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Review of Holiday Inn Express - Air Force Academy

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Holiday Inn Express - Air Force Academy
Ranked #42 of 107 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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115 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Better than the photos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is not brand new, but it's in good condition. The room we stayed in was very large! Great views, close to the freeway, several places to eat & very near the academy. Garden of the gods is 2 exits away.

Beds are comfy, staff is super, and I enjoyed it better than embassy suites we stayed at last time.

I'd certainly recommend it to any friend passing through!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our family loves staying at HIE&S (FREE breakfast for 5 anyone?) We had a two queen plus a fold out queen suite. The staff was helpful (extra towels, directions, etc.) The pool and hot tub were clean and extra towels were available. This location sometimes gets visited by a bear - we love Colorado! The only downside to this room was a broken lamp. The staff assured us it would be fixed for the next guest. Easy access to the interstate and minutes to local attractions. Great location.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Janel M
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Imboden, Arkansas, USA
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76 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We were in Colorado on vacation and had been camping for days. We were ready for a hot shower, good bed and quiet room. We found it! This is why we love Holiday Inn Express! The night front desk staff lady was very helpful as well. She gave some great recommendations as to places we should check out!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jess M
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Brian B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Air Force Academy, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thank you Jess M, we appreciate your review! I'm glad your visit with us was so comfortable and relaxing. Please come visit us again soon.
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Raymore
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed here over a long weekend for a friend's wedding and our experience here was one reason our trip was great. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful, and we found the room and hotel as a whole, clean. Room service was prompt and thorough. The free breakfast was great with lots of options. Per night rate seemed a bit on the high side but may be the location. Overall- recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Brian B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Air Force Academy, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you Hme8qd,

We are happy to hear that your visit was so pleasant! We are proud of our hotel and its staff, so it’s good to hear we were able to make yours stay better.
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The worst Holiday Inn Express we have ever stayed at. Phones did not work and toilet would not flush. Combine all this with inadequate parking and it's a no win hotel. Asked if we could leave the hotel at about 8 pm and not be charged for the night but they refused.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank KCABQ
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Brian B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Air Force Academy, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Hello KCABQ,

Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. As we do value you and your business we were able to correct these issues for you and meet the mentioned accommodations for your stay. We would like to invite you back to our hotel so you can experience the comfortable and pleasant stay that we usually provide to our guests.
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Texas
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221 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Ratings for this hotel on Trip Advisor are fairly good, but we were disappointed. Only one elevator for a multi-floored and busy facility and, in truth, this place shows a bit of age-related wear. In terms of staffing, only one very-busy-though-cordial young man working when we were checking in, and one very-busy-and-rude young woman at the desk when we were leaving. The breakfast service was OK but some small things ... no lids for the take-out coffee, for example - made for a fairly dismal start to the day.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank TxTrvlr88
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Brian B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Air Force Academy, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Hello TxTrvlr88,

I'm sorry your recent visit was not what you expected. I understand how frustrating only one elevator can be in a busy hotel. Rudeness from our employees is unacceptable, even when busy, and that person has been spoken to. I am sorry we didn't have any coffee lids. I know we had an ordering error with our supplies, but that has been resolved now and guests can expect proper coffee cups/lids for their morning beverages. If you have any questions regarding any of this I invite you to contact us. Your experience is not typical with our hotel and I invite you to stay with us again and see that we can provide a comfortable and relaxing stay.
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Amarillo, Texas
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81 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Friendly staff. We arrived early and they were able to let us check in. Parking is limited and small - if you have a large pickup, get ready for a challenge. The building is nice, our room was up against the elevator and we never heard it. Major plus as I normally avoid being near the elevator. Very quiet rooms. The breakfast was typical HIE - good, but nothing to write home about. Great location, beautiful view of the mountains.

Room Tip: Get on the west side for the mountain view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Steve M
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Brian B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Air Force Academy, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Hi Steve M,

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear from you. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. I understand what you mean by the parking lot being a little small. I too drive a large pick up. The view of Pikes Peak from our breakfast balcony is one of my favorite things about our hotel, so I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy the scenery. Please come visit us again soon. Thank you!
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Property: Holiday Inn Express - Air Force Academy
Address: 7110 Commerce Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919-2634
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Location: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Colorado Springs
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 ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Colorado Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express - Air Force Academy 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Colorado Springs-Air Force Academy is conveniently located on the north side of Colorado Springs, just one exit south of the US Air Force Academy and easy access to I-25. Additional hotel features include: Deluxe hotel accommodations 28 suites with microwave and refrigerators. Complimentary Continental deluxe breakfast, 24 hr business center and complimentary local phone calls, high speed internet in all guest rooms. Indoor pool, whirlpool and workout facility. Walking distance to many local restaurants. Attractions Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, Seven Falls, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Focus on the Family, World Pray Center, US Olympic Training Center, Pine Creek Golf Course. Business: Hewlett Packard, MCI, Federal Express, Oracle, Boeing, Stellant, Current, Lockheed Martin, Ford, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Intel, Bank of America, Progressive insurance, California Casualty, USAA Insurance. Military: USAFA, Fort Carson, NORAD, Peterson AFB and Schriever AFB. Visit Colorado Springs, CO and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. ... more   less 
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