I was so concerned about the noise from trains and the freeway (that I read in these reviews), that I asked for a room on the other side of the freeway. The first room they gave me on the first floor had the worst odor (I mean GROSS). I barely opened the door and I was overwhelmed by the smell. So I went to the front desk and said, "something's going on in that room, and I can't stay there.". The guy wanted to know what the smell was and I said I didn't know but it wasn't cigarette smoke. He gave me a different room down the hall.
When I went to move my car, I saw three people going into the original room where the smell was. One guy had a dustpan. I moved my car, and there was the guy with the dustpan walking away from the dumpster. What was in that room that smelled that had to be removed? I asked the guy at the front desk, and he said "it was nothing.". Really???
Now my new room also had an odor but not so bad. I turned on the a/c to help eliminate, but I'm sure I also got used to it. Sometimes old hotel rooms have a musky smell, but this place is too new to have weird odors in rooms.
As far as cleanliness and notice goes, this place is great. I heard a train once, but I love trains. The room was clean. Breakfast was good....bacon, biscuits and gravy (scrambled eggs too)!
It's a great place to stay if you are traveling the 99; otherwise I woldn't stay here....too far off the beaten path.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the brand new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel Fresno-Herndon Northwest.The hotel is conveniently located off HWY-99, just minutes away from Fresno Airport, the Fresno City Center, and the Convention Center. We are in the heart of the central valley close to Madera, Chowchilla, and Tulare. Imagine having all the space and tools you need for business: high-speed Internet, a specialized work area in your room and a complimentary business center. And you re just minutes away from Riverpark Shopping , dining, entertainment and all the adventures that Fresno has to offer. No matter what brings you to the Fresno area, your room at our hotel is your personal retreat. We offer comfort with luxury bedding, plush towels, modern decor and 32 flat screen HDTV with plenty of premium cable, sports and movie channels. Stay fit at our complimentary fitness center or enjoy the California sun at our outdoor pool.Enjoy our hot, complimentary breakfast with possibly world s most delicious cinnamon rolls! Businesses and organizations near the hotel include California State University, Costco, Foster Farms, and Mor Furniture. Nearby attractions include Island Water Park, Table Mountain Casino and Yosemite National Park and many more!! Our friendly staff welcomes you to experience the new fresh look and feel of our Holiday Inn Express & Suites. ... more less
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