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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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Urbana, Illinois
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Solothurn, Switzerland
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179 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I had a guaranteed and fully pre-paid booking via Hotwire for 2 rooms and three nights. I filled out the check in forms for two rooms and signed for the two rooms and gave the credit card with was only swiped once. My colleague could not arrived because he got stuck at JFK airport due to a storm. Next morning... 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 opportunity to share your experience at our property. I do apologize for any confusion regarding your reservation and I will certainly be looking into this. As your reservation was made with a 3rd party booking site we do follow the guidelines set forth in our agreement with the platform. Our number one priority at our... More 

Troy, Ohio
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My first visit to Rock on the Range May 2015 at Mapfre Stadium. This hotel is within in walking distance. Which was perfect. The staff went out of their way to be friendly and accommodating. The head of housekeeping was outstanding. I can't complain about anything at the hotel except the price. They charged me more than the rack rate... 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 in regards to your recent stay with us. I do apologize for any confusion regarding your rates as rates do change depending on availability and time of booking. I will certainly be passing on your kind words to our Housekeeping Manager and other staff and thank you for recognizing them.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

From the moment we arrived, the staff was friendly and helpful. Event to notify us we left our dome light on in our car. There motel was clean. Our room was clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend this Holiday Inn Express!

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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 Jeff for your kind words regarding your stay at our property. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and I will be sure to pass on your comments to our wonderful staff. We know you have a choice when traveling to Columbus and thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Ex I-71/OH St. Fair for your accommodations. We look... More 

Edina, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

First of all, the area around this hotel is very bad, I mean think chains, boarded up doors, bars on windows and steel shutters on store fronts. Second, the element around is not very good either, vagrant people congregating in the area, at all hours of the day and the night. Third, the hotel has signage in place, park on... 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 sharing your feedback with us regarding your recent stay at our property. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you encountered while staying with us and I will certainly be looking into these matters. I can assure you our GM is very qualified to handle guest issues and there are other circumstances in regards to the incident you... More 

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