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“"Relaxing"” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Normal
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“"Relaxing"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

I was in Bloomington Normal for a family reunion and my husband and I stayed at this hotel. The staff was very accommodating, and they go out of their way to ensure a pleasant stay.

This hotel was recently remodeled and very tastefully done. We had a suite on the 2nd floor and it was stunning. A nice sitting room complete with all of the necessities; large flat screen television(s); and beautiful french doors to the bedroom, which was a nice touch and made the room so cozy.

I highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in this area.

Room Tip: second floor suite
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Natasha F
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Tony_GM_and_Bart_GSM, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you for your stay with us. We always appreciate any feedback guests may have. Hope to see you at the next reunion!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Morris, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

I had an absolute wonderful experience in this Holiday Inn. The staff was so helpful and friendly. The location is perfect, located around all the shopping and restaurants. There was an excellent hot breakfast with a variety to choose from, but most of all the place was so clean! It seemed very newly renovated so it felt like I was staying in a brand new hotel. This is by far one of the best hotel experiences I have had. Will definitely be returning!

Room Tip: I would recommend a room close to the pool since you will definitely want to check that out.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jill B
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Tony_GM_and_Bart_GSM, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you we are glad we feel like home to you. Looking forward to seeing you again!
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Englewood, Florida
Level Contributor
152 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here one night on our way back from Florida. The desk clerk was one of the happiest and most pleasant clerks I have encountered in my travels. Our King Executive room was spacious, clean and comfotable. We had a restful, quiet night and left the next morning too early for breakfast. We did have the coffee-excellent! We were very impressed by the classy decor, especially the circular staircase and library. I cannot think of too many better places to rest my weary bones!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aktrain
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chicago, IL
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Friends and I stayed here while on a college visit to Illinois State University. It's clean, conveniently located and the staff is super friendly! The front desk was helpful and informative when we were looking for a place to eat and the rooms couldn't have been more accomodating. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank megan b
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Mount Vernon, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on a Friday & Saturday nights. Hotel employees that we encountered were friendly and helpful. The hotel is nicely furnished and very clean. Our beds were comfortable. The only thing about the beds I would change is the down comforter, which we found to be too heavy and since it was sandwiched between sheets it was a bit difficult to remove. The selection of TV channels was good. The wifi worked fine for our laptop and iPod touch. The breakfast that was included had a good variety that included scrambled eggs, sausage patties, biscuits and gravy, bagels, cereals, fresh fruits and more. While the gravy didn't taste just like homemade, it was pretty good. There is a Panera Bread Co. next door and shopping very close (including Walmart right across the street). We would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joyce P
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Watervliet, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

My Daughter and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express over the Easter weekend. It was a wonderful experience. The folks who run it are so friendly and gracious. The breakfast was marvelous, hot and much to choose from. The Inn was so immaculate and clean I felt like I was the first person to ever stay there. Everything was absolutely grand. Even the outside fountain in the front was charming. I would go back there every time I was in the area.

Room Tip: Higher floors are very quiet and peaceful
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Nancy K
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Level Contributor
60 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Had a king executive for one night in april 2013. Room was completely remodled top to bottom. Outside of not having a new room smell, you would think it was just built. No complaints whatsoever, and would return in a heartbeat at a decent rate..

Room Tip: 3rd floor was quiet even on a saturday night..
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Benefits
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Address: 1715 Parkway Plaza Dr, Exit 167 I-55, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761
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Location: United States > Illinois > Bloomington-Normal > Normal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Normal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bloomington Normal Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Whether you come by way of the Central Illinois Regional Airport or by train, make the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bloomington Normal, Illinois your home away from home. We are centrally located to all of your destinations including: Illinois State University, Redbird Arena, Illinois Wesleyan University, US Cellular Coliseum, the Children's Discovery Museum, and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. If you are traveling on business, you cannot find a better place to begin and end your business day. We are centrally located near State Farm Insurance, Country Companies, Bridgestone/Firestone, Mitsubishi, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Bromenn Medical Center. If it is shopping you want, we are less than 1 mile from the Shoppes at College Hills, and only 2 miles from Eastland Mall. Wal-Mart and Meijer are within walking distance and are open 24 hours. Dick's Sporting Goods, Borders, and Bed, Bath and Beyond are just on the other side of our property and several restaurants and movie theaters are within walking distance. So please join us for our Express Start breakfast buffet, our tropical pool area with Jacuzzi and fitness center. Hot breakfast buffet free! ... more   less 
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