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Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for the 4th year on the way to the NC beach for AAA of $94 and were very satisfied. It's improved with excellent management: clean and beautiful bedding and breakfast. Especially nice: there was no mold in the Ac filters which is a good find in the North Carolina summer.

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Troy, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an overnight stay after a business meeting in Hillsborough. The hotel was renovated, probably within the last year. It appears the renovations were a rush effort or they are still in progress. The hotel still has smoking rooms, so reserve carefully. Cleanliness was not a problem. Breakfast was not the greatest. Warm food was cool or cold.

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Tonya S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area, responded to this review

Dear RonB50, Thank you for your feedback on our establishment. We here at Holiday Inn Express, Hillsborough NC strive for guest satisfaction. We are still in the middle of making upgrades to our establishment. We do still offer smoking rooms and pet friendly rooms (limited). We are sorry to hear about the food and Sincerely Front Desk Manager More 

Dansville, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stayed here twice and both timed we messed up our reservations online. Both times they changed them to our advantage so we didn't have to pay so much. They were very happy we were there to stay and we were too. Rooms were large and comfortable and clean. Breakfast was good... First place I have found that serves walnuts... More 

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Tonya S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area, responded to this review

Dear TwoBills, Thank you for your kind reviews on our establishment. We here at Holiday Inn Express, Hillsborough NC strive for guest satisfaction. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our breakfast does contain walnuts as well as raisins, We look forward to your future visit. Sincerely, Front Desk Manager More 

Cartersville, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel more than most and find many levels of stopping points. This is one of my favorite locations. The rooms are alway great and the staff is awesome. Easy access from the main freeway. Mrs. Meena always makes sure that every guest is completely satisfied with thier stay. Very good breakfast.

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Tonya S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area, responded to this review

Dear Martymandm, Thank you for your kind feedback on our staff and establishment. We here at Holiday Inn Express, Hillsborough NC strive for guest satisfaction. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will visit with us again in the future. Sincerely, Front Desk Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped after riding a motorcycle in the rain for about 300 miles heading for Macon Ga. Check in was great and front staff was excellent. I usually eat at non-chain restaurants while I travel but I was to wet and tired to go out. The front staff offered me some great suggestions. The hotel was quiet at night and... More 

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Tonya S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area, responded to this review

Dear Z7919Alrobertm, Thank you for your feedback on our staff and establishment. We here at Holiday Inn Express strive for guest satisfaction. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We enjoy talking with us guest and making new friends. We hope that when you are in the area you will visit with us again. Sincerely,... More 

Fleming Island, Florida
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always our first choice staying in Hillsborough. Very clean, great staff and convient to Raleigh and Durham. Price is reasonable. Returning this fall and meeting family. Recommend to my fami,y members.

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Tonya S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area, responded to this review

Dear MaryFrances C, Thank you for your kind review of our establishment and staff. We here at Holiday Inn Express, Hillsborough NC strive for guest satisfaction. We look forward to your visit in the fall. Until then, we hope you have a great summer. Sincerely, Front Desk Manager More 

Meredith, New Hampshire
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who doesn't want to be treated special, greeted with smiles, helped beyond the call of duty, eat divine food, get bargain prices and stay in a clean spacious lovely room? I stayed at the Hillsborough Holiday Inn Express for three days in May 2015 for my UNC, Chapel Hill, 50th class reunion. EmployeesTeresa, Meena and Anjan were competent, hospitable and... More 

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Tonya S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area, responded to this review

Dear AnnMD777, Thank you for all of your kind words on our establishment and our staff. We here at Holiday Inn Express, Hillsborough NC strive for guest satisfaction. We are so pleased too hear that we did not fail you. We enjoyed your time with us and hope that you will come visit us again. We hope you have a... More 

Forest City
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We've stayed here several times and always return when in the area. Nice, clean, comfy and very quiet. Sort of hidden away from the hustle and bustle. Prefer to stay here when we have medical appointments at Duke, just a short drive away. Very friendly staff, great yummy breakfast too! Helps to check for coupons in the motel/hotel travel brochures... More 

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Tonya S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area, responded to this review

Dear Mellocup, Thank you for your feedback. We here at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough NC strive for guest satisfaction. We are pleased to hear that we did not fail you. We look forward to another visit from you in the future. Front Desk Manager More 

Cornelia, Georgia
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261 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We booked our room through our IHG membership, and happened to get the last available room at the inn. It seems that this weekend was not only Mothers Day but also graduation day at several major colleges and universities in the Durham area. The room was very nice, clean and the helpfulness of employees excellent. We awoke early on Sunday,... More 

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Tonya S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area, responded to this review

Dear MissDixieDelight, We appreciate your kind review. We here at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough NC strive for guest satisfaction. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will visit us again in the future. Sincerely, Front Desk Manager More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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91 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The hotel has seen better days. The bathroom is old but clean. The a/c in my room worked fine and was quiet. The front desk was very friendly and greeted me as a IHG partner. The hotel is easy to find and close to the highway. The TV worked well and has a good picture.

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Tonya S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area, responded to this review

David W., Thank you for your feedback on our establishment. We here at Holiday Inn Express, Hillsborough NC strive for guest satisfaction. We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was pleasant. We are in the middle of making some upgrades to our hotel and hope that you will visit again to see our changes. More 

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