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“A bit expensive, but very nice.”

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gallup East
Ranked #10 of 34 Hotels in Gallup
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Santa Ana, CA
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“A bit expensive, but very nice.”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

I actually had two stays within a week of each other, but the experiences were nearly identical.

There was a Thursday night in room 220 which had a king bed and walk in shower (all in $120, purchased through Hotwire) and a Tuesday night in room 200 which was two queens and a combo tub/shower ($150 total, booked through the hotel website).

The rooms are large, rather new, and clean. There's a large mini-fridge (with a freezer section that is very handy), hair dryer, microwave, iron and board, clock radio, a nice desk and work chair, and comfy firm bed(s). The TV is HD but all programming looked SD to me, and the remote is nice. There's plenty of channels, including HBO. The in-wall climate unit worked well and quietly. The window does open, slightly, for fresh air if desired. The showerhead is adjustable in spray and angle, and the pressure is not too bad. The toiletries sucked. Bad.

The HIE provides free wifi (which always worked well) free breakfast (more later), a couple of well-located side doors, indoor hallways, and a well-lit parking lot. It's a little expensive for a roadside flop, and there are lots of hotels in town.

The staff was kind of taciturn at check in, not exactly warm fuzzies, but certainly businesslike. I recommend that you specify your room preferences well in advance-I was "pre-assigned" before check in so I couldn't get my preferred high floor.

The hotel is off the E Gallup exit from the I40. It's located *behind* La Quinta Inn and Denny's, so look for the sign just east of the exit, almost right next to it.

Besides the Denny's, there's no restaurant nearby, but fast food and a few other options are down the road. Sonic, McDonalds, and Wendys are the brand names, plus a few local joints. On the other side of the Interstate, on the west side of Gallup, is a Walmart and other businesses-there might be restaurants there, but I didn't get close enough to check out the scene. There's a Shell station close by the hotel, and the store there has a good selection of stuff.

Breakfast was...free. The presentation was unappetizing, with plastic pull-out trays under heat lamps. Scrambled eggs, very sad looking thin bacon, biscuits, and gravy endure those conditions. But there's all sorts of other stuff: bread choices, fruit, watery juices, yogurt, pancake machine, coffee, tea, etc.

Nice stays, and I'd probably swing by again. There are many other choices for all budgets and tastes, but if $150 or so is OK with you, then this hotel is a good choice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

we stayed here on a trip to Las Vegas, NV. Someone on an earlier stay decided to smoke in the room. They spend 3 days so far airing out the room. Since we are smokers, we did not notice a smell. But we abide by the policy and do not smoke in the room. The room was clean and ready for us. There was a Denny's across the parking lot so we went there for supper. The breakfast offering was plain or cheese omelets also the usual juices, pastries, etc. We would stay there again if we take the southern route from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in last night to rest up. This is one of the nicer Holiday Inn Expresses I've seen. It's a decent size and seems to be in very good shape. It was easy to find. Check in was painless. The beds were comfortable. It was everything we needed it to be for a one night stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

The hotel is very new and located just off the freeway. The front desk staff was professional and gave us a later check out. The room was spacious and equipped with a fridge, microwave and large computer desk. A room facing the parking lot may be quieter than a room facing the freeway. The breakfast buffet may have had fewer items compared to other Holiday Inn Express locations.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here while traveling back to Texas from San Diego, and it was the best hotel we stayed in yet. We got in at 6 in the morning and they were kind enough to give us 2pm checkout! We had a queen room with sofa, but the sofa didnt pull out for bed so two of our kids ended up on floor, but at least it seemed very clean! Would stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Spent 2 nights here while attending Annual Inter-tribal Ceremonial... a perfect location between gorgeous Red Rock Park and downtown Gallup events and attractions. From warm, smiling reception greeting (thanks, Mallory!) to immaculate rooms and spacious breakfast area and comfortable entry lounge, we were highly impressed. Also, pet-friendly (for reasonable $10. fee), and child-friendly (free). Easy access 'Route 66' address, just off Hwy. 40.

Room Tip: Rooms on front (North) side are away from highway, quieter, and have red rock scenery view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

A large HI Express, but with all the standard features. The staff at check in were very friendly and the reception area is nicely done out. We had a king bedded room, which was a decent size, with a large bathroom.
The hotel has an indoor pool, which didn't look too enticing and a very small lounging area outside this. It's nothing to write home about, but a welcome place to enjoy the sun after a day out.
Only Dennys in walking distance for somewhere to eat, but plenty of choice if you jump in the car.
The breakfast was standard HIE fare, but was always being replenished and is in a nice airy room,with plenty of seating.
I would happily recommend this as a good place to stay in Gallup.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gallup East
Address: 3850 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-4589
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Gallup
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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
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Ranked #10 of 34 Hotels in Gallup
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gallup East 2.5*
Number of rooms: 91
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