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“Clean well run Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Marion
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2609 Blue Heron Drive, Marion, IL 62959   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Marion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Merrill,WI.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Clean well run Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Stopped here one night 05/09 on our way home from Florida to Wisconsin. We had reserved two rooms based on reviews on Trip Advisor and found that this Hotel was all that and more. Check in was fast and you get snacks really cool. Room was like new, clean and very, very nice. Breakfast GREAT the pancake making machine was new to me and makes good pancakes. Bacon, Biscuits and Gravy, Sausage and lots of cold foods as well.
Check out with Express Check out was fast and well run.
Bottles of Soda are sold at the front desk which is nicer than in the vending machine. Refrigerator cold and ready to go.
I have never stayed in Marion before always in Mt Vernon this is a better area for restaurants and shops as well.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manhattan, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Great easy fast check in. Snacks at check in. Room was beautiful. Smells brand new! We were very pleased. Fridge Microwave Iron and ironing board. Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♡♥ THANK you for a smooth drama free stay!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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Matt M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Marion, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your great feedback!
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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Holiday Inn Express properties are franchised, so are not created equal. This one is excellent, and I predict you will enjoy your stay. Very nice indoor pool, with separate exercise room. Spotless room, very comfy beds. Open, spacious breakfast room. Delicious breakfast with considerable variety of breakfast foods. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay here again--highly recommended.

Room Tip: Four floors but two elevators. Ice on every floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Matt M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Marion, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and great feedback regarding your stay. I have shared all your comments with our staff and we look forward to your next stay!
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Hudson, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Our family hadn't stayed at a Holiday Inn Express until we took a trip to Florida in March. We had a successful stay in one on our drive down and so everyone suggested I find another to stay in our drive home.

We put in a v-e-r-y long drive on our first day and were hoping to find somewhere to stay in Paducah but everything was booked. We usually try to stay in that area because it's just over halfway home. I'm glad we pushed on to Marion, Illinois because we were quite pleased with the HIE we found there. It's a brand new hotel and everything is very clean. We arrived late but the front desk clerk gave us each a bottle of water and a snack, which I thought a nice touch.

Most importantly, our room was clean, quiet and the mattresses and pillows were comfortable. I wished I could have had an extra hour in that bed! The bathroom was not huge but roomy enough for our family with all our toiletries. They even gave my husband and son toothbrushes and toothpaste because they forgot to pack them on the return trip!

Breakfast was good and hot. We like the cinnamon rolls that the serve along with eggs, sausage and bacon. There's also an assortment of cereals, bagels, etc. Seating was adequate for the breakfast crowd.

We didn't stay long enough to take advantage of the exercise room and pool, but they're there for those who want them. There's also a large flatscreen TV in the room if you've got the time to watch but we had to pack up and hit the road. Based on my family's response, I would be happy to stay here again and would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a place to stay in the Marion, IL area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Matt M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Marion, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to the next time you stay with us!
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Freeburg, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed at this hotel while doing business in the area. I travel quite often on business. This hotel was clean and centrally located, with several restaurants close by. The only complaint I would have is I didn't think the staff was very friendly, especially the ladies working the breakfast area!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Matt M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Marion, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us. We take all guest comments very seriously and I apologize that you did not find our breakfast attendant to be very friendly. I can promise that the next time you stay with us you will not have the same experience. Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to your next stay!
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were not on our way to a game... this time :) Traveling to visit family and pulled off at exit #54 off of I-57 in Illinois. Last time we were through this way the whole area was under construction, but is now finished. At check-in fresh cookies were just put out. If you are a priority card holder you also get snacks and water. Had a wonderful experience, beautiful rooms, loved the bed, had microwave and a small fridge. Carpets were very clean and room smelled very clean, believe me I have a knack for picking up on when folks have smoked in a non-smoking room! Even the elevators and stairways were without a smell of smoke. Had a wonderful stay. Lots of places nearby to dine, if you like BBQ then 17 St. BBQ is across the way. --- Tried to submit this earlier today and my Ipad froze so I hope it doesn't post twice, but if it does all the better this is a great hotel and staff was very nice - Oh and I enjoyed the breakfase, lots of items to choose from - that saved us another $25 :)

Room Tip: Our room was quiet, we were on second floor room 205 which is far from the elevators but near the st...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Thank you for staying with us! Thank you also for all your kind words and great comments!
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Gadsden, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It is one of the newest and also the nicest hotel in the area. The friendly staff is always eager to make each stay an exceptional experience. The hotel is within walking distance of several restaurants, as well as a minor league baseball venue. I would recommend the hotel to anyone visiting the area and/or passing through.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matt M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Marion, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thanks again for staying with us and the great feedback regarding your stay. We look forward to your next stay with us!
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Address: 2609 Blue Heron Drive, Marion, IL 62959
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Location: United States > Illinois > Marion
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Marion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Marion 2.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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