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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 52 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 

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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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 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
  • Suites
  • 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
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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: $103 - $201 (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
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#39 Business Hotel in Tampa
#47 Family Hotel in Tampa
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