly and helpful, the rooms were always clean and comfortable. The only issue i had was one room the bathroom shower wouldn't turn all the way off.

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Thank Greg G
Audrey T, Front Desk Clerk at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We truly appreciate you choosing us during your stay in North Carolina. Having great guests like you makes our jobs fun and easy. Please come again anytime! More 

frankfort, ny
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47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I booked this hotel on line for a stay of 4 nights. On the hotel web site they list a state-government rate. That is the rate I booked. Now there is no place on the web site that has the disclaimer it must be a North Carolina State Rate. I am not a north Carolina state employee, but an employee... More 

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Thank valrem
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough, responded to this review

Dear valrem, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts and comments about your experience. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience you had regarding your reservation. We give the utmost importance to our guest comments as they help us improve and continually provide the best guest experience possible. In addition, your feedback has been... More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This hotel is off by itself - quiet, clean. The room was comfortable, The staff was helpful. It is convenient to town and the highway without being in the middle of everything. We stayed there while visiting my son and family for Thanksgiving. It was close to everything we wanted to do.

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Thank Dawnelle L
Audrey T, Front Desk Clerk at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad that our hotel fit your needs and was convenient to visit your son. Please come back to visit us again sometime! More 

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