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“Wonderful hotel, Outstanding staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Magnuson Hotel Macon
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2720 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31204 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)   |  
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Ranked #32 of 66 hotels in Macon
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Wonderful hotel, Outstanding staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I just recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Riverside, and I was more than pleased! As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by one of the most friendliest staffs i've ever encountered. I then proceeded to the room, and was amazed at how clean my it was. Everything was neat and straight. That night, I needed an extra pillow, and when I called front desk, they answered my request so quickly, I didn't have to wait up for a response. The following morning, I was delighted by the breakfast bar, there were many choices, and the breakfast attendant was very pleasant! I would suggest this hotel to anyone who wants to be treated with respect, served by friendly and knowledgeable staff, and experience high quality. If I am ever in this area again, this is the one and only hotel I will stay at!!!!!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Teresa H, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Macon, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a revire about your stay. We look forward to accommodating you in the future.
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Very dated hotel property but staff service was good. Evening hot wings and Cokes available. Typical Hoiday Inn Express breakfast. Business center consists of a computer with free internet and printer in-between the front desk and front door of the hotel. Right on the interstate - easy on and off.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Teresa H, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Macon, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a revire about your stay. We look forward to accommodating you in the future.
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Somerset,KY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

As a fellow Hotel Operator I was very disappointed when I arrived at this hotel. It sits in an abandoned shopping center, very dark and limited "safe" parking sites. Getting back in to the hotel and to the entrance was quite tricky. After arriving and finally getting checked in and going to my room I noticed "fly traps" hanging all over the place. The walls were painted some of the most outrageous colors ever! The vanity in my bathroom was held on by nearly an inch of caulking and the "timer" for the light switch? Better hope you can shower in less than 10 minutes or your left in the dark! I needed change for the vending machine and had to go to the front desk and much to my surprise the desk clerk was behind the desk in a small office, bent over and snorting something. I rustled around a bit in the lobby to get his attention and when he come to the front desk to assist me there was white powder all over his nose. That truly did not allow me to rest well, knowing my safety and security was in this mans hands.. Would never recommend this facility!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Georgetown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Though the hotel is a little tricky to get to and you have to go through a vacant parking lot of an abandoned strip mall, it ended up being a very nice hotel. The front desk staff was very accomodating and our room was very clean. Our room was on the sixth floor and it had a vaulted ceiling, which made it seem more roomy. The breakfast was included and was delicious. They had a wide variety of items to choose from and breakfast staff was very welcoming.

Room Tip: Make sure you do not get a room behind the elevator shaft - it's a little noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

After a long day on the road (15 hours) I can usually trust that a Holiday Inn will be a welcome place to stay.. WRONG! Staff was very inconsiderate. Room was not equipped with necessary essentials. Only 3 towels for two of us! If room is not made up for two people the desk staff should offer additional supplies at check in as other hotels do. Two half pillows on the bed where there are usually 6 on a king bed. No extra pillows or blankets in drawers as I have found in other Holiday Inns. Very disappointing after a long day. Breakfast was good and did live up to Holiday Inn standards but nothing else!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel Macon, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Dear 777grandma777,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on your stay. It's nice to know that you liked our breakfast. On the other hand, I am sorry we were not able to exceed or at least be at par with your expectations specifically with our staff and room amenities. Rest assured that these issues will be looked into. I appreciate your feedback as this is our best resource for improving guest services. Thank you for staying with us and we all hope to have an opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Karen G.
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IHGCare
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Tampa, Florida
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18 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

One of the two phones didn't work and the toilet tank took about an hour to fill up after flushing. Problems that should have been noticed by housekeeping. On the other hand, the shower was very refreshing with water pressure way above average, arguably the best shower ever while traveling. Nothing good or bad to say of the up front people, just average. Overall, we'd stay here again.While writing this, maintenance fixed the toilet tank issue at 6:15 am.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shelby, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Excellent rate, clean (immaculate!), comfortable, quiet!!!! The staff is professional, friendly. Breakfast was wonderful! Efficient Wifi access for those traveling for business. The room was bright and very clean. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Macon

Address: 2720 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31204 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
Location: United States > Georgia > Macon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 66 hotels in Macon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Hotel Macon 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Magnuson Hotel Macon is conveniently located right off I-75, between Downtown Macon and Northside business districts/attractions. Not to mention only minutes away from the Macon Centerplex and Mercer University. A 93 room interior-corridor hotel with complimentary Continental breakfast and free high-speed Internet in all guest rooms and public areas. Macon is home to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Harriet Tubman Museum, and the native home to such musical greats as the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding. Whether you're staying for business or pleasure we look forward to hosting you in Macon, 'The Song and Soul of the South.' ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Macon (i-75 And Riverside)
Holiday Inn Express Macon (i-75 & Riverside) Hotel Macon
Holiday Inn Macon
Macon Holiday Inn

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