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“Quiet, Clean, and Relaxing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Bloomington

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Holiday Inn Express Bloomington
Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
114 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Quiet, Clean, and Relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

When I travel, I don't intend to spend all that much time in my hotel room. It should be a relaxing space to come back to at the end of the day where you can get a good night sleep and recharge. That is exactly what I got out of this hotel. The staff was friendly and inviting the second we walked in the door. The hotel itself looks newly decorated, was incredibly clean, had a FABULOUS shower (seriously, I would stay there again just for the shower), and comfortable beds. The walls were thick enough that I didn't hear traffic or other guests. The free internet was fast, and the complimentary breakfast was good. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and will definitely recommend it to anyone needing a hotel in Bloomington!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Meghan K
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
We were so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay, from the service that you received to the shower that you enjoyed after a long day. We thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel with others, and look forward to your next visit.

Marilyn Edwards
Owner/Revenue Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

When we first walked into the room there were 5 tiny ants crawling on the desk. We killed them and I looked around too find where they were coming from. Could not find out where they were coming from and it was late and I was too tired to ask to switch to another room.

If you are a light sleeper this is not the hotel for you. The walls were paper thin. I could hear the entire conversation of the guests next door when they got back to the room at 12:15 am. Could hear everyone out in the hallway too. In order to get some sleep I needed to blast the fan all night long. Beds were comfortable (just wish it was quieter).

Breakfast was nice. Love the cinnamon rolls.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Laura E
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
We sincerely appreciate your feedback, and apologize for the noise that caused you to not sleep as soundly as you would have liked. The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department Urban Program maintains all parks and city landscaping near our hotel. Ants are indigenous to trees, parks and urban areas as well. As a hotel managed by a professional hotel management company, we reviewed our 2nd effort log and there was no mention of a guest communicating to our staff regarding 4-5 small ants. Had the front desk been notified of the situation, we would have moved the guest to a different room immediately. Our hotel (like many other hotels) is on a monthly pest control program, maintained by a national recognized pest control company, however, sometimes we have to deal with nature inside the hotel as well as outside.
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Rome, Indiana
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59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here overnight while visiting our daughter. We had two children with us so wanted to stay somewhere with a pool. The rooms were reasonably priced and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. They had a manager's reception w/ lasagna, bread, salad, wine, and beer from 6-8. We had dinner plans elsewhere but took advantage of the wine. The breakfast buffet had a decent variety and everyone found something they liked. We will definitely book this hotel again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
We thank you very much for sharing your recent experience at our hotel with others. We were very pleased to see that you enjoyed the accommodations as well as the evening Manager's reception and the breakfast in the morning. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Evansville, Indiana
Level Contributor
235 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

This was one of the best Holiday Inn Express hotels. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very helpful and friendly desk clerk...TESS. She was awesome. We were recognized for being Reward members and given a token to buy food in the suite shop. We were also upgraded to a suite. When we went to the room, it was not clean. So we went back to the desk. They were so upset that they gave us more money for the suite shop and then another suite. These things do happen. But they handled it so well. The room was clean and quite spacious. The breakfast the next day was great with a very nice hostess. The only negatives were that the swimming pool is closed most of the day on Sunday for cleaning and we were never able to use it. Plus the area behind the hotel has lots of trash. This is not the hotel's fault....but it does distract from the view. The hotel is in a great location. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank IndianaKris
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
We thank you very much for your kind comments. We were very pleased to see that the issue you experienced was handled well, exceeding your expectations. It was also rewarding to read that you enjoyed the breakfast in the morning, as well as the service that you received from the staff.
We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Marilyn Edwards
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Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

I stayed at this hotel overnight for a business trip and it was just the best. The staff was very friendly, Linda, and made me feel welcomed. Also I just have to say you have the most comfortable pillows I have ever slept on. I would love to find out where you get the, GREAT HOTEL!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mrglorioso81
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
We were so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, and that you especially enjoyed the pillows. We thank you very much for your comments, and for sharing your experience at our hotel with others.

Marilyn Edwards
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

The hotel is easy to find. I've stayed at this location many times for work. They have a great morning breakfast and also free evening dinner! Also they provide Bath and Body Works products in the rooms! I enjoy this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Catholl
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Thank you very much for your continued loyalty to our Holiday Inn Express in Bloomington,
and for sharing your recent experience with others. We were happy to see how much you enjoy the breakfast, Manager's Reception, and the bath amenities that we provide.
We look forward to your next visit.

Marilyn Edwards
Owner/Revenue Manager
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

The location is great and the proximity to campus a real plus. Easy access to the highway getting in and pout of town. Visited my niece who was a student at the university. The drive from Indianapolis is easy and very scenic. The breakfast included in the cost of the room is a good bargain as well.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank RAJAN B
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
We were pleased to see that our location perfectly suited your needs, and was convenient for you when visiting your niece in Bloomington. Complimentary breakfast is always a nice way to start the day, please note that we also offer a weekday evening Manager's reception, should you choose next time to visit during the week.
Thank you for sharing your experience with others.

Marilyn Edwards
Owner/Revenue Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Bloomington
Address: 117 S Franklin Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Indiana > Bloomington
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:
#1 Business Hotel in Bloomington
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bloomington
#8 Family Hotel in Bloomington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Bloomington 3*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bloomington.The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located just minutes from Indiana University and downtown Bloomington, Indiana. Travelers visiting the Bloomington Antique Mall, Convention Center, Lake Monroe, Brown County, Bloomington Sportsplex and Oliver Winery will all find the Holiday Inn Express an ideal location. Nearby businesses include Cook Inc., Otis Elevator, Bloomington Hospital, MPRI and Crane Naval Warfare Center. The award winning Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites features 102 rooms, including 32 suites and an exclusive Priorirty Club floor. Each room is equipped with microwave & refrigerator,32 inch flat screen television, coffeemaker, spacious guest bathrooms with granite counter tops, 400 thread count sheets and pillow-top mattresses and much, much more! Featured amenities include Express Start hot breakfast, complimentary Light Dinner (Monday - Thursday), private business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi rooms. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is the ideal choice for corporate travelers, families and Hoosier fans visiting Indiana University. Everything you expect, and much more! ... more   less 
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