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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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Belle River, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2007

Absolutely wonderful, hotel. It's located close to the highway. Close by are a huge variety of stores, resturants etc.

The hotel is new, clean with lots of little extras. By the elevator and the door, they post weather reports for the week. In the room they have contact information if you need weather/road reports. The staff are friendly and helpful. There is always a hot cup of coffee available. We have a King suite and it's great. Spacious room, wth a fridge, mirco wave, coffeemaker, fridge. The bathroom is clean with good counter space. The toliet paper is not that cheap scratchy stuff. My only complaint is that they have the disposable glasses/mugs instead of glass/ceramic one.

The screened windows open which is great so we can get some fresh air. If you have a computer they offer wireless and a bridge if you need one.

There is a pool, excersice (adult only) room and a breakfast area.

This is a wonderful hotel, great location...I'll definately be back.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — the plastic cups
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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129 reviews 129 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2007

We just returned from a mini-getaway weekend at the H.I. Express in Sioux Falls, SD. This hotel is easy to find. The location is ideal. It's close to I-29, but not so close that you hear traffic noise. It's also near the major shopping area of Sioux Falls. Everything was clean and outside noises were muffled to our satisfaction. The breakfast room was large and had almost everything I could want in a breakfast. Our mattress was more comfortable than the one I have at home and we had two firm and two soft pillows.

The only negative things we encountered were fairly minor. We had a junior whirlpool suite. The jets in our whirlpool didn't have much oomph. It felt more like I was sitting in a carbonated beverage than in a whirlpool. Also, our bathroom was a considerable distance from the bed and required maneuvering around two corners and through a sitting area in the dark. (I wouldn't want to be sleeping in that room if I had a stomach virus.) A nightlight in the bathroom would have been greatly appreciated.

I would definitely stay here again. This motel is consistent with the high quality I have come to appreciate in the Holiday Inn Express chain.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2006

We stayed here for 2 nights on an October weekend. It was extremely convenient to find (we came from Wisconsin and our family came from Rapid City). We didn't eat the breakfast so can't comment on that. Hotel is clean. The rooms were very nice and had small fridges which we really appreciated. Nice toiletries. Nice staff. Easy and efficient check-in/check-out.

The location is wonderful. Tons of restaurants nearby, as well as a large multiplex. The mall is just down the road.

Perfect if you need a clean room with a few amenities at a really good price.

  • Liked — location, cleanliness
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Oak Park, IL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2006

This Holiday Inn Express was one of the best we've ever stayed at. The rooms were nice; hotel was new. In addition to the basic shampoo and soap, they left conditioner and lotion (I think) in the bathrooms - nice touch for an Express.

The breakfast buffet was the typical fare, but they also had sausage and biscuits which my husband thought was good. It's alwasy nice to have something hot for breakfast instead of cold cereal, muffins, etc.

This was our first overnight stop between Chicago and Rapid City and the drive time was reasonable. It's a good stop on I-90 between the two cities.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2004

Had the most excellent night at this Holiday Inn Express. Made my parents very happy also.
Close to I-29, several restaurants within Five (5) miles,on 41st (east), if the one near this facility are not to your liking. Very clean and friendly.

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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Sioux Falls
#5 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*
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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