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“Nice hotel in Tuscaloosa” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1120 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404   |  
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Ranked #8 of 34 Hotels in Tuscaloosa
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111 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice hotel in Tuscaloosa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Our family stayed for one night and enjoyed our stay. The staff was extremely friendly, polite and helpful. The locations is safe. The neighborhood includes a mall and many other stores and restaurants. The breakfast area was large and clean.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Rosebowl94991112
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lizobradovich, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review about the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tuscaloosa. We are glad you enjoyed our hotel, staff and locations. Hope you stay with us in the near future!
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haleyville
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I was quite impressed. The people were very accommodating. I had 3 rooms there and they were all very clean. The beds were very comfortable. Nice breakfast in the morning. I would definitely staff here again! It's also in a great location!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank odieb5
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lizobradovich, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for being our guest and your nice comments about our property and service at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tuscaloosa. We hope that you will stay with us again, when you travels bring you to Tuscaloosa.
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Our family stayed in this hotel while on vacation. It was wonderful. Very nice rooms!! Clean and comfortable. Close to restaurants. I would recommend it and will definitely stay here again if ever in the area.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Cindy W
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lizobradovich, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us while on vacation in Tuscaloosa. We have pasted on your wonderful comments to our housekeeping staff. We hope the time time your travels bring you back to Tuscloosa, you will stay with us again.
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Novi, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Stayed here during a camp at university of Alabama for my daughter. Hotel was nice and clean and breakfast was decent. Outdoor pool was nice. Was located right across the street from a mall. And near lots of restaurants. The only issue I had was with the front desk charging the wrong credit card for my stay. That was a little issue but nothing that I could do after I was checked out and gone.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank TSirch
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lizobradovich, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed our location, and ammonites. We apologize for the credit card issue. If you would give us a call we would be more than happy to correct it.
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Traveled to Tuscaloosa for orientation at the University. Super location, great staff, friendly, Front Desk staff that was eager to provide much needed information to our daughter who will be attending Alabama this fall. I look forward to staying here for the next 4 years when we come to town.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Gina M
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lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
I am so glad we were you hotel of choice when you came to the U of A with your daughter! I hope that we can be as helpful every time you visit and look forward to your returning soon.
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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Holiday Inn Express at Tuscaloosa is a very nice property. We found the staff to be very friendly and the hotel was very clean. The breakfast was great with many choices. The fitness room could use some upgrades, but other than that we would highly recommend this property.

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lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for all your comments about our hotel. I have made a note of your suggestion about our fitness equipment and shared your comments with all of the staff. I hope that in the future, we will be staying with us when you are in the area.
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Lexington, Kentucky
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199 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was down in Tuscaloosa on business and booked this property based on the positive Traveladvisor reviews.
First off, let me correct one critical point that others have written...
This hotel is NOT adjacent or within walking distance to anything on the UA campus so dont let the "University" in its name make you think that it is on or even adjacent to the UA campus.
It sits back by itself on Veterans but is within.5 to 1 mile walking distance of numerous retail and restaurant choices at the Mid Town and University Mall shopping districts. Be warned though that if you are walking you must cross two major traffic intersections to get to these areas. Not fun at night!
The property itself is a standard, run of the mill, HIE and that is not a bad thing.
The rooms are nicely decorated and the service is friendly as you would expect at any ICG property. I am a Platinum Priority Club member and was recongized as such upon checkin.
I wish that it would have been at least within walking distance to campus but I did not see any other major hotel chains adjacent either so this is a solid choice if you are in town for a game or on business.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank Wildcat1897
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lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you for being our guest and your nice comments about our property and service at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tuscaloosa. We are always happy to recognize our Platinum Priority Club members.
You are correct that we are not located on The University of Alabama campus. The hotel is just over a mile from campus. We strive to exceed our guests’ expectations and hope that we will be your hotel choice when traveling to Tuscaloosa in the future.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University
Address: 1120 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
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Location: United States > Alabama > Tuscaloosa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Tuscaloosa
#4 Business Hotel in Tuscaloosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University 2*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated hotel with the best central location in Tuscaloosa! Relax with us while staying in the recently renovated Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tuscaloosa- University, offering you an exceptional guest experience and superior hospitality, with a warm friendly smile. You will find it easy to rest comfortably in our new decor, clean rooms with pillow top mattresses, tucked neatly with fresh crisp linens, making you feel right at home. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is the perfect choice for everyone, located just minutes from the University of Alabama Campus, making travel easy to all UA Athletic facilities. We are in an ideal area for shopping; University Mall and Mid-Town Shopping Center are located just across the street, and they both offer you numerous food choices. We know that having a productive business trip is important to you, which is why this hotel offers you free WIFI, a 24 hour Business Center, weekday valet laundry service, and 24 hour Fitness Center. Staying at this hotel has you conveniently located to all area businesses, including Mercedes, Michelin, Jim Walter, Hunt, Westervelt, Nucor, Afflink, Randall-Reilly, DCH, and VA Medical Center.During your stay, step into our Great Room and relax watching TV, or plan to meet with friends or associates and gather at the Social Tables. Start each day with our inviting free hot breakfast buffet at the Express Start Breakfast Bar; you’ll see why we are a cut above other hotels in the area. The Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University has four stories with all interior access, and an outdoor pool. This hotel has received numerous awards, including the Kemmons Wilson Spirit of Family Award. We invite you to come and experience our award winning service. ... more   less 
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