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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Havelock
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Havelock
Certificate of Excellence
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Clean and friendly hotel”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We stayed here twice, once on our way to the Outer Banks from Myrtle Beach Airport and again on the way back. We used priority club rewards points for both nights. We were greeted and treated with smiling, friendly staff. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the lobby had a beautiful saltwater aquarium with awesome fish. The breakfast area was clean and roomy with good breakfast options. The neatest thing was the behind the hotel was an interesting place with US planes and jets that you can get up close to observe how awesome or armed forces really are.
It also was located close to Moorehead City where there was plenty to do and restaurants to choose from.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Melinda M, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Havelock, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Dear FunfromMI,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us! We appreciate the kind words. The fish aquarium is a feature everyone seems to enjoy! I hope you got a chance to go in the Havelock Tourist & Event Center located behind us because they have a little flight museum inside. Again, thank you for the review and I hope you will stay with us again if you come back to Eastern North Carolina.

Sincerely,
Melinda Mowry
Director of Sales
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Algonquin, Illinois
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Holiday Inn Express in Havelock, NC were wonderful. We were in Havelock welcoming our US Marine (son) home from deployment. This property went beyond the call of duty. They did not nickel and dime us to death with all the extras. They offered a great hot breakfast every morning, bottle water whenever needed, a razor and tooth brush late at night for our son and much more. On check day, we found out that we had a couple of hours with our son before having to leave for the airport. Holiday Inn Express, Havelock, gave us late check out so we could have that time with him. Last but certainly not least, EVERYONE was so nice and helpful (day and night crew). Will choose this property again. It is a hidden secret in Havelock. :)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Melinda M, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Havelock, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
Dear JGibbs777,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and that your US Marine son is back from deployment! We take great pleasure in providing high quality service. Thanks again and please keep us in mind for next time you come visit.

Sincerely,
Melinda Mowry
Director of Sales
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New Bern, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Quality accommodations with pleasant & knowledgeable staff, close to everything in Havelock. Newer facility & looks the part, highly recommended & will use again.

Trip Advisor should really lower the minimum number of characters to 100, wow.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Charles D
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Melinda M, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Havelock, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear Charles D,

Thank you for the review! We are so happy about your comment and thank you for staying with us! We look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,
Melinda Mowry
Director of Sales
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Cocoa, Florida
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Great place with some of the nicest people I've met in Havelock. Hot breakfast every morning and pay great attention to detail and to the visitor's needs.
Will stay again next trip. Location is good for those that are visiting loved ones at Cherry Point.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Melinda M, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Havelock, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear kathyb,

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the breakfast. Our location is very close to Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station to make it convenient for military and guests. We look forward to seeing you again next time!

Sincerely,

Melinda Mowry
Director of Sales
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Wilton, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We booked this hotel as a "secret hotel" where you don't know where you are staying until after you pay. If you cross reference the description and stars to TA you can usually figure it out and we were right. We really enjoy this brand and this property did not disappoint. We got two queen beds, great TV, microwave, refrigerator, and the super three sheet system for bedding. Each bed had two firm and two soft pillows which is a real perk, not needing to bring in our own pillows. The breakfast options were excellent and well attended. The pool was seeing lots of use, although we did not use it. This was just an overnighter after the ferry ride from the Outer Banks back to the mainland and it is well placed for such a purpose.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ruthandvern
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Melinda M, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Havelock, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Ruthandvern,

Thank you for the kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed our accommodations. We take pride in our hotel in hopes of making everyone's stay pleasurable. Please keep us in mind next time you come to this area. Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Melinda M
Director of Sales
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Reidsville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I travel a lot for my occupation, and this is by far the nicest hotel that I have stayed at in a long time. The staff were excellent and helpful with anything that we needed. The room was nice and clean. I would gladly stay here again... Actually as far as Holiday Inn Express Goes, I have stayed in many throughout NC and several other states, and this has been by far the best experience to date! If all of them were like this, then I would only book a stay with this chain.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Melinda M, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Havelock, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express & Suites Havelock! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

So this hotel is a gem in the IHG family. It still has that new feel when you walk in, they have keep up the renovations really well. But they need an indoor outdoor carpet because when she was mopping the floor I walked in and it was still wet and my daughter almos slipped! The eating area is a welcome one, and the breakfast is a great one! It's got a great spread worth the money you just paid - which is not alot! It's got everything for the I want a little bit of everything person to the sweet tooth to the comfort foodie to the dieter. I didn't like that the pool is right off the eating area but they are all are at these small hotels. It's indoors which is great and small, which is not, but the real problem was when we went no one had cleaned in a while and there was unpopped popcorn and other foodstuffs around..ick. Still my kid enjoyed the pool. The hallways are also maintained well, airy, well lit nicely done, and they have a great keycard system not the only fashioned one, but this nice swipe system which is something I have not even seen in the fanciest hotels I've stayed at! Kudos to the management company for installing it, now I happen to know they did it because humidity was causing an issue with the other key in the slot system but hey, it looks slick and works like magic. Wish other hotels would do it as well, instant makeover. I had an upgraded room but I think all the rooms are renovated and look this nice, I think mine was just bigger and had some more accessories and stuff. This hotel though desperately needs a soft goods renovation stat! Towels and sheets are old and stale....and bring down the room's cleanliness and airy feel. The pillows that say firm and soft on them? All of them are lumpy so it didn't matter...time to replace them. But the room itself was roomy and airy and light and nice, no complaints, but the bathroom?!?! What a nicely done bathroom but the shower door swung to the inside?! What shower door do you know swings to the inside? So you can imagine getting in and out of the shower was a mess and very wet! I don't get in the shower without first turning on the water so its sufficiently warm! This has to be fixed pronto! And although the toilet bowl will flush anything I mean probably it will flush a dog bowl it was so loud and forceful it's TOO loud and forceful, it would wake the dead, so I think they need a plumbing overhaul as well. But the bathroom was well done and other than that, at least it wasn't old and army green. And the front door to the room! It slams shut so loud you can hear the doors all the way down the hall slamming shut - this is a no no in a hotel - they must install something so the doors close calmly and smoothly not so jarringly that the first time it shut I jumped out of my skin! I wonder if this has to do with the cool new card systems? Naaa....and what is with the elevator? It's definitely new which is nice, but it only goes 4 floors and it's slowwwwwwwwwww like molasses. They have to speed this elevator up. I mean I am in a hotel now with more than 10 floors and it's triple that fast, we had to add in time to our itnerary to get back and forth?!?! The elevator is clearly not old so how can that be? I did like the snacketeria...it's cute and has some fun things to snack on, would have been nice to see some more microwaveable snacks and meals like you see at your competition since you do offer microwaves but it's nice to have it. And like i said the staff was really accomodating, very nice, pleasant, polite, always smiling, but CHECK YOUR BILL! Unfortunately when I came in it was busy and busy doesn't seem to be their forte, I signed two registration forms and they swore up and down they would not get me confused and somehow 2 mystery charges ended up on my credit card - if I hadn't checked my card closely I would have never known because they were below $30 each. So I called the manager and she fixed it right away and apologized but to me this is unacceptable because I knew right away the issue was that when I checked in although the staff was super nice and accomodating, they were also unable to deal with the overrun of business at the time. So, I think more training is in order since their attitude is definitely right, it's just they have to learn to juggle better. Also if you are an IHG member there are special benefits that are cool even the Intercontinental I am staying in now doesn't offer!!! Anyhow, we were in town to attend an event in New Bern and I will stay here again to go to New Bern. Only 15 minutes away, cheaper and really easy to get to back and forth and why stay anywhere else when the price is right, the hotel is right, and the breakfast is right, why change???

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank nygal5
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Melinda M, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Havelock, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you for the review! We will look into the suggestions you made so that we can be the best hotel for our guests. Thanks again for the feedback and we hope you stay with us again.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Havelock
Address: 103 Branchside Rd, 105 Tourist Center Dr, Havelock, NC 28532-8002
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Havelock
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 ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Havelock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Havelock 2.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Havelock boasts 95 single, double, and executive style suites. Kitchenettes, jet bathtubs, and glass showers are among the upgraded amenities. All hotel rooms are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, daily newspaper, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. We offer a Complimentary hot breakfast each morning consisting of fruit, hot/cold cereal, assorted bakery items, eggs, pancakes, biscuits, gravy sausage and our famous cinnamon rolls. For your convenience we offer complimentary use of our business center, fitness room, and indoor pool. The Holiday Inn Express is centrally located near various restaurants, MCAS Cherry Point, Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, Atlantic Beach and is only fifteen minutes from downtown New Bern. We look forward to making your stay a relaxing and enjoyable one!** If you have trouble finding our location on a GPS please use the address 201 Tourist Center Dr. ... more   less 
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