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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Burlington South
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in South Burlington
Reviewed August 12, 2005

I was off to a bad start with this place when I found out how far from the center of Burlington it's located, not walkable. Things got worse when they clipped me for a $10 phone deposit at the front desk - something I associate with cheap hotels with rowdy customers. It didn't help that Rt. 7 in front of the place is under construction.

But then I got to the room and found it to be truly upscale. It was more like a suite with couch and upholstered chair, extremely clean and clean smelling and amenities from an in room coffee maker to soap and shampoo.

This hotel is in a complex with two other hotels and each is huge.A several acre parking occupies the ground between them. Most rooms have a view of the parking lot. The feeling is more of an apartment complex than a hotel environment. I was there in August and the Howard Johnson's was overrun with families with kids. Good family place, I guess, but you couldn't turn around without a screaming 8-year-old running over your shoes. There's an indoor pool, it looked nice, but was churning with kiddies for two days straight so I didn't use it. One free internet terminal in the lobby, but it was often occupied.

I guess this is a good spot for suburban families who want a sterile, immense and well-decorated spot that reminds them of the sterile, immense and well-decorated neighborhoods from which they come.

A good restaurant - good food but shaky service - is conveniently right next door, and if you walk, a stroll down a nearby road takes you to shady neighborhoods right by the shore of Lake Champlain. Could be a delightful place for some folks, but not quite my cup of tea. Price was a little high, but I can see how they need the money to maintain such a large and immaculate place.

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Reviewed July 31, 2005

Stayed here for one night en route to Montreal.
When we arrived the main road outside the hotel was being dug up and widened but as the front of the hotel facing the road only consists of the reception area, it meant that our room (and all others) were quiet.
Room itself was large an well equipped and clean, but although there was no noise from adjoining rooms there was a lot of sound from the floor above where someone appeared to be practising Irish dancing !
Restaurant was very good with a wide range of meal types and characterful rooms in a house which dated back to a time when Burlington would not have been the tourist attraction it is now. Staff in the restaurant were especially friendly and even helped us to point out where we could look out of the one window to see the lake from the 'Lake-View' room !!
Breakfast was adequate but without a great deal of choice beyond cereals, bagels and coffee/juices.
probably because of the huge number of nearby competitive hotels, the room rate was very good bearing in mind the quality of the accommodation.

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Reviewed March 19, 2005

Above average for the money. No thrills, but clean and decorated nicely for a hotel. The bed was quite comfortable for a hotel. The pool area is very nice though noisey because of all the kids. Our room was close to the pool, so it was a little loud until the pool closed at 11pm. Very close to lots of attractions in Burlington. I was impressed by how well the wireless Internet worked in the room. Great for a business stay or family fun. Sometimes you can get a better rate calling the hotel directly rather than trying to save money with a .com .

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Reviewed August 17, 2004

Hojo's was not our first choice but the Wyndham was too much money. For about $100/night we got a nice and quiet room towards the back of the hotel. Note: one side of the hotel overlooks the parking lot, the other faces towards some tall trees (not great but much better than the parking lot). The bathroom was a bit rough around the edges but it had two sinks and a jacuzzi tub. Also, the hotel is literally steps from a decent restaurant--in a sub-division with the Holiday Inn, Smart Suites, Main Stay, etc. It's about a ten minute drive from the center of Burlington. The bathroom was a good metaphor for the hotel: it had its flaws and was a little rough around the edges but it was also better than expected and on balance a good choice.

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Reviewed June 5, 2003

My family has stayed at this hotel several times, during both winter and summer season in Burlington. My husband and his co-workers also stay at this hotel for business. The hotel is an upscale HoJo. It is nicely decorated and the rooms are in good condition. The front desk staff is friendly and service-oriented. The indoor pool and jacuzzi are great fun for the kids. The morning continental breakfast is always fresh and includes bagels, toast, cereal, oatmeal,doughnuts, fruit, juice, coffee and tea. Finally, the room rate for this hotel is very reasonable. It is one of the cheapest places to stay in Burlington. An inexpensive price tag...but a quality place to stay!

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Reviewed October 18, 2016
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Address: 1720 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-7718
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Location: United States > Vermont > South Burlington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in South Burlington
Price Range: $103 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Burlington South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Burlington hotel offers great location in beautiful Vermont. Enjoy a comfortable stay at our Holiday Inn Express Hotel of South Burlington. Our convenient Vermont hotel is located just minutes from Lake Champlain, bustling downtown Burlington, and the Burlington International Airport. When you're ready to travel, our South Burlington, VT hotel offers a free 24-hour shuttle service to the Burlington International Airport (BVT). In addition to being convenient to the Burlington airport, our hotel is also near many businesses such as GE Healthcare, University of Vermont, St. Michael's College, General Dynamics and Goodrich. Both business and leisure travelers love to stay at our 100% Non-Smoking hotel in South Burlington as it's located less than five miles away from many of Vermont's best attractions including the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, and Church St. Market Place. Other popular area attractions include the University Mall, Cairns Arena, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Stowe, and Sugarbush Ski Resorts. During your visit to Vermont, enjoy amenities that include a heated indoor pool, hot tub, saunas, and fitness center, and try our complimentary 'Smart Start' breakfast bar featuring the exclusive Holiday Inn Express Cinnamon Rolls, eggs, and sausage or bacon daily. Book your Burlington vacation at this Holiday Inn Express. ... more   less 
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