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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sparta
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Sparta
Brooklyn, New York
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808 reviews
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“Best in Sparta”
Reviewed January 22, 2008

As a frequent nationwide traveler, I have stayed at many Holiday Inn Express hotels. Despite being in a small town not near any interstates, this hotel is one of the best I have stayed in - for any chain. The hotel is new. The room has many features that are only found in more upscale hotels. I particularly liked the spacious bathroom, extra plush towels and linen, a thermostat to control the heat, and overall cleanliness of the hotel. The hotel is also next to a Mexican restaurant that is pretty good, and across the street from Wal-Mart. If you are staying in the Sparta area, I highly recommend this hotel - it is the best you can get.

Stayed January 2008
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Reviewed July 25, 2007

I stayed at this hotel for a weekend with two friends because we were attending a wedding in the area. When I was searching for a hotel online, I found that this was the only newer hotel in the area, and I thought it was most likely to be the cleanest and most modern. When we arrived in Sparta and saw the other options around, I was really glad I picked this place.

The rooms: They are new of course, and the rooms are large, comfortable, and clean. The bathrooms are also quite spacious and nice. We found the beds very comfortable. The walls are quite thin (as they tend to be in all new hotels), and you can very easily hear your neighbor's television, doors slamming and people talking in the hallway.

Service: We had to wait a little while at the check-in desk as no one was around, but check-in was easy and fast otherwise. We had a problem the second night because our neighbor had the tv blaring, and we could hear it very clearly through the wall. We managed to fall asleep despite the noise but were awakened around 5:30 AM by that same noise. We called the front desk to complain, and the front desk staff member said that the guest had already checked out so she would send someone up to turn off the television in that room. It was annoying to be woken up that early in the morning after being out late at the wedding reception the night before, but at least the problem was solved promptly.

Additional services: we didn't use the pool or the fitness room and didn't really give either a look. We were pretty pleased with the free breakfast as there were a lot of options: hard-boiled eggs, french toast, cereal, yogurt, bagels, toast, cinnamon rolls, fruit, milk and juice. We also loved having complimentary wireless high-speed internet.

Overall, I was pleased with this hotel. It was very clean and comfortable, the service was pretty good, and the free breakfast and free internet were great bonuses. I thought the rate was also very reasonable and competitive with the other hotels in the area. I would definitely recommend the place to anyone.

  • Liked — clean, spacious rooms and comfortable beds
  • Disliked — some noise problems
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sparta
Address: 1301 N Market St, Sparta, IL 62286-1049
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Location: United States > Illinois > Sparta
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Sparta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sparta 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay Smart ™ at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites® Sparta Illinois. Our outstanding small town hospitality and amenities have earned us an impeccable ratings. Few hotels in Southern Illinois, if any can match our sterling reputation, as well as convenient access to the World Shooting & Recreational Complex home of the ATA Grand American, and the SCTP Nationals. With 1,200 sq. ft. of event space for up to 46 people, audio/visual equipment and a professional staff, we're a great choice for those seeking hotels in the Southern Illinois area with ample meeting space featuring a large patio. Business guests appreciate an easy commute to area companies, including Prairie State Energy Campus, Baldwin Power Plant, Sparta Community Hospital, and Spartan Light Metal Products, as well as fax and copy services. This hotel’s central location in Sparta offers Illinois visitors the ability to easily explore all the area has to offer, from the Misselhorn Art Gallery where scenes from the 1967 Academy award winning movie In the Heat of the Night were filmed, Illinois Caverns. Nearby Sparta Center offers great shopping, entertainment, and dining options. Holiday Inn Express & Suites® goal is 100% guest satisfaction, and we work hard to earn it! Guests enjoy top-notch service and amenities, including an indoor pool & whirlpool and a Fitness Center. Free perks like Wi-Fi access and an Express Start™ breakfast bar including hot food items, and new healthy choice options. ... more   less 
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