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“Good spot for a stay over” 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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Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Harrisonburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good spot for a stay over”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good breakfast, and most importantly clean. Stayed here briefly on a road trip and was worth the money. Front desk was helpful. Would be a great place for parents to stay while visiting their kids at JMU.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Boston, MA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Zachary at the front desk was very helpful and efficient. My daughter, husband and I swam in the clean indoor pool and soaked in the hot tub. Usually, we forgo a hot tub experience since many hotels do not keep the hot tubs in the standard we enjoy (i.e. clean). Luckily, this particular hot tub seemed well kept. Our only wish was for more jets:) The 2 double beds were comfortable and it was nice to have both firm and soft pillow choices. The one concern we had was that the hotel is situated near a truck stop. Fortunately, we never heard any noises or found the truck stop to be a problem. The complimentary breakfast was satisfactory- especially for the fresh pancake machine. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, VA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

From the minute I pulled up I was impressed with the curbside appearance of nicely manicured flowers outside and the lobby area is exceptional for a HI Express. I was greeted by a very friendly gentleman, Benjamin, who was very welcoming.

My room was clean and fresh smelling and the bathroom toiletries of shampoos and soaps, etc. were well appointed.

Great stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Harrisonburg, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Kayeteekaye,

Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and are so glad you had a wonderful experience while staying with us. We'll be sure to share this information with Benjamin and celebrate with him!

We look forward to seeing you again.

Chris W.
General Manager
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Lilburn
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

First Class service! Zachary was very helpful, he has a great personality. The hotel was very clean and quiet, beds are very comfortable, including the sofa bed. Pool area was very clean as was the hot tub, The breakfast was good, pancakes, biscuits with sausage gravy, eggs and sausage. Very conveniently located right off I-81.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Chris W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Harrisonburg, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
JoAnn P,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are so thrilled that Zachary met all your expectations and we will share and celebrate this great review with him.

We look forward to having you and your family stay with us again!

Chris W.
General Manager
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My family and I stayed here on our way back from NY. We were traveling with our service dog and the staff was very accommodating. Jared, at the front desk, is awesome. He even called up to our room to make sure everything was to our liking. The room was very spacious with two queen beds and a beautiful tv with tons of channels. Lots of restaurants nearby and the indoor pool and hot tub was great for the kids and myself. The breakfast is wonderful, eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, cereals and oatmeal...my favorite meal of the day is eat breakfast, and this hotel delivered. All around great stay!!! We will be back. Thank you very much for your excellent service and hospitality.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This hotel is one exit before (or after if you are coming down 81) James Madison University exit. Most everything (hotels, restaurants, big box stores etc) is at the James Madison exit. We stayed here as a half way point on a family trip to NJ. I was shocked at what a super nice place this was for the price. I think we paid about $100 for a room with 2 double beds. It was extremely comfortable and clean. beds were great (which I rarely say about a hotel) and lots of good pillow options. Everything is updated and great TV and wireless. Breakfast was pretty good...decent choices but not too much healthy other than fruit, hard boiled or scrambled egg and instant oatmeal. But my daughter ate an egg and liked it just fine. We didn't have the time for the indoor pool but such a great option for families or a swim workout. Really had a lovely but quick stay. This will now be our go-to hotel on the trip to see family up I-81.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Chris W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Harrisonburg, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
ashevillencgirl,

Thank you for this wonderful review and the excellent feedback! We felt the choices for breakfast were only 'decent' as well and are in the transition of adding new, healthier options to our breakfast bar in the very near future!

We look forward to seeing you and your family again, please ask for me when you arrive -- I'd love to thank you for this feedback in person!

Chris W.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We stayed during a college visit to JMU. The hotel was clean and the staff super friendly and efficient. Our room was very comfortable with 2 queen beds, nice linens and plenty of towels. TV and internet reception was excellent. Breakfast had a broad variety including eggs, biscuits & gravy, a pancake maker plus a small range of pastries, donuts and cereal. A juice machine and coffee rounded things out. Getting to the hotel was easy from I-85, but you did have to make a u-turn to get back to it. The drive to JMU was short. There is a busy truckstop on the south side of the hotel that was active all night, but the sound wasn't intrusive. I'd definitely stay again if we head back that way.

Room Tip: South side rooms overlook an active truckstop, but the noise is minimal
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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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:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Harrisonburg
#8 Family Hotel in Harrisonburg
#11 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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