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Holiday Inn Express Bemidji
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2422 Ridgeway Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN 56601   |  
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Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Bemidji
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was here for 4 nights on business. Staff is A+++. Walls are thick, despite a full house there was very little noise from other rooms, occasional hallway sounds but overall very quiet.
Didn't feel too clean though. Carpet is a bit sticky, hallways a bit dingy. Didn't really spend a lot of time in the room. Fine for in and out stay.

Room Tip: Can request minifridge for room. They have a limited supply available for the asking.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIEBEMIDJI, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bemidji, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Thank you for posting your review. I am so happy to hear your comments about our staff as we love what we do! I appreciate your feedback about the hotel. I can assure your that our hotel is clean but I do understand your comments about the carpet. When it is humid, the carpet can seem a bit damp. In addition, we are currently getting bids for new carpeting throughout the hotel. We hope to have you as our guest again!

Jessica Durkin
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Bemidji is centrally located in Minnesota - on a beautiful lake. The Holiday Inn Express is next to a McDonald's and many other recognizable food chains - which is important to me as it is important to my 14 year old who is traveling with me. It is also located next to a wonderful grocery store. Small enclosed mall behind the grocery store. Wal-Mart and Home Depot are up the street.

The Holiday Inn Express had a good hot breakfast - automatic pancake maker, good cinnamon rolls, bacon and eggs early (sausage and eggs later). Coffee was excellent! Breakfast was from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Microwave in the lobby. Sparse fitness room but it has a treadmill and that is all I want.

Staff is helpful and friendly. Room is immaculate and I slept very well. 14 year old complained that the pillows were to soft. AC in the room work well and was easily adjusted to the right temperature. Our room was next to the lobby but was still very quiet.

We used Bemidji as our base of operations to explore Minnesota. It is 2 hours to Voyageurs National Park and less than an hour to Itasca State Park (Mississippi headwaters).

Hotel is very affordable - we stayed during the week and are checking out Friday as it is sold out on the weekend. Many things in Minnesota are booked solid on the weekends.

Room Tip: Second floor has the breakfast.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Camille Z, Front Desk at Holiday Inn Express Bemidji, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome review and for the great information you have provided our future guests. We love being located here in the Northwoods. We hope to see you again!
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was recently at this lovely establishment... I was in the area doing some advertising and the staff and the management where very accommodating and easy to work with... They were very polite and helped in any way they could through out my 4 day stay... :) The rooms are very clean... Even smells clean :) Also the hotel itself has a nice warm pool and hot tub to relax in...
Not to mention they always had some fresh baked cookies for us to enjoy.. I will for sure be going back to this establishment.. Thanks for a delightful experience....

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Camille Z, Front Desk at Holiday Inn Express Bemidji, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
We here at the Holiday Inn Express are so delighted that you had a pleasant stay with us! Our goal is to make sure our guests are well taken care of during your visit. Hope to see you again soon :) happy holiday weekend
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed in this Hotel end of May 2014. It was very satisfying stay to be here. Rooms are maintained very well. All your needs are taken care of by managing persons. Break fast , coffee tea need are met with high standard, Swimming and Gym facilities are also provided. Overall excellent service is rendered by this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Camille Z, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bemidji, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you so much for your recent stay at our property here in Bemidji. We are glad to hear that you were very satisfied and our staff was able to fulfill all of your needs. If you are ever in the area, we’d love for you to choose our hotel once again!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for 3 night 12/18 to 12/21 reserved a King room suite. Arrived at the hotel after a long day on a work project and was quite wiped out. Checked in, that went smooth and easy, very friendly staff. Went to settle down and relax in the room and noticed the room appeared to be poorly made up. That evening went to a coworkers room to have a couple of beers and go over a few details on the project, got to his room and he said "check out the great housekeeping" bed appeared to be just tossed together. The next morning had breakfast in the breakfast bar, but only had cereal since that's all they had stocked. The breakfast person was only putting out a few items here and there. When asked if more eggs would be ready, reply was 10 minutes. For an empty place not good. That evening arrived back and noticed my room appeared to also be only tossed together, bed and pillows just tossed up to appear as if someone made a slight effort. Next morning more of the same for breakfast, not good. Now my last evening arrived back after a long day on the project and quite wiped out, staff greeted with a friendly hello and welcome back. Went to my room and whamo my room wasn't even touched. Bed not made, towels not replaced, other room items not replaced even the bad coffee packs. Went down to the front desk to complain and the two young ladies we're shocked. I asked for some fresh towels and soaps, the staff said they would let housekeeping know the next day since they all were gone for the evening. That evening the place was full with high school wrestling teams for a wrestling meet. Kids will be kids so let's just say the place was a little loud. The next morning I met my coworker for the so called breakfast buffet, let's just say good luck. 7am no food was ready and what was made was quickly grabbed by the kids quickly. My coworker also said his room was not made up yesterday so what housekeeping did that day who knows. Now I received my invoice and went to the front desk to complain about the price for the lack of service, the guy at the desk said he couldn't do anything and I'd have to talk to a manager later. About 4 hours later the manager called me apologizing for the lack of quality for my stay and deducted a small amount from the invoice. Now this was my 4th Express in 3 weeks; 1 out in Long Island, NY, 1 North East, PA and Schaumberg, IL all of these places we're above the level performers and would gladly rate them 4.5 to 5's but not this place. Many other quality hotels in Bemidji

Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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HIEBEMIDJI, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bemidji, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
I would like to apologize about the short comings you experienced during your stay at our property. The supervisors in each department have been made aware of the situation and are looking at ways to improve the service we are providing our guests. We thank you for your feedback, apologize for the inconveniences and are planning to improve the service we offer here at the Holiday Inn Express.
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Lenexa, Kansas
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

They only have one washer and one dryer on the third floor in the hallway. On multiple locations I saw people waiting in the hallway until their clothes were done.

It took management's replacement of three refrigerators before I finally got one that worked on their fourth try.

Their internet is not secure even though it is password protected.

Overall, this hotel is good if you only want to arrive late, go to bed and leave the next morning.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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HIEBEMIDJI, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bemidji, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Bemidji, MN. The feedback you have provided in your review will be taken with care and the appropriate steps will be taken to fix the issues you had during your stay. We hope that you stay with us again during your next visit to Bemidji so we can improve on the experience you recently had. If you do need anything further please contact me at my direct email.


Stacy Pontinen
Assistant Manager
holidayinnexpressbemidji@gmail.com
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Osseo, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We are working our way through all the Bemidiji area hotels as we come to the area every other weekend. We have stayed in other Holiday Inn Express' before with nice accommodations, so had high expectations. Unfortunately this site did not meet the level of quality of their sister sites, with more cons than positives

Positives: Staff was very nice and helpful
Breakfast was nice with good selections

Cons: Priced higher than other hotels in the area
Maintenance needed with regard to sauna (closed for repair) & elevator ( broke down with us inside! - helpful staff got us out quickly but she mentioned that his has happened before!)
We were placed in a handicapped room (we did not reserve/handicapped room)
Handicapped room does not have a handicapped accessible bathroom (no way anyone in a wheel chair could get into it)
Bed was very soft/squishy on the inside and hard around the outside edge
Hot tub was low on water & dirty!
Hot tub filled with community members playing $3 to swim

Needless to say, we were very disappointed and will choose other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIEBEMIDJI, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bemidji, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Bemidji. I am pleased that the staff and breakfast were most enjoyable during your stay. I do want to apologize about the inconveniences you had during your stay and would like you to know that all of your comments have been relayed to the appropriate departments so that they can be resolved.


Stacy Pontinen
Assistant Manager
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Bemidji

Address: 2422 Ridgeway Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Bemidji
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 ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Bemidji
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Bemidji 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Conference Center located in the heart of Bemidji next to the Paul Bunyan Mall and several excellent eating establishments. We are only minutes from Bemidji State University and the Paul and Babe Amusement Park and approximately 40 minutes from the headwaters of the Mississippi River located within Itasca State Park. Beautiful Lake Bemidji and Bemidji State Park are only minutes away and are surrounded by many various trails. Free printed brochures and other information about the area is provided at the front desk. All standard rooms have two queen size beds, hair dryers, coffee pots, irons and ironing boards, and 2 telephones. Selected rooms offer a king bed with an in-room Jacuzzi and 27 inch TV. All rooms also have HBO, cable TV, and free high speed Internet.Visit Bemidji, MN and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express. ... more   less 
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