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“Overnight stay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Jacksonville East
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   53 Jefferson Road, Hwy 9A & Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225 (Formerly St. Johns Suites)   |  
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Ranked #31 of 130 Hotels in Jacksonville
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Florida
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183 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Overnight stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Check in was quick and the clerk was very pleasant. Our suite was very roomy with a couch so my grandson had a good play area with the coffee table. Nice breakfast with plenty of food. Internet was up and down and not very reliable. It is close to the expressway so you'll have some noise from that.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, Kentucky
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51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

I am a nit-picker, plain and simple. That being said, the door from the hallway to the room (310) needed a little work. Other than that, a very nice place. Very clean. Very friendly staff. Price is good for the room that you get. The next time that we are in the area, it will most likely be our first choice.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Ravenel, South Carolina
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We booked 3 rooms here while in town for the Capitol Steps performance. Rooms were clean, spacious and the staff made sure were were all on the same floor. WE didn't eat breakfast here, but from the looks of the breakfast area, it looked well stocked and alot of choice. WE will book this room again next year when we are back again. Emily, our front desk , was most helpful during our stay. The only thing I will comment on is the chair in the room was most uncomfortable. It is not for anyone who has any problems getting up. You sink down into it and very difficult to get out of. They need better chairs with more support and they need to unscrew the TV from the top of the dresser it sits on. YOu can't turn it to see it from the couch. I had to turn the chair around to view it and my husband had a hard time seeing it from the far end of the couch. The cleaning staff were happy and friendly!

Room Tip: book a room away from the elveators. Room #404 is very nice.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

This was a nice, clean Holiday Inn. Staff was polite and helpful. Rooms were clean. Breakfast area was very large and food was good. There are not many places close to eat, but it was a good stay. As a matter of fact, I have already booked a room here for next week.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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58 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We were visiting a local university and found that there was not much in family-priced lodging on this side of town. This was reasonably priced, very clean with nice amenities. It is also a short drive to the beaches. The room was spacious with comfortable beds. The free breakfast had great variety and all the staff was helpful and friendly. We did not have any problem with noise at all. The only drawback (and it really didn't bother us) was that although the motel had recently been remodeled with new furniture, someone who stayed in our room before us had been very rough. The work desk and one chair really wobbled. (We were there such a short time that it wasn't a problem for us, although I felt bad for the hotel.)

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

We are driving our family from NY to Orlando for the Christmas break. Jacksonville was a good stopover point after a loooong day of driving. So from the road we pulled up Hotwire.com, opted for the lowest price hotel in the area closest to I-95, and this property popped up for $46 - Score! You never know what you're going to get, but this hotel w a pleasant surprise. I was greeted by Evita at the front desk with a big smile and welcoming attitude. The hotel was obviously renovated recently so it is clean and nicely decorated. The room was perfect for our family of four - clean, good temperature, comfy beds, nice shower. The free breakfast the next morning was well maintained and hit the spot - eggs, biscuits &gravy, sausage patties, bagels, hot cinnamon buns, juices, coffee - and my kids' FAVORITE PERK, the automatic pancake making machine. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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TIFTON
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

friendly staff, great rooms, great price for all the amenities. Would give it a 5 except for one thing, The walls are so thin you can hear everything in the adjacent rooms. On one side of us we were awakened at 4:45 in the morning by the news on the television in the next room. It was so loud I actually thought my wife had turned on the tv when I first woke up. And then at around 7:45am we could hear the entire conversation of the couple in the other room next to us.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 53 Jefferson Road, Hwy 9A & Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225 (Formerly St. Johns Suites)
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Location: United States > Florida > Jacksonville
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 ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #31 of 130 Hotels in Jacksonville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Jacksonville East 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express - Jacksonville East, just off Interstate 295 and Atlantic Boulevard. Whether visiting us for business or pleasure, we are the hotel for you! Centrally located between downtown Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, you are never far from work or play. Our guests can come and enjoy a home away from home in our spacious rooms or host a meeting in our 564 square foot meeting space. Each guest room includes our Holiday Inn Express plush bedding, a seating area, work space, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Certain rooms have Jacuzzi tubs and sleeper sofas. Guests may also enjoy complimentary WIFI throughout the hotel, access to our multi-computer on site business center and our signature Express Start hot breakfast. We also boast an outdoor pool, a 24 hour fitness center, as well as an agreement with LA Fitness where our Guests receive complimentary access to all its state of the art equipment. The Holiday Inn Express is just miles away from Jacksonville Beach, the St. Johns Town Center, Everbank Field and downtown Jacksonville. With continuous outdoor festivals, live music concerts, sporting events, theater productions and scenic views, Jacksonville is not only the largest city in the United States, it is always exciting! Jacksonville Beach offers beautiful views of our coastal city, movies under the moon light in the summers, and a wealth of night life and dinning. The St. Johns Town Center gives travelers the best shopping and restaurant options Jacksonville has to offer. Everbank Field is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars and is just a quick and easy 7 mile drive from the hotel, so drop in and catch a game! Getting into downtown Jacksonville is also very accessible to our location. You can have dinner on the beautiful St. Johns River at the Landing, enjoy the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) or stop by the Museum of Science and History (MOSH). Visit the historic districts of Riverside, San Marco and Avondale, rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1902. This eclectic area offers travelers the opportunity to see Jacksonville's local artists at work during the Riverside Arts Market every weekend. You can also enjoy the many local restaurants in the area to experience the unique atmosphere and flavors found here in Jacksonville, this Bold New City of the South! Our professional and friendly staff is always here to welcome you to the hotel and Jacksonville! ... more   less 
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