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“Quiet and convenient” 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 #44 of 95 hotels in Louisville
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Quiet and convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel seems new. The parking lot is a little funky, probably because of the shape of the lot on which the hotel sits. The property is in great shape. The room was nice. The staff was helpful and friendly. The hotel is near gas stations and some fast food-type places, as well as close to the interstate and the airport.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us! We are delighted you felt that our hotel was quiet and convenient. We did just get updates, so our hotel is fresh and new! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Kindest Regards,
Brooke Potter, Director of Sales
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  • Location
    4 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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Enola, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The room accommodations were very good and the mattress on the bed could not be beat for comfort. The pool looked very nice but my husband and I forgot our suits. everyone we met was friendly and very helpful. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Becky - Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking time to review our hotel. I am so glad to hear you had a good night sleep! We appreciate your kind words in regards to our staff and pool.

Kindest Regards,
Brooke Potter, Director of Sales
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Berkeley, California
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52 hotel reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Staff was welcoming upon arrival and helpful throughout the stay with directions, dining recommendations, and printing documents. Great location for getting to Papa John Stadium, and walking distance to Churchill Downs. You can get food in the hotel (didn't try it) and a few fast food places within walking distance. Not particularly adjacent to the airport but very near. Room was clean and everything worked. All in all, great value.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for staying with us! I am so glad to hear you thought our staff was friendly. We do have a great location within block of Churchill Downs, Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium, Kentucky Fair/Expo Center and the reopened Kentucky Kingdom! We hope to see you soon.

Kindest Regards,
Brooke Potter, Director of Sales
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I am very loyal to Holiday Inn chain but that's about to change. I just experienced a similar experience at a Holiday Inn Express in South Carolina and its simply unacceptable. This most recent experience prompted me to post an appropriate review to my last stay in Holiday Inn Louisville in february-march of 2014. I know for fact I left my brand new 80-dollar sweater in a room on a chair, I called the hotel less than 5 hours after I checked out and they informed me that it was never found and never reported to the front desk by house keeper. I've traveled to third world countries and never had such bad experience, those people are poor but they never assume a forgotten property is now their own.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Not only close to the airport but also close to Churchill Downs. Room was roomy and clean, beds were comfortable. Had wi-fi included and free parking. Better than average for a this level of hotel. Downside is that there is not too many eating places in walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnSDF, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Thank you for your recent review about the Holiday Inn Louisville Airport Fair/Expo Center. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we'll see you again in the future. Keep in mind that we do have an AM and PM Restaurant onsite with a great menu.
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed one night and it was very clean and felt new. The pool is very small, the picture makes it look larger than it is and only 5 ppl are allowed in at one time. We arrived late evening and check in was a breeze. Snacks & drinks are available next to the check in desk for purchase which was nice. Overall a nice hotel, you won't be disappointed!

Stayed April 2014
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HolidayInnSDF, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
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Thank you for your staying with us on your recent trip to Louisville, KY. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the staff took care of you. We value our guests feedback and will pass this information along to the stay. We look forward to seeing you back again.
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Stayed here on a recent business trip. Very good location, right by airport but very close to other attractions. Amusement and water park almost across the street, Churchill Downs right down the road and short trip to downtown.

Hotel is relatively new. Room was spacious and very clean. Bed was extremely comfortable. Bathroom is small but more importantly it was clean. The only thing I didn't like was bathroom door is heavy and so automatically closes which is kind of annoying if you're just jumping in to wash your hands or brush your teeth. The iron was fantastic, some hotels' irons never work well but this one was great.

Indoor pool is small but sufficient. Lobby area is spacious and well decorated. Staff were always friendly and accommodating.

The only negative was with breakfast. First morning had the buffet and was underwhelmed with choices. Next morning I decided to order off the menu and my server seemed annoyed that I didn't just go for the buffet. Had to ask a few times for a glass of juice and I think she forgot about me since didn't see her until I let her know I was leaving.

Overall though very pleased and will definitely stay here when I return.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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HolidayInnSDF, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for your recent review about the Holiday Inn. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I would like to apologize for your experience in our restaurant. This is not the service that we strive to provide to all of our guests. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be passed along to make sure that improvements are made. Thank you once again, and we hope you choose to stay with us in the future.
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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
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:
#40 Business Hotel in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center 3*
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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