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Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South

5151 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227-1984
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#109 of 193 hotels in Indianapolis
Friendly and welcoming staff, comfortable clean rooms and less than 7 miles from the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Each of our rooms features a microwave, mini-fridge, 32-inch flat screen LCD TV, family-friendly PPV movies, and a Keurig coffee maker. Start your mornings off right with a free hot breakfast. Stay with us for a night to remember.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Tom F wrote a review Jan 2020
Huntsville, Alabama102 contributions12 helpful votes
They should have closed for the remodel rather than making sure a bunch of people will never stay THERE and are now skeptical of the Holiday Inn Express brand. First, the good. The breakfast is great. The bed is relatively comfortable. However, only one (of two) elevators is operational, and that one is filthy! The remodel creates a really large bathroom without a place for a toilet roll holder(?) The bathroom light switch is nowhere near the door and there is no nightlight. In a two queen bed room, the only light and table is between the beds and there is 12” between one bed and the wall. Housekeeping apparently feels free to adjust the thermostat for that 5 minutes they’re in your room. That way you’ll be sure to return to a cold room in January. This hotel is close to my family and I’ve stayed here several times in the past but I’ll be looking elsewhere in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Hello F1890TBtomf, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share your experience. We aim to provide the highest quality of accommodation and thoughtful amenities. I am sorry to learn we fell below expectations due to the issues encountered with the ongoing revamp, lift, bathroom and missing fixtures. Trust that your comments are shared with the hotel management and I am confident steps will be taken to ensure this doesn't happen again. On the good note, I am glad you're pleased with the comfort of the bedding and the breakfast options to your liking. I hope you choose us again when you travel back to the area! Many thanks, Jonathan A Case Manager IHGService
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Kirby Feldmann wrote a review Jan 2020
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Health inspector should pay a visit here. I cannot even believe this hotel is allowed to remain open, much less with the Holiday Inn Express name. We arrived to find the entire lobby gutted. I mean gutted. Would not be a problem had they disclosed this, but they did not and we were very surprised to find the hotel in this condition. Upon pulling back the sheets, we found that there was no mattress pad/cover between the sheet and the mattress. Gross. We requested a mattress pad and were first told the maid forgot it, and later told that they had none. Gross. The sheet had a blood spot on it and a hair. I do not believe the sheets had been changed from the previous guests. Gross. So filthy that I slept in my clothes and did not take a shower. Well, I really didn’t sleep at all b/c the heater sounded like a jet engine taking off when it kicked in so we couldn’t even use the heater. Open hole in wall behind fridge. Mirror was extremely dirty with spray etc. Hallway exit doors roped off with yellow caution tape. One elevator not working. Yes, it was that bad. The manager was walking around but failed to address our issues, just left it to the desk clerk. Manager did not appear to really care about anything. Very strange experience. Worst hotel experience of my life.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Hello Feldmkr, Thanks for staying with us and sharing your experience. Providing simple pleasures to our guests is our goal, I am truly sorry that your experience left a lot to be desired because of the out-of-shape lobby condition, for the poor condition of the beddings, along with the heater noise encountered, and for the room not well maintained. It is also with regret that our hotel manager left your concerns unchecked and for enduring the non-working elevator. This is certainly not how we want our guests to remember us. That said, our hotel's ownership has been made aware of your experience. I'm certain that actions will be taken to ensure that our guests' experience would always be optimal. I also reached out to you privately to discuss your concerns more, and I look forward to your reply. Best, Kenneth F. Case Manager IHGService
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Deepa wrote a review Jan 2020
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This property is currently renovating... Which the website did not mention at all. If I didn’t use a free night and had to pay for this, I would be even more ticked off. First issue - requested a double, got a king size - resolved. Second issue - go to put my son to sleep pull back the covers and the bed had been remade. Hard on the pillows and in the bed. Even blue fuzzies from someone pajamas. Second bed similar. - resolved.. the desk clerk changed our room. Third issue - they were cutting tile until 2 am. When I went to call the phone is not working and had to call on my cellphone to the hotel. Then I’m waken up by hammering next door at 7:00 am. Called to the desk off my cellphone again. Hammering stopped for 10 minutes and then they start again. I give up. If you are going to sell rooms during a renovation there should be quiet hours. But not this place. Yes just hope I don’t fall asleep driving, if so I’m totally putting this hotel management at fault. Quality check was poor and no concern for the customer. You stay at holiday inns because you know what to expect... don’t expect that here. Lesson learned.. lost my free night and a good nights sleep. Horrible.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South
Responded Jan 18, 2020
Hello 184deepap, Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to leave us feedback. I appreciate you as one of our IHG Rewards members and for using your Free Night with us. While I am glad that the hotel staff has been responsive to your concerns, I am sorry to learn about the issues encountered in the rooms as well as the noise level caused by the ongoing renovation. I have shared your comments with the hotel management, and I trust that the steps taken will avoid similar issues from happening again. I have also sent you a private message regrading your experience. I hope you stay with us again! Best regards, Clayton G. Case Manager IHGService
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Sarah N. wrote a review Dec 2019
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We stayed the night of Dec. 20th, 2019. The entire hotel is under construction, and months behind, according to a front desk employee. There was no mention of this on the website at booking. When we arrived, we had to navigate around a sheeted off lobby area and side step tile that had been freshly laid. There was grout on the interior elevator handle, and a single cracked tile left at the entrance to the pool, which would have hurt bare feet entering the swimming area! We didn't dare let our kiddos in the pool area after seeing that. Also, no hot tub, as advertised (looks like it had been filled in).Our room was very recently upgraded, which was nice, but done hastily and without attention to detail. Desk employee was kind but couldn't even confirm that our room had the beds we booked. Room had no phone to call the front desk, only 1 trash can (in the bathroom and not where one was needed, by the coffee maker) and basic TV channels didn't work.Very disappointing. Would not recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Confirm construction is done before booking!
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Hi familyroadtriptravel, Thanks for alerting us about your concern. I understand that you're upset because of some disappointing aspects to your stay, particularly with the renovations, condition of the elevator, pool, absence of a hot tub, and if some room amenities were a let-down. I'm confident that our hotel staff didn't intend to inconvenience you as that was not the way we typically take care of our guests. I hope to follow up on this so I've reached out to you privately to learn more about what happened during your stay and ensure that these flaws are avoided later on. Also, I appreciate your kind words for our pleasant staff. Although it is apparent that your recent stay with us is not one of your favorites, I'd like to still thank you for spending the night at our hotel and I'm looking forward hearing from you. Warmest Regards, Dhang R Case Manager IHGService
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Mbell wrote a review Dec 2019
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I'd like to start by saying Holiday Inn is an IHG property and I am a previous IHG employee. I booked my room for 3 nights. Walked into the hotel to check in and its completely destroyed due to "ground floor construction". I didn't think much of it, figured it would affect my room. One of two elevators are broken. Pool closed and room filled with construction equipment. Paint and trash all thru the hallways. My room has dust, hair, dirt all over. Microwave and fridge were filthy. Chose to call front desk and ask what the issue was and low and behold my phone in my room doesn't work. Not a single ice machine in the building is plugged in or working. Nor the vending machines. The best part is at 7 am I get woken up construction in my neighboring room. Saws and what appeared to be jackhammers shaking my bed, knocking things off my bed side table. I call front desk and they tell me pretty much get over it. They are doing construction. When I tell them it isnt the ground floor construction I'm concerned with, it's the fact I feel as if I'm in the middle of a war zone.. I asked why they would place someone in a room next door to that. I was told they would come up here and see what was going on and speak to me. No one ever did. When I called back to speak to a manager. One was not and would not be available. Best part of my second morning here.., got woke up to a random person walking into my room, asking if I needed services. I quickly jumped out of bed and kicked them out of my room and shut my door. I am writing this review here, I will write one on Yelp, the IHG site itself. I will write and speak about this to any and everyone I feel needs to be alerted. I've never been so dissatisfied in my life. Don't stay at this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from IHGService, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South
Responded Dec 27, 2019
Hello MBell317, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us your feedback. We are acknowledging the concerns you have raised; we apologize for the experience. However, we are currently in the process of renovating the property to give our guests a unique and fresh experience of what IHG has to offer. It is our commitment to provide transparent, efficient and friction less experiences for guests and making the necessary changes would help us provide a better experience in the future. Your comments are valuable to us, this will only help us work harder to make travel inspiring for all our guests. I hope you will give us a chance by staying with us again to show you that your unsatisfactory stay was an exception. Again, thank you for sharing your comments. In addition to this, we have sent you a Private Message for further details. Hector P Case Manager IHGService
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South?
Nearby attractions include Longacre Bar & Grill (0.6 miles) and indy CELLULAR (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Recipes Restaurant, El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant, and Flap Jacks Pancake House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fountain Square Theatre Building (4.2 miles) and Hannah House (1.4 miles).