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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salem
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   991 Russell Drive, Salem, VA 24153   |  
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Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Salem
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Perfectly clean hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If your looking for a clean hotel, in a safe area, with comfortable beds, friendly staff and good breakfast, then this is it. The breakfast was delicious and inviting. The decor, beds and bathroom were all fresh and neat. The only issues were that our refrigerator did not work, and we were unable to check in a little early. The kind lady at the front desk is very professional and nice. If we travel in the area again, we will stay here.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a great place off 81S. We were driving down and needed a place to stay the night. Gail at front desk was very kind and helpful and got us a super clean great room quickly. Everything is fairly new so no need to worry about it being rundown. Rooms were quiet and there is a vending machine on the 2nd floor if you want snacks. The breakfast is great, there are pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, bagels, cereals, oatmeal, fruit and yogurts and tons of other things.
There is also an outdoor pool that has a great view of the mountain side. Overall what a great spot, I would highly recommend.

Stayed August 2014
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Some long time ago, I stopped staying at Holiday Inn properties. They had gotten to the place where they were dirty, poorly managed and all around just didn't provide a comfortable stay. I would have rather gone camping than to stay at Holiday Inn. HAVE THEY EVER CHANGED FOR THE BETTER!!! On a trip to Washington, we decided to try Holiday Inn properties again. We decided this basically because of the positive reviews. The staff was friendly and helpful (all the staff members); the room was very clean; the beds were very comfortable and they even had pillows to suit ones choice (firm/soft). Access from the highway was very easy. Breakfast was as good as one would receive at any Resturant. We will book Holiday Inn properties in the future. They even provided a crib for our grandson.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salem, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Dear Michael,

Thank you for telling us about your visit with us. We really appreciate your feedback. We are happy that you decided to give Holiday Inn another chance. Thanks for choosing us. We strive to provide a clean,safe, and comfortable place to stay. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salem
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Richmond, Virginia
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223 reviews 223 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Spent one night here while on a trip to Mt Airy and it was an enjoyable stay. Friendly staff at the front desk, the king bed suite was clean, the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was great. The only problem we encountered was we experienced a slow processing time on the internet that night for an hour or so. We reported it to the front desk when we left, the gentleman at the desk apologized several times and promised he would check with the provider to see if they were experiencing any problems. Other than that we had a very enjoyable stay and if we are in the area again we will spend the night here.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salem, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Dear duffey,

Thank you for telling us about your visit with us. We really appreciate your feedback. Thank you for telling us your concerns about the internet service. We are very sorry for any inconvenience that you were caused. We will pass this feedback on to our tech staff. Feedback is very important to us. We use it to make changes to the hotel to make it better for you, and future guests. Thanks for your time. We hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salem
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Trinity Fl
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Found this hotel through a rest stop hotel magazine. The lady was kind & checked us in at the agreed rate advertised. The room large & clean. Beds comfortable. Breakfast was great with much to choose from. Very nice. Attendant as well. All in all , a very nice stop on our trip. Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salem, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Dear Sean,

Thank you for telling us about your stay with us. We are so glad your enjoyed the hotel. Thanks for your comments about the room, and the breakfast. We strive as a hotel to provide a clean, safe, and comfortable place to stay. Thank you for your time. We hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salem
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed here last week and was greeted by Robert at the front desk. Upon finding out that I was at the wrong Holiday Inn, he was able to get my reservation switched to this location. Clean rooms and somewhat comfy beds (had a 2 queen room), along with central a/c made this a pleasurable stay. Breakfast was nice with options for every diet.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salem, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Dear brettman_0,

Thank you for your comprehensive review. You have covered all aspects of your stay and I am particularly appreciative of your comments about our friendly staff. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge the staff concerned.

I have taken note of your valuable comments and will use these to monitor and improve the quality and services we offer for to our guests.

Sincerely,

Jaime W
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IHGCare
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Accokeek, Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I found this hotel through TripAdvisor. I booked to stay here because it had good reviews. We arrived early (check-in is at 3pm). They were not able to accommodate an early arrival, and did not have rooms available right at 3pm. We had to wait about 30 minutes for the room to be available. The room was clean, and the staff were helpful. The pool was well-kept and my kids enjoyed swimming. The breakfast was free and of good variety. My husband did not like the bed ("killed my back"). It was a good stay for an overnighter on our way to our final destination.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salem

Address: 991 Russell Drive, Salem, VA 24153
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Location: United States > Virginia > Salem
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Salem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salem 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newest addition to the heart of Blue Ridge is the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salem, VA! We are conveniently located to I-81 at exit 141, just a short drive to following area attractions : Roanoke College, Salem Civic Center, & James Moyer Complex. With our world class service and many Salem/Roanoke businesses, restaurants and attractions within walking distance or minutes from our front door, you ll discover why our guests have selected us as their preferred hotel in Roanoke Valley! This state-of-the-art hotel features special in room amenities such as free high-speed Internet access, 37 flat panel LCD TV and free local calls. Whether you are staying with us for business or pleasure, take time to relax and enjoy our outdoor swimming pool, business center, wireless Internet access in all public areas and fitness center. Points of Interest: Companies: General Electric, Carter Machinery, & Medeco. Hospitals: Lewis Gale Hospital, & Veterans Affairs Hospital. Universities: Roanoke College, Virginia Tech, Hollins University & Radford University. Local Attractions: Taubman Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Transportation, & Dixie Caverns. Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Salem Virginia. ... more   less 
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