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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tavares
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Tavares
Certificate of Excellence
Tavares, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect everything!”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

We recently hosted a family reunion at this hotel and there were absolutely no complaints. The rooms were clean and comfortable and had flat-screen TVs as well as mini-fridges. There is a path that leads to the riverfront restaurant where we had our celebration. The location is on the Dead River which connects Lake Eustis to Lake Harris. There are plenty of shopping and dining options in area, and it's only five minutes from downtown Tavares. Folks in our group aged from age four to ninety and everyone was happy!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tavares, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for the compliments, and we are sol pleased that your family had a wonderful time. Please let us know if we can assist you in the future!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2012

This hotel was great, and a good value. It was clean, bright, and comfortable. Everything looked to be brand new and absolutely spotless. The beds were among the more comfortable hotel beds I've ever slept in - they even offered pillows marked "soft" and "firm" to suit different preferences. Our rooms (we booked two adjoining rooms) were very quiet... I never once heard an outside noise. The lobby had a huge aquarium that our children enjoyed, and the complimentary breakfast was good and offered a nice variety. I guess the only complaint would be that the pancake machine was out of order during our stay - but there were plenty of other foods to choose from. We would definitely stay there again though, and I wouldn't hestitate to recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank LexKyMom
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, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tavares, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for the kind remarks, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Our apologies about the pancake machine; it was out of order for about a week while they were shipping us a new one. We certainly hope you will be able to enjoy it on your next visit!
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

All new. Very clean and nice. Great bed! A bit pricey though.....

  • Stayed May 2012
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Thank Hardisk
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, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tavares, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for the compliments. Our rates do vary according to season and occupancy. Sometimes they even change daily. We hope we will be able to provide you with the rate you would like on your next stay!
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

My husband and I booked a room at this Holiday Inn Express while visiting family in the area. It's definitely an older hotel that could use a renovation, but it was clean, comfortable and inexpensive (we booked using reward points). We requested a crib and it was all set up and ready to go when we checked in, which was wonderful since we got in late with 3 grumpy little ones. Overall a good choice for the location and price.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Jillian W
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, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tavares, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Currently, we are working on completing our renovation. In the last 1 1/2 year, all the hallway, room, and public carpeting has been replaced. We have installed all new bedding, and all new flat screen TV's. Currently, we are replacing the casegoods in the rooms. We hope you will have a chance to enjoy them when you return for your next visit!
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2012

This hotel is exactly why you book at a Holiday Inn - good quality, clean & comfortable basic property that represents value. The whole place, inside and out, including rooms, were spotless and in good repair. Although it is located close to a busy street, our room was very quiet. It's well suited for anyone who is driving as it isn't really within easy walking distance to most shops. They have a very generous parking lot which can easily accommodate RVs and/or trailers and they have a small pool (which can be quite chilly even when the weather is warm). The front desk staff were welcoming and helpful throughout our 3-day stay and a special kudo for the breakfast lady who was always smiling and extremely efficient. The standard HIE breakfast was always available and fully stocked, there were always enough tables to accommodate people. The complimentary wi-fi worked perfectly in our 3rd floor room. The only thing I found lacking was a safe in the room, although they did offer one at the front desk. There is a very popular restaurant next door which honours a "free appetizer with entree" when you present your hotel pass to them and the casual dining offers a good selection of items on their menu. They even have a sand volleyball court to keep kids occupied while adults finish meals. We would most certainly stay here again if we were going to be visiting the Mount Dora/Tavares area again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the hotel tend to have some road noise.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank gateway889
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, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tavares, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for your compliments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As you mentioned, we do have lockboxes at the Front Desk for valuables, for the convenience of our guests. We look forward to seeing you when you come back to the Mount Dora area!
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Hollywood, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2012

We booked a room 6 wks in advance of an annual March event. Called the hotel directly 3 wks later to add an additional night and was confirmed with the same confirmation number. Upon arrival we were told that the reservation had been cancelled by the "national 800# reservations service". When we told the front desk that we called the hotel directly, the cancellation was then blamed on a "trainee". We didn't want to place blame, we wanted the room that had been confirmed. They found us a room different from what we booked and were told we could move to the originally booked room the next afternoon. We weren't the only ones with this problem, everyone checking in, whether having called the 800# or the hotel directly, had the same issue. With several events taking place on this St Patrick's weekend, hotel rooms were at a premium. Not sure we'll stay there again. We want to be assured of having a place to put our heads. On a positive..the room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was good and plentiful. Great coffee!

Room Tip: 2nd or 3rd floor, middle of the hall, no elevator or ice machine noise.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Janice R
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whoopsea, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tavares, responded to this review, March 21, 2012
We do sincerely apologize for this problem with reservations that occurred last weekend. While we always strive to provide the finest, most professional, and streamlined service, we did experience a problem last weekend with the Property Management System and the Central Reservation System "talking to each other" electronically. This resulted is several reservations being affected, and we worked throughout the weekend trying to resolve it.

Your experience is one which we would very much like to make up for on your next visit, and we believe we have resolved the inventory reconciliation issue between the two systems. While we understand that the difficulties you had can't be fixed in hindsight, we do hope you will give us another chance on your next visit, and can rest assured that you will not encounter the same problem again.

Thank you so much for your patronage and your input.
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2012

I stay in many H Inn Express hotels and am very satisfied with them. This property rates at the top of this chain. Terrific front desk help and an incredible aquarium in the lobby. Clean rooms, halls and lobby.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Thank waddayouthink
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tavares
Address: 3601 W Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778-5803
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake County > Tavares
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 ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Tavares
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tavares 2.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites in Tavares! We are conveniently located near downtown and Historic Mount Dora on the scenic Dead River. At this Mount Dora area hotel, enjoy abundant fishing, nature and wildlife while still within a short drive to Leesburg, Clermont, the Theme Parks , and Orlando. Hotel features include complimentary hot breakfast, free Internet access, an outdoor swimming pool, meeting space and a fitness room. The Lake County Bike Trail is accessible on our property. Bring your bike! Wedding groups and reunions enjoy the hotel routinely for its convenient and affordable meeting space, as well as its proximity to the Mission Inn and other popular venues for these events. Baseball and softball groups find the hotel ideally located because it is just a few miles to the Sleepy Hollow Recreational Complex in Leesburg. The hotel is also just a few minutes away from the Hickory Point Recreational Complex. For fishing, enjoy the outside power outlets and complimentary slips at Harbor Vista. Call us direct for Extended Stay RatesArea attractions include: Historic Downtown Mount Dora, Lake Harris, Lake Eustis, Wooten Park, Deer Island and Mission Inn Golf Courses, Lakeridge Winery, Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Ice House Theater, Lake County Historical Museum and Discovery Gardens. ... more   less 
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