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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Clemson - Univ Area
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Clemson
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I am an avid traveler and although I prefer Marriott locations, I thought I would give this hotel a try. Bad mistake. There was a strange odor lingering in the room and sheets had clearly not been changed from the prior tenant. When brought up to staff, Manager Ms. Patel, stated she would rectify, but then was never available again. Worst hotel experience of our lives.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Clemson - Univ Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Dear cateswrath,

Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. I truly apologize for the not up to par experience you had during you stay with us. Rest assured that your comments will be reviewed by our team and take actions accordingly. I have taken note and wish to thank you for all your valuable comments. These are of great importance to us and allow us to monitor and improve our service continually.

Sincerely,

Karen G.
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I've stayed here twice during football season and while I died a little on the inside at the price (triple what it costs during non-football time), it is a REALLY nice hotel. Location is great. It's new. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and roomy. Beds are pretty comfortable. They have a free breakfast which looked pretty good, but only had the coffee, so can't confirm the quality. I think all the rooms have microwaves and mini-fridges which came in handy for storing pre-made tailgate stuff.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This Holiday Inn Express appears to be fairly new - which is always a bonus with mid-level chains. Rooms are spacious and clean, and the beds are pretty comfy. I especially liked the variety of pillows offered. Staff was helpful and friendly. Breakfast is decent - in line with other hotels in this price range. All in all, this is a pretty basic hotel - as you'd expect - but compared to similarly priced properties at which I've stayed in the area, this is the better option. The only drawback is the elevator as there is only one and it seems awful slow.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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hixclemson, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Clemson - Univ Area, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

Dear ellen0206,

Thank you for taking the time to submit a Tripadvisor review. We truly do appreciate your kind words about our hotel as well as your feedback. We always enjoy receiving feedback, so that we can constantly improve and provide the best stay possible. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to see you the next time your travels bring you to Clemson!

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

This hotel is a bit removed from the nerve center in Clemson. I stayed here for a birthday celebration and will not be returning. If you are do not mind being mistreated by staff then this may be worth the price and location. I believe there are better places to stay, closer to the center of the city, and with more polite staff.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Clemson - Univ Area, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Dear GypsySoulSC,

Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. We are sorry the service you received from our hotel staff was less than satisfactory. We do apologize for any inconvenience that you have experienced. We take all reviews positive and negative very seriously, and your feedback will help us improve for our next guest or your next visit. Again, we do apologize and regret that this impacted your experience at our hotel.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

This is the newly constructed Holiday Inn. NOT the one that used to be on the lake with Tiger themed rooms. This one is up on Tiger Blvd (not the lake). It is far enough off the road and quiet (we faced the road). It is modern decor. Rooms are spacious. Beds quite comfortable. Nice breakfast included. Pool is indoors but not heated. Fitness center adequate. Cookies in the evenings in the lobby and tea /cocoa/ coffee out all day. One elevator could be an issue in football season but wasn't any problem in January when we were in town for basketball.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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hixclemson, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Clemson - Univ Area, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

Dear TigerTravelTime,

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review on the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Clemson. We appreciate your kind words about our hotel, and we are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you again for staying with us, and we hope that we will see you again the next time you are in Clemson!

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed one night for my son's meet at Clemson. The hotel is conveniently located to the highway, good restaurants, and drug stores. The rooms are well appointed, modern, and clean. The beds were very comfortable. We will stay here again.

Stayed: January 2013
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hixclemson, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Clemson - Univ Area, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

Dear Southeast Jack,

On behalf of the staff and management at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Clemson, thank you so much for submitting a review on our hotel. Guest feedback is very important to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the Clemson area!

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Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was very clean. The front desk clerk was very helpful and friendly. The blue lights that was shining on the front of the hotel was a nice touch. The breakfast was great and included in the price. .........

  • Stayed: January 2013
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hixclemson, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Clemson - Univ Area, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

Dear Kathyhhhone,

Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to submit a review through Tripadvisor on our hotel. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your kind words about our hotel and staff. Thank you again for submitting a review, and we hope to see you the next time you are in the Clemson area!

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Clemson - Univ Area

Address: 1381 Tiger Blvd, Clemson, SC 29631-1119
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Clemson
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:
#2 Business Hotel in Clemson
#3 Family Hotel in Clemson
#4 Romantic Hotel in Clemson
Price Range: $132 - $656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Clemson - Univ Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Clemson, SC. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is conveniently located just one mile from Clemson University, home of the Clemson Tigers and the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. This Clemson hotel is minutes from Lake Hartwell, Southern Wesleyan University, Fort Hill Plantation, the Oconee Nuclear Power Plant and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Additional points of interest include: Hanover House, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Ashtabula Plantation, Woodburn Plantation, and the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located in the heart of Clemson, recognized as one of four sites on the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor. Within four miles of the hotel, visitors will enjoy golfing, tennis, water skiing, racquetball, nature trails, jeep tours and white water rafting on the Chattanooga River. At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites we consider ourselves a step above the rest and enjoy accommodating specific needs for our guests to ensure a satisfying stay. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will ensure that every stay to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel is convenient, easy and relaxing. We look forward to your next visit to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Clemson, SC! ... more   less 
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