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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center

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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Garner, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment I came thru the door I was greeted by a very professional and pleasant desk clerk by the name of Taja who was very helpful in feel at ease and gave me helpful hints in how to get around town...including bus scheduling, taxi service...and breakfast times. She even went as far as providing me with print outs... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We selected this hotel based on the "good" reviews we had read on trip advisor as well as due to its affordable pricing ($175 for one night, including taxes). However, we were disappointed. It is in the downtown area which worked well for our trip to Ohio Stadium. However, the area made us uncomfortable. We definitely wouldn't leave the room... More 

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience. I do apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with noise during your stay with us and I urge you to call the front desk if this should happen again. Our goal is to provide a comfortable nights rest for all of our guests and my sincere apologies if this... More 

Lakewood, Ohio
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the staff that we dealt with at the hotel were friendly and helpful. The room and hotel were clean and consistent with what you expect from a Holiday Inn Express. We were just in town for a night and the hotel provided quick drives to several parts of the city. While there's nothing necessarily right by the hotel... More 

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on your recent stay at our property. We truly appreciate your kind words and I will be sure to pass them on to our great staff. We know you have a choice when traveling and appreciate your patronage. Safe travels and we look forward to having you as our guest in the future.... More 

Anniston, Alabama
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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family has been traveling on a college tour for our son. This hotel knocked it out of the park with an upgrade to a suite with a king bed for my husband and a queen bed in a room all his own for our son. We were only charged the base rate for 2 double beds....what a blessing to... More 

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words regarding your stay with us. I am so happy to hear we were able to make your stay special and I will be sure to share your comments with our great staff. We know you have a choice when you travel and thank you for choosing us. Best of luck with the... More 

Urbana, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Close to the interstate so that was a plus for us because we are headed out early in the morning. Room is smaller than I am used to with HIE. We were given and upgrade to a King room so that was positive. The pool area is a little small but there's a free breakfast so there are some trade... More 

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our property. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed the convenience of our location and free breakfast we serve. We know you have a choice when traveling to Columbus and sincerely appreciate your patronage. Safe travels and we hope to have the opportunity to have you as a... More 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I ran an event on OSU, and houses several speakers in this hotel. The staff was easy to deal with all weekend and easy to get ahold of. Speakers also reported no issues with the hotel. I Recommend it.

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you Nick for your kind words regarding your stay with us. We truly appreciate your patronage during your event and I will be sure to pass on your comments to our great staff. We know you have a choice when you travel and thank you for choosing HIE Express Ex/I-71 on your visit to Columbus. We look forward to... More 

Toledo, Ohio
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Picked this hotel because it was a short drive to the LC pavilion. Didn't realise the location was in a pretty run down part of Columbus. When we arrived the front desk agent was very pleasant. Even recommended a take out restaurant for when we came back from the venue. The room we where put into smelled musty right when... More 

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our property. Customer feedback is very important to us and your suggestions will be passed on to the proper people. When staying at our property please know, when we have availability room changes are always available to ensure you have a comfortable nights rest. Thank you for sharing and... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Hotel is very clean. The beds are comfortable, and the room is spacey. The staff is very helpful and goes out of its way to assist. The hot breakfast every morning is good, but it is the same every morning. The hotel is in a poor part of town with lots of auto repair shops surrounding it. However, it has... More 

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your patronage to our property during your stay in Columbus. I am very happy to hear our staff was able to make you comfortable during your stay and you enjoyed our convenient location to many are attractions. Your kind words are certainly appreciated and I will be sure to pass them on to our great... More 

Dayton, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I want to be fair, but, truthfully, I have never seen so much drama between the GM and customers at a hotel! I witnessed a major big argument and GM was rather unprofessional although I think the customer may have been overreacting a little too (but come on GM step up and deal with it professionally). And, I too feel... More 

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our property. We value customer feedback in order to constantly improve our hotel and will certainly be looking into your comments. We do have policies in place for cancellations and adhere to those in order to keep our operation consistent with all guests. I am very happy to hear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We were in town to visit The Ohio State University. The hotel was at a convenient location ,it took about ten minutes to get to campus. The hotel was clean and seemed like it had newer carpet. The room was was comfortable as were the beds. The hotel did not have any restaraunts nearby, although the associate at the front... More 

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our property. We are very happy to hear we were able to make your visit to Columbus comfortable and you were able to enjoy the complimentary amenities we offer. Our goal is to provide each guest a clean and comfortable room at a great price and I am very... More 

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