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“Great Location to Fairgrounds and Hard Rock Casino!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds
Ranked #70 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
Level Contributor
115 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Location to Fairgrounds and Hard Rock Casino!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Monet is a wonderful Front Desk Agent - polite, friendly, offered us a warm welcome! This brand holds up to it's standards. Most of the staff seem content, but only a few stood out from the rest. Transportation to the Hard Rock is quick and smooth - a wonderful treat to save $600 and NOT stay at the Hard Rock! Breakfast ran out of plates, but the attendant put more bowls out for our "bowl breakfast"! Overall service and cleanliness were great. Location is right off major highways for easy commuting... and only 3 miles from Hard Rock - not to mention a short walk to the Fairgrounds!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments. I shared your comments with Monet and the rest of the staff. Monet was thrilled that you mentioned her by name. Please come back and see us again soon!
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Arlington, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

We was out there on a show from dallas tx, and California, nov 15_17 we was l lookin all over for a nice clean and friendly hotel, and so we found it Holiday Inn it is, this place is nice, clean, love there services, and friendly staff. . I feel like I was back at home. If am in Florida again, Holiday Inn is the place to be.. mrs lala duh took good care of our crew we are really happy with her service. Thank u mrs LALA DUH and thamk u holiday inn.. see u soon Florida

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alextattoos1
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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and comments about our Holiday Inn Express/Fairgrounds. Our staff was thrilled that they made your stay enjoyable. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Orlando, Florida
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81 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Stayed here for an event at the fairgrounds. The location was perfect for any events at either the fairgrounds, amphitheater or the hard rock casino. The hotel offers a shuttle service to the casino which was a nice touch youth we didn't take advantage of it. The continental breakfast increased the value though the orange juice was bitter tasting. The room was adequate though the beds were lumpy and the air conditioner loud. Staff was super friendly and accommodating and remembered us the next morning during check out.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank luvstotravel321
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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our Holiday Inn Express/Fairgrounds. We give the utmost importance to our guest comments as they help us improve and continually provide the best guest experience possible.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Stayed here with my friend for the Coastline Festival. Super clean. A/C was kindof loud but I like white noise when I sleep so it didn't bother me. Only downside was no fan in the bathroom for those of you who don't like to listen to other people poop.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Lla L
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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Thank you so much for your positive comments about our Holiday Inn Express/Fairgrounds. We appreciate you taking the time to post your comments.

Thank you,
Theresa White
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Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Close to Bush Gardens. About a half mile from the entrance. Service was excellent. Shuttle service to the gardens on request. Nice driver, Rolando, took my grandson and I a bit early to get tickets. People on the desk were helpful with the small exercise room. Olive Garden and Red Lobster are next door.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michican909
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

The hotel staff was incredibly courteous and the property was impeccable. Lauren was very helpful and went above and beyond to help me with my problems. Thank you for all the support and help. I will recommend this hotel to all my friends and family. Thank you again Lauren.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pradip P
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Columbus, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Staff was very helpful. I asked for help room location and they happily accommodated and the evening shift remembered us the next day at check in. Night auditor was very friendly and came over during breakfast to say good morning. Pictures are very accurate depiction of the hotel. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike K
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds
Address: 8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610-7361
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Business Hotel in Tampa
#47 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fairgrounds/Casino is located across from the entrance of both the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre. We are also only a half mile from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and offer complimentary shuttle service to guests visiting there. We are conveniently located off I-4, less than 5 minutes away from I-75. If shopping is your pleasure, we are easily accessible to Brandon Town Center mall (7 miles), Westshore Mall (12 miles) and International Plaza (12 miles). With easy access to I-75, I-4, I-275, US 41 and US 301, our guests are minutes away from all area attractions and points of interests. Our rooms either feature one King Bed or two Queen beds. Guests can enjoy our outdoor pool, fitness center, free wireless & wired high speed Internet access, business center, and great breakfast with signature cinnamon rolls. We also have a few rooms with special jacuzzi tub for some extra relaxation after a great day in the Bay area. So whether you are in the area for the Fairgrounds, Raymond James Stadium, the area Beaches, Busch Gardens, or taking in an event at the Ford Amphitheater, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at the Fairgrounds is the STAY SMART location to be. ... more   less 
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