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Holiday Inn Express Kent State University

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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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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just stayed there over the Easter weekend and we just wanted to thank the General Manager for letting most of your staff off for Easter day. Being a Christian, that meant a lot to us to see a business that cared more about their people then the bottom line on a spreadsheet. The staff that was... More 

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

From all of us at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kent State University, a great big thank you for your wonderful words and positive review. It makes us glad to know our guests appreciate our decision put our staff's families first. Again we thank you for your kind words and look forward to seeing you in the future. Reg... More 

Mechanicsville, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

In town for a job interview at Kent State. The school put us up at the HI Express. Very nice hotel. Very friendly staff. Clean, well appointed rooms. To top it off, they provide a free breakfast. Don't miss this place

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kent State University! We value our guests and are happy when our they feel a sense of comfort. We look forward to your next stay with us. More 

Parma, Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
10 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was displaced from my apartment in Kent and I was put up here for a week while the people worked on a mold issue (not a hotel but beware the University Edge apartments in Kent, major issues(water issues, mold, cheap structure.etc) !!!!) at my apartment. I moved in quite late and I learned I was upgraded by UE to... More 

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

Wow! Thank you so much such an awesome review! It is so rewarding to hear fantastic compliments about the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kent State University from someone who was displaced from their regular home. Our staff takes great pride in our work and knowing that we had made your stay perfect is such an accomplishment. We wish you... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Arrived in town one day early due to weather for swim meet. Used points for our stay. We had the suite with the jacuzzi and it rocked. Used it before bed and in a m before check out. Breakfast was wonderful. Hot cereal cold cereal hot eggs and regular and turkey sausage. I appreciate they had healthy options. Disappointed. that... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to post your 5* Review about the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kent State University. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews 157 reviews
28 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had a very short overnight stay at this hotel so I cannot provide a review of the entire property. The first thing you note is how scrupulously clean and fresh everything is. The bathroom had some very nice toiletries in the "nook" and frankly the shower was terrific! I would have liked more outlets but we made do. Internet... More 

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

We would like to thank you for your kind words about the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kent Stat University. We are happy the staff and amenities are what you have come to expect. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

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163 reviews 163 reviews
29 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I will say this is decent hotel. I had a clean room, a comfortable bed, a hot shower and a typical express breakfast. Staff were friendly. However there were things that just fell short. The room had a large table and two cushy chairs - not what a typical business traveler needs to set a computer and charge up a... More 

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review about your recent stay. We are extremely disappointed to hear of your dissatisfaction and to that I apologize profusely. It is our goal to make each guest experience positive and enjoyable. If at all possible, I would love to speak with you offline to discuss your experience further. I look... More 

Buffalo, New York, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The pool heater was broken and the pool was locked. Went to our room the shower head was broken , went out to tour Kent asked the front desk for someone to fix the shower head. Said they would send someone up in 5 minutes. When we woke up the next day I went to shower but it still was... More 

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HIEKentFrontDesk, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kent State University, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We're sorry you were not satisfied with your stay. Your feedback is very important to us as it helps us improve our facilities and the guest services we offer. If you wish to further discuss the reasons for your dissatisfaction please don't hesitate to contact me directly. You can reach... More 

Maineville, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed here for a Friday and Saturday night. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was very clean. The breakfast was very good for this sort of breakfast and it was one of the few places I got juice that was not all watered down. There was coffee, tea and hot cocoa whenever we wanted it. Only... More 

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

We would like to thank you for your kind words about the Holiday Inn Express and Suites at Kent State University. We are glad that you enjoyed our Smart Start Breakfast. Our Smart Start Breakfast is one of the features travelers enjoy about our brand of hotels.. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the facility. Initially concerned about the exterior condition, we were delighted by the interior renovation. Staff was friendly and room more than adequate, clean and decently appointed.

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

Thank you for your feedback about the Holiday Inn Express and Suites at Kent State University. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide a comfortable and friendly stay. We appreciate that you had an enjoyable experience while staying at our hotel. We will be looking forward to seeing you again. :) More 

Dayton, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Other than the pillows, I love this place! Very helpful staff and nice clean facility. Nice breakfast and plenty of parking. I'll be sure to stay again. Forgot my Kindle and they took care of it and got it to me. Thanks!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kent State University. We are so happy you were pleased with our staff and your stay, I would like to let you know that we are in the process of replacing all of our pillows with brand new ones.... More 

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