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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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Edina, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Fargo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I checked in to the hotel today, and as an IHG member, my name was on the welcome board, I had a candy bar with my name on it saying thanks for staying, am email drafted this morning from Kirti the general manager AND Mikel's awesome front desk was above and beyond. She helped me arrange a taxi ride to... More 

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

Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. We would like to welcome you to our hotel and the Columbus area. We truly appreciate your patronage and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the Mikel and the staff. Please do not hesitate to call or come to the Front Desk if there is... More 

little rock, arkansas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and were gone from around 10:30 am til 8 or 9 pm each day. We booked this stay through Hotwire and were given the room type in the area we requested. The hotel was clean, comfortable with great beds, and the breakfast was outstanding. I would have given this property 5 stars... 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 HIE Columbus. I am very happy to hear we were able to accommodate your requests prior to your arrival and I do apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with housekeeping. To ensure that all guests receive the proper services when staying with us we do issue a letter for... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stay here every year during April for Equine Affaire. We stay four nights and love the location. The staff is always wonderful to us and we never have a problem. They go out of their way to be courteous and make extra certain all of our needs are being met.

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

Thank you Christina for your kind words and patronage to the HIE Columbus. I am so happy to hear we were able to meet and exceed your expectations and I will be sure to pass your comments on to the staff. We know you have a choice when you travel and appreciate you always choosing us when visiting Columbus. Safe... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Hotel was very nice and clean. About a 10min max cab ride to downtown Columbus. Very friendly and hospitable staff. Pool is very nice. Rooms were nice in size and very clean. Morning breakfast was very good and had a good verity also. All in all a great stay!!!

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

Thank you Cole for staying with us during your recent trip to Columbus. We truly appreciate your patronage and thank you for choosing HIE when traveling. Safe travels and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again on a future visit. Best regards, HIE Columbus More 

Speedway, Indiana
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95 reviews 95 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were attending an event at the Ohio State Fairgrounds and have stayed at this motel the last two years. The neighborhood is not the most scenic big is in a handy place right off the interstate. It's easy to get to and the lobby is friendly as are the desk attendants. Very quick check in and out. They have... 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 HIE Columbus. We truly appreciate your patronage over the years and thank you for your kind words, I will be sure to pass them on to the staff. We know you have a choice when you travel and thank you for choosing us when visiting the Columbus area. Safe... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Everyone, management and staff, was very friendly and helpful. The most interesting thing at their breakfast buffet were their bananas. Each banana had a handwritten slogan on it with a positive thought for the day. And, we learned that every employee contributes in creating and writing the slogans...very clever! Also, a personalized welcoming letter from the manager was in the... 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 Rosie for your kind words regarding your recent visit to HIE/ Columbus. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our staff. We know you have a choice when you travel and truly appreciate your patronage. Please come back and... More 

Stollings, WV
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a very well run Holiday Inn Express that exceeds the standard for the brand in service. I have stayed here over 30 times in 3 years and it is my first choice for the city. The location is perfectly central and accessible to the entire town with ease. Walking distance to the Columbus Crew stadium, very close 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 for taking the time to share you experience at our hotel. We truly appreciate your business over the years and I thank you for writing such kind words about our property. Please know that we review each comment left about our business in order to constantly improve and I will be sure to pass your words on to... More 

Cridersville, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were quite satisfied with our overnight stay. It was easy to get to, breakfast was good and staff extremely friendly. We would definitely stay there again. Price was reasonable and room was clean. No complaints.

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General M, Public Relations 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 at our hotel. I am very happy to hear we were able to meet and exceed your expectations during your stay and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff. We know you have a choice when you travel to Columbus and truly appreciate... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The staff was nice, the surrounding area was scary, no hot tub. I had to travel to Columbus with my daughter and was concerned about the area. I had made a reservation from a link that the event we were attending had on their webpage. The price to stay that I should have been given for the group rate was... 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

Dear Anne S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Columbus. I do apologize for any inconvenience you experienced by booking with a 3rd party review site. We do always recommend booking directly with us or through the www.hg.com site to avoid any confusion. Please know that... More 

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