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Expressway Inn & Suites of Bismarck
Ranked #17 of 32 Hotels in Bismarck
Reviewed July 22, 2012

We found this hotel to be very gross, and I was surprised to see so many good reviews. We needed a hotel to crash at for one night on a cross country trip. Hotels (unbeknownst to me) in Bismarck were very pricy. Decided to use hotwire and went for the only hotel available which was 2 1/2 star which was probably a mistake. The hotel staff was friendly enough. The room was very dingy, beds were okay at best, room seemed dirty and had a smell of wet dog. The air conditioner, toilets, and refrigerator were extremely noisy and kept us awake the whole night. We definitely did not feel well rested after our stay. The breakfast was fairly gross and the seating area was very depressing. I didn't trust eating most of the food so my husband and I settled on a bagel. We paid $115 for this horrible experience which is probably the worst part. Wished we would have paid $40 more for a decent hotel and maybe some sleep.

Room Tip: Nothing would help in this hotel
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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ExpresswayInn, Manager at Expressway Inn & Suites of Bismarck, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2012

Unsure which room this might have been. There are a few rooms that are still to be remodeled but even the ones that are yet to be remodeled are in pretty good shape, and to describe the hotel as "gross" is completely untrue (other reviews seem to support this). Really wish the guest would have reported this to the front desk so we could have checked it out and made any necessary improvements. We get lots of compliments about our continental breakfast also and not sure what was "gross" their either. Waffles, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, cereals, apples, breads, donuts, rolls, coffee, juices, milk,.... pretty much standard breakfast is offered on a daily basis. Really wish the guest would have shared their concerns with the front desk or management, as we could have addressed it.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

I flew into Bismarck and called the hotel when I landed. They got to the airport to pick me up just a few min.after I called. We got to the hotel in just a few min. I was checked in very quickly by the front desk staff. They were very knowledgeable of the area and things that I could go see/do in my downtime from my work.

The outdoor pool was a lifesaver during this heat wave! It was a very nice and had a great covered patio covered in vines. It made the day much cooler for everyone out there.

I wish my trip had been longer, but for what time I did have, I couldnt have asked for more from the Hotel. I will recommend this hotel to everyone that I know will travel to the Bismarck area!

Room Tip: Ice machines are on 1st, 3rd and 5th floors...fyi :)
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

These properties both support smoke-free & pet-free environment for their guests so more cleanliness & healthier air during your stay!
They serve a satisfying continental breakfast each morning including waffles, eggs, bagels, plus!
The outdoor pool is fenced nicely with vines that create privacy plus a nice cemented gazebo to enjoy some shade also!
All rooms have excellent mattresses!
Located across the street from an excellent mall!
Many restaurants within walking distance, as well as, supermarket & gas station with car wash!
Easy access to airport & only 3 miles from these properties!

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from elevators & ice machines for additional quiet space!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sandie H
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

The hotel was basically OK as far as comfort, cleanliness, service, etc. It is close to the airport and to a number of decent restaurants. However, the toilets are VERY noisy and you can hear them flushing all around you late at night and early in the morining. Our biggest problem was the noise in the hallway. There were several young women who insisted on talking very loudly right out side our door late at night. We ask them to be quiet and they ignored us. We called the front desk to complain and they ignored us too. The sound from the hallway carries too well into the rooms (more insulation is needed). If you really need some rest and quiet, this is NOT the place for you.

Room Tip: Try to find a room away from the noisiest hallways. Ask if there are groups of people near your roo...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

We were at this motel 3 days, 2 nights. The morning of our second night the sheet was partially off the bed, my daughter looked and noticed a bug trying to crawl back into the bed. We caught it, Used Google Images to compare the bug to a bed bug, and sure enough that is what it was. We brought the bug and the images of bed bugs off the internet down to the front desk, the manager swore up and down that it wasnt a bed bug and it was just some kind of beetle. Then another manager came over and looked and said yes it was a bed bug. They then half [--] searched our room for more and swore there was only the one bug. They called Ecolab and had us leave our stuff in the room to get sprayed, they had us leave the motel and return 20 minutes later, when we returned to get our belongings there was no sign of anything being sprayed. And when we were packing up our stuff, we found a dead bed bug on the bed. We had to bag all of our belongings x3, throw away all of our luggage to make sure we did not bring the little critters back home with us, any clothing we brought with was bagged and we had to take it right to the laundry mat to be washed and dried to get rid of any bugs on our clothing, we spent the whole car ride home itching and scratching, and then once we got home had to call our local pest control to make sure that we handled it correctly and that there was no way of them being tranferred into our home. For precaution, we had to leave all of our stuff outside. Needless to say, We will NEVER stay here ever again and we would advise other not to either. The one manager could have cared less that we had to throw our stuff costing us an arm and a leg to replace everything we had to throw, suitcases, make-up, baby formula, diaper bag, diapers, make-up brushes and bags. He was just rude. And not to mention wasted a whole day of house hunting, because we had to vaccum our car, go to the store to get garbage bags to bag our stuff, go to the laundry mat, and do all the necessary precautions. NOT impressed.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Momx4_x2
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Management response:Responded June 29, 2012

Looking for a free night... First of all, they only registered two people to the room, but snuck in four more, trying to avoid the extra cost. The room was ABSOLUTELY TRASHED, including soiled baby diapers. It stunk horribly. It was disgusting. The guest brought down one bug in a plastic bag. The front desk clerk and the general manager together looked at the bug they brought down. The front desk clerk stated he thought it might be a water beetle, however the general manager confirmed it MAY be a bed bug and we should investigate. To make sure, we did a THOROUGH investigation of the room, looking between mattresses, behind headboards, along the baseboards, and anywhere else one could hide. We did not find any signs of any bugs whatsoever. As a precaution, we had the exterminator come in and investigate. They also confirmed that there were absolutely no signs of any bugs and due to the fact their was only one bug, it would more than likely have been brought in by the current occupants. As a precaution we had the room sprayed. We also agreed to spray the guests belongings if they wanted us to, which they agreed to have us do. The general manager also sat down with the guests for no less than a half hour, and discussed our findings with her. He comped their room, even though we did not find any signs of any bugs. We also gave her a check for $100.00 to cover the cost of her belongings. To say we didn't care about her situation is completely untrue. This is an obvious attempt to simply get her room for free.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

I travel anywhere from 500 to 2500 miles a week across the United States and I always look forward to heading back to Bismarck. When you are gone several days a week, the "Road Warrior" doesn't want to worry about a clean room, location and service, its expected. The Expressway Inn has deverything a high end hotel would offer without the high end price tag. The staff exceeds expectations every week I am there, the comfort, location, everything. If you are looking for business respite or a family friendly place with a great price, great breakfast included with the stay and a great location, no need to look any further.

Room Tip: Talk to Mike, the Manager of th Expressway Inn, he will work with you to provide the best deal for y...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed here before catching a flight to Las Vegas. We chose to stay here because it was cheap and needed a room for 1 night. An older building that has been partially remodeled, rooms are on the small size but okay for a night. Walls are thin, listened to a guy hack up a cat for part of the night and next morning. Front staff were friendly and free breakfast very good. A free shuttle to the airport is available with parking at the airport until you return.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 200 E Bismarck Expy, Bismarck, ND 58504-6381
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Location: United States > North Dakota > Bismarck
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #17 of 32 Hotels in Bismarck
Price Range: $71 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Expressway Inn & Suites of Bismarck 2.5*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Expressway Inn of Bismarck is a smoke free-pet free facility located close to everything that you will need while in Bismarck. We are three blocks away from the Bismarck Civic Center. Across the street is the area's largest shopping mall, Kirkwood Mall. We are five blocks from the downtown area, and there are about a dozen great restaurants within walking distance. We are the closest hotel to the Cottonwood Soccer Complex, Clem Kelly Softball Complex, and Cottonwood Softball Complex. The Dakota Zoo is five blocks away, and the State Capital is one mile North of us. We have a variety of sleeping rooms, varying from Economy Single Rooms which are perfect for the cost conscious businessman all the way up to Executive Suites for guests that like a little luxury while they are here. You can also enjoy our 42 person hot-tub or during summer months, relax by our outdoor pool. We also serve a hot breakfast, provide free airport and hospital shuttle, and have free WIFI in all rooms. ... more   less 
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