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Holiday Inn Express Deforest
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7184 Morrissonville Road, DeForest, WI 53532   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in DeForest
Buffalo City WI
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“needed a bed fast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My husband travels weekly for work. I joined him this time for a quick trip. After driving 11 hours, I could have slept in a gravel pit. Instead, we ended up at his favorite chain, HI. I was happy with the room. It had a clean bed and bathroom. That is all I needed last night. Today, I can explain further why I gave it a four not a five. The room was equiped with all the Ammenities the H I chain usually has. The bathroom was very small. The sink is outside the bathroom which is not usual for this type of hotel. The sink and counter were postage stamp small. My husband stated this is too unusual for this type hotel. Bed was comfortable, (but as I said I was tired!) Room is nice and clean, bathroom clean. Breakfast was fine. The usual H.I. Things with a good variety.

Room Tip: Husband upgraded for five dollars more to a room with a couch. If you have to give up the bigger bat...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Emily A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Deforest, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel and for the kind words. In the future if there are renovations to be made we will take these reviews into consideration. We appreciate your Brand Loyalty.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis
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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This hotel is in a good location if you want to stay near Madison but don't want to pay higher Madison prices. It is an IDEAL hotel if you are driving from the Twin Cities to Chicago and want to stay overnight in Madison (like if you leave Friday night after work and want to drive part way to Chicago....you can stay here and then its only about a 3 hour drive the next morning).
The prices here are generally one level lower than the same class hotels in Madison. It is just off the highway at the DeForest exit so you don't even have to go into Madison and can get back on the highway to finish your trip easily.
There are quite a few fast food places at this exit, so there's a good variety to choose from for quick meals.
The hotel itself is a bit smaller than most Holiday Inn Expresses and it is quite a bit older than most of the new ones. Because of this, some of the areas look a little dated and the rooms are significantly smaller than other Holiday Inn Expresses. An example of this is that the sink area is immediately inside the entry door....a bit awkward.
The bathroom was a little cramped as well but everything worked well and the amenities are great smelling, albeit a bit small.
Beds were comfortable and the linens felt very fine. Plenty of pillows with multiple comfort levels.
The free breakfast was very good (as always...LOVE those warm cinnamon rolls!!!!).
There was a larger than normal pool for this class hotel with a nice hot tub. They were good but looked a little dated.
The parking was a bit cramped and the one lot nearest the door was small and didn't have enough spaces to fit all the cars. So most have to park a bit farther away. Not a problem but on our stay it was raining a lot and we got wet on the walk to the door.
Because it is an older hotel the halls and elevator halls were smallish. It is so small in fact that it is hard to get the luggage cart into the elevator hallway and actually on the one small elevator. The cart is nice and large but it barely fits in the elevator with more than two people. (Pick a first floor room to avoid this!)
The staff person was very, very friendly and pleasant.
The wifi was free and worked okay with some intermittant drop outs. Not a big deal but a little annoying.
Overall, a decent place that would be better if it were a bit larger and newer. But well worth it considering the good location and pretty high 'traveler class' standards.

Room Tip: Pick a first floor room and you won't have to deal with the small cramped elevator (which barely...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night while traveling from Rapid City. Hotel is conveniently located right off the freeway for travelers. Room was very clean and comfortable for our stay. I was disappointed when I arrived and no one was at the front desk. Apparently, they only had one person working that night and she was running all over the hotel. I had to wait 10 minutes to get check-in and I had reservations. In addition, I used a rewards night and was charged for my room as well. I am still trying to get a refund for my stay, in points or the money. I guess this was due to them only having one person working that night.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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8 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

This is a nice, clean holiday inn express right off the freeway. We stayed there for one night on a drive to Chicago. Breakfast was decent the next morning. The only negative was the AC had a rattle that kept waking me up. Beds were very comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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minnesota
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Stayed there for a wedding and it was a fine place. Cool cheese place across the street and a mcDonalds close by, in case you want oatmeal for breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hartford, South Dakota
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I got a ground floor room,king bed with a loveseat sofa for the same price I had payed the night before for third floor single queen. The only bad thing was at breakfast time it seemed a bit tiny. It was like they didn't expect anyone to eat there so they didn't put much out. Good place for our dogs to run in back of the hotel property.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We stayed here on a quick trip to the Madison area for a family event. I chose it because it is on the north side of the city, near the Interstate, and priced right. It's quite new, very clean, good breakfast selection compared to competitors, and very friendly and helpful staff (I needed some directions and got a current update on areas to avoid because of construction - very valuable). The wireless internet connection was fast and the hotel was quiet (no noise from the pool or the freeway). There is a restaurant nearby if you need a meal.

Room Tip: 3rd floor is the top - very quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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: 7184 Morrissonville Road, DeForest, WI 53532
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > DeForest
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in DeForest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Deforest 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Deforest/Madison, conveniently located at I-90 and County V, exit 126 offering excellent Interstate access and visibility. The Holiday Inn Express Deforest/Madison is just minutes from the Dane County Regional Airport and Truax Field. Close to major corporate offices including ABS Global, Evco Plastics, Ball Corporation, Sanamax, and Firestone Building Products. The Holiday Inn Express DeForest/Madison offers complimentary shuttle to Dane County Regional Airport, (advanced reservations needed at least 72 hours prior to arrival) and local corporate offices.The Holiday Inn Express Deforest/Madison is convenient to major Madison destinations such as Camp Randall Stadium, UW Kohl Center, University of Wisconsin Madison Campus, Overture Center for the Arts, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison Monona Terrace Convention Center, Dane County Expo Center, Alliant Energy Center. Located 30 minutes south of Wisconsin Dells, 15 minutes from Cascade Ski Hill, 30 minutes from Devils Head Ski Area.The Holiday Inn Express DeForest/Madison offers excellent guest service from a friendly staff of professionals. The entire hotel has recently been remodeled with beautiful guestroom furniture, including mattresses and box springs. ... more   less 
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