I really debated 2 or 3 stars for this hotel. Perhaps a 2.5/2.7 would be appropriate.
From the exterior it appears to be a newer hotel. Yet, in the room, it felt beat up and slightly unkept. Don't get me wrong, it's a decent hotel for the money and location...excuse me, there was just a knock at the door...yes, it was housekeeping voilating the Do Not Disturb sign...ok back to my review (which just instantly got worse).
At check-in (I arrived around 6pm) I was advised that there was no choice in room as they had all been pre-assigned.
I found the room to be newer, but a lot of the walls showed signs of wear--scuffs and gouges. The purported HDTV only offered standard definition cable and satellite channels and some over the air HD signals that constantly cut out.
The bathroom was, well, odd. You had to turn a little corner to access a shower that had no shower curtains. The coffee maker was directly next to the toilet--I find that both odd and disgusting.
The room's clock did not work, and when I arrived one of the bedside lamps was not plugged in.
Overall, I slept decent. Would I return? Probably not, I'd probably go to the Hampton Inn immediately next door.
The hotel was directly across I-85 from the Tiger Town Shopping Center which featured a Target, Best Buy, and Chick-Fil-A. So they've got that going for them, which is nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newest addition to Opelika Auburn, is the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Opelika-Auburn, Alabama! We are conveniently located on I-85 at exit 58, just a short drive to downtown Auburn and Opelika. With our world class service and many Opelika-Auburn businesses, restaurants and attractions within minutes from our front door, you ll discover why our guests have selected us as their preferred hotel in Opelika-Auburn! This state-of-the-art hotel features special in-room amenities such as free wireless high-speed Internet access and 32 flat panel LCD TVs. We offer a variety of room types and suites to suit all travelers. Whether you are staying with us for business or pleasure, take time to relax and enjoy our indoor whirlpool, outdoor pool, business center, wireless Internet access in all public areas and fitness center. Take advantage of some of our convenience amenities such as our guest laundry and complimentary Smart Start breakfast bar. Points of interest: Companies: Benteler, Donaldson, Briggs and Stratton, Gambro, Mando Hospitals: East Alabama Medical Center Universities: Auburn University AU Local attractions: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Auburn Softball Complex, Chewacla State Park, Jordan Hare Stadium Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Opelika-Auburn. ... more less
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