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Holiday Inn Express

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1620 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg, WA 98926
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Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Ellensburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, Minnesota, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

This was overall a very nice and clean motel, but broken hair dryer in our room, hot tub was not working, and the pancake maker for breakfast was not working. Only 4 towels in the bathroom when it was reserved for 6 people. Nice to be in walking distance to some restaurants.

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

We appreciate your review of our hotel. We are sorry to hear about the maintenance issues you experienced during your stay. We do everything possible to ensure everything in our hotel is in good working order and if something does stop working we get it replaced as quickly as possible. Unfortunately in this instance our hot tub and pancake machine... More

Federal Way, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

Although this was a business trip, I found myself really enjoying my short stay at this Holiday Inn Express. After a nail biting driving across the snow-covered Snoqualmie Pass from Western Washington, it was a pleasure to receive a warm greeting from the front desk staff. When I made it to my room, I found it to be comfortable, inviting,... More

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Ellensburg, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Brittany has taken care of us in multiple ways today. Answered lots of questions. Made arrangements for our stay for 7 days in Seattle, WA. Made sure our laundry was dried even though the guest clothes dryer was not working. We are extremely proud or what she has done and how she has represented your hotel. James & Connie Vinton... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

We stayed one night as we traveled through the area. Everything was very pleasant. Holiday Inn Express has a great selection for breakfast that made everyone happy. We had a room on the top floor in the back of the building and it was very quiet! The room overlooks an open field and a nearby irrigation ditch lined with tall... More

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Bothell, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

This was a great place to stay with kids. The staff was very nice and the rooms were very well insulated to sound. They easily accomodated our small dog. The free breakfast was decent. The pool was fun for the kids.

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Tacoma, Washington
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

We stayed in a suite with two queen beds and a pullout. I did not sleep well, uncomfortable bed. They need to get rid of the wallpaper, wash the blankets and please change the beds. The room and bathroom needsto be updated. I would not stay again. They also need to be upgraded their buffet. We would not eat the... More

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

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express. Our goal is to ensure that every guest has an exceptional experience while staying with us and we are disappointed to hear that your experience was less than satisfactory. You stated our hotel needs updating which is surprising as our hotel is only 5 years... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

I have a very high standard for hotels. But we were in a small town and I wasn't expecting the greatest accommodations and was ready to be okay with what ever kind of room we got. I have never been so happy to be wrong! I don't use the word "giddy" very often, especially not to express my own self,... More

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Havelock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

Traveled cross country to drop our child off at college. The hotel accommodations made the trip more comfortable at a time that was emotional! We are a well traveled military family, so have spent many nights in hotels across country as well as overseas. This hotel has, by far, been the best quality hotel I have stayed in and I... More

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

One stay is all it took. This small town HIE is awesome. Friendly staff that go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant one. Amenities are fine as per most HIE, breakfast was good. Staff that really care separates this hotel from many others.........would highly recommend HIE Ellensburg!!

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Canuck in Idaho
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50 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

After reading the other reviews, I conclude that there must be two Holiday Inn Express locations in Ellensburg or else I had the privilege of staying in the single worst room in the hotel. This HI Express rates at the very bottom of hotels I have stayed in. The bed was horrible. The mattress felt like it had a hole... 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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Holiday Inn Express Hotel Ellensburg
Holiday Inn Ellensburg
Ellensburg Holiday Inn
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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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