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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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Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would stay here again. It's a good value with a hot breakfast and fresh fruits. Rooms were spacious, modern, and clean. They even had free Italian buffet one evening which we would have been happy to pay for as we were too tired to go out for dinner. They offer this one night a week. A nice perk!

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

Thank you for your business! Glad you could enjoy our Guest Reception that we host every Tuesday and Wednesday evening. We hope you will return very soon. Kindest regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Sewell, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel a lot and stay in a lot of chain hotels and motels but this was our first time in a Holiday Inn Express. It was more expensive than places like Days Inn and Motel 6 etc. usually are, but not that much more expensive, and the room was more spacious and comfortable for working than those places. Might... More 

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

So glad we were the first Holiday Inn Express you stayed at! First impressions mean a lot and I am pleased you had a great one. We look forward to you using our brands across the globe. Thank you, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a great location right off the interstate and close to NCSU campus. It was very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. Free breakfast was included in the price and it was a lot of food--definitely more than just muffins and coffee. The staff were very friendly as well. I definitely recommend this hotel if you are... More 

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

Our guest can always count on our Express Start Breakfast bar to get their day started. We hope you'll be back soon to enjoy our property and all of it's amenities. Kindest regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day of moving our daughter into her new apartment for NCSU, we really needed a good night's rest. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites came to our rescue. We were warmly greeted upon check in, offered an upgrade and went to our room. Perfect in all ways. Cool room, comfortable bed and great WIFI. We can always count... More 

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

We are so delighted we could offer you a great place to stay after a long day of moving. Our staff works hard to be a leader in excellence, and reviews like this will only fuel their fire. Thank you for sharing and your business. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first few experience with IHG properties was a bit rocky, but I have to say the trend is definitely on an upward slide. This hotel is new, clean, and the staff is very friendly. Located right off the interstate, I have to say if you need to stay in the area this is where you should lay your head... More 

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

We've been listening to our guests and making drastic improvements to better serve you. I am proud you have noticed and thank you for your loyalty to our family of brands. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Trafalgar, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We loved the lobby it is beautiful. Everything in the hotel seemed "nicer" than any other Holiday Inn Express we have ever stayed at. The breakfast was great lots of teas to pick from - just loved it!!! We greatly enjoyed our stay!

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

These are the type of reviews we work hard to earn! So glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we appreciate you allowing us to accommodate you. Hope you will have the pleasure of being our guest again soon. In hospitality, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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172 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Close to NC State's centennial campus. Big and clean rooms, fast wifi, comfortable beds. Breakfast is prepared early if you need to get up early. Quiet. I don't know about the price because I didn't pay for this. No complaints whatsoever.

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a typical Holiday Inn Express, as far as the actual features of the rooms. What sets it apart is the great service. From check in to check out, I dealt with smiling, upbeat staff who behaved as though my comfort was the most important thing in the world. The room was nice and clean, and the air conditioner... More 

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

It is truly our staff that make the guest experience! Thank you for noticing and sharing your experience. Thank you, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I loved the stay enjoyed everything about the room . The guy that checked me in was very very sweet. I would go back again just because. To get away if need to be pool and everything was clean.Staff was very friendly and caring

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

We aim to please and looks like we hit the mark! We hope you will return sooner than later. Kindest regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

San Diego, CA
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I stayed for three nights in June 2015. In general this is a nice hotel for the money (~ 100 per night with a conference discount). The room was clean and quiet (but too bad folks who stay in hotels can't figure out how to gently close a door in the middle of the night). Many hotels ask that you... More 

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

We truly appreciate your stay with us and your detailed review. We love to hear our guest's point of view so that we can make adjustments or enhancements. Again, thank you. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

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