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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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Cape Coral
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The location is right across from the mid Florida amphitheater and is very convenient. However, while the hotel was clean, it desperately needed to be updated. There was a musty/mildew smell in the room as soon as we walked in the room. We lowered the A/C and this seem to mask the odor. The wall paper was peeling and in... More 

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Charleston
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255 reviews
181 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located directly across from the fairgrounds, which was perfect for us. We checked in through Athena, who competently took care of our needs on our arrival. She also greeted us each evening as we came in after working each day. Oh...and we enjoyed the chocolate chip cookies. The room was clean with comfortable beds. The breakfast was... More 

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I am glad to hear that Ms. Athena took good care of you. She is one of our newest front desk agents and she is fitting great. Our hotel is located in a great place for the fairgrounds. We hope to you back soon. Ron GM More 

Scotland, UK
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78 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is just across the road from the Fairgrounds Stadium - unfortunately there is no easy way to get across the main road/freeway (a bridge or subway would be good) but we managed to negotiate our way across for the Darius Rucker/Dan & Shay concert in June. We had booked a larger room as there were 3 of us... More 

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Thank Scotswaehae
Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Yes it would be nice to have a walkway over the road. But there are crossing police men in two location. We do have a great breakfast from 6:30 am to 9:30am sorry you missed out on that. We do have a small market place off the lobby for snake items. We hope to see you again soon. Ron GM More 

Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

We stayed here to attend a concert over at the amphitheater / fairgrounds. Overall had a pretty good stay. The price we paid was definitely more than I would normally pay (and have paid) for a Holiday Inn Express, but assume it's high due to proximity to fairgrounds/amphitheater, and being a big concert night. Didn't mind paying it for the... More 

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

We can't wait for you to come back and visit us. Being right across the street is great for our guest, no long wait to get out of the parking lot. I am glad that you had a great time with us. You will have to stay a little long and use our gym and our great breakfast. We hope... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

If I could give this hotel 0.5 stars, I would. Horrible hotel and really rude, mean staff at reception especially the late night staff reception. I have never felt so unwelcome in my entire life, apart from hotel in London. I do not recommend.

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear Sanja D, Thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. Allow me to apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced due to the level of service you have received. Let us assure you that this is not the daily norm at our property as we do strive... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Very clean and welcoming place. Everyone very friendly and helpful. There was a problem with the elevators and the management was very apologetic and offered whatever help he could during this difficult time. Somethings are just out of our control! Breakfast was good and had a lot of variety. Love those hot sweet rolls!

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I will have to agree with you on the HOT SWEET ROLLS I love them. I would like to thank you for taking the time for on review. We belive we got that elevator back in line. We hope to see you back soon. Ron GM More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Pictures can be deceiving online. I am us to staying at residence inns and marriot hotels. I knew when i got to the sliding glass door that this wasnt one of those. The sliding doors were dirty and hadnt been cleaned. Now mind you i had been working and then drove four hours and was so tired. When the door... More 

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear, amarie68 Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your stay. I am extremely sorry to hear that your stay was not a pleasant one. WE can assure you these issues will be addressed during our daily morning meetings. We strive to make sure the guest rooms are always inspected and meet brand standards before our... More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

we went in early a.m. my friend asked him if there were rooms available tonight. He said No, I decided to go back in and ask him to put us on a waiting list. He said yes, we have 5 rooms available. The check in was to me slow and we were the only ones checking in. He had no... More 

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I would like to thanks you for your review and information about my Manager On Duty less then what I want from my MOD. I am glad that you liked my hotel. I hope to see you back soon. Ron GM More 

Sarasota, Florida
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63 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Hubby & I decided to visit the Seminole Hard Rock Casino for a quick, two day weekend getaway. Because we've recently stayed at Holiday Inn Express hotels in FL & PA & been very pleased, we decided to try the HIE located closest to the casino. The price break we received booking through the IHG Priority Club was initially our... More 

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for being a loyal IHG Priority Club. Then I would like to say your review of my hotel and staff was outstanding and we thank you talking the time to do us a great review. can't wait tell you come back and see us. Ron Gm More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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135 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The staff was friendly, rooms were clean, check in and out were a breeze. We received an upgrade for being a priority member, that was a nice surprise. The room was a nice size. Hard rock and fairgrounds are nearby

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I would like to say we are happy that you wrote a review of our hotel. We try to do up grades to all of your IHG Rewards members. We hope to see you back soon, make sure to book your next reservations on the IHG Rewards site to receive the best pricing. Thanks Ron GM More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fairgrounds/Casino is located across from the entrance of both the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre. We are also only a half mile from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and offer complimentary shuttle service to guests visiting there. We are conveniently located off I-4, less than 5 minutes away from I-75. If shopping is your pleasure, we are easily accessible to Brandon Town Center mall (7 miles), Westshore Mall (12 miles) and International Plaza (12 miles). With easy access to I-75, I-4, I-275, US 41 and US 301, our guests are minutes away from all area attractions and points of interests. Our rooms either feature one King Bed or two Queen beds. Guests can enjoy our outdoor pool, fitness center, free wireless & wired high speed Internet access, business center, and great breakfast with signature cinnamon rolls. We also have a few rooms with special jacuzzi tub for some extra relaxation after a great day in the Bay area. So whether you are in the area for the Fairgrounds, Raymond James Stadium, the area Beaches, Busch Gardens, or taking in an event at the Ford Amphitheater, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at the Fairgrounds is the STAY SMART location to be. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

Address: 8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610-7361
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $107 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Tampa/Fairgrounds/ Hotel Tampa
Holiday Inn Tampa
Tampa Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#39 Business Hotel in Tampa
#47 Family Hotel in Tampa
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