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“Still like this place but I did not care for the pictures in the room this time” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allen North - Event Center
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   205 North Central Expressway, Allen, TX 75013   |  
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Stephenville, Texas
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25 hotel reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Still like this place but I did not care for the pictures in the room this time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Lovely facility - great workout room, great high definition TV in the room, nice towels, quiet in the room - all the things I expected from the Holiday Inn Express.
This time, I had a room on the 4th floor and I am uncertain if the Hollywood Icon photos are in all the rooms, or only some. There was a photo of Humphrey Bogart that seemed to stare at the bed and one of Mr. Bogart that seemed to stare into the bathroom. I would have preferred to have pictures of scenery, still life, some bucolic country setting - these photos creeped me out. But other than that, all was swell.

Room Tip: Ask for a room WITHOUT Mr. Bogart pictures....
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Imelda F, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allen North - Event Center, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Dear Lstew55,

Thank you for your second review and glad you chose us again for your stay. The Hollywood photos are all throughout the hotel and rooms because of our 40s Hollywood themed scheme. On your next visit, we will make sure a different room is provided for you. Come back and see us soon.

Thank you,
Imelda Frost
General Manager
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Central Texas
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43 hotel reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The service and the room was great. We will definitely stay hear again. Location was very good. Easy off and on and good restaurants nearby or in the same parking lot. Front desk personnel were very accomodating. We were on Motorcycles and they were helpful for where to park them.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Imelda F, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allen North - Event Center, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear riderlady,

Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review on your stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allen. We are glad that you and the Motorcyles enjoyed the stay with us during your visit to Allen, Texas and found several good restaurants within walking distance. We look forward to having you as our guest during your next visit to Allen, Texas.

Imelda Frost,
General Manager
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We were pleased and surprised at how comfortable/QUIET/clean this hotel was. They were always cleaning. Nice touch with the Tuesday/Wednesday evening snacks in common area. Good breakfasts variety in common area. Grandchildren ,of course, loved the pool and snack store. Plus cookies at the end of the day!! Only thing--beds were slightly soft which is hard on the backs and missed fan in the bathroom as mirror would steam up--not good for women's hair styles. Desk staff very helpful and courteous. Very covenient to son's home.
Would be nice if could open windows to let in fresh air!!!

Room Tip: Top floor on the back side. However, this may ,in the future, not be as nice as looks like going to...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Imelda F, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allen North - Event Center, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear LindaMattusch,

We apperciate the time you took to write a review about your stay with us. We are gald you enjoyed the evening snacks and the cookies and especially glad the grandchildren enjoyed our heated pool. Thank you for your feedback regarding the beds and the fan in the bathroom. The fan in the bathroom runs continously, but I have notified the Engineering Department of your comment regarding the steam. We hope to see you and your grandchildren while visiting your son in Allen.

Imelda Frost,
General Manager
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San Angelo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This was our first time to visit in Allen, Texas. WE arrived at our hotel and were impressed with the outside. Everything was well groomed and very clean. The inside was just as inviting. We were greeted and got checked in in a timely manner and given our priority gift. Our room was on the first floor as we had asked for and it was most inviting.Our stay was excellent. The bed was excellent. The room and the halls were very quiet. Breakfast was excellent and a very friendly staff greeted us upon our arrival for breakfast. We would definitely recommend this hotel to our friends and others. The location was very close to our meeting, shopping , and eating.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Imelda F, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allen North - Event Center, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear Carrol H,

Thank you for taking your time to leave us review on your stay with us. We are glad that your request was met for you to be on the first floor and the excellence of the bed. We hope to see you in the near future while visiting Allen for your meeting.

Imelda Frost,
General Manager
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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129 reviews 129 reviews
87 hotel reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was nice. It had everything we've come to expect from a Holiday Inn Express, where we stay more than 60 nights per year. The breakfast was very good. The room was clean. Check-in was fast. We will stay here again.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Imelda F, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allen North - Event Center, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear JoefromOkahoma,

Thank you for taking your time to leave us some wonderful comments about your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allen, Texas. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast while visiting Allen. We hope to see you soon in the near future.

Imelda Frost,
General Manager
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Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here as a stop on our way home from a quick trip and needed somewhere clean, quiet, comfortable and convenient. That is what we found here. Staff was friendly and the breakfast was as expected. We plan to make this our stopping point each time we make that quick trip.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Have always stayed an another chain hotel when in Allen, but because of this hotel's location, decided to try it. Was pleasantly surprised--nice hotel, great staff and comfortable, clean accomodations. Located within walking distance of an Arby's, a Mexican restaurant, and an incredibly long strip shopping center that has a Tom Thumb Grocery (a hefty walk from the hotel) as well as many other shopping options. The breakfast was good (loved the pancake machine!). This is standard Holiday Inn Express facility--nothing fancy, but very adequate for the business traveler. I got a good rate, as well! Member of my work group all shared that we would stay at this hotel, again. The only detraction I can offer was a confused reservation (mine was attached to another member of my party). It had to be repaired at both check-in and check-out. Staff were quick to respond--so it really didn't end up being that big of a deal.

Room Tip: Stay on the side oopposite the freeway.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 205 North Central Expressway, Allen, TX 75013
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Location: United States > Texas > Allen
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Allen
#6 Family Hotel in Allen
#6 Business Hotel in Allen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allen North - Event Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A shining jewel in the heart of Allen, Texas -The Holiday Inn Express & Suites offers tradition, luxury and sophistication, all at an affordable price. The hotel's location is prime, near city of Dallas, Plano, Richardson, McKinney, Frisco and Fairview with companies such as Finisar, Experian, Raytheon, FSI, The Ballfields at Craig Ranch, Jack Henry , all at its doorsteps. A brand new 1940's Hollywood themed hotel , decorated with luxurious marble, tile, and a unique style. This hotel adds all the amenities of today's business and leisure travellers. State of the art Fitness Center, I-Home Radio, 26 inch flat screen Dell TV's, complimentary wired and wireless Internet, refrigerator in every room, Simply Smart Bedding and exclusive Holiday Inn Express Breakfast will make Holiday Inn Express your home away from home! ... more   less 
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