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Holiday Inn Express Oklahoma City-Penn Sq
Ranked #82 of 149 Hotels in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
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341 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Easy and clean”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Excellent hotel, convenient and reasonably priced, quiet, close to everything in OKC. Have stayed here many times. Better than Hilton next door. Breakfast is good and the area is kept clean. Very ample parking and right off main roads....

Room Tip: Get backside of hotel
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2012

This property seemed fairly new or newly renovated. It is in close to several restaurants, a mall, and not far from where we and had an event in a gallery district the Paseo. Breakfast was also included, though there is no restaurant on the property. A sports bar at a hotel next door, was where they'd send guests who asked where the lounge was, just a short walk over there.
Even though this isn't a full service hotel it fit our needs as we left there early in the am each day and got back late each evening.

Room Tip: rooms on the back of the hotel are quiet, front faces street and highway
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Checotah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2011

I've stayed at this hotel on several occasions and have always been very happy with the accomodations. I recently stayed 3 nights and on 2 of those nights had to park in the street. The young man working the front desk said "I can guarantee, well almost guarantee that your car will not be hit; we have customers park in the street all of the time". I was not happy!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

I love this hotel. I stay here quite often. This staff is very friendly and the rooms are nice. I will be back!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Joplin, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2011

I come to OKC frequently and I enjoy my stay here. I have stayed at several other HIX locations but this one is just right. I had one problem several months back with parking but the adjacent hotel was under construction. This area is ideal for staying a long time as I usually am here for a week. Location is near Penn Square mall and other good places.

Has a small business center but they spared no luxury with a color printer.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2010

First, let me say that I am "regular" at HIE hotels -- I find them to be generally very good for all the aspects of lodging that we seek. And as far as the room itself goes, this hotel was no exception -- in fact it was just recently renovated, and it looks sparkling new and clean. Everything in the room and hallways and lobby was prim and perfect.

However, even with all that being said, I would be hard pressed to recommend this one to a fellow traveler, for three reasons:
(1) When I walked up to the desk, they immediately told me that they were oversold for the night, and could not provide our room type per our reservation; they did however give us a handicapped room on the first floor. Such rooms are great for the handicapped, but lack some of the normal nice features in a regular room. And the rubber mat under the bottom sheet made for a hot restless night.
(2) The breakfast room is one of the smallest I have ever seen in a HIE hotel. Only seven tables -- three of which were about the size of a pizza pan. Some people had to stand around and try and eat breakfast, or sit at one of the lobby couches -- although we admittedly came at just the wrong time -- when a sports team was there in full force. It's a real challenge climbing over those gym bags to get to and from the food counter.
(3) Parking was atrocious; we had to park on the street about a half block away. Management will tell you that part of their parking lot is being used by construction stuff for a new hotel next to them. (A competitor uses your parking lot for their construction needs -- geez!) Nevertheless, even with those spots added back, their parking lot still looks rather small and insufficient to me.

So, with all that in mind, I would again say that it's a very new and attractive place, in a nice location too ........ but just "underpowered and under-designed" in some key logistical functions.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Madison, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2010

The staff at this hotel was very unprofessional and at times incompetent. Although they did assist me by changing my reservation (our company's travel agent booked me in the wrong hotel), they then gave me a key card for an occupied room! They did the same thing to another traveler who checked in immediately before I did. When I returned to the front desk, the staff member I spoke with basically shrugged her shoulders, said sorry, and gave me another key card.

The room was okay (recently renovated), but I found the bed very uncomfortable. A new hotel was being constructed next door, and as a result there was very limited parking during our stay. I had to park on the street every night. In a letter left in my room, the hotel manager said the parking problem would be resolved soon, but I can see it becoming a problem again when the hotel next door is finished since there will be even more guests competing for limited parking spaces.

One evening, I returned to the hotel to find it was without power. Apparently, construction crews next door had cut one of the power lines - not the hotel's fault. However, I was amazed that there was no backup power source for the building. There weren't even any emergency lights in the hallways! I had to navigate down a nearly pitch-black first floor hallway to the stairwell, which fortunately had windows that let in enough light so I could see the way up to my third-floor room. The phones didn't work either. The staff was unapologetic and seemed rather dumbfounded by the situation.

I had to check out of the hotel early in the morning. The staff member working at the front desk didn't have on a uniform, nametag, or any other identification - he looked as though he had just walked in off the street. He was listening to music on his laptop, and he seemed bothered by the fact I needed to check out.

I haven't stayed at a Holiday Inn Express in a long time; I certainly hope this hotel isn't a reflection of the brand as a whole.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Oklahoma City-Penn Sq
Address: 2811 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112-7049
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Location: United States > Oklahoma > Oklahoma City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #82 of 149 Hotels in Oklahoma City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Oklahoma City-Penn Sq 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Oklahoma City-Penn Square is just minutes from the Fairgrounds, Cowboy Hall of Fame, Bricktown, and Downtown OKC. Located between Integris Baptist Medical Center and Penn Square shopping mall. Stay in one of our King Studies, King Suites, King Jacuzzi Suites or 2-room Executive Jacuzzi Suites. Hotel features include free local phone calls and a complimentary Express Start continental breakfast. Enjoy a unique breakfast experience at our new Express Start Breakfast Bar served every morning featuring a selection of fruits, juices, cereals, breads/pastries, and even hardboiled eggs. We have also created the world's best tasting cinnamon roll. Visit Oklahoma City, OK and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. ... more   less 
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