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“Pool is freezing!” 2 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Fort Collins
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1426 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525   |  
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Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Fort Collins
casper
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“Pool is freezing!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We have stayed at this Holiday Inn twice when we visit Fort Collins for various events. The rooms and beds were comfortable and we really enjoyed the breakfast slection, but there is no doubt (the other visitors in the pool also agreed) the POOL is FREEZING! How disapoointing to want to jump into a refreshing pool at the end of a long day, only to discover it is so cold you absolutely cannot handle staying in it more than 10 minutes. The kids couln't even stay in it. We will be staying at a competitor later this month and check out the temperature of their pool. This will be the deciding factor in our future Ft. Collins visits. So I would like to challenge the HIE managers to all go jump in before you write me back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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fclhiexpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Fort Collins, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thank you for taking time to tell us about your recent stay. We are so sorry that the pool did not meet your standards and hope that you will come stay with us again to see that we have taken your concerns seriously and have fixed the issue. Again thank you for letting us know about your stay.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Spent only one night at the Holiday Inn Express in Fort Collins and I will be a repeat guest for sure! The hotel was easy to find and very affordable. Check in was a breeze. My hotel room was VERY clean and smelled excellent. The breakfast area was very inviting and clean and the staff were friendly.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I stayed one evening at the Inn. The staff was wonderful. I got one of the rooms with a jetted tub and it was heavenly. The swimming pool is gently heated. Not overly warm just comfortable in the heat of the summer. The hot tub in the pool area was nice as well. They serve a nice complimentary breakfast. (pancakes,eggs, bacon biscuits gravy etc) Great location.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 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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Waite Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is the second year in a row that my family stayed at Holiday Inn Express in Fort Collins CO. The staff is so friendly, they go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Very clean hotel. Next time we visit the Fort Collins area there will be no reason to look for any other hotel. Do yourself a favor and pick the Holiday Inn Express Fort Collins when in the area.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Spent two days in Fort Collins and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. The facilities are modern and well maintained. The staff was pleasant and very helpful, when needed. The hotel is close to resturants an shopping, if needed. If I return to Fort Collins, I will be staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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fclhiexpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Fort Collins, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thank you for your kind words about our hotel! It is great to see that what we are striving for with both our hotel and the guests is showing! We hope to see you again soon.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Pretty overpriced ($159/pm, talked manager down to $139) clean room with king bed on the sprawl outside of Ft. Collins. No complaints about the facility or service--both were good. I'm knocking down service rating, however, because WiFi wasn't free, as it is in other similarly priced hotels (all Hampton Inns, for ex) The free breakfast in the AM was a nice perk but not particularly tasty (if they splurged a bit more on real Cheerios instead of the cardboard-y generic, it would have gone a long way) Apparently when we stayed all the rooms in town were taken up by either a) fire fighters there for the wildfires or b)softball tourny folks. We booked this on arrival, after a cancelled flight the night before left our plans in limbo. so we certainly were happy to find a room that was as nice as this, but the price wasn't quite right.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Fort Collins, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you for taking time to write about your experience at our hotel. I would like to apologize for any issues you had during your stay and would like to inform you that our WIFI is free and password protected. Also thank you for your input on breakfast bar. We would love for you to come stay with us again so we can show you we have taken your concerns seriously.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

The Express is better than most. But, as with any Holiday Inn Express it just doesn't match the better Hampton Inns. If there weren't better options I would return with no concerns.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Fort Collins

Address: 1426 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525
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Location: United States > Colorado > Fort Collins
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Fort Collins
#5 Family Hotel in Fort Collins
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fort Collins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Fort Collins 2.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is the newest FORT COLLINS HOTEL. We are located near Colorado State University, Budweiser Event Center, Mobey Arena, and the Epic Center. We are within minutes of Hewlett Packard. Our beautiful Fort Collins hotel is minutes away from The Anheuser Busch Brewery, The Ranch, The Belgium Brewery, the Centera Mall, and Poudre Valley Health Services. All of our rooms are 100% non-smoking.The hotel offers 89 rooms and 40 suites on four floors. Features include: meeting room, indoor heated pool, fitness center, free local calls, free Express Start Breakfast, high speed Internet access and wireless access. We are a pet friendly hotel with a $30.00 pet feeThe Holiday Inn Express is located on corner of Harmony Road and Wheaton Drive. Take I-25 to the Harmony Exit (Exit 265) go west on Harmony to McMurry take a left on McMurry to Oakridge and take a right on Oakridge Visit Fort Collins, CO and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. ... more   less 
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