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“Looks Great but STAY AWAY FROM RESTAURANT!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center

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Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center
Ranked #60 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
WPG, MB
Level Contributor
71 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Looks Great but STAY AWAY FROM RESTAURANT!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2010

Newer, great looking hotel. Clean spacious rooms with pretty good room service. We were there for the GIE Expo and the hotel offered a shuttle to and back during the day. Only complaint was the restaurant, not sure if because it was new staff or new cooks or what it was but both times (should have learned from the first time) it was not a good encounter, it's too bad as there is not a lot for dining close by.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Winterpeg8
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Louis
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63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2010

We arrived on 10/11/10, we were in town for a concert and to do a bit of sightseeing. We loved that the location of the hotel was less than 5mi from the concert venue. Checking in was a breeze and when we got to the room we were very pleased. The bed was oh so comfy and they labeled the pillows, firm or soft, so we each had our preference to choose from. There was a microwave, fridge and a small table in the room. The water pressure and temperature in the shower was great! I always hate getting into a shower and finding more of a dribble coming out of the shower head; didn't have that problem here. I was a little worried that we might not be able to sleep well, with the airport being so close by, but that was not a problem.

We also ate dinner and breakfast in the little restaurant by the lobby. The menu was simple and tasty, the prices were fairly average. The wait staff were very nice and constantly refilling our beverages. All in all we were very delighted to have stayed here and enjoyed our time in Louisville, KY.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 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?
Thank mare723
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Old Forge, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2010

Beautiful Rooms!! Comfortable beds/pillows! Friendly, coureous, and helpful staff! Microwave and fridge in room a +!

Stayed May 2010
Helpful?
Thank JenniferP7
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2010

My partner is in a wheelchair. The Holiday Inn's accessable double was great. Many hotels say they have accessable rooms but they still difficult to use for a person in a wheelchair. The room was large. It was easy to get around in the room. The room had a roll-in shower. The staff were very helpful on giving us places to see and were available for all our needs. We decided to stay an extra day because the room was so nice.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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1 Thank jbenimble
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Midwest
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2010

We were in Louisville for a football game this past weekend, and used our Priority Club points to stay at this hotel. We chose this hotel because we had two free nights and it was in close proximity of Papa John's Stadium, but we would definitely stay here again!! (We stayed at the Hilton Garden across the street two years ago, and we were not nearly as impressed.) The reception staff at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful. They even arranged for us to be shuttled from the hotel to Churchill Downs. We ate at the hotel restaurant our first night and the food was good and served at the perfect temperature. Our waiter, too, was very friendly and attentive. The second night, we ate across the street since we received a free appetizer coupon there from the hotel. The room itself was very clean and surprisingly roomy with a small microwave and fridge. It definitely felt like a home away from home! I would recommend this hotel without hesitation to anyone needing a place to stay in the Expo/Airport/U of L area. Thank you, Holiday Inn!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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?
2 Thank elmtravel2
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San Francisco
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2010

I arrive late on a Sunday night to see that I'm the "Priority Club Member" of the day. I have a great time at this modern, classy, upscale place. I depart 6/21 to go to a conference hotel downtown. I leave my new white linen shirt on the white sheets. When I call to retrieve it the next day, I am promised a call back by the front desk guy. I call and call over the next 2 days and finally speak with the manager, who also fails to call me back. He says he's waiting for the maid who cleaned it to come back in to work. Finally, 4 days later, he says she doesn't have it. I realize there's no way to make her give it back. Why would she? And lose her job? But it's frustrating to have no recourse. So, the message is: don't leave anything behind because then it's ours. Really puts a bad taste in my mouth for the brand.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank pittstar
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Algonquin, Illinois
Level Contributor
73 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2010

great friendly staff, nice bar and nice clean new rooms. Checked in quickly by a friendly smiling face full of information and willing to help. Rooms were spacious and extremely clean. LCD HD TV's in the room. Small but nice fitness center with a small indoor pool next door. Machines and dumbells up to 35 lbs. Over all I would highly recommend this hotel if you are passing through or staying for the weekend or longer.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 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 Charlie3446
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center

Property: Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center
Address: 447 Farmington Ave, Louisville, KY 40209
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Fairgrounds , South Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#34 Business Hotel in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center 3*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to One of the Best of Louisville Airport Hotels! Set in the heart of Louisville's convention, sports and airport districts, the newly built, smoke free Holiday Inn Hotel at Louisville Airport - Fair / Expo has an ideal location. We're less than a mile from the Louisville International Airport (SDF) and near the attractions and businesses of Louisville, KY. Our hotel is a few miles from attractions like Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom and the world-famous Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Museum. You can spend the day cheering for the University of Louisville's Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium or visiting Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center across the street from our hotel. The Louisville Zoo and local parks are just a few miles away. Business travelers benefit from our hotel's location near the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, UPS, Ford, Brown & Williams, Louisville Naval Ordnance Station, the University of Louisville and other businesses in Louisville. Lodging here gives you access to our 1,892 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and a 24-hour business center. Our exceptional hotel in Louisville features Kem's Cafe & Lounge, an indoor, heated pool and a 24-hour fitness center. For a well-appointed room with free high-speed Internet access, triple-sheeted bedding, a 32-inch LCD HDTV, a large work area, a microwave and a refrigerator, call our Louisville, KY hotel today to reserve a room for your next stay. ... more   less 
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