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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2501 S Shirley Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Sioux Falls)   |  
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Draper, Utah
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168 reviews 168 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 90 cities Reviews in 90 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Average--At Best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Old feel. Bad lighting in the room. The heater took a long time to warm up the room. Good internet access and average breakfast. Water pressure was good. OK for a business trip. Easy trip to the airport.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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hiexpsf, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay. I am sorry that you found our hotel average - at best. The owners, as well as our management team and employees strive to provide the highest customer service and a high quality product. In fact, our owners consistantly spend money on making our quality top notch. We got a new case goods last fall, and brand new 37 in and 40 in TVs two months ago. Our fitness center was remodeled last fall. We are planning on replacing our sofa sleepers as soon as our order is ready. Everything else was updated just under two years ago. We provide a large assortment on our breakfast bar, beyond what our brand requires. We were able to figure out from your name and location that you stayed in rm 306 and I did have our maintenance person, Greg, check out the heater in that room this morning. He did find an issue with the HVAC. Someone had went into the unit itself and changed the fan from automatic to on, which caused the heating issue. Thank you for bringing that to our attention. We will be sending you a gift certificate in the mail for a free night stay due to the inconvience that that may have caused. I appreciate your feedback and hope that you will become a loyal customer in the future.

Mellanie Larson
General Manager
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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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Sturgis, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Because we were traveling on Christmas Eve, I wanted to make sure my two young children still had the "Santa Claus" experience. I contaced Mellanie, the GM of this property asking if I could mail some "santa" gifts that she could put in the room before we arrived. When we checked in the gifts were sitting in our EXTREMELY CLEAN room along with a letter from Santa that her staff had written. My girls were beyond excited!!! It was so special to them!!! Mellanie and her staff went above and beyond to make sure my girls had their visit from santa. I also wanted to say that we were traveling to Minneapolis on Christmas morning and Lance at the front desk was excellent. He gave us several recommendations of places to eat and things to see and do there. This entire staff was great. The housekeeper we saw on Christmas morning was so pleasant as well as the breakfast ladies. We appreciated this staff working on Christmas Day!!! Kudos Mellanie and staff! You guys are one of the best in the business!

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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hiexpsf, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Thank you for the kind words! It was our pleasure getting your room ready with your packages and a letter from Santa! We had a lot of fun coming up with ideas of how to make it look official! I appreciate the review! Mellanie Larson, General Manager
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minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Stayed at the Holiday Inn for business. Very friendly front desk people greeting you at checkin/checkout. Room was warm and comfortable when first walked in. Large room and had a great night sleep. Good breakfast and frienly breakfast staff. Good location. Will stay again when back in town!

  • Stayed December 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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hiexpsf, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our property. I appreciate the feedback. Have a Happy Holidays!

Mellanie Larson
General Manager
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Watertown, South Dakota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Great location close to the mall and a lot of other stores. Also a lot of great restaurants near by. Our room was spacious and welcoming. Morning breakfast had quite a few different options to choose from. Clean hotel, would recommend to others and will likely return.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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hiexpsf, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our property! Have a Happy Holidays!

Mellanie Larson
General Manager
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My daughter and I had a fabulous 3 night stay recently. The hotel was very fresh and clean. The beds were extremely comfortable and being a pillow person, it was fabulous to have 4 pillows on each bed offering both soft and firm versions! The room was quiet, even with some young ball teams also staying there. Staff was professional and friendly and the breakfast buffet offered a nice variety of choices. We will definitely stay with them next time we are in Sioux Falls! Amazing value for the money!!

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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hiexpsf, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our property! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Mellanie Larson
General Manager
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St. Paul, MN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed here for a weekend to do some college visiting. The room was exactly what we had expected and were very pleased. We were very pleased with the extra pull out bed - and the extra space this provided for us. The pool/hot tub area was clean and not busy - which was a plus. The morning breakfast was very good - had a nice selection of food and some that we could take on the run. The location was perfect for our needs - many food selections and easy to get around.

Overall - good experience and great location.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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hiexpsf, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for the review! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Mellanie Larson
General Manager
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Wichita, Kansas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My elderly mother and I stayed at this hotel for a funeral in Sioux Falls. My mom fell very ill requiring emergency ambulance transportation from the hotel to a local hospital. The staff at the hotel were incredible with their personal caring and support. A local staff member is also an EMT who stepped in immediately to help. The front desk staff helped me with mom's room checkout, extended my stay without a need for me to change rooms, and even arranged a reduced, medical rate.

They asked me about her status when I got back, and were obviously concerned.

In short, they went above and beyond the standard of hotel hospitality and were very caring, helpful, and supportive during a very difficult time.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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hiexpsf, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property! I greatly appreicate the comments and I'm glad we were able to help you mom. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mellanie Larson
General Manager
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Address: 2501 S Shirley Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Sioux Falls)
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Sioux Falls
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Sioux Falls
#8 Romantic Hotel in Sioux Falls
#13 Business Hotel in Sioux Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall 2.5*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls, a city rich in history and a regional hub for corporate and retail services. The history of Sioux Falls revolves around the cascades of the Big Sioux River. The falls were created approximately 14,000 years ago when the last glacial ice sheet redirected the flow of the Big Sioux River. With our hotel's convenient location, you will find us easily accessible to many attractions such as the Empire Mall, Sertoma Butterfly House and Outdoor Campus, Falls Park, the Washington Pavilion and Wild Water West Amusement Park. We are also conveniently located by many restaurants such as Ruby Tuesday and corporate locations such as banks, hospitals, Joe Foss Field Airport, and the Ivy Room Conference Center. Our hotel offers limited shuttle service to the airport and other corporate locations. While in Sioux Falls, make sure to sit along the banks of the mighty Big Sioux River at Falls Park, our city's namesake. While there you can check out the Horse Barn Art Gallery and Falls Park Tower. Welcome to Sioux Falls, the heart of America! ... more   less 
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