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Holiday Inn Express Lincoln

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#3 of 6 hotels in Lincoln
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The Holiday Inn Express Lincoln Hotel, Illinois is conveniently located off of Interstate 55 at exit 126. The hotel offers 69 luxurious rooms which include free high speed wireless Internet, free HBO and ESPN, use of the indoor heated pool, whirlpool and work out room. Also included is our complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar. The Holiday Inn Express Lincoln is located only 29 miles north of Springfield, Illinois and 35 miles south of Bloomington/ Normal, Illinois. The hotel is located only 2 miles from Lincoln College, 3 miles from Lincoln Christian College, and 1 mile from the County Fairgrounds. Businesses close to the hotel include Eaton Corporation/ Cutler Hammer, St. Gobain, Weyerhauser, Ball-Foster Glass, SYSCO and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Lincoln is home to the annual Art & Balloon Festival, which is held in August and features over 50 hot air balloons, carnival, and craft booths. The Holiday Inn Express Lincoln is located only 35 miles North of the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Whether on business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express Lincoln is your home away from home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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130 Olson Dr, Lincoln, IL 62656-9796
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Capital Airport26 mi
Bloomington-Normal Airport34 mi
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The hotel was under renovation. The entire first floor was torn up, including the breakfast area. We were stopping there on the way to a wedding, an were given rooms near each other. It was convenient to the highway.
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Unfortunately an employee said they would soon be forced to change to the rather poor Cinnabon which is now at most other locations. This is typical of a corporate board room not consulting with real live guests. The hotel itself was clean and had a warm and well maintained pool
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I have stayed at this hotel a half dozen times over the past 15 years. The hotel is certainly showing it's age, however it is currently in the process of getting remodeled. The hotel is very clean and very comfortable. Staff as always was extremely friendly. I was going to leave
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Lincoln
Responded Apr 12, 2019
Hello blahs182, We value our returning guests like you. You are what makes us strive hard to make our hotels the best we can be. Thank you for staying at our Holiday Inn Express Lincoln. In every visit, we'd love to see you smile. I guess we did it with our warm and welcoming staff, and our clean and comfortable accommodations amidst the renovations. It could have been a great stay. I am sorry that housekeeping missed their mark. I am sharing your feedback with the hotel management and our Housekeeping team for reference. I am confident they will look into your concern. I hope to see you soon once we open our doors with our new look. Warm thoughts, Deborah R. Case Manager IHGService
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I travel for work and stay at a lot of Holiday Inn Express locations. This one is at the bottom of the list and rates as one of the yuckiest. It needs a major makeover and cleaning. Speaking of makeovers...the 3rd floor is under construction/remodel but is not blocked off to the
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Lincoln
Responded Apr 3, 2019
Hi Harris_1994, Thank you very much for staying with us for your work travel and for posting a helpful review. I am so sorry about the problems you had with the overall condition and cleanliness of our hotel as well as with our ongoing renovations and the breakfast area. We're all about fresh and practical accommodations and I understand your disappointment. I will make sure to let our team know about your comments for needed improvements on our end. I would also like to follow up on this situation that is why I have sent you a private message to obtain more information. I hope that you can respond at your soonest available time. Mike F. Case Manager IHGService
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This appears to be an older hotel. The upper floor was closed for renovation which it needs. The room was suffiencient for our short overnight stay. Breakfast was the usual fare. Low staff because of one floor being closed. Desk clerk was also taking care of breakfast buffet
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Lincoln
Responded Mar 23, 2019
Hi Grandmother53, We want you to rest easy whenever you stay at a Holiday Inn Express. That said, it's great that you find our accommodations and breakfast adequate to your needs. As hospitality has always been our strong suit, it's also lovely you rated us positively in terms of service level. On the flip side, I'm sorry about the staffing and for falling short in terms of upkeep. Your feedback is important and I've shared this with the team as we continue to refresh what we offer. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for the candid review. I hope we get to host you after the revamp for a chance to provide a more favorable experience. Safe travels, Jillian I Case Manager IHGService
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$88 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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