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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 87 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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Thank Maznblue
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 

Miami, Florida
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163 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We stayed here for two nights a couple of weeks ago. Let me just quickly point out that the location is not really close to the tourist attractions. It is well connected though, with the 301 & I-4 right there. So you will definitely need a car and not mind driving about 20 minutes or so. Also, there really aren't... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time review my hotel. This is a big help to me and my staff to better service out guest. We all do love the fresh bake cookies. Thanks for the info on the smoke detector, it was fixed. We hope to see you soon. Ron GM More 

Florida
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Room was clean and comfortable. Every employee we encountered during our two nights was gracious. We had a small dog with us; the pet fee was nominal, and employees seemed to want to make the dog feel as welcome as they made us feel.

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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 taking the time to write a review on my hotel and staff. We do love dogs here, and yes their family to. We hope to see you soon back at the Holiday Inn Express Tampa fairgrounds. Ron GM More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

From the time we checked in with Marilyn & checked out with Dorothy...absolutely fantastic! My wife & I prefer Holiday Inn Express over any motel chain as we have never ever been disappointed! Clean comfortable rooms, very quiet area & great staff makes this 1 of our favorite!

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

I would like to thank you for your review and ask Ms. Dorothy is outstanding. We are so glad that you love our chain. Thanks Ron GM More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

The Holiday Inn Express Tampa/Fairgrounds is a very nice hotel. It has a quiet and homey atmosphere. The hotel is well kept and maintained. The room that I stayed in was very clean and well maintained. The hotel staff is courteous, friendly, and helpful. Dorothy and Lauren at the Front Desk are great. The Holiday Inn Express Tampa/Fairgrounds is a... More 

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

Our staff look forward to helping our guest in anyway we can. I thank you for staying with us, and come back soon. Ron GM More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Shortly after our arrival, we received a call from the front desk checking to see if everything in our room was satisfactory. What a simple gesture, yet it really set a positive tone. The room was very clean and comfortable and the daily breakfast was very nice. All of the employees we encountered were friendly and professional. We saw the... More 

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

Wow, thanks for you review. We love to hear from our guest. We do work hard to keep our hotel clean. Thanks and see you soon. Ron GM More 

Yoe, PA
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132 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

This was our last stop on our trip to the Tampa area, wanted to be near The hard rock and Airport. The hotel is across from the fairgrounds and nothing was going on there so it seemed to be in the middle of nowhere and quiet which was fine. The first room we were given, the toilet had no flush... More 

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

Dear cuinthemoon, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns regarding our hotel. Allow me to apologize if you may have experienced any inconvenience due to our bathroom and housekeeping services. Rest assured that we are working on maintaining and improving our amenities and services that we may accommodate you better in the future. I do... More 

LaPorte, Indiana
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188 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We stayed at his hotel before our cruise. It was very clean and the staff was very courteous and friendly. The breakfast was complementary and good. Only took about 10 minutes to get to the port. Internet worked ok.

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

Great to hear from you. Hope you have a great cruise and we hope to see you back soon. Ron GM More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $116 - $213 (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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