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Magnuson Hotel Macon

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2720 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31204 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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Ranked #32 of 66 hotels in Macon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

One of the two phones didn't work and the toilet tank took about an hour to fill up after flushing. Problems that should have been noticed by housekeeping. On the other hand, the shower was very refreshing with water pressure way above average, arguably the best shower ever while traveling. Nothing good or bad to say of the up front... More

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Shelby, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Excellent rate, clean (immaculate!), comfortable, quiet!!!! The staff is professional, friendly. Breakfast was wonderful! Efficient Wifi access for those traveling for business. The room was bright and very clean. We will definitely stay here again.

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15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The hotel was very clean and appeared to have been recently remodeled/updated. We asked for a non smoking room and actually got one (lots of times a non smoking room means it is non smoking at that moment, but was a smoking room sometime in the past; cigarett smoke smell NEVER really leaves a room). Thefront desk staff was friendly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

We will stay again very clean great breakfast and carring staff. Easy to get to off of 75 exit 164. We stayed on our way to FL we checked in late but the staff was great. We had a very clean room the wifi worked well.

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Seattle, WA
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

A recent out-of-state emergency forced us to fly across country with little notice and stay 8 days in a hotel we knew very little about. Happily, we found our stay to be comfortable at every turn. When we needed items we forgot to pack, the hotel provided them. When paper was required for an impromptu meeting, the hotel provided a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I stayed here one night with my family. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the breakfast was great. The nighttime desk attendant was very friendly which is more than I could say for the daytime desk attendants. I did not use any amenities other than the computer in the lobby and the breakfast. I would stay here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

Clean hotel, friendly staff, and comfortable beds made this a nice stay for me. Thank you staff.

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Usually, Holiday Inn Express hotels are nice, so what a disappointment this place was when we arrived. This is an older hotel, with a decor that will make you dizzy. Our room had a old, sagging couch and chair in the corner. The bed had to be 20 years old, extremely firm and uncomfortable. Nasty location in a deserted strip... More

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Macon, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I will never stay at a Holiday Inn again after they refused to waive a no-show fee. I had made a reservation with this hotel location. I showed up at the Macon Holiday Inn at 3953 River PLACE drive (not Riverside), which is two miles away. The clerk said that my reservation didn't show up. I believed it had been... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Macon, responded to this review

Dear rachel w, Thank you for being a Priority Club member and for taking the time to write us a review. I’m very disappointed to hear about your experience on your recent stay. We'd like to obtain some additional details regarding your stay so we have sent you a private message. Thank you for staying with us and we look... More

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40 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We stayed one night at the Holiday Inn Express at 2720 Riverside Drive. Its a typical Holiday Inn Express on an interstate but this one is extremely clean and well kept. The parking is well lit and close, the surronding mall is not overly occupied but does not present a security risk; its clean, also well lit and actually gives... More

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Address: 2720 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31204 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
Location: United States > Georgia > Macon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Hotel Macon 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Macon (i-75 And Riverside)
Holiday Inn Express Macon (i-75 & Riverside) Hotel Macon
Holiday Inn Macon
Macon Holiday Inn

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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 Magnuson Hotel Macon is conveniently located right off I-75, between Downtown Macon and Northside business districts/attractions. Not to mention only minutes away from the Macon Centerplex and Mercer University. A 93 room interior-corridor hotel with complimentary Continental breakfast and free high-speed Internet in all guest rooms and public areas. Macon is home to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Harriet Tubman Museum, and the native home to such musical greats as the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding. Whether you're staying for business or pleasure we look forward to hosting you in Macon, 'The Song and Soul of the South.' ... more   less 
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