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Holiday Inn Express Gainesville

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   320 North Interstate 35, Gainesville, TX 76240
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Ranked #4 of 12 hotels in Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gainesville, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Rooms had very little natural light.Very distinct musty or dank smell to room and dining room. Breakfast ultra ordinary. We had a suite that enabled sleep and a separate TV area with a door between. Shower OK and bed OK. Wallpaper peeling off. Lots of renovations going on that we weren't told about. Had to do emergency evac due to... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Dear Phillip G, Thank you for your recent stay with us and reviewing our property. I am pleased that you found your room and bathroom adequate. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience you have experienced during your stay specially with renovation work ongoing. Once again, thank you for staying with us. We hope that you give us a chance... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We visited Winstar Casino to see Robin Thicke in concert. We stayed at Holiday Inn in Gainesville. The hotel was way nicer than I would have expected from a Holiday Inn. The suite was extremely roomy. Beds and pillows super comfy. We were impressed with how posh it was since it was not in a resort setting. Would definitely recommend... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Room was small. Curtains wouldn't shut and construction workers kept standing outside the window. The mattress was old and hard, not the comfy pillow top, my back is killing me. They didn't change the time on their clocks so we missed breakfast. I told the desk lady and she said she called on it a couple of days ago. Wish... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Dear HuntsvilleMSU, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I’m very disappointed to hear about your experience during your stay. We have sent you a private message addressing your concerns. I trust we can regain your confidence in our products and services. Sincerely, Dhan M Case Manager IHGCare More

Jacksonville, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Kalee Lancaster did a spectacular job of treating us with respect. She was more than willing to accommodate us anyway she could. She went above and beyond to ensure the best vacation lodging possible. She also helped book a reservation for the next place we were headed. This saved us time. She is a very wonderful lady, and the hotel... More

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Holliday, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Perfect breakfast options, clean place and great staff. This place was perfect for our trip! They even helped us find our place we were going for supper. We really appreciate the people! We didn't use the exercise facility but it was nice to see they had one for the future.

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Dallas, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Upon check in there were 3 people at the front desk. None wearing name tags. They were friendly anbd polite. While discusing the Inn a young woman who stated she was the manager told me that "We are a tatoo friendly property". Not a good image to me. My room was fine except the bedding was old and worn out.... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Dear Bob H, Thank you for your stay and leaving us a review. We take all feedback from our guests seriously. It helps us gauge what we are doing right and what we need to improve on. Let me offer my sincere apologies for not living up to your expectations and for not creating a memorable stay for you. We... More

Pearland, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I was staying in Gainesville to gamble in OK. Hotel was easy to access from I-35, clean, friendly and quick staff, acceptable morning breakfast, and the parking seemed pretty safe. Not a place to go if you are just looking to go somewhere, but if you are either passing through Gainesville or have other things to do during the day,... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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259 reviews 259 reviews
34 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

I've begun to realize that many of these holiday inn express hotels are really older hotels, with updated lobbies. I've stayed at several of these hotels that were beautiful, very nice rooms, very comfortable beds. I've also stayed at many that were similar to this one, old dated decor, and just an old feeling. Overall, it was fine I suppose... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Dear LfeisGood, We appreciate your feedback regarding our property. We work very hard to ensure our quality and services are superior. It sounds like we fell below your expectations. We are deeply sorry you found our hotel less than satisfactory. I have taken note and wish to thank you for all your valuable comments. These are of great importance to... More

Dallas, Tx
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stayed here one night while going to the casinos to have some fun. Our initial experience was somewhat ok. The check-in process was unprofessional to say the least. Both myself and my GF have worked in the industry and something that should never be done is exclaim the room number to a guest, one should point. On departure the front... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Dear p_skillet, Thank you for writing a review about your stay. It was unfortunate to see this experience was not up to the standards you have come to expect as our guest. We take all reviews positive and negative very seriously, and your feedback will help us with periodic evaluations of the hotel. We would like to address this with... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is a nice place to stay; always had good customer service, nice continental breakfast, convenient location (at least to WinStar!), clean and comfortable rooms the last time we stayed there. But the price got out of hand; used to stay for about $85 a night (that was for two couples)-now is much higher than that. This has forced us... More

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Address: 320 North Interstate 35, Gainesville, TX 76240
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Location: United States > Texas > Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Gainesville 2.5*
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gainesville. We feature an elegant three-story interior corridor layout with easy access from Interstate 35 and Highway 82 in historic downtown Gainesville, Texas! With dozens of dining, shopping and entertainment choices just minutes away, our hotel is the perfect rest stop. Winstar Casino is less than seven miles away. Complimentary shuttle Fri-Sun. We are at the heart of antique shopping in the downtown Gainesville area. We are located just 2 miles from the Gainesville Outlet Mall and only 0.5 miles from the Frank Buck Zoo. North Central College is just 1 mile away. Whether you are relaxing in our indoor heated pool, enjoying the complimentary breakfast, whirlpool, dry sauna, fitness center or the free high-speed Internet access, you'll find our hotel is the perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the business office. We're close to major local businesses like Weber Aircraft, Molded Fiber Glass, Spraylat, Polypipe, Complete Energy, Carol Rose Quarter Hoses and Babcock Ranch. We also can host your upcoming meetings in our spacious executive boardroom, our large meeting room or our breakfast area. Don't forget to check-out our free hot breakfast bar in the morning, featuring gourmet coffee, the best cinnamon rolls, omelets, bacon or maybe even a helping of good old country biscuits and sausage gravy! Join us on your next visit to Gainesville, Texas and Stay Smart! ... more   less 
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