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“Clean, Quiet and Friendly” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Lincoln
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   130 Olson Road, Lincoln, IL 62656   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Lincoln
Craig, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Clean, Quiet and Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The front desk staff were very friendly, efficient and went out of their way to be helpful. Fresh baked cookies are at the front desk every evening.The "business center" is located in a public area of the lobby, privacy is a little lacking but all of the essentials are present. The hotel has an indoor pool, and guest laundry.
The guest rooms are modern, large and quite comfortable, offering ample work space, comfortable beds, a micro-wave and mini-frig. A complimentary continental breakfast is offered every morning.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Skip L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Lincoln, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our hotel. Your opinion is very valuable to us! Guests like you are a pleasure, and we were delighted to have you stay with us. Please know we are at your service the next time your travels bring you to our fine city.
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

My husband always likes to stay in Holiday Inn Expresses because he loves their breakfast. This one was no surprise, but it's always nice when the late-night check in people are so pleasant and this gentleman was very nice to us.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Skip L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Lincoln, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Please accept my sincere thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve you. Our staff will always do everything possible to merit the confidence you have shown in us. We look forward to being of service the next time your travels bring you to Lincoln!
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We are regular guest of Holiday Inn Express. This hotel pretty much fit the bill for being up to standards with the usual, but no fridge or microwave in the rooms. This was the only real negative, rest was fine. Breakfast good, as usual. Room was clean, beds comfortable. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Skip L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Lincoln, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for your recent review! I apologize for your room not having the microwave and refrigerator, as most of our rooms are equipped with this amenity, some unfortunately are not. We appreciate your honest feedback and look forward to being of service to you on your next visit to Lincoln. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express-Lincoln for your lodging needs.
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I prefer to stay at Holiday Inn Express hotels when I'm traveling because they're clean, comfortable and friendly. But with this hotel there were a couple things which kept me from giving it a five-star review.

I was a single guest in a double room with two queen beds. The wall socket behind the central bedside table had no additional open receptacles, so I had to choose between having a bedside lamp or an alarm clock when I wanted to plug in my laptop. Many HI Express hotels I've stayed in have some sort of additional receptacle at bedside to accommodate personal electronics like cell phone chargers, etc. I have come to expect this as almost a standard amenity.

Also, I received a call from the front desk around 7 p.m. stating that someone on the first floor was complaining that the guest in the room above them was "walking around." "M" wanted all four of the guests on the second floor to be "aware" of this noise complaint, and said she wasn't sure which room was above that of the complaining guest (so decided to call everyone on the second floor.) As it happened, I was walking around the carpeted room in my stocking feet, so I doubted I was the one making the noise. But I do think a better way to have handled this is to offer to move the complaining guest to the top floor so this person wouldn't have someone above them, instead of calling everybody on the second floor as if to suggest that paying guests shouldn't be moving around their carpeted rooms early in the evening..

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Skip L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Lincoln, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
I would first like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and I apologize for the call from the front desk during your stay. The desk clerk was trying to resolve a situation from another guest, but failed to handle this properly. Please accept my most sincere apology and know that is not a common representation of how our guests are treated.Thank you for being a loyal Holiday Inn Express guest and should you wish to discuss this further please contact me at your convenience.
Regards,
Skip Long
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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19 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We love this hotel! Quick check in after traveling all day. Love that they offered snacks and water to priority club members at check in. This rooms are always clean and and the beds are so comfortable. The staff is always very friendly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Skip L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Lincoln, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent visit to the Holiday Inn Express-Lincoln.Our goal is to provide extraordinary service to every one of our guests. It is very rewarding to know that we were able to accomplish that for you, especially as one of our most valued Priority Club members. We look forward to welcoming you back, and hope we can continue to be your preferred choice for lodging. Thank you for the opportunity to be of service.
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Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stopped here for an overnighter while traveling through the area. Found the room to have a bad odor. The shower curtain rod was hanging low and loosly affixed to the wall. Wallpaper was peeling in many places throughout the room and especially in the bathroom. Bed was comfortable and the breakfast was standard fare as found at any HI Express. Place needs a little upkeep, but the staff was pleasant and accomodating.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Skip L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Lincoln, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Please know how valuable your comments are in our goal of being the best Hotel in the Lincoln area. We pride ourselves on clean comfortable rooms and having the most dedicated staff in the midwest. Shoud your travels bring you back to the Lincoln Illinois area we would love the opportunity to re-earn your business. Please accept my apologies for your dissapointing visit and again, Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.
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Nesbit, Mississippi
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were very please with our stay. The hotel is stylish and clean. The staff is friendly, and helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast bar was wonderful, there was plenty of food and it was hot food too! The breakfast area was always clean and restocked.

Room Tip: The hotel is pet friendly, so if you need to travel with your pet, you will be fine.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Skip L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Lincoln, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! Your kind words are genuinely appreciated. I hope you were able to enjoy one of our signature warm cinnamon rolls with your breakfast,they alone are worth the trip. The staff and I thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express-Lincoln, and hope we have earned your business should your plans bring you back to the Lincoln, Illinois area.
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Address: 130 Olson Road, Lincoln, IL 62656
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Location: United States > Illinois > Lincoln
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 ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Lincoln
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Lincoln 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Lincoln Hotel, Illinois is conveniently located off of Interstate 55 at exit 126. The hotel offers 69 luxurious rooms which include free high speed wireless Internet, free HBO and ESPN, use of the indoor heated pool, whirlpool and work out room. Also included is our complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar. The Holiday Inn Express Lincoln is located only 29 miles north of Springfield, Illinois and 35 miles south of Bloomington/ Normal, Illinois. The hotel is located only 2 miles from Lincoln College, 3 miles from Lincoln Christian College, and 1 mile from the County Fairgrounds. Businesses close to the hotel include Eaton Corporation/ Cutler Hammer, St. Gobain, Weyerhauser, Ball-Foster Glass, SYSCO and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Lincoln is home to the annual Art & Balloon Festival, which is held in August and features over 50 hot air balloons, carnival, and craft booths. The Holiday Inn Express Lincoln is located only 35 miles North of the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Whether on business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express Lincoln is your home away from home. ... more   less 
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