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“Great place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University

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Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University
Ranked #8 of 34 Hotels in Tuscaloosa
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CHARLOTTE
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is the 4th hotel we have stayed in since our daughter started at Alabama, and this is the one we will try to stay at again. It can be hard to get reservations, but if you do, you won't be sorry. The location is great. Close to campus with a lot of shopping and restaurants nearby. The hotel staff are very polite and friendly. The bed is extremely comfortable, the air conditioning worked great, the bathroom was extremely clean, and the water pressure for the shower was excellent. If there was anything to complain about, it would be that there were several hotel employees eating the breakfast (good to see that like the food) but had to wait in line behind them for food or coffee.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank PAM R
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lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you for the review. Our location is great for those who have students at the university or who are coming to tour the campus. We do have lots of restaurants and shopping near by and our staff is always eager to help you or answer any questions you may have about the area or schools. Hope we see you again soon!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This hotel is easy to get to; the rooms are clean and modern and the free breakfast has lots of variety with high quality.
I had two minor annoyances: the in-room refrigerator would periodically turn on and off at night, waking me up unless I kept the AC fan on for white noise. Also, the bathroom sink drain would not close properly. Nevertheless, I will stay there again (and unplug the refrigerator).

Room Tip: Second floor (room 213) was good
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank mikegboston
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lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
I appreciate your letting us know about the issues you experienced making during your stay, and passed your comments to maintenance to correct the problems. I regret that we did not take care of this during your stay. I look forward to hosting you when you are in Tuscaloosa in the future. Thank you.
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Collierville, Tennessee
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96 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We have a child that started at Bama this year and have stayed at several hotels in the area. This hotel is the best we have stayed at. The rooms were clean and did not smell musty; the location is great, only 5 min from the campus; and the free breakfast is very good. The water pressure in the shower is very good, just watch how you close the shower curtain or you'll get water all over the floor.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ibrake4java
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lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
I m so glad that you stayed with us and hope that when you return to Tuscaloosa, we will stay with us again. Thank you for your comments.
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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Love this hotel. It close to everything in Tuscaloosa especially the campus. Roll Tide. The hotel is always very clean and comfortable. The staff is extra helpful. This is always our first choice when traveling to Tuscaloosa.

Room Tip: Have never stayed in a bad room
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Lou F
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lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your comments! We are so glad that you have made us the hotel you desire to stay with when you travel to Tuscaloosa.
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We chose this hotel because of its proximity to the University of Alabama. We were very pleased to find good shopping and restaurants within a short distance. The hotel staff was extremely friendly and professional. The room was clean and well maintained and the complimentary breakfast buffet had an adequate variety of selections. On the downside, in-room coffee is located in the bathroom, shower pressure was way, way too high, rooms in the front of the hotel should expect a lot of traffic noise, and in-room fridge is very noisy.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back side should be quieter
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Zoey30043
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Zoey30043,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. We certainly do our utmost to make your stay comfortable and pleasant, so we are very pleased to note that you were satisfied with the level of service and the location of the hotel. I would also like to apologize for the dissatisfaction you had experienced because of the bathroom conditions. Rest assured that the issues you have raised has been documented and will be forwarded to the appropriate departments for necessary actions.

Sincerely,

Janice A
Case Manager
IHGCare
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111 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
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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173 reviews
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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
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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Property: Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University
Address: 1120 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Phone Number:
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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