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“Fine place to stay in the East Bay”

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Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Walnut Creek
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236 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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“Fine place to stay in the East Bay”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

First of all, Walnut Creek is centrally located. It is not far from Oakland and Berkeley (25 minutes), and is a good jumping off point for the Napa valley. This hotel is a bargain. For $125 a night, I stayed in a place worth twice that. The rooms are large and very comfortable---I would suggest a courtyard-facing room. There is a very nice pool and garden area, an a small but good fitness room. Our room had a fridge and microwave, and there was free wifi, which worked fine. There are also two computers in the lobby for use. Parking is mostly in a covered area, and there are elevators that go from the parking area to the rooms. The free buffet breakfast was unusually good for a hotel in this price range. There was an automatic pancake maker, eggs, bacon, and a large assortment of the usual breakfast foods. The front office staff was knowledgeable and efficient. if you are dating in the East Bay Area, it is hard to imagine doing better than this.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Steve D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
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We are thrilled that you had a good experience at our Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek. We hpe to see you back soon.
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Pleasant Hill, California
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I have stayed at many Holiday Inn and this is the first one were I paid more for a courtyard view that had not view and the room was so small that I could touch each wall in the bathroom. You had to make sure that when getting out of the tub you did not trip over the toilet because there was no space between the two and it is time to replace the mattresses there was no support

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Steve D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek Guest;
Thank you for choosing our hotel and for providing us with a review about your experience. We are sorry that your recent stay was not to your complete satisfaction. I wanted to offer my apologies for the inconveniences and also let you know that our hotel will have new mattresses this month. Thanks again for your comments and for choosing our hotel.We hope to see you back soon.
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Nice location, with easy access to freeway. Rooms were not palacious but clean and well appointed with a comfortable bed, nice flat screen, etc. Complimentary afternoon wine & snacks as well as a hot breakfast. This is a clean, well-run convenient hotel at a fair price.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Steve D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Guest;
Thank you for your business and for your nice review. I will share your comments with the entire team.
Thanks again and we hope to see you soon at our Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek
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Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

I would recommend staying here while visiting San Francisco. Close to BART and not paying Wharf fees for hotel. Front desk staff very friendly, greeted us with a cold bottle of water when we arrived. Rooms very clean,pool very nice. Left early for San Fran so did not eat breakfast. Would be nice it has been open earlier for guests.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Steve D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Guest;
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your generous and nice review. We are delighted that you had a good stay. We will share the comments with the entire staff. Thank again
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

the lobby is very pretty and inviting the furniture ainit is nice the decor is great. the room is good size the bathroom is decent the bathtub drains properly the only problem that I have is the window is really flimsy and I hear all the noise passing trucks and cars on the street outside if my room was facing the freeway it probably would be much worse than it is now

  • Stayed August 2013
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Steve D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Hotel Guest;
Thank you for choosing us as your premier lodging option. I am so sorry about the noise you experienced, as a result of this issue we will be developing a project to minimize the noise. Thanks again for your honest feedback and we hope to see you soon.
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Shoreline, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed three nights. Great staff-helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable. Great access to BART to go into SF for the day. Variety of restaurants and stores close by. The only complaint is the noisy air conditioner. Rooms were nice, clean and comfortable and breakfast was good. We would stay here again when visiting SF.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Steve D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek guest;
Thank you for your visit and for your feedback. We really appreciate your business and we hope to see you soon.
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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Took two rooms for six nights here on business from Europe. We have stayed before and will stay again. The hotel is very clean, the rooms spacious and well appointed. The breakfast is very good and above all the staff really go the extra mile from the lovely people on breakfast duty to the front desk.

We required the use of the hotels loading bay for deliveries and the facilities manager could not be more helpful. We needed to hit a tough to do list and the hotel were never in the way, quite the opposite. We will see you again and we highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek
Address: 2730 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94597-2732
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Location: United States > California > Walnut Creek
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Walnut Creek
#2 Family Hotel in Walnut Creek
#3 Business Hotel in Walnut Creek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek 3*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek the perfect hotel for business or pleasure in the East Bay area of San Francisco. The Holiday Inn Express has transformed into a warm and modern hotel featuring contemporary furnishings, a natural light conservatory and a relaxing library area. The Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek, CA hotel, minutes from Concord, Pleasant Hill and Moraga, offers access to I-680 for access to Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and all parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. Or, if you prefer to avoid driving, BART is 3 blocks away and takes you to San Francisco within 30 minutes. Visiting St. Mary s College, Concord Pavilion, & the upscale Broadway Shopping Plaza of Walnut Creek are all easy from the hotel.If you re working in Walnut Creek, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel makes visiting PMI, Siemens Oncology, Kaiser Permanente or PG&E easy and stress-free. In Contra Costa County, the Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek, CA is well known for being one of the only hotels in Walnut Creek to offer free high-speed Internet access, free parking, and free shuttle service within 3 miles. ... more   less 
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