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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here with family and our dogs for three nights. Our checkin was great and very smooth. The lady at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful. Checkout was a different story. The computers froze, one of the ladies at the desk was almost rude to both me and the other lady under her supervision, and it was sooooo... More 

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

First of all I would like to thank you for your review, we love pets at our hotel. I will correct the check out procedure and make sure my staff handle the check out in a more professional manner. I am sorry that had happen. Ron More 

Palm Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is a few minutes away from the Casino. There isn't much to do in the immediate area. The hotel itself was very nice. The front desk staff was very nice and helpful. I encountered one issue with the room and that was the toilet not filling properly. Other than that, everything was good. The breakfast was great! We... More 

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Thank Shauna20
Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I wanted to thanks you for your review, we work hard to make our guest happy. I am sorry about your toilet issue. We look forward to having you stay with us soon. Ron. More 

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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is a few minutes drive to the casino and directly across from the fairgrounds. The area around the hotel is not horrible but it's not great either. Two close restaurants, a five guys and a wing house, but we ended up driving 5-8 minutes away to Brandon which had coffee and plenty of restaurant choices. We had a... 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 your review of my hotel. The great new is we are going to be doing a renovation in May and I am looking forward in our new updated fresh look. So come back this summer and take a look. Thanks Ron More 

Georgia
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113 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds is located just off the interstate and a great place to stay. Easily accessed from the road yet quiet and convenient to downtown without the high prices. The property is well lighted and the room we had was clean with a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was adequate and the pancake machine is a great... 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 your review. We are your affordable hotel form the big city. The pancake machine is the best. Please come back and stay with us. Thank You More 

Washington, DC
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34 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to book this hotel at an excellent rate. I've stayed in many hotels and this is up there. Room was clean, toiletries higher end (bath and body works), and towels thick and bright white. Breakfast was awesome. Plentiful food, and an assortment of hot items to choose from. Five Guys next door. Only complaint is that... More 

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

We are the fortunate one's to have you stay with us. Yes that sign is small. We all love five guys and it is so close you can smell the fresh cut French fries. I glad to know that the next time you are in my area you will be staying with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay. Would recommend to family and friends. Staff was over accommodating, rooms very clean and location was safe. Locations accessible to highways, restaurants and other activities during my stay. I will do it again someday.

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

I want to thank for taking the time to write a great review of my hotel. We work hard to make our guest happy. Our location is great and we do have a great area Fairgrounds and Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre and Hard Rock. Hope to see you soon. More 

Osceola
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56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Staff was good and everything was clean. The big complaint was they were supposed to have a heated pool but we asked and it hasn't been working for at least 3 weeks. The breakfast was all generic so don't expect anything great!! The floors were really shiny. You have a Five guys right next door

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

Dear Poolboy314, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. It is regrettable that you were not able to enjoy our pool during your stay. I also apologize if the breakfast served was sub par. I would have preferred you had a better stay. Nevertheless, your comments are highly appreciated as these will help us... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This Holiday Inn does not disappoint. It is right across the street from the Tampa Fair Grounds. We booked our stay for two nights. Five Guys is right next door and the burgers are delicious. Free breakfast in the morning is a plus. The pool area is small but great for cooling off. Our room was spacious and very clean.... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! I am glad that we "far exceeded" your expectations. We are driven to provide the best in comfort & service and we appreciate you taking the time to recommend us to more travelers More 

Merritt Island, Florida
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I picked a bad location (my fault) for business at the airport, this is perfect though if you need to be the fairgrounds or casino. Nice property and friendly staff. Norton at the front desk in the evening was very helpful, Beverly at breakfast was very kind and wonderful! I worked over night and I barely missed breakfast but she... More 

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

Thank you for your time to write a review of the hotel. Our staff work hard to keep our guest happy. I will make sure Mr. Norton gets a copy of this review. Next time you are in Tampa stop by. Thanks More 

Palm Harbor, Florida
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is not the first time we stayed here after a concert. If you can get a reservation, it is the perfect place to stay. You can walk across the road to the fairgrounds/amphitheater and to nearby restaurants. It is always clean inside and out and the staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms and beds are comfortable. The complimentary... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! I am glad that we "far exceeded" your expectations. We are driven to provide the best in comfort & service and we appreciate you taking the time to recommend us to more travelers. Just so you know we do not have a shuttle to the Hard Rock anymore. More 

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