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Holiday Inn Express

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1620 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg, WA 98926
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Ranked #2 of 13 hotels in Ellensburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was pretty good. Check in was fast and easy. The breakfast bar has biscuits and gravy. My only complaint is when the house keeper came in to service the room l was expecting to be serviced as well. I paid $200 for the room, the least they could do is give me something to come back for.

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Yakima Valley, WA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We needed a room when we brought our daughter for her college orientation. We enjoy staying at Holiday Inn Express because they are usually clean, reasonably priced, and we like their triple-sheeting they do on the beds. This hotel was no exception. Everything was just right, right down to fresh baked cookies and a newspaper under the door in the... More

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Matt A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

I bet he missed our hot fresh cinnamon rolls - Its a temptation every day for me as well. On your next visit to Central Washington University - skip their breakfast and have ours *wink*. See you next time. More

Spokane, WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a quick one night stay en route across the state, so experience is a little limited. Room layout was good, beds comfortable, and amenities were what we expected. Hotel is clean, and the free breakfast had choices for any appetite. Roomy parking lot (and there's special parking for Tesla owners, so if you are one of those, you're... More

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Matt A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Thanks -The TESLA chargers provide a nice option for our guests with TESLA cars. I'm glad you like the room layout as well. We're schedule for a renovation in the upcoming year, which will be exciting as we continue to modernize and keep our rooms fresh and new. More

Beaverton, Oregon
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184 reviews 184 reviews
24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

It was a busy weekend, so the only rooms left were very expensive. But the room was large with comfortable chairs and a good bed. The breakfast attendant was awesome - she kept everything filled and fresh. The breakfast room was nicely decorated and had plenty of room. And, there is a Starbucks and a Taco del Mar and a... More

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Matt A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review, my guess is that you were here for Central Washington Graduation, or perhaps one of the many concerts at the Gorge. I'm glad you enjoyed the accommodations, and the convenience of the surrounding stores. More

Seattle, Washington
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370 reviews 370 reviews
302 hotel reviews
504 helpful votes 504 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Including tax, we paid $192.49 to stay one night at this typical, somewhat dated Holiday Inn Express. That was $35-$50 too much. We had to wait a long time to check in because the friendly young man at the desk on the evening of Friday, June 6, spent way too long registering one customer in Holiday Inn's reward program and... More

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Matt A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Last weekend was a particular busy weekend for us with Ellensburg High School graduation and a busy concert weekend at the Gorge Amphitheater. Just the same, I wish we had got you checked in a bit faster in the evening. At breakfast we try and touch base with as many people as we can, I know when I do it... More

Bellevue, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It has been a real long time since I stayed in a holiday inn property. My company put me up here for the week and wow I was like this is Holiday inn? It was much nicer than many hiltons I have stayed in! The rooms were good size and beds were awesome! Very clean and new and the breakfast... More

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Matt A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

So glad we knocked your socks off! We work hard to satisfy our corporate guests and it's always nice to hear when it is paying off. We hope to be seeing more of you and your company! More

Sutherlin, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Everything you would expect for a hotel in this price range.Nice lobby,good facilities,very comfortable rooms a good hot breakfast. The thing we noticed was the people.The staff was wonderful.Very accomodating,friendly and most happy to make us feel at home. The housekeeping staff went out of their way to work around our schedule with our dog Although ,everyone was great,we have... More

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EllensburgExpress-GM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. Konstantine, Peg, and Johanna are some of Ellensburg's finest! With out them at the hotel, we're just not the same. We hope to see you on your next trip through Ellensburg! More

Seattle, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights for work. The rooms were clean and nothing was amiss. It is true it is on the strip in Ellensburg where all the hotels and chain restaurants are, but that's ok. Downtown is only a 2 minute drive. I was motivated to write this review because the hotel advertised that they did have HBO,... More

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EllensburgExpress-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

I love Game of Thrones too! I'm glad you didn't miss that episode. I'm glad our location to downtown worked out for you. The nice thing about Ellensburg is that everything is so close. You can get to Central Washington University just as quick as any of our great antique shops! More

Mercer Island, Washington
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

At the risk of sounding snotty, for Ellensburg this is living. Nicely done "business traveler" suites with all the enhanced amenities. Pool, dining area, exercise room, competent staff. Sure it is located in the "freeway ghetto" off I-90 and for sure anyone who stays here is not on a "walking vacation" but the view is good from the top floor... More

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EllensburgExpress-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

We don't think your being "snotty". Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you appreciated the rooms and amenities. We are very proud of our staff and do our best to see that our guests are comfortable when they are with us. More

Poulsbo, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Close to the freeway yet quiet. Our room was clean and well kept. Better than standard free breakfast. Desk personnel were friendly and helpful. If I had to find a fault it is that there is no good restaurant within walking distance. But that's not the Motels fault

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EllensburgExpress-GM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Thank you Greg, We are proud of our rooms and our exceptional housekeeping staff that maintains them. In regards to our breakfast - stay tuned! Holiday Inn Express is unveiling a new breakfast bar across the country and we're excited to be a part of it. More

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Address: 1620 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg, WA 98926
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Location: United States > Washington > Ellensburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express 2.5*
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The Holiday Inn Express® is conveniently located off Interstate 90 in the heart of the Kittitas Valley. When it comes to outdoor activities, Ellensburg is in a prime location for things like fly fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and snowmobiling. If you'd rather go shopping or see local art, historic downtown Ellensburg boasts many shops and galleries. No matter the reason for your visit, our committed staff is sure to make your stay comfortable. ... more   less 
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