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Review of Holiday Inn Express Wabash

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Holiday Inn Express Wabash
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Wabash
Richmond, IN
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149 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Nice stay on a cold snowy night.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2011

We planned to attend a B.B. King concert in Wabash at the Honeywell Center on January 11, 2011. Living a little over 100 miles away and knowing that winter weather can hit at any time in Indiana we booked a room at the Wabash Holiday Inn Express.
The first thing I want to say is that the place is hard to actually get to. You have to drive through a strip mall parking lot with a Kroger store at the east end. The entrance road to the Holiday Inn was not marked very well (maybe due to blowing snow) and is on the north end of the Kroger store. You can see the Holiday Inn from across the parking lot though.
The check-in was easy, no problems at all. Our room was on the third or three floors. The way the building is arranged was somewhat strange. The elevator, and there is only one, is located at the north end of the building. There are no stairs or elevators in the middle of the building. At the south end of the building, which was close to our room there are stairs but no elevator. There is only parking on the west (front ) and some on the north side of the building.
The room is large enough to get around in without tripping over furniture. We had a king sized bed which was comfortable. There is a desk with a chair and a comfortable side chair with hassock. The heating system worked well and was quiet. There is a microwave and mini refrigerator as well as an ironing board with iron and a hair dryer in the bathroom.
There is an open closet to hang items with maybe six hangers. The dress has two large drawers. The bathroom is large enough to not trip over yourself while in it. It would be crowded with two people in it though.
They have a pool on the main floor but we did not use it or the fitness area although both appeared to be clean and usable.
There is a breakfast in the morning which was surprisingly diverse. Cheese omelets, biscuits with sausage gravy, bread and bagels with a toaster, yogurt, danish, cereal, condiments, coffee and juice. We found the breakfast pretty good and filling.
It was brought to our attention that there is a business center but we did not use or look at it so I can't say anything about it.
They have wireless internet that was quick and easy to access in the room. Each time you turn on your laptop you have to log back on though.
Overall the experience was pleasant and devoid of any drama. While checking Trip Advisor before booking it looks like the options are limited if you want to stay in Wabash. On paper this seems to be the best value for you money with other places being way too high and others being somewhat iffy.
One piece of advice I would offer the owners is to tone down or get rid of the "If you steal our towels you will get charged $xx more than they could possibly be worth" signs or the $100.00 smoking fee sing or some of the other little digs.
Had very little interaction with the staff but they all were friendly.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank hawkedd
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Priti A, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Wabash, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Thank you for your stay. We hope you enjoyed yourself at the concert. We do place location signs as you enter the mall parking lot but we are working on making directions better. We are pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast bar area. I will bring the room signs regarding the towels to the owner's attention to see what we can do to replace those with something a little more subtle.
- Brandon
Front Desk Assocaite
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2009

Still waiting for refund for a no-show charge on a day I wasn't scheduled to be there. My stay was 2 weeks ago and I am still haggling to get it back... Otherwise nice place to stay....odd location.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
    • 2 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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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NCPriest
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Priti A, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Wabash, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
We apologize for that if you can provide some contact information I will be sure to bring this up to management.
- Brandon
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Rockford, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2006

We stay at this hotel frequently to visit family. The staff are always friendly, and accomidating! The rooms are clean, and updated, new bathroom amenities are nice as well.

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 4 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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1 Thank KenMeyer
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Priti A, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Wabash, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Thank you for your continued business with us. We are pleased everything is to your liking and we hope to see you again soon.
-Brandon
Front Desk Associate
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Wabash

Property: Holiday Inn Express Wabash
Address: 1311 N. Cass St., Wabash, IN 46992
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Region: United States > Indiana > Wabash
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Wabash
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Wabash 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to town that electrifies your life. Wabash was the first electrically lighted city in the world. Located in the northeastern part of Indiana, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Wabash is conveniently located to Manchester College, Honeywell Center, Salamonie and Mississinewa Reservoirs, and Huntington College. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Wabash, Indiana features 60 well-appointed guest rooms, indoor pool, spa, fitness center and guest laundry. All rooms come equipped with a micro-fringe unit, iron and ironing board, coffee maker and hair dryer. We also have suites with Jacuzzis, for a relaxing get a way, or enjoy our executive suites. Enjoy our newest guest amenity - complimentary HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, which is available in all guest rooms. Hotel located near numerous restaurants and conveniently located off US 24 and State Road 15. The Holiday Inn Express in Wabash, Indiana will 'light up' your day with our exceptional Hoosier Hospitality. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Wabash, Indiana Holiday Inn Express! ... more   less 
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