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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newberry
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Newberry
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is my third stay at this hotel. I can say it is worth the money and the drive. First I want to comment on the General Manager and her staff are the most courteous, friendly, sincere people you ever will meet staying a property. It shows how they really care about there customers and the property. Each visit I was impressed by the clean outlook of the property, the comfort of the beds and bathroom. Second, the breakfast is very good, fresh and large selection for everyone's taste buds. What I most enjoy is the lounge area is always clean. Last, the amenities are great, I am always found in the hot tub or the indoor pool relaxing before I turn in. My only request for this property in the near future place outdoor lodging so guest can enjoy the beautiful landscape and peaceful environment.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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GuestRelationsMngrSS, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newberry, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2014

Dear Pam,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to our Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newberry Hotel. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We love hearing feedback from our guests and improving their experience! Thank you for continuing to choose us; we are honored to have you. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time that you are in Newberry, South Carolina.

Best wishes,
Skylar Sperin, Guest Relations Manager
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Newberry Hotel

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This was just a stop on the way further south. The staff was very accommodating and suggested restaurants in the area. The hotel was very clean. If in the area I would stay again. The hot breakfast is your typical hotel breakfast, but does the trick.

Room Tip: Third floor away from the elevator.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsMngrSS, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newberry, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear Dan,
Thank you for reviewing our Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newberry Hotel. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our Express Start breakfast bar! We look forward to your next visit to Newberry, South Carolina.

Best wishes,
Skylar Sperin, Guest Relations Manager
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Spent one week in this hotel. The staff were fabulous! My room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The only negative comment I have about the room was that the bathtub needed to be re-caulked. Also, the shower curtain occasionally smelled sour/musty, but I imagine that is a recurrent problem given the humid environment. The continental breakfast was very tasty with many options; comparable to a sit down restaurant.....and the cleaning staff were very friendly and kept everything sparkling. The cinnamon buns were irresistible. We were disappointed that the swimming pool was under repair and the treadmill was in disrepair. We did enjoy a daily 5 mile walk at Lynch's Woods though - go early before the heat sets in! Thank you for an enjoyable vacation!

Room Tip: The hotel was fully booked. Despite the volume of guests, I was not bothered at all by noise. My r...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank R and B T
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GuestRelationsMngrSS, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newberry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Dear R and BT,
Thank you for reviewing our Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newberry Hotel. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our friendly staff! We take breakfast seriously, so I am glad to know that you took advantage of our complimentary Express Start breakfast bar! I hope that you had a safe trip home, and we look forward to your next visit to Newberry, South Carolina.

Best wishes,
Skylar Sperin, Guest Relations Manager
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Newberry Hotel

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We arrived late and were first told there were no rooms available other than one suite which was above our budget for a brief 6 hour stay. Then the clerk in training said that they did have "out of service rooms" available. The only difference was that the tv didn't work. Not a big deal so we took it even though they barely discounted it. What they didn't tell us is that the air conditioning unit would rattle throughout the night, preventing any decent sleep at all. The pillows were labeled as "soft" and "firm" but there was no difference in any of them. All were flat. I finally decided to get up and head to the pool, thinking a good swim would somewhat refresh me before getting back on the road, only to find that the indoor pool was closed for maintenance. That's something else that was never mentioned when we checked in. I would like to say that the room was clean and breakfast was pretty good the next morning, but that's about the only positives. I'm new to the IHG family of hotels, and had a nice stay recently at another Holiday Inn Express property. If I had it to do over again for this trip, I would have kept driving and found a Hilton or Marriott property.

Room Tip: Check the AC unit before you get settled in to make certain that it doesn't rattle.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsMngrSS, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newberry, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newberry Hotel. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our Express Start Breakfast Bar and our clean facility. I am sorry that we were unable to offer you a standard room that was not classified as “out of service”. I apologize for the loud air conditioning unit, and appreciate you bringing it to our attention so the issue can be resolved. I will make sure that our General Manager knows about your experience so that we do not let something like this happen again. Please feel free to reach out to me at GuestRelations@HotelEvolution.Net to further discuss your visit. I hope that you will consider us in the future!

Best wishes,
Skylar Sperin, Guest Relations Manager
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Let us check in then informed me pool area was closed due to a imbalance of chemicals. Everything else was good. All clean , hope breakfast is good tables look nice and clean. Close to restaurants and other stores in Newberry and right off the interstate.

Stayed: July 2014
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GuestRelationsMngrSS, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newberry, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Dear JoJo,
Thank you for reviewing our Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newberry Hotel. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our convenient location just off I-26. I am sorry to hear that you did not get to take a dip in the pool during your stay. When there is an imbalance of chemicals it is hotel policy to close the swimming area until resolved. I hope that you will consider staying with us in the future.


Best wishes,
Skylar Sperin, Guest Relations Manager
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We selected this particular HIE as our stopping point midway between Indianapolis and Savannah. As most travelers know, hotels within an hour or so of Asheville are pretty expensive because of the mountain retreats and Biltmore. This HIE was just outside of that expensive area and offered king suites advertised as renovated, a pool, a hot tub, and a free breakfast. Still, though, we paid approximately $130 for the room, so it was a bit more than we normally pay for an HIE.

First, let me give the good points. This HIE has a welcoming staff, great pool and exercise room. Nesting barn swallows also added some interest to the location. The hot tub was great, too, although we were a little concerned when we saw that the pool inspection sticker said that their license expired in March 2012. I'm hoping that was an oversight in updating the sticker rather than foregoing a required inspection. Breakfast was fine, and the hotel staff seemed to accommodate a full house with lots and lots and lots of children as they hit the breakfast buffet with no problems. We also appreciated the clerk who checked us in and recommended in-town places to eat. We visited the recommended Palms, and it was very good after such a long drive. The room had a refrigerator and microwave and complete coffee / tea station. And, the air conditioner worked great.

On the bad side, the room appeared to be updated with the more modern HIE furniture and television. We stay at HIEs frequently, so noting the updated ones and older ones is fairly easy. I always look at the pictures on the websites to compare to the hotel description. The problem was that the items you cannot determine by photos either hadn't been updated or this hotel updated them long enough ago that they needed to be replaced now. The mattress was not comfortable at all. It was not "new" firm; it was old, worn down hard. The pillows had the renovated "firm" and "soft" labels on the pillowcases, but every pillow was lumpy and small and old. They needed to be replaced.

Breakfast was fine. The turkey sausage patties were disgusting but were replaced by more traditional sausage links midway through our time in the breakfast area. Most other typical HIE breakfast items were there EXCEPT for one key item for families with children. There was neither a pancake maker nor waffle maker nor any pre-made pancakes or waffles. For the kids, this was a let-down since those items always appear on the HIE breakfast bar.

In our world, we look for two king beds or a king suite with a king bed and fold-out king couch to accommodate our family of four with older children. Our kids are teenagers so the two double beds in a hotel room just don't cut it any longer.

Although we were planning to return on the same route, I just haven't been able to find anything that meets our needs along the same route without going to into that high-priced hotel zone, so we're going to return home via Atlanta and Chattanooga and look for an updated HIE that, hopefully, will be renovated right down to the great mattresses and linens we've been spoiled with in several HIEs across the country.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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GuestRelations-KK, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newberry, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Dear Robertsghs,
Thank you for providing feedback about your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newberry Hotel. We opened our doors for business in 2009, so we are a fairly new hotel. I understand your concern about the expired pool inspection sticker. South Carolina no longer issues stickers with inspections. I can assure you that the pool was inspected last week, and we are approved to continue letting our guest use the facility through March 2015.

I am sorry to hear that your room did not meet your expectations. We are currently upgrading our pillows in each guest room. Each room is equipped with a Serta pillow top mattress on either king bed or queen beds depending on the room selection. We apologize for any discomfort during your stay.

Our Express Start Breakfast Bar is set up to meet state regulations. Unfortunately we are not allowed to host a pancake maker or a waffle make on the property. Please feel free to reach out to us at GuestRelations@HotelEvolution.Net to further discuss your stay with us. Thank you again for letting us know about your visit; your feedback will help us better serve our guests. We hope to see you again the next time you need a hotel in the Newberry, SC area.

Sincerely,
Skylar Sperin, Guest Relations Manager
Holiday Inn & Suites - Newberry Hotel

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Holiday Inn and Express in Newberry, SC was nice! It's a newer hotel so it had all the bells and whistles. It was very clean, and comfortable. The breakfast service was excellent! The staff was so nice, made you feel welcomed. Would highly recommend!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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GuestRelations-KK, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newberry, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Dear Couple Quail Hunters,
Thank you for the excellent review of our Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Newberry SC. I’m happy to hear that you loved our clean and comfortable Newberry hotel. I’m also glad that you had a chance to enjoy our complimentary Express Start breakfast in the morning. We sincerely appreciate your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Warm regards,
Kaitlyn Kilby, Guest Relations Manager
Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Newberry Hotel

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newberry

Address: 121 Truman Ave, Newberry, SC 29108-6165
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Newberry
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Newberry
Price Range: £82 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newberry 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newberry, SC was designed for the most discerning business or leisure traveler. We are located directly off of I-26 at Exit 76 (Hwy 219/Main St.). Amenities include wireless high-speed Internet access and hard-wired access for additional security for Govt. Employees or those needing secured VPN access. Begin your new day with our fresh, hot Express Start breakfast. Our fitness center offers gym-quality equipment, including Startrac treadmill, elliptical cross-trainer, and a multi-function cabled weight machine. Swim in our indoor heated pool sanitized through a saline system. We even thought of the events people may have so call today to book our meeting/function rooms. Our Newberry hotel business travelers will love the proximity to nearby companies and business parks. There is plenty to see and do in Newberry, including: Historic Downtown (4 miles), the Newberry Opera House, Enoree River Vineyard, Newberry County Historical Museum, Carter & Homes Orchids, and Newberry College. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in Newberry, South Carolina! ... more   less 
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