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Holiday Inn Express Kent State University
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1215 Sanctuary View Drive, Kent, OH 44240   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Kent
Buffalo, NY
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“pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Was very happy with our stay. Room was very clean, bed was comfortable. Staff was very nice. Good size refrigerator in the room. Breakfast Buffet had a wide choice of food, but would have like to see more fruit. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

After a long day of airport travels, I arrived around 9pm and was greeted by a kind welcome and smile from Dean. After he checked me in, he offered a warm chocolate chip cookie and a water bottle; I couldn't refuse. After a few more long days and nights at work, I returned to the hotel with Dean's warm welcome, he offered me another cookie and water bottle. When I returned the following week, Dean upgraded my room. I'm a Priority Club Member and have stayed at many Holiday Inn Expresses. This one is special. No one was like Dean.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Came with my Neice and Nephew. Pool had just closed and the front desk lady locking up let them go swim for 20mins and totally made their night. AWESOME! Very clean. King Suites are well worth the price. :) Breakfast has many more options than a normal hotels continental options.

  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

Picked up a coupon book at a rest area last night and found this hotel! They honored the coupon and we saved money! Excellent customer service! Comfortable king size bed. Hot breakfast! Great experience!

  • Stayed January 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Competent staff, clean facilities that are well maintained and updated. Rooms are what you would expect from his hotel chain. The hotel was quiet, the staff friendly. Would stay here again if traveling in this area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

My wife and I went to Kent for a family reunion and needed a place to stay for 5 nights. Took a chance on Priceline.com and bid on a 2.5 star hotel (highest in the area) and got this location. I would rate this property as a very high 2.5. Friendly, quick check in, super nice housekeeping staff, better than average breakfast and clean breakfast area. Beds were very good, TV channels and wifi were better than average. Did not use the exercise room (too much party time) but it had all the equipment you would need to keep in good shape. The whole property was very clean and far enough off the freeway and surface streets so there was no noise.
We will be back in two years for another stay.

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I travel throughtout 15 states and a province of Canada spending about 120 nights at hotels, most of them are within the Express chain. HIE Kent State is by far my favorite of these. I actually look forward to my stays there. Dean, one of the most personable and conscientious employees I have come across, always greets me with a smile and my last name. The rooms are cleaner than most other HIE's, I have yet to find a stray hair or hidden wrapper in my rooms. The hotel is situated far enough away from the interstate to not hear traffic noise, but close enough that it is easy to find. Not to mention that it is in close proximity to a great mexican joint at the corner. There is no governor on the A/C which is a big plus. The breakfast isnt always the best (the lady cant seem to make sausage gravy) but it doesnt matter, the rest of the hotel experience is aces.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Kent State University

Address: 1215 Sanctuary View Drive, Kent, OH 44240
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Location: United States > Ohio > Kent
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Kent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Kent State University 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Kent, Ohio is a 74 room and suites hotel, easily accessible of I-76 at exit 33. We are the smart choice when choosing a hotel in the Kent, Akron, Ravenna and Tallmadge areas.Rapidly rising in popularity of hotels in Northeast Ohio, this hotel is the most convenient location to the Kent State University Campus, Northeast Ohio College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), Summit Racing, Hess Print Solution, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Bridgestone Invitational, and Lockheed Martin.Business travelers look to our hotel to provide them with more amenities than they could find elsewhere. We Feature an over sized fitness room, state-of-the-art aerobic equipment, with a view into our elongated indoor pool. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet throughout the hotel meets every guest s need. The Smart Start breakfast is always a hit, but we are told that the sweet tidbits and evening snacks served with a smiling face, take hospitality to an excellent level.Leisure travelers find our hotel convenient to the Kent Folk Festival, Portage County Fairgrounds, Summit County Fairgrounds, Soap Box Derby, Hartville Flee Market, NFL Hall of Fame, Ravenna Balloon-A-Thon, Firestone & other Ohio Golf Courses. Visit nearby Downtown Akron W/First Night, AA Founders Day & Akron U.We are one of the first hotels in Ohio to offer a 100% smoke free environment. ... more   less 
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