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“HI Express Hamilton - OK hotel - dreadful area”

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Holiday Inn Express Hamilton
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 8, 2009

This is a fairly new HI Express designed to the standard formula - and on that basis there is nothing wrong with it, but...

As other reviewers state it is next to 3 huge nightclubs - and even on a quiet night they will keep you awake if on the city side of the hotel. Changed rooms (much to the reluctance and aren't we doing you a favour, of reception to overlook the retail park on next night - was better).

Parking is a nightmare - you can park for 4 hours next door (attach to the evening you can effectively park overnight - but not over a day). Took some time to find a space - pre Xmas road rage about! The car park is shared with a cinema and retail park. Kids were riding trolleys into cars, and by Asda's cashpoint teenagers were injecting drugs.

I wanted to go to Glasgow for the day (plenty of trains) so reception recommended a car park behind another retail park - drove in and straight out - decided to park opposite hotel - looked safer and about £6 for 24 hours.

Coming back late evening the car park is used by the town's boy-racers, not causing problems but could be intimidating - there were 50-60 cars all occupied.

In conclusion - dreadful area and parking bad. I have stayed at the Strathclyde HIE - that was much better placed and nearby.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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GMHamilton, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hamilton, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2010

Since your stay wiht us, the hotel has enjoyed a number of positive comments about the level of service that the hotel provides along with the various ammenities in the area. Hopefully, you will find time to visit us again and experience this for yourself in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed October 7, 2008

On the plus side it is brand new, has comfy mattresses, typical HI Express decor. On the minus side you have to use the adjacent shopping centre car-park, and the complex apparently houses the three largest Glasgow night-clubs outside of the city centre. The hotel foyer had a big sign advertising for stag and hen parties. One lift stank of spilt red wine and the other of cigarette smoke. There was a red stain on our carpet (wine? blood?) and the bathroom smelt faintly of stale wee. At 3am we were entertained for an hour by screaming swearing and thumping from just down the corridor as some inebriated clubber argued with her significant other, and then with security staff as she was eventually ejected from the hotel.

Your mileage may vary. We won't be staying again.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2008

This is the hotel in Keith Street. Hamilton. No car park but there is a public car park next door and my car was safe enough there.
I stay in loads of Holiday Inn Express thingies and Travel Lodges and don't write a review unless they are very good or very bad. This is very good. Exceptionally clean, helpful staff, air conditioned room and I;ll stay there again when I'm in the area. It was good value and, as I say, by far the best Express by Holiday Inn that I have ever used.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 27, 2008

I recently spent a night in this new Express by Holiday Inn at Hamilton. It was very easy to locate, just off junction 6 of the M74. When booking however I failed to note that the hotel does not have its own parking. This threw me completely when we arrived and I ended up parking in front of the adjacent Vue cinema where prominent notices declared there was a 4hr maximum parking time...

When checking-in the hotel staff assured me the car would be okay until 1pm the following day as the car-park was only monitored between 9am-5pm. Happily we were away by 9.15am the following morning and encountered no problems.

The hotel public-areas are modern and attractive and our room - 323 - was the same. Breakfast was fine (though lacking in bagels which I usually enjoy at a HI Express breakfast buffet).

The next day we headed into Glasgow city-centre via the M74/A74/London Road. From the Express by Holiday Inn Hamilton this was a quick and easy journey.

All in all a very satisfactory stay.

Stayed: July 2008
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Reviewed July 25, 2008

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for a 3 night break and we enjoyed our stay. The hotel is fairly new, staff helpful, rooms modern and has excellent access to the motorways system - minutes away from the highway.
Its a 2 minute walk into the lovely town of Hamilton, nice restaurants and pubs to wind down.
Definately would recommend the hotel to others and infact my wife have booked another weekend stay in 2 weeks time.
Municipal parking area opposite the hotel, alternatively, one can use the supermarket parking just behind the hotel ( restrictions apply). Breakfast is Hol Inn Express fare, no better, no worse - enough said!
Hamilton has easy access to the central belt which encompasses both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hamilton

Address: Express By Holiday Inn Keith Street, Hamilton ML3 7BL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > South Lanarkshire > Hamilton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range: $59 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Hamilton 3*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Express Hamilton has a tremendously convenient town centre location and is ideal for both business and leisure guests. The hotel is only two minutes’ drive away from the M74 and M8 with Scotland's great cities within easy reach. Glasgow is only 20 minutes away, Edinburgh 50 minutes and Stirling an hour. We’re also well located for Scotland’s International Airports: Glasgow, Prestwick and Edinburgh. Free parking is available in the adjacent retail park, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and the inclusive breakfast offers continental items with some hot options. Our hotel is near Glasgow and is handily positioned for Hamilton International Technology Park as well as Strathclyde Business Park. Thrill seekers can head to the nearby Strathclyde Country Park. In the hotel we have a bright, spacious Great Room which offers you a chance to relax, chill out, grab a bite from our snack menu or have a drink with friends. ... more   less 
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