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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Had my parents stay here for my graduation and it was a really nice hotel though they increased the prices because of graduation weekend, but the rooms were clean and nice, while parking wasn't a problem. The common area downstairs had a good breakfast in the morning.

Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful stay at Holiday Inn Express! The hotel is very nice with clean rooms. Close to Midtown, University Mall, and a lot of restaurants. The breakfast was very good as well. Definitely a nice place to stay with friendly staffing!

Thank TaylorNikkesha
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I was booked into the Holiday Inn Express when I was in Tuscaloosa on business. Maybe I had distant, unfavorable memories of another "Holiday Inn" in mind, but this hotel is modern, nice, clean, and its staff was very professional and friendly. Cookies were available 24/7, and the complimentary breakfast was far better than the last I recently experienced at...

Thank basilhayden1965
Newmarket, New Hampshire
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We have stayed in a lot of Holiday Inn Express hotels across the country because we like the quality and consistency of the brand. We thought that this hotel is an A+ example of the brand. When we checked in we were given an upgrade to a 2 queen suite without even having to ask. It is always nice to...

Thank maryo498
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I think this is a great place for people with kids and families to stay. They say silence is a virtue, but you will never have that here. The walls are thin and even when you have your do not disturb sign on your door knob, housekeeping will wake you up by 8 banging on the doors all around you....

1Thank courtneyg439
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

Dear courtneyg439, Thank you for staying with us during your business trip and for writing us a review. We’re glad that you have regarded our location great and that you found our front desk staff to be polite. However, I am disappointed to read that issues regarding the noise from our housekeeping staff prevented you from fully enjoying your stay....

Reviewed 27 September 2016

While this hotel is decent in many ways - rooms are quite big and comfortable - WiFi is good. There are several downsides. Bads: 1) its a 15 min walk to next restaurant 2) the carpet seems dirty and smells really bad in the halls. 3) all the cutlery is plastic and foam - not what I can call environmentally...

1Thank arrotripadvise
lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

I regret that you had a less than satisfactory stay with us.

Reviewed 13 September 2016

We found the staff friendly, the room to be clean and neat. We were passing through during a football game, so the price was Jacked Up by about 70% which is a rip off, in my opinion. The beds were like ROCK! If you like a hard bed, this is the hotel for you, we were disappointed. The staff screwed...

Thank Thomas C
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

Dear Thomas C, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We certainly do our utmost to make your stay comfortable and pleasant, so we are very pleased to note that you were satisfied with the level of service received and found the cleanliness of the rooms at par. However, we regret if you did not fully enjoy...

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Recently helped my niece move in her daughter to college in Tuscaloosa. Rolltide!! We were able to get the last available room at a hotel I will not mention. It was supposed to be smoke free two queen beds. When we got there, the smell of smoke in the room was so heavy we just started gagging. While my niece...

Thank Becky M
Collierville, Tennessee
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Holiday Inn Express in Tuscaloosa is our first choice to stay at when visiting Tuscaloosa. The staff is always friendly and helpful and I have never had a bad room at this hotel. The breakfast is typical for this type of stay and we have not had any problems in the food or breakfast area.

Thank ibrake4java
lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

Thank you for being a loyal guest and all you comments. We look forward to seeing you again when you are in Tuscaloosa.

Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The room was spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. There was a large tv, desk and chair, several lamps two nightstands and a very comfy kinng sized bed. There was also a small fridge and a stocked kuerig for fresh morning coffee...Towels were replaced and the room refreshed daily. The best breakfast ever... something for eveyone...Great stay!!!

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly renovated hotel with the best central location in Tuscaloosa! Relax with us while staying in the recently renovated Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tuscaloosa- University, offering you an exceptional guest experience and superior hospitality, with a warm friendly smile. You will find it easy to rest comfortably in our new decor, clean rooms with pillow top mattresses, tucked neatly with fresh crisp linens, making you feel right at home. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is the perfect choice for everyone, located just minutes from the University of Alabama Campus, making travel easy to all UA Athletic facilities. We are in an ideal area for shopping; University Mall and Mid-Town Shopping Center are located just across the street, and they both offer you numerous food choices. We know that having a productive business trip is important to you, which is why this hotel offers you free WIFI, a 24 hour Business Center, weekday valet laundry service, and 24 hour Fitness Center. Staying at this hotel has you conveniently located to all area businesses, including Mercedes, Michelin, Jim Walter, Hunt, Westervelt, Nucor, Afflink, Randall-Reilly, DCH, and VA Medical Center.During your stay, step into our Great Room and relax watching TV, or plan to meet with friends or associates and gather at the Social Tables. Start each day with our inviting free hot breakfast buffet at the Express Start Breakfast Bar; you’ll see why we are a cut above other hotels in the area. The Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University has four stories with all interior access, and an outdoor pool. This hotel has received numerous awards, including the Kemmons Wilson Spirit of Family Award. We invite you to come and experience our award winning service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University

Address: 1120 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Region: United States > Alabama > Tuscaloosa
Price Range: £132 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University 2.5*
Number of rooms: 109
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University Hotel Tuscaloosa
Holiday Inn Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa Holiday Inn
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#2 Family Hotel in Tuscaloosa
#4 Business Hotel in Tuscaloosa
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“Bring ear plugs”
 of 5 bubbles courtneyg439, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to not face the road - it can get noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles arrotripadvise, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room actually faced the elevator and yet was totally quiet. I doubt there is a bad room in this place.”
 of 5 bubbles LifesaBanquet, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“East side = quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Jaded-Bird, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Stay in upper floors.”
 of 5 bubbles watsonk, 6 May 2016 | Read review
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