We were in a suite (a larger room) and it was nice and clean, with comfortable beds. Yes, the renovation was still going on; it affects the lobby and surrounding public areas, and the (very small) front desk is somewhat disorganized without handouts for local areas of interest, etc., but the people were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We had no problem with the wireless internet. The location is perfect for visiting the university, but the hotel is a little hard to see from the main road - it's on a side street directly behind the Hampton Inn.
This was my first visit to Oxford, so I can't persoanlly compare the Holiday Inn with the Hampton Inn. Although I usually stay at Hampton Inns, in this case the hotel was quoting the same rate for a normal room that I paid at Holiday Inn for the suite - and both hotels are overpriced! They both offer refrigerators in the rooms and free breakfast, and while Hampton had a swimming pool (Holiday Inn does not) it's indoors, and I wanted to be outside enjoying the beautiful weather.
But the deal breaker for me was that Hampton Inn does NOT have wireless internet in the rooms. With more than one person, or wanting to relax on the bed while using the computer, this is an issue.
To summarize - the location is equal (they are next door), Holiday Inn Express is a little cheaper, and although it lacks a swimming pool it does have wireless internet in the guest rooms. I will stay here next time I'm in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Oxford is located in the heart of Oxford, Mississippi and 3 miles from the Ole Miss campus. This interior corridor hotel features 81 elegantly appointed guest rooms including 34 suites, complimentary deluxe Continental breakfast, an elevator, coin operated guest laundy, a fitness center and business center. All rooms feature 2 two-line telephones, voice mail, data ports, high speed Internet acess, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, work desk, ergonomic chair, ceiling fans. All suites feature micro/refrigerators with wet bar and sleeper sofa. All basic rooms have microwave/refrigerators. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Oxford Hotel Oxford
- Holiday Inn Oxford
- Oxford Holiday Inn