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“Clean and Close to the Beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2715 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge, MD 21613   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cambridge
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Medford NJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Clean and Close to the Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great property close to the beach and very clean buffet breakfast in the am rooms are up date staff is helpful and very friendly. I was traveling on business but would make another trip to stay . Great location close to shopping restaurants and water

  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Stayed at this hotel due to boat problems and a local recommendation. The ladies at the front desk when I checked in were fantastic with recommendations for dining and transportation logistics. The hotel is top notch, but the service is outstanding.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Attended a weekend cycling event based at this HIE. Located on Hwy 50 commercial strip east of Cambridge. Staff did a very good job stocking the breakfast despite a mad rush of yogurt & fruit eaters all at once. One nit pick: the single overhead light in the bathroom meant the tub/shower was a bit dark.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Corina (hope I spelled that right) greeted us warmly as we arrived to meet up with friends. This is a quiet spot and I would prefer this type of property as my home base and then drive to the wildlife refuge or shore versus a tourist trap like Ocean City. The kids were able to swim before dinner. Next time I am in the area, I intend to stay here for the quiet location, friendly staff and well-maintained property.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Express last weekend. As mentioned in many of the other reviews, the staff here is exceptionally friendly and responsive. Got some good recommendations for restaurants. Our room was just fine with a very comfortable bed, nice TV, big tub, and nice lounge chair for stretching out. We get up early and are out and about all day so we didn't use the small indoor pool but folks seemed to be enjoying it. The lounge area is very nice. The location is very convenient to the restaurants and shops in Cambridge (not walking distance, though) and Blackwater. Breakfast was OK-serve yourself with plenty of choices. Perfect place to stay if you're not looking for a resort or B and B.

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Greenbelt, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

With most of my elderly family residing on the Eastern Shore and me residing on the Western Shore, I visit frequently. I'm always welcomed to stay at a family members house, but staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge, Maryland is the next best thing. Everyone is so welcoming and Ms. Nakia Stanley is truly an asset to this company, she has the professional ethics of a 5 star hotel concierge, suggesting the best eateries, historic attractions or assisting with a simple date night. I can not wait until the summer, family reunions, fishing trips & boat rides, and guess where I'll be staying. Thanks again Nakia & Brooke for a lovely weekend!

Room Tip: Request a microwave, not sure why all rooms aren't equipped with one yet!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hockessin, Delaware
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed in this Holiday Inn Express for a weekend trip to Cambridge. The hotel was an older HIE but it was fairly well maintained. We asked for a quiet room and they delivered that fairly well. The night was very peaceful. Everything in the room was in working order and the bed was fine. The bathroom was of the style there the commode and the bath were in a separate room and the sink with the mirror was inside the guest room itself. I have not seen this style in an HIE facility in the past or any of the other medium priced hotels where I have stayed. Usually I associate this style of a sink separate from the bathroom with Red Roof Inn or Motel 6. But this HIE had that style. This made the shower/commode room smaller than normal and I thought that was detracting from an otherwise acceptable room. The location of the hotel was right on Route 50 which is a well traveled highway but we didn't notice much noise from the highway. The location of the hotel was such that there were no decent views out of any of the windows-- mostly parking lots, retail building and the traffic on Route 50. I thought that the breakfast was below the standards I have experienced at other HIE's. The food selection was not as broad as in some HIE's and the omelets and machine-made pancakes they served had tastes and consistencies that were artifical. The area has a small number of hotels and the chains have pricing that is a little bit higher that what you would expect in a small town like Cambridge. You are on the Chesapeake Bay but Cambridge is not comparable to a beach resort area or anything like that so I did not see justification for higher rates. The HIE location was convenient to shopping, restaurants, and downtown Cambridge. It was also a short ride to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and to several communities that front directly on the Chesapeake Bay. I would not recommend this hotel for an extended stay but it is fine for one or two nights.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear OldeBlueHen,

Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. We work diligently to ensure our facilities are well maintained and we try our hardest to provide not just good value, but comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. I am delighted that you liked the location and room accommodations. However, I am sorry that our breakfast selection did not live up to your expectations. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience it may have caused you. The feedback we receive from you enables us to target problem areas. I appreciate your feedback as this is our best resource for improving guest services. While we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we would hope that you would give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be.

Sincerely,

Lera P
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Address: 2715 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge, MD 21613
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Location: United States > Maryland > Cambridge
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Cambridge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Cambridge hotel in MD , located just off the Chesapeake bay on the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula, is your #1 choice for charm and hospitality. At the end of your busy day relax and melt away your stress in our indoor, hot tub and pool. We are only minutes away from the area s best attractions which incluse Historic Easton, MD, the tourist destination town of St. Michaels, MD, Blackwater Refuge and across from the Hyatt Regency golf course. An exciting renaissance is underway in this historic waterfront city. Stately storefronts are now home to stylish boutiques and galleries featuring homegrown art. One-of-a-kind shops offer antiques, jewelry, home decor, gourmet foods, and more. Downtown streets have been redone with period lighting and fresh plantings. Classic old buildings are being returned to their former glory.Hotel features include complimentary deluxe hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and free local phone calls. Enjoy a unique breakfast experience at our new Express Start breakfast bar served every morning featuring a selection of fruits, juices, cereals, breads, eggs, bacon, sausage, and even hard boiled eggs. We have also created the world's best tasting cinnamon roll. There is something for everyone at the Holiday Inn Express Cambridge hotel in Maryland. ... more   less 
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