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“Not that bad for a Holiday Inn Express. Nice breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Portage

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Holiday Inn Express Portage
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Portage
San Francisco, CA
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not that bad for a Holiday Inn Express. Nice breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2011

Stayed here using points. So, didn't have to pay $100 plus taxes. We stayed here basically to sleep. Beds were adequate, slept on better and slept on worse. They have "firm" and "soft" pillows to choose from. Pool is for kids to splash around in, not for lap swimming. "Workout Room" consists of a treadmill, eltiptical machine, and a weight machine. Fairly basic but has enough for the basics.

Breakfast consisted of variety a of coffees, bagels, pre made omelets, bacon, bread, gravy/biscuits, cold cereal, oatmeal, cinnamon rolls, and a few other misc. Items Being a Holiday Inn Express, I was impressed.

Overall, staff was very friendly and hospitable. Coming from California, I'm used to a more diverse population. Being the Midwest, this area is not diverse.

Pretty decent hotel a few minute off I-94!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

When traveling for business, which is quite often, I stay at Holiday Inn Express facilities 99% of the time. My recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express, Portage, Michigan was exceptional, however.
The smiling, courteous staff and the accomodations were surperb. The heater/AC unit was the quietest I've had in a LONG time. I could hardly hear it during the night as it cycled on and off. The room was impecablly clean, quiet and comfortable. The comforter on the bed was the best and warmest I've had the pleasure of sleeping under - I WANT ONE OF MY OWN!
As with most HI Express hotels, the one-piece bathtubs creak and squeak when you bathe. This one DID NOT! The curtain bar was at the right height - most of them aren't - and no water got on to the floor because of it. Good construction management here.
The Internet actually worked and worked well! And the television was new and up to date and, well, what else can I say, but a pleasant night's stay to say the least.
Thanks again, to the staff and management.

One of the finest stays I've had in a long time.
KUDOs to the staff and management for a well-maintained and pleasurable experience.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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1 Thank lthrnkgunny
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Carmel, Indiana
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

Well pleased with friendly, helpful staff. Breakfast is excellent especially with addition of new pancake maker. Rooms are dingy and mine doesn't smell fresh. Elevator smells strongly of smoke.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ice999
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Carlinville, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

This hotel was very nice. It was easy on and off the interstate. The rooms were clean, and quiet. The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. They suggested a restaurant for us and gave easy directions to it. The continental breakfast was very good and had a good selection to choose from. The price was right and we would stay there again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Al P
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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73 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

We usually stop in Ilinois or Michigan, but I took a chance on a new stopover.
The hotel seemed off the beaten track, but it is close to the toll route, not I94. I cashed in some Priority Club points for our stay, but I wasn't treated like they knew I was getting a 'freebee'. I was greeted as a PC member, and was given one of the larger 'upgraded' rooms. They are renovating all of the rooms but the TVs are not flat panel 'yet'. This isn't a big deal for us, any TV is fine. The room had a fridge and a microwave, sofa and sitting area. It was very quiet and not too far from the dunes beaches. The hotel pool was really small, so we didn't bother to swim.
The room was large and clean. I asked the staff where to order pizza and they recommended the Pizza Shack. The breadsticks were well worth it. For less than 15$ we got a pizza breadsticks and pop, and even had leftover cold pizza for the ride home.
We will likely stop here again.
NOTE one end of the hotel is smoking, so if this bothers you, ask for a room far enough away, we only noticed the 'smokey' smell as we got off the elevator, our room was fine.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank IA_Canuck
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Phoenix, Arizona
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159 reviews
124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

Stayed here last minute when our house wasnt ready. We asked for and received a non-smoking room on a non-smoking floor. Unfortunately the only thing that qualified it as non smoking was the little signs proclaiming the fact the room and hallway were so heavily smoke laden we both woke up with sore throats.
Aside from that obvious failure the rest of the hotel and our stay was fine. The room was large and clean, the bathroom was nice and the bed was comfy. there was a 21" tube style TV that we found hilarious and probably needs replacing if Holiday Inn Express is going to continue marketing as a moderate upscale property.
The breakfast was large and typical of what you would expect and the staff was very friendly.
Aside from the fact they need to fumigate the nonsmoking rooms to rid them of smoke this would have been a great stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PHXTrainer
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Annapolis, Maryland
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113 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

great staff, crisp and clean sheets, comfy beds, sparkly clean bathroom, good internet service, very good breakfast. no complaints!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank katwim
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Portage
Address: 2323 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN 46368-2125
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Location: United States > Indiana > Portage
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 #4 of 10 Hotels in Portage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Portage 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the always-accommodating Holiday Inn Express® Portage hotel, the premier destination for practical travelers who want a more comfortable and convenient stay in Portage. The hotel's location places guests just around the corner from a wealth of attractions and area businesses, and our friendly staff are always ready to welcome you with great service and a smile! ... more   less 
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