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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ended up choosing to stay here because so near the McKimmon Center for a conference and the weather was deteriorating quickly. I got the last room available and felt lucky to be so close. I was impressed with how clean and quiet it was. I will say no restaurant in walking distance but I found several close by and... More 

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

We are proud to be the closest hotel to the McKimmon's Center! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to see you back soon. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hotel. Hotel I s right off I40 and close to NCSU Centennial Campus. Room was clean,modern (plugs on lights, tv,frig.,microwave ) and comfortable. Good choice for extended stay. Exercise room is okay--one treadmill and two elipticals. Breakfast is good but eggs had processed flavor. Would stay again. Very nice staff.

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for allowing us to accommodate you while you visit the area, and we look forward to a future opportunity to do so. Warm regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Ridgefield, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The night girl was helpful but didn't disclose a fee for a rollaway at check in. Then the pool looked like it hasn't been cleaned in months! We couldn't fall asleep and had to keep calling the front desk about noise. It was noisier than a frat house there. So we are leaving and when I asked about the fee... More 

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to convey your recent experience! Our goal is to have our guests leave with a great experience, and I apology that your experience was less than perfect. I welcome to the opportunity to discuss your stay personally. Below is my contact information. Please reach out to me at your convenience. Warm regards, Milton Hamilton... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I was with a county group. They were able to check us in and work with different payment arrangements then previously thought. The staff was awesome and friendly. The rooms were clean. Breakfast the next morning was better than a lot of resteraunts. It was far enough away from campus to enjoy a quiet morning. However it was right off... More 

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you for this complimenting review! We enjoy taking care of our guests while they visit the area. See you soon. Kindest regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Piney Flats, Tennessee
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116 reviews 116 reviews
11 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The facility, as well as our room, was neat, clean, and very well lighted. Place appears to be almost new & rooms are fantastic. Rooms with microwave & small frig !! Plenty of light at mirror in bathroom. Breakfast is very, very good and coffee strong. Pool & "gym" are clean & more than adequate. Will definitely stay here again.

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your accommodations with us! We are thankful you gave us an opportunity, as we know there are many places to choose from. See you soon, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Maryland USA
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173 reviews 173 reviews
128 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Property located just a few miles off Route 40 in a wooded, quiet area. Plenty of well lit parking. Was greeted warmly at the front desk by staff. Very large inviting breakfast area. 4 floors and 2 elevators meant little wait. 4th floor room and floor were quiet. Nice that the windows opened a bit. Bed and room were standard... More 

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

What a great review! Thank you for providing this feedback, and more importantly thanks for staying with us! We look forward to your return visit. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Newport, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was my first visit to this hotel. I needed a quiet place for the night before an early morning meeting, this one certainly fit the bill. It was very quiet clean and inviting. The rooms were attractive and comfortable. The bathroom was roomy and had shelves and space for everything. The breakfast was exceptionally good. Most of all the... More 

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

We work hard to deliver an excellent guest experience and are thrilled when we consistently hit the mark! We look forward to your return visit. Happy New Year, Milton Hamilton General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University SW More 

North Caroilina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I was impressed by this Holiday Inn. They seemed to have their act together. Check-in was a breeze. The room was clean and spacious. Breakfast was better than your average hotel fare. The location is easily accessed from I-40 and is only a short hop away from NC State University by car. The only issue is that there aren't any... More 

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Happy Holidays! We hope we can accommodate you again soon. We appreciate your business and this review. Warm regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Spent the night here to shorten our trip to tour Campbell University. Hotel is in a great location, minutes from downtown and shopping. Hotel looks and feels new, guest rooms are clean and comfortable. Bathroom has built in shelves which is nice. Pool and hot tub indoors is always a plus. I would definitely stay here again!

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Happy Holidays! Thank you for your stay and recommendation! Lots of guests comment on our shelves in the bathroom, because it truly does help with space for all your toiletries. Warm regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Michigan
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Hotel appears relatively new, and located far enough from Interstate and other roads that there is little noise. Only downside is there are no dining options anywhere close. Must drive other than a gas station/convenience store on the corner. Hotel does provide a nice restaurant list though.

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

We appreciate your business and recent stay at our property! Although, we do not offer lunch or dinner we hope you enjoyed some of our local restaurants. We look forward to your return visit. In hospitality, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

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