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“Event Host Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Richmond Mechanicsville

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Holiday Inn Express Richmond Mechanicsville
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Mechanicsville
Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Event Host Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is the second year we stayed in this area to attend an event. This was our first stay at this hotel.

We arrived on motorcycles on a very hot, humid day. Needless to say we couldn't wait to check in and take a cool shower prior to going to dinner. Our room was located on the 3rd floor near the elevator but we heard no elevator noise.

The room was clean including the bathroom. The room had a slight stale cigarette aroma and we were in a non-smoking room and floor so either someone had smoked in the room earlier or the ventilation system had an issue.

Our traveling companion also noted that his room smelled of cigarette smoke and he was staying on the 2nd floor in a non-smoking room.

I alerted the front desk that the hair dryer in the bathroom didn't work. Either the outlet wasn't functioning or it was a faulty dryer. The front desk person was very responsive and asked if I needed a hair dryer which was greatly appreciated.

I wasn't impressed with their breakfast. Items lean heavily to the simple carbs - pastries, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, cold cereal, bagels, toast etc. The hot buffet consisted of biscuits, gravy, egg disk (which is probably a frozen powdered egg product) and sausage. The yogurt was a very small size with lots of sugar. The raisin bran cereal that I chose to eat was not crisp and crunchy - a bit stale. They did have boiled eggs in the refrigerator which I ate.

The only fresh fruit I saw was very ripe bananas.

I prefer whole, unprocessed foods in my diet so this breakfast did not meet that criteria. There is an IHOP practically next door and a Cracker Barrel across the street so there are other breakfast choices near by. We were in a hurry so we ate what was there and left.

Last year we stayed at the Hampton Inn next door and between the 2 properties, we prefer the Hampton Inn overall.

This property's location sits behind and across the street from a small shopping center. The property is lovely despite being near gas stations, restaurants, office supply stores etc. The hotel is surrounded by trees so you don't feel as if you're next to an interstate or commercial property.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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hixmech, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Richmond Mechanicsville, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback from our guest.
It was great that you did not hear any noise from the elevator as we do get a number of requests to be away from them for that reason. Everyone, including the hotel staff, uses guest feedback to improve our product and service. Your interaction with our staff member in regards to your hair dryer was what we strive to provide to our guest.
I would like to apologize for the issues you had with the smell of smoke on a nonsmoking floor. We have our maintenance and housekeeping staff looking in to this issue. We thank you for telling us about this so we can be aware of issues like this and correct them.
Our standard for Breakfast changes often to try and meet the needs of our guest. Not unlike you a lot of our guest are eating healthier and trying to consume less carbohydrates and processed foods. We take all suggestions and try to implement them into our breakfast service, as we will yours.
Again, thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to give us your feedback. We do hope you will stay with us again next year for your event.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Well stocked large breakfast area and clean rooms. Air conditioner/ heater / refrigerator was quiet. King bed was comfortable but I should have gotten an extra soft pillow. Staff was helpful. Rooms at a good price, I will be back

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank joe1954ohio
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hixmech, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Richmond Mechanicsville, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay and wonderful comments. Our staff will be happy to know that your stay was comfortable and we look forward to your return.
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Virginia
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176 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

While looking for a place last minute I found this hotel through a coupon book. I was pleased with the decision. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, the staff friendly. With back to back good experiences with Holiday Inns the chain is quickly becoming a favorite.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AmbersM0mmy
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hixmech, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Richmond Mechanicsville, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay at our hotel. We strive to create a welcome atmosphere and a clean hotel. We value your business and look forward to serving you again in the future.
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Columbia, Maryland
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34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for a funeral service for a close member of the family. All of our group was from out of town. We arrived early. Some of our party had come in from Texas and had been up since 2am. The front desk attendant would not find us one or two rooms to check into, even a little bit early. There were only 7 vehicles in the parking lot, but all the rooms were being cleaned. Magically however ALL the room were clean and available at 3pm, the normal check in time.

Room Tip: Go to the Hampton Inn across the parking lot, or find a Hilton.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank DGleason
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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I spent the last five nights here. It was a good stay for the price. I slept well and that is always a good thing. We did have some concerns--they advertised a frig and microwave in each room and there was one there, however the frig never worked properly. It was warm at night and cold in the morning. My friend is on a special diet and counted on its availability. We reported it to the front desk half way through our stay, but it was never taken care of. I commented on it again the night before we left and front desk person was very apologetic. The room was clean, but as other reviewers have commented, it didn't sparkle and we wished we had had a regular blanket available--we only had the comforter and a small throw.The hot breakfast was good with a variety of choices.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank M D
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hixmech, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Richmond Mechanicsville, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. I am so sorry that you had a problem with your fridge and it was not taken care of. I have spoken with front desk and maintenance about the importance of communicating guest issues so we can correct them quickly. I did see that we issued you one night credit for your inconvience, i do hope that helped in making you feel compensated. After reading your review I am working with housekeeping to see how we can make our rooms sparkle for all of our guest.
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Allison Park
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Stayed here for a wedding, and while the employees were very nice, the hotel was not the best.

I have stayed at other HIE locations, and they were much better--especially the one in Vaughan Mills, Toronto, ON.

I never felt the room was as clean as it could be. The carpet felt damp, but I was not sure why.

If I return to this area, I would stay at the Hampton Inn next door--it is much cleaner (brother stayed there), and their pool is indoor and clean, as opposed to the HIE that is outdoor.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank StuBoy--Pgh
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Hackensack, New Jersey
Level Contributor
41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

Overall, this is a nice place to stay. The lobby is bright and inviting.The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast offers a good variety and is a nice perk. The room was clean, but not meticulously clean - there was some visible mold on the air conditioner vents.

Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
Helpful?
1 Thank JaneD213
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Richmond Mechanicsville
Address: 7441 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Location: United States > Virginia > Mechanicsville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Mechanicsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Richmond Mechanicsville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express-Richmond, Mechanicsville, Virginia. We are centrally located off I-295 at exit 37A & Rt. 360E, just minutes away from the following businesses: Qubica AMF, Super Value, Carter Machinery, FedEx, Owens & Minor, Wal-Mart, Target, BJ'S, Hanover County Schools, Tysons Foods, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Hospital, Media General, Cox Transportation, County of Hanover the Show Place and many more. With the best corporate rates in the area, we have all you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Complimentary hot breakfast, wireless and wired high-speed Internet and micro/fridge are just a few amenities offered. Attractions: King's Dominion, Three Lakes Nature Center & Aquarium, Maymont Park, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Science Museum of VA, Childrens Museum of Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Holocaust Museum, Richmond International Raceway - RIR - NASCAR, and Busch Gardens/Water Country If shopping is your niche then you might enjoy visiting Virginia Center Commons Mall located only 10 miles north offering excellent choices to suit everyone's needs. Whether driving the beautiful Virginia highways or arriving by air at the Richmond International Airport, the best place to be is Holiday Inn Express Richmond-Mechanicsville Hotel. ... more   less 
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