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“Convenient stay for a visit to JMU” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Harrisonburg
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3325 S Main St, I-81 Exit 243, Harrisonburg, VA 22801   |  
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Bogota, Colombia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Convenient stay for a visit to JMU”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed for one night so that we could enjoy a football game at JMU and not rush back to Northern VA that night. My kids enjoyed the indoor pool, I loved the convenience of the bus service to campus for the game, and my husband liked the hotel's proximity to Cracker Barrel. Also, the staff were friendly and helpful and offered us a military discount with ID! It made our stay very reasonable. This was my first stay at a Holiday Inn Express and I will definitely consider choosing them in the future.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stayed here for one night. Room was pretty clean, tv kept cutting out though and a few lights didn't work. The bed was so comfortable it was hard to get up in the morning. Free breakfast and wifi are a plus too. Would stay here again when I am in the area.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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247 reviews 247 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This hotel sits a couple of miles out of town at Exit 243 (just off of I-81). There is a full-service Holiday Inn located in the middle of all of the shopping and closer to the university. So make sure that you know what you are signing up for. We stayed here for Family Weekend (Football game). It was plenty convenient to JMU. They did have a game shuttle, but we drove and it was not really an issue. The staff was friendly. The hotel was a standard Holiday Inn Express. The breakfast has options, but isn’t spectacular. They have a pancake “printer” that makes a nice pancake. I can’t speak for the whole hotel, but the water pressure on the second floor was awesome. I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lumberville, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is the best Holiday Ann Express we have stayed in in the last 3 years. All aspects were absolute perfection. Staff were wonderful, good breakfast (including the famous cinnamon rolls), perfect bedding for a sound sleep and the highest quality bathrooms. Just a little way of HWY 81 and near one of the best restaurants in the area Eidelweis just 20 minutes away.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Mid-Atlantic State
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is by far one of the best Holiday Inn Express hotels at which I have every stayed. The staff is amazing, warm and welcoming. They are knowledgeable about the area, give good directions if you need them. They honor the IHG club membership levels and thank you for your business.
The hotel is quiet, super clean and breakfast was very, very good. A convenient location and although there was a truck stop next to it, I never heard a sound... it is not an issue.
It is a fantastic choice, you won't be disappointed if you stay here.

Room Tip: I have stayed here twice and never had a bad room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is our favorite place to stay when in the Harrisonburg area. The staff is friendly and the breakfast is wonderful. The rooms are clean and very comfortable with free WiFi. They are located just across from the ramp to I-81 at exit 243. Just down Rt. 11 from them is a great Farm Market that we like to shop at plus another over in Dayton, VA.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I used to be in hotels 5 nights per week. I escaped that a few years ago so it had been a while since I had visited a Holiday Inn Express. Everything about this hotel was great, starting with one of the most pleasant clerks I have ever encountered. She could not have been more helpful. The new rooom decor took me by surprise. It is much more in line with some of the more upscale hotel chains that it used to be. This property, while not in a very scenic area, is right off the highway -- very convenient. We were there to tour James Madison University which is only a couple exits up I-81. While there are hotels closer to campus, I would have to think twice before turning down an opportunity to stay at this HIE again.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Address: 3325 S Main St, I-81 Exit 243, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Location: United States > Virginia > Harrisonburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Harrisonburg
#9 Business Hotel in Harrisonburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Harrisonburg 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Harrisonburg, is sure to meet your every expectation. Just off I-81 (exit 243) on Route 11, this hotel provides ideal access to many significant venues of the Shenandoah Valley. We are just minutes away from Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University, and James Madison University with easy access to Shenandoah Regional Airport. Local businesses include SYSCO, Truck Enterprises Inc., Coors, Wal-Mart Distribution, Merck, Walker, Tyson Foods, Cargill Foods, and Packaging Corporation of America. If it is recreation and fun you are looking for, this hotel is convenient to the Valley Lanes, Rockingham County Fairground, Shenandoah National Park, Massanutten Resort, Luray Caverns, New Market Battlefield, Endless Caverns, Natural Bridge, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Skyline Drive. A great variety of restaurants in the Harrisonburg area are available for your dining pleasure. All our rooms come with the Simply Smart Bedding Collection, cable TV with HBO and optional pay-per-view services, microwave/refrigerator and high-speed Internet access. Come enjoy the Holiday Inn Express Harrisonburg! ... more   less 
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