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Holiday Inn Express Kent State University

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1215 Sanctuary View Drive, Kent, OH 44240
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Kent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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22 reviews 22 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb facility and staff We had 8 laptop three tablets and 7 smartphones using their WiFi and no delays or bobbles. The staff was extremely attentive and helpfum. I will use this facility again and again!!!

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. I am glad you found the staff excellent, friendly and accommodating. Please come back soon, we will be delighted to take care of you again and next time you are in town. More

Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late at night without a reservation. The first hotel we stopped at couldn't accommodate our party size, but the desk clerk at the Holiday Inn was very helpful. The room was clean and the housekeeping staff and front desk clerks were friendly. We also enjoyed the breakfast. There were enough choices for my picky children to find something... More

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay. We are very pleased that you had a wonderful stay and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you travel to Miami. Have a great day! More

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Kent, Ohio for my fiance's cousins wedding. This location was very close to the church it made getting there a breeze. There was a large selection for breakfast. The young gentleman at the front desk was very helpful on giving me directions to the Walmart a couple miles away. The only thing I wished the standard rooms... More

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding our location and service. I will forward your suggestion about the microwave and fridges in every room to management. We would love to have you stay with us again. Please give us a call when coming back to the Kent area. Have a great day. More

Cleveland, OH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Booked due to how close it was to my triathalon the next morning. Breakfast usually starts at 7, but we has to leave by 6. I talked with Reba at the front desk and she gladly put together a few togo breakfasts for us to take with us. Reba also gave us some great options for dinner that evening. We... More

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy to hear that Reba was able to provide the level of service you have come to expect from The Holiday Inn Express.Once again thank you for the wonderful and kind words. We look forward to the opportunity... More

Harvest, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This hotel has comfortable, fresh rooms with plenty of elbow room. The staff is well engaged with the traveller and all employees seem to focus on their jobs. Everywhere was clean. The breakfast was excellent, the design and landscape high quality.

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Kent Ohio. We appreciate your kind words. More

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Clean, modern, and friendly. The management got it right with the team they have assembled. Everyone is friendly and helpful. I stayed here for several weeks on a business trip. The breakfast was always hot and ready in the mornings, hot cookies were in the lobby when I returned and coffee and cocoa were always available. Fortunately, the fitness room... More

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Kent Ohio. Please accept our sincere gratitude for the review that you provided. More

Decatur, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Came to Kent for a funeral. Called this hotel for reservations. Staff was very courteous! Manager checked us in. Reg, the General Manager, is very personable, runs a very clean, well appointed hotel! They are number one on Trip Advisor because they are a "12" on a scale of "10"! Very good hot breakfast with a wide variety of items!... More

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We must agree our General Manager Reg is a very personable and loquacious individual . He fosters a positive environment that makes the entire staff strive to be the best in the area. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon. More

Woodville, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I have stayed at this Hotel numerous times and it is by far the best kept secret in NE Ohio! Royce, Reba, and Adam (staff members) are accommodating and go above what is needed from a service standpoint. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone traveling through the Akron/Kent area. The rooms are always clean and the pool/workout area is... More

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, we strive to make Holiday Inn Express at Kent State University , a great hotel experience for each and every one of our guests. We are so pleased to hear that you continue to enjoy your stays with us. We are happy to hear that our staff continues to provide the level of... More

Niagara Falls, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The Holiday Inn Express at Kent is a great hotel to stay at if you are in the Kent-Youngstown-Akron area. The hotel is spotless - rooms & common area; the staff is fantastic. I look forward to my next stay at the HIE Kent Ohio. Alfred

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

It was so great to see that you will be staying back in the area.The entire staff looks forward to when you are staying with us. We hope to see you again soon. More

Akron, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I just took my Grandson out for the weekend and with loving sports, the basketball net in the pool was great and the hotel was clean and staff was very polite and was able to provide me with information about where to go in the area . I will stay here again when, I bring my daughter to visit the... More

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

Thank you for the terrific review. I am so glad that you had a great stay at the Holiday Inn Express at Kent State University. It is wonderful to hear that our level of service has won you over :) More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Kent State University

Address: 1215 Sanctuary View Drive, Kent, OH 44240
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Location: United States > Ohio > Kent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Kent State University 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Kent, Ohio is a 74 room and suites hotel, easily accessible of I-76 at exit 33. We are the smart choice when choosing a hotel in the Kent, Akron, Ravenna and Tallmadge areas.Rapidly rising in popularity of hotels in Northeast Ohio, this hotel is the most convenient location to the Kent State University Campus, Northeast Ohio College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), Summit Racing, Hess Print Solution, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Bridgestone Invitational, and Lockheed Martin.Business travelers look to our hotel to provide them with more amenities than they could find elsewhere. We Feature an over sized fitness room, state-of-the-art aerobic equipment, with a view into our elongated indoor pool. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet throughout the hotel meets every guest s need. The Smart Start breakfast is always a hit, but we are told that the sweet tidbits and evening snacks served with a smiling face, take hospitality to an excellent level.Leisure travelers find our hotel convenient to the Kent Folk Festival, Portage County Fairgrounds, Summit County Fairgrounds, Soap Box Derby, Hartville Flee Market, NFL Hall of Fame, Ravenna Balloon-A-Thon, Firestone & other Ohio Golf Courses. Visit nearby Downtown Akron W/First Night, AA Founders Day & Akron U.We are one of the first hotels in Ohio to offer a 100% smoke free environment. ... more   less 
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