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Holiday Inn Express Kent State University
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Kent
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia
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“Fantastic hotel”
Reviewed April 18, 2006

I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Kent, OH for a business trip. It's a very new hotel, so new that it has yet to be added to the travel sign on the interstate. Tripadvisor rated this as a one star hotel class, but this is higher (I'd say 2 to 2.5 by their standards). Even though this is an Express, it's a great hotel for the money. Free breakfast, and free drinks/snacks from 5-7. The fitness room is small, but it has a nice flatscreen television, towels, and free bottled water. Indoor pool looks nice though I didn't use it. The ceilings are high in the rooms, which generates a spacious feel. This is one of those Holiday Inns that offer the SmartStay beddnig and bath line, and it really is a nice touch. Thick towels, comfy sheets. Wireless for those of you who are interested. And all of the front desk staff were SO ncie and helpful--I asked them lots of questions about restaurant recommendations, directions, and other services. I'd definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again in a second if business travel brought me back to the area.

Stayed April 2006
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Reviewed December 29, 2005

Looking for a place to stay while visiting family in the kent area, we stayed at the holiday inn express-kent. When we walked in the lobby was beautiful and the front desk staff greeted us with a warm smile and hello.

The room was spacious and beautiful and very clean. And their was a hand written note from the General Manager thanking us for staying and gave us his personal home number if we needed anything.

In the evening the hotel offered chicken noodle soup and hot drinks for us which was really nice.

We enjoyed our stay so much that the family we were visiting spend some time at the hotel as well.

Michelle, Amanda, and the housekeeping staff made the stay worth while. Thanks alot and I WILL be back

  • Stayed December 2005
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Reviewed August 21, 2005

I went to Kent for a friend's graduation, and we stayed at the new Holiday Inn Express. Since it was new (only open two months), I was expecting a good experience. Overall, the rooms were nicely appointed - comfortable beds, new furnishings. The desk staff were helpful; the pool was a little cold, but any indoor pool gets a thumbs-up in my book. Decent continental breakfast in the mornings, and even a computer with free internet access.

Our only real problem was with the housekeeping in the rooms. On our first night, the ice bucket and coffeemaker didn't get emptied out, nor did they restock the coffee/cups we'd used. They changed the towels, but didn't leave a bath mat. The second night, still no coffee refills - we had to go down to the breakfast room to get coffee cups. If they work on the housekeeping, it'll be a nice hotel all around.

  • Stayed August 2005
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Kent State University
Address: 1215 Sanctuary View Dr, Kent, OH 44240-8205
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Location: United States > Ohio > Kent
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Kent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Kent State University 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Kent, Ohio is a 74 room and suites hotel, easily accessible of I-76 at exit 33. We are the smart choice when choosing a hotel in the Kent, Akron, Ravenna and Tallmadge areas.Rapidly rising in popularity of hotels in Northeast Ohio, this hotel is the most convenient location to the Kent State University Campus, Northeast Ohio College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), Summit Racing, Hess Print Solution, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Bridgestone Invitational, and Lockheed Martin.Business travelers look to our hotel to provide them with more amenities than they could find elsewhere. We Feature an over sized fitness room, state-of-the-art aerobic equipment, with a view into our elongated indoor pool. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet throughout the hotel meets every guest s need. The Smart Start breakfast is always a hit, but we are told that the sweet tidbits and evening snacks served with a smiling face, take hospitality to an excellent level.Leisure travelers find our hotel convenient to the Kent Folk Festival, Portage County Fairgrounds, Summit County Fairgrounds, Soap Box Derby, Hartville Flee Market, NFL Hall of Fame, Ravenna Balloon-A-Thon, Firestone & other Ohio Golf Courses. Visit nearby Downtown Akron W/First Night, AA Founders Day & Akron U.We are one of the first hotels in Ohio to offer a 100% smoke free environment. ... more   less 
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