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“Clean, Well-Appointed Rooms Near the Airport” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   447 Farmington Ave, Louisville, KY 40209 (Fairgrounds)   |  
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Ranked #30 of 97 Hotels in Louisville
Chicago, Illinois
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“Clean, Well-Appointed Rooms Near the Airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This property is clean, well-maintained, and has a helpful staff. I don't know when it opened, but it feels relatively new. It doesn't have any of the worn/beat-up feeling that many airport hotels do.

My room was large with two queen beds. It might have been more spacious than most because it was a handicap room.

I was looking for a hotel south of downtown because I was driving down to Nashville early the next morning. This property is conveniently located at the intersection of I-65 and I-264. I had to wind through a few back roads to get to the strip mall with a Starbucks, but that was just a minor inconvenience.

I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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HolidayInnSDF, General Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience with our hotel and our service. I will be sure to share your comments with the entire team. Our location is one of our best attributes. Being less than 1 mile from the Airport, Kentucky Expo Center, Fair Grounds, Churchill Down, & Uof L, make us the ideal location for business travelers and families alike. We look forward to being your hotel of choice for your future visits to Kentucky.

Keith Alexander
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We chose this location for our new Corporate Training program in Louisville, KY. We've been more than impressed with the quality of service and fantastic welcome from the staff. The shuttle is convenient and reliable, the location can't be beat, and the quality of rooms and meeting spaces for the price is unparalleled. We will definitely continue to use this hotel in the future, as it provides all the amenities we could desire as well as a great location and value. All in all, working with this Holiday Inn has been a pleasant experience, the staff are very professional and client-oriented, and all of our trainees so far have had nothing but rave reviews about their experience here.

  • 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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, General Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for your comments regarding your experiencwe with our hotel. We have a great facility with a staff that truely cares. I will be sure to share your feedback with the entire team here and we look forward to continuing to be your hotel of choice when coming into the louisville area.

Keith Alexander
General Manager
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Union
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Our 4H group stayed at this hotel during our recent visit down state with our horses. We had record breaking heat everyday we were there. Everytime we returned to our hotel we were always greated with a smile, how are you doing today etc. Even when not getting back to our room until sometimes after 1am. After talking with the whole team (all 25) everyone had a great experience at all times and agreed on how accomidating the staff was. As we left our rooms for the last time we all had one thing in common.....we were sure going to miss our rooms....spotless and so comfortable. Absolutely staying here again!

  • 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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, General Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Mary,
Thank you for the feedback fro your recent stay with us. I will be sure to share your comments with the entire staff. We go to great lengths to ensure our guests have an experience that they will eb sure to remember. We appreciate you sharing your experience. I apologize for the lack of lunch availability. Please be aware that upion reqwuest it uis available to all of our guests. I am glad though, that you were able to take advantage of the catering option we offer. We look forward to seeing you and your group in the near future.

Keith Alexander
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Chicago
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I stayed in this hotel in April, just overnight and was impressed with the free hotel shuttle from the airport and the good service given by the desk personnel. I enjoyed a nice breakfast in their restaurant and used their business center (2 computers/printer). So, when I had a need in that area for a training room, I contacted them regarding my need. The board room there is really nice - glass on 2 sides which allowed a nice view outside the room. We had good service and our room accomodations were wonderful. Everyone was so nice....just one drawback - restaurant is not open for lunch, but they did provide us food in our meeting room - delicious! Also, the derby pie at dinner was excellent - I highly recomment this facility...the meeting room was a bit pricey, but all went very well.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Stayed at hotel for five nights and six days while working at University of Louisville. It's a ten minute drive to the university from the hotel. The room was very clean and well maintained for the entire stay. On the first evening I called down to the front desk to request an office chair that adjusted correctly. Within ten minutes the desk manager was at my door with a chair from the conference room. Outstanding! Working in the room for 3-5hrs/night was no problem. The internet was easy to connect to and it was nice to go right downstairs to the bar to close out the evening. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Amanda, the head bartender, was great!! I will stay again on return visits.

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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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, General Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Thank you for you comments regarding your recent stay with us. I will be sure to share your experiences with the entire staff. Our location to U of L, and the airport, as well as the local transportation we provide make us an ideal location for the business and leisure traveler. I hope you were able to enjoy the complimentary wi-fi thuroughout the facility, and I am sure the refrigerator and microwave in your room were a great convenience during your stay. We look forward to seeing you back in the near future.

Keith Alexander
General Manager
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Recenlty stayed here on a Saturday night. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Staff was very helpful with check-in and directions/suggestions, rooms were clean and very quiet. Breakfast was great!

  • Stayed June 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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, General Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Thank you for the comments regarding your recent stay with us. We take great pride in being the hotel of choice for the travelers coming in to the louisville area. Wither business or pleasure we offer all the ammenities you come to expect from a full service hotel. Our staff is here to ensure your experience is memorable. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the team and we look forward to seeing you again.

Keith Alexander
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Clean, modern, great staff,very happy. Room was very nice, comfortable. Hotel seemed new and updated, flat screen tv,s, great bed. Convenient for airport and expo center. Didn't use restaurant or bar or pool. Would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thanks you for taking the time to make us aware fo your experience here at our hotel. I will be sure to share this feedback with the entire team. We are pleased to be second to none in quality and service in the Louisville area and look forward to having you back as our guest in the future.

Keith Alexander
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center

Address: 447 Farmington Ave, Louisville, KY 40209
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Fairgrounds , South Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#30 Business Hotel in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center 3*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to One of the Best of Louisville Airport Hotels! Set in the heart of Louisville's convention, sports and airport districts, the newly built, smoke free Holiday Inn Hotel at Louisville Airport - Fair / Expo has an ideal location. We're less than a mile from the Louisville International Airport (SDF) and near the attractions and businesses of Louisville, KY. Our hotel is a few miles from attractions like Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom and the world-famous Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Museum. You can spend the day cheering for the University of Louisville's Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium or visiting Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center across the street from our hotel. The Louisville Zoo and local parks are just a few miles away. Business travelers benefit from our hotel's location near the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, UPS, Ford, Brown & Williams, Louisville Naval Ordnance Station, the University of Louisville and other businesses in Louisville. Lodging here gives you access to our 1,892 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and a 24-hour business center. Our exceptional hotel in Louisville features Kem's Cafe & Lounge, an indoor, heated pool and a 24-hour fitness center. For a well-appointed room with free high-speed Internet access, triple-sheeted bedding, a 32-inch LCD HDTV, a large work area, a microwave and a refrigerator, call our Louisville, KY hotel today to reserve a room for your next stay. ... more   less 
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