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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mount Airy South
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Mount Airy
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Rockport, MA
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94 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful visit”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

Carolyn was at the Front Desk upon our checking in and made us feel so welcome. Very helpful in answering our questions. Just a wonderful staff. Great place to eat just down the road called 13 Bones.

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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2011

This new property has a very friendly front desk staff and breakfast staff, as well as large , clean rooms. There is an indoor pool next to the breakfast room. We were invited to a manager's welcome reception before dinner. So there are many positive features about this hotel . However the walls are so thin that sleep is impossible if you have neighbors who are awake when you expect to sleep. The TV's seem to be placed against the neighboring room's bed-not a good idea. We had trouble falling asleep because of our neighbor's conversation and loud TV. Woke up to the same. If you are a light sleeper this is not the place for you.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2011

I may be a bit biased about Andy's home town of Mt. Airy, NC because...

...well 'cause I'm Floyd and I love Mayberry!!!

This hotel is new, clean and roomy with a great staff; nice amenities, free breakfast and even an early evening gathering in the lounge area next to the lobby featuring FREE wine, beer, pop & snacks.

Did I mention free beer???

No complaints other to say if you are like me and like a nice soft fluffy pillow, bring you own. Most chain hotels have rather firm pillows that don't compress much and Holiday Inn Express is no exception. It's not really a knock, just an observation. BTW - the bed & bedding and the rest of the room was clean and excellent.

Another highlight was the "pancake machine" available during the free Express Breakfast Buffet. Just press the button and in a minute or two the oddly shaped pancakes come off a conveyor belt! While they weren't the best looking or tasting pancakes I ever ate; it might have been the coolest contraption I ever saw since the Morrison sisters flower making machine!

There were plenty of other breakfast items available like biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, cereal, pastries and yogurt although the eggs tasted a bit like the powdered variety, but hey...it's free! If you want a fancier breakfast there are no shortage of restaurants on Rockford Street/Route 601.

I can't imagine a safer bet than staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Mt. Airy!

Room Tip: Avoid the front rooms facing the entrance if possible. Arriving and departing guests tend to be nois...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2011

We stayed at this HIE on our way back from the beach on our son's recommendation. The front desk staff were friendly, cheerful and informative. It was obvious they enjoy their jobs. They informed us we were there on a sold-out weekend night, when there was a youth basketball tournament in the area, and let us know they were well prepared to handle a full house. Our king suite was the perfect end to a weeks vacation and clean, clean, clean!!. The room was huge and included a large bath, mini fridge, microwave, a small wet bar stocked with dishes and glassware, and a nice desk and comfy sofa. The bed was comfortable and stacked with pillows. Extra pillows and a blanket were provided as well. The room was spotless and odor-free. We did notice a bit of noise from the hallway,and the parking lot as well, but expected as much with a sold-out house. The noise was not so loud as to interrupt our sleep. We did not use the pool, but did peek in to see a large, well kept pool and hot-tub. We were surprised that it was empty, with all the children in the hotel.

The large breakfast area was clean and tidy and was staffed by 2 cheerful attendants who continuously kept the buffet filled and the tables cleaned. Breakfast consisted of hot cinnamon rolls, muffins, bagels, toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, jucies, milk and plenty of coffee. This is one of the better continental breakfasts I've had and was a wonderful start to a travel day. Mt Airy is a nice town in a beautiful area filled with friendly folks. We plan to stay a few days on our next trip south and will be booking a room at the HIE!

Room Tip: To avoid noise, request a room away from the elevator.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

The staff was very friendly and pleasant. The rooms were clean and well kept. very worth the value

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2011

We stayed here on our way to the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is the town Andy Griffith was born in and they have a very nice museum. Our stay at the HIE was great. Carolyn greeted us when we arrived and she was very friendly and made us feel welcome. The room was large and the beds were great. Don't know if I will ever be that way again, but would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2011

This is the second time we stopped here on our way to visit relatives. We got a single king bed giving us a nice size room with plenty of space to walk around. The room was spotless, quiet and bed was comfy.

Staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.

This ranks as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at.

Room Tip: If you can live with one bed the single king room is super.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mount Airy South
Address: 1320 Ems Dr, Mount Airy, NC 27030-4020
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Mount Airy
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Mount Airy
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mount Airy South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
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