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“Newer, attractive hotel, decent breakfast, bad wifi” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Salado-Belton

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Holiday Inn Express Salado-Belton
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1991 N Stagecoach Rd, IH - 35 North, Salado, TX 76561   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Salado
Columbia, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Newer, attractive hotel, decent breakfast, bad wifi”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The hotel overall was average, however the wifi and even ethernet internet connections were the worst I've seen since I last had dial-up. We stayed for four nights. We found the breakfast was palatable. My son enjoyed the "pancake" machine they had, which grills fresh pancakes for you and plops them down on a plate off of an internal conveyor belt. Breakfast usually included sausage and bacon, as well as yogurt, cereal, toast, bagels and cinnamon rolls. Very limited fresh fruit. Pool is really pretty, but not much use if it isn't warm enough to swim outside. Front desk was friendly. Unless you have to stay in Salado, you can probably find a better deal in Temple.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite which was situated near the balcony that overlooks the lobby. That meant there...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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EMCMarket, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Salado-Belton, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear JanaJE,

Thank you for your review. We know you had many choices on places to stay, and are very happy you came to stay with us. We apologize for your experience with the internet; it will be addressed with our General Manager. We take pride in being able to offer an affordable rate, our prices are based on the availability, and I see that the majority of your stay was on a weekend we were sold out. We hope to have the honor of serving you again should your travels bring you back to Salado.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Best Holiday Express Inn we've stayed at. Everything was super clean, beautiful property, very friendly staff. It's pet friendly also, a big plus for our little Yorkie. We spent four nights here, never once heard any noise. Not your average utilitarian Holiday Inn, beautifully decorated. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to Texas.

Room Tip: We were on the bottom floor, no parking lot or highway noise at all.
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  • Stayed February 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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EMCMarket, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Salado-Belton, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear VATraveler1492,

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you, and Lulu enjoyed your stay with us and feel you received great service. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback.

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Your friends in Salado
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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17 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We read that this is "more" than the usual Holiday Inn Express and the trip advisor reviews are right on! This hotel is beautifully decorated, spotless throughout, and it has been quality built. There was absolutely no noise; you did not hear anyone walking in the room above or in the halls, no TV noise next door, nor did we hear a door nearby shut as is so commonly heard. It is amazing how well built this hotel is and perhaps the owners can pass along their "secrets" to Holiday Inn management because we have found that most Holiday Inn's are not nearly as well built! The reservationist was more than friendly; she was kind and went out of her way to be accommodating with her pleasant smile and attitude. It is also nice having complimentary Wi-Fi. Our bed was comfortable and we rate this particular Holiday Inn a 3+ Star and worth going out of your way to stay at if you are in the area! You won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: Unit noise is NOT an issue throughout this great hotel!
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  • Stayed January 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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EMCMarket, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Salado-Belton, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for your review regarding your stay with the Holiday Inn Express Salado, TX. We realized you have many choices when it comes to lodging, and we sincerely appreciate your business.
Our staff works hard to make sure guests a great experience! We value your opinion and hope to see you back again soon!
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Hill country of Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This Holiday Inn Express is quite different from those I have stayed in in the past. It was custom built (per the management) with a very sofisticated western flair. Beautiful grand open lobby that
open up in the rear of the building to a rustic designed pool with a lovely setting. The rooms were spotlessly clean and modern. And the management were very well manored and accomodating. And the breakfast was devine. Although it was typical as far as the items served, it was very tasty with many items to choose from. After a longgggg day shopping in Salado (fun little town), it was a pleasant feeling to know you are coming back to a clean and friend hotel. It is located right on I35 but is within a block of where the shopping begins!!! It might not be as the charming B&Bs are (?) but it was beautiful and much more reasonable in price!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Spring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

During our drive to Salado I telephoned Anthony to see if our room would be available, he said quickly it was ready for our check in when we arrived. The customer service from him "since most of the time I was dealing with him" was above excellent. We needed to know a pharmacy near and Anthony gave us the name of a location 5 minutes drive each way away, our physician was able to call a prescription in and we picked it up immediately. There is a grocery store, which I had no idea - but this is where the pharmacy is. We stayed 4 days for a conference. Excellent service and very kind. For meals other than breakfast you need to drive about 20 minutes, a lot of antique style restaurants, however we did find a Sonic after noticing the Dairy Queen had closed for our late night sweet treat. We will stay here again for the customer service. The highway is in repair for quite a few miles but worth the extra few minutes. The Holiday Inn Express Salado is at present one of two hotels in the same block. Holiday Inn Salado is on the North Bound side of IH-35 at the Salado exit. Breakfast varies on the hot entree's, but for meat eaters there is always some kind of meat. Breakfast food, geat coffee and yogurt with your choice of milk and juices.

Room Tip: Rooms not facing IH-35 however there is no noise in any rooms from the highway. Parking for your c...
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The hotel itself is fine. clean room, good service. But the location is in the middle of nowhere. So you have to drive some distance for anything to do or eat. The hotel has a couple places that deliver but not much else.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berry, Alabama
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8 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Went on business to the Salado/Killeen area for two weeks and this is where our group stayed. From the time we got there to the time we left, that front desk staff treated us like friends. Everyone was so nice and the hotel was really nice. The local area is full of Wineries, Art Galleries and various other small stores. It is a very cute and quiet community. Definately get off the Interstate in Salado and visit for a day or two and stay at this hotel. Very nice walk-in pool and the entire pool area is wonderful, with two covered areas for cooking, relaxing or just getting out of the HOT Texas sun.

Room Tip: Get a room on the back side of the hotel. They overlook the beautiful pool and they are away from a...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Address: 1991 N Stagecoach Rd, IH - 35 North, Salado, TX 76561
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Location: United States > Texas > Salado
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 ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Salado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Salado-Belton 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites of Salado-Belton is conveniently located off of Interstate 35. This rural, smoke-free hotel property is a quality, practical choice when traveling through Central Texas. Lodging at our location puts you in a close proximity to the communities of Salado, Belton, Temple, Harker Heights, and Killeen. Salado-Belton, is a constantly growing area and home to many historic attractions, businesses, universities, and outdoor fun. Some of which include the Bell County Expo Center, Wildfire Ranch Arena, Fort Hood Army Base, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas A&M- Central University, and the beautiful Lake Belton and Stillhouse Hollow Lakes. The Village of Salado was once a part of the old Chisholm Trail and is now known for its antique stores, boutique shops, and colorful history. Whether you're visiting for business or leisure, our hotel will meet your needs. You can expect a good night's rest in our cozy triple-sheeted beds and then start each day with a cinnamon roll from our complimentary hot breakfast bar. The fitness center and customized outdoor pool area will help you relax during your stay. As if this weren't enough, we also offer a 24 hour business center, five meeting spaces with accommodations for up to 100 guests, free Wi-Fi, and audio/visual equipment to ensure that your next event is a success in Central Texas. ... more   less 
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