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“Beware, non-smokers! Very disappointed; NOT up to par with the HI Express brand!”

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Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Stone Mountain
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Reviewed May 16, 2010

We spent one night in this hotel for a trip to Stone Mountain. We were extremely disapointed with the hotel; we'd stayed in numerous other Holiday Inn Express locations, and had come to expect a great stay.

When we entered the hotel, there was an overpowering lemony smell. While it was surprising, my initial thought was that it must be a very clean hotel. I never thought the scent might be intended to cover up something.

When we entered the room we were given by the front desk clerks, we found ourselves in a room that smelled like a sweaty body and something rotten. To boot, there was an air purifier running: a sure sign that management knew there was a problem with this room. The room should not have been assigned to anyone. We immediately asked for another room, and were quickly given a new assignment across the hall. The newer room was better as far as odors go, and staff phoned our room after we settled in to check on our comfort, which we appreciated.

This is nowhere near a new hotel, unlike other HI Express hotels. The rooms are quite dated, although our second room appeared to be relatively clean. The bed was comfortable, and we had our choice of pillows of different thicknesses.

When we ventured out of our second room, I quickly realized something: the overpowering lemony scent was gone, replaced by an even more overpowering smell of stale cigarette smoke. I nearly cried, I was so upset. The hallways, lobby, elevator, and breakfast area all smelled like cigarette smoke. This is NOT what I expect from a 2.5-star hotel, particularly the HI Express brand. We wanted to leave, but had reserved the room through Priceline and would not get a refund.

The proximity to Stone Mountain and various restaurants is great, and the staff are incredibly professional and accommodating. The breakfast was great and well-stocked. But we will NOT stay there again, and will warn others not to as well. Very disappointing; we're now wary of staying in HI Express hotels with which we're not familiar.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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atlsm, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2010

Thank you for taking the time to respond back and give your feedback about our hotel. We pride ourselves on giving excellent service and accommodations. We apologize that we fell short of your expectations of us.

Currently in the hotel, we do have smoking and non-smoking rooms. Unfortunately, that smell does become overwhelming. We do try our best to reduce some of the smoke smell. In the future, we hope you will give us a second chance to redeem ourselves on your next visit to Stone Mountain.

Thank you again for your feedback!

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Reviewed February 16, 2010

Very good. Good location to Stone Mountain, We had a full breakfast . The staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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atlsm, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your feedback. I am glad we met your expectations and we hope to see you on your next visit to Stone Mountain!

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Reviewed April 8, 2009

My family and I spent two nights (April 4-6) at the Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain. The location is perfect-- just one exit away from Stone Mountain Park. The hotel was very fresh and clean, and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We asked for a quiet room with a view, and we received exactly that. Room 302 (king bed, pull-out sofa) was at the end of the hallway and offered a beautiful view of the mountain. My room was spotless--definitely no complaints. The free hot breakfast was great--my 10 year old loved the biscuits and gravy. We ate dinner at a nearby Outback Steakhouse one night. The next night we went to a charming German restaurant in Stone Mountain Village. At Stone Mountain Park we chose to hike the mountain. It's about 2 1/2 miles to the summit and back. My husband and daughter loved the "Sky Hike" ropes course. The lines for this attraction can get very long, so arrive early. Also, make sure to bring/wear closed-toe shoes. Flip-flops/sandals are not allowed on the ropes course. There is also a mini ropes course and climbing wall for little kids. Downtown Atlanta is not too far away. The Georgia Aquarium is a must-see. You can get combo tickets for "Coca Cola World" next to the Aquarium. We can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Thank TJ504
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atlsm, Sharan Singh - General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2009

Thank you so much for your gracious words about our property! We strive for excellence and we are glad we met and exceeded your expectations! We hope when you return to the Stone Mountain area, we will be your hotel of choice!

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Reviewed March 19, 2009

One cant ask for more caring and supporting staff. My stay was highly appreciated and made more comfortable by a world class Management and staff. A very clean hotel with very friendly staff and great breakfast. It was like a home away from home.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled on business
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atlsm, Sharan Singh - General at Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2009

Thank you for your kind words! We strive for excellence and look forward to your return stay back to Stone Mountain!

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Reviewed January 9, 2009

This hotel does not quite make it to the Holiday Inn Express standards we are used to. The room was worn and the bed was very hard and uncomfortable. The cleaning could have been better. Also the curtains would not close completely. That aside the location is very convenient for Stone Mountain. We had a view of the mountain from our room and we could see the fireworks at night. The hotel was acceptable for one night. I would pick somewhere else for a longer stay.

  • Stayed: December 2008
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atlsm, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2010

Thank you for your feedback on our hotel! We strive for excellence at our hotel and we apologize that we fell short of your expectations.

We have since upgraded our hotel amenities. We will also be going through a major renovation in the upcoming months.

We hope you will give us another chance to accommodate you and your lodging needs next time you will be in the Stone Mountain area and see the changes we have made.

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Reviewed October 22, 2008

Great room - great breakfast - great staff. I found this hotel to be very nice. The room was clean and comfortable, the staff was friendly, and the location was really good. I'd definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2008
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atlsm, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2011

Thank you so much for taking your time to review our hotel. We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to your next visit to Stone Mountain and hope you will stay with us and enjoy our new look.

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Reviewed June 24, 2008

I loved this hotel. The Breakfast at the Holiday Inns are always the best. They had a HOT BREAKFAST and the staff allowed me to get some milk for my 3 yr old at check in.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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atlsm, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2011

Thank you for your time in writing a review to our hotel. We appreciate your patronage and welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to Stone Mountain.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain

Address: 1790 E Park Place Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30087-3440
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Location: United States > Georgia > Stone Mountain
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Stone Mountain
Price Range: $109 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain! You ll find comfort and modern luxury at one of the most convenient locations to breathtakingly historic Stone Mountain Park, Georgia s #1 visited state attraction! Contemporary hospitality and Stone Mountain excitement are waiting for you! Whether you re coming to Stone Mountain for business or just for fun, your room at the Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain is your personal retreat. We are conveniently located minutes away from Snellville and Lilburn, Home of the Parkview Panthers . Local companies such as Pepsi, Sidel, and International Paper are also easily accessible from our property! You ll have room to work, relax and make the most of your day. An amenity such as high-speed Internet, business center, or luxurious bedding means every night is a great night and every day starts right. We welcome you with to enjoy your evening, and enjoy your morning with our Express Start breakfast. When you come to Stone Mountain we know what you need. Holiday Inn Express Stone Mountain is your best stay for a week, a month, or even a year! ... more   less 
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