Upon my first stay here I gave the HI Express a very positive, glowing review. Upon my recent second stay here I experienced something very different, and not within their control.
A new traffic light has been installed in front of the hotel and, combined with the very poor soundproofing the hotel already has, has made this a very unrestful place to stay now. Traffic starting up and stopping constantly goes on for hours into the late evening and during the day. Combine that with very poor internal soundproofing - footsteps in rooms above and the sound of water flowing and flushing from neighboring rooms - and I don't plan to return here.
If you do stay here, ask for a room on the top floor facing the back of the hotel and at the far end away from Tiger Blvd. The only good news is the railroad tracks are not near this hotel thankfully.
Other issues include the "business center" (aka a computer & printer in the breakfast area) is completely useless as the computer couldn't pull up simple websites/email using any of its internet browsers, and a very nosey young man working the front desk who asked probing questions about why I had shipped boxes to the hotel and what the contents were - for an event at Clemson but really none of his business what was in them.
Will go down the road to other hotels upon future Clemson visits unfortunately which is too bad because the decor and furnishings of this newish hotel are quite nice.
- 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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