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Holiday Inn Express Pullman
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Pullman
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, WA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Clean & Friendly!”
Reviewed 11 October 2006

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Pullman while attending a friend's wedding. I have stayed at various Holiday Inn's before, and found this location to be exceptional overall. I contacted the hotel by phone a number of times before I actually arrived and they were always friendly, courteous and helpful over the phone.

My room was clean and roomy with two queen beds, a lounge chair, a desk with a chair and a large cabinet that contained the TV, several empty drawers and a small fridge. The bathroom was what I would expect from this type of hotel, clean and adequate.

I used my do not disturb sign frequently and was never disturbed, even when I slept late. Whenever I returned from being gone for a time, I found that my room had been cleaned in my absence.

The continental breakfast supplied in the morning was better than average. They include boiled eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, cold cereal, fruit, bagels and a station where you can make your own fresh waffle.

The hotel does have a pool and exercise facility, but I did not have time to use it on this visit.

I enjoyed my stay, and would choose to stay here again when visiting Pullman.

  • Liked — Convenient location and clean facilites
  • Disliked — The two college sports teams that were staying there at the time.
  • Tips/Secrets — While in Pullman, visit Ferdinand's Ice Cream on the WSU campus. YUM!
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled solo
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West Linn, Oregon
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Reviewed 13 June 2006

Because my wife and I have a child attending WSU, we've stayed at this Holiday Inn Express property at least ten times over the past two years. Each stay has fully met our expectations. In every area of measurement, the Holiday Inn Express Pullman is far superior to any other lodging available in Pullman or Moscow. In fact, if the property is sold out, we will stay at a hotel in Spokane and drive the 75 miles to Pullman rather than stay at some other inferior (no offense, but the other places just aren't that nice) local motel.
The property is literally just a two or three minute drive from the WSU campus (you can walk it if you don't mind the hills) and is maybe a 15 minute drive from the University of Idaho. The motel is perhaps a ten minute drive from the Pullman airport (and it looks like the motel has a shuttle van that makes runs to the airport). The property appears fairly new and in any event is well maintained. The spacious and comfdortable lobby has coffee available throughout the day (the lobby is used for the complimentary breakfast service each day). There is a small business center with an inter-net capable PC tucked in next to the registration area/gift shop area. There is also a nice indoor pool and exercise facility on the main floor.
When we stay at this property we typically pay for a "parlour suite", which is a comparative bargain at about $112 per night. These two-room suites have a large living room with a wet bar, microwave, microfridge, coffee maker, and large conventional TV, along with a fold-out sofa bed already set up with linens. Two doors and the mid-suite bath separate the living room from the bedroom; the bedroom has a comfortable king-bed and a large conventional TV with remote. The bathroom is spacious. Each time we've stayed at this propertty the rooms have been very clean. No evidence (no odor) of any smoking in the non-smoking rooms.
Included in the room rate is morning breakfast (for lunch and dinner there is a Denny's just steps from the front door of the motel). The breakfast service has standard cold selections. Oddly, unlike other Holiday Inn Express proeprties we've stayed at, the property in Pullman doesn't serve the cinnamon rolls other properties serve but rather has a wicked-looking waffle iron guests can use to abuse batter in various ways. Don't get us wrong, the breakfast is nice and the cost (free!) is wonderful. But the breakfast area can get really crowded in the mornings.
The property is located on a well-traveled service street, and if you're stayin gin town for a few days, there is a Safeway grocery (and gasoline) store just down the road (less than five minutes). The allignment of the motel is such that almost all rooms are toward the rear of the building so noise at night is not an issue. What is an issue can be boistrous guests running through the halls at night. Which is why we always get a suite (the two doors isolate us from hallway noise.
The Holiday Inn Express in Pullman is a very comfortable lodging option that is reasonably priced. We recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Renton, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2005

Very clean, comfortable, and quiet. Came for class (which was conducted in the hotel conference room) and stayed here as well. Better than average free breakfast. Free cookies and milk at 7:00 p.m. was a nice touch. Room had a fridge. Soap and other usual hotel toiletries came well packaged. Front desk clerks were friendly and helpful. If the opportunity presents itself, staying at this hotel again would be a pleasure.

  • Stayed August 2005, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 October 2004

Surprisingly pleasant hotel. Good breakfast buffet (includes hard-boiled eggs for the protein fans). Very good exercise facilities (elliptical trainer, treadmill, cycle, pool). Wireless available in rooms. About 1.5 miles to WSU university. This is a football town - there is a special button on phone for football tickets and a gift shop for WSU football fan stuff next to the front desk.

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Reviewed 20 August 2004

This is our favorite place to stay in Pullman. Love the warm freshly-baked cookies and milk every night, and the breakfast bar in the morning. The staff is friendly, and the shuttle service is nice.

There's a Denny's that shares the parking lot... otherwise restaurants require a short drive (or you could just go hungry and wait for the cookies!) We often get cheap college-town pizza delivered to us.

Of course, it's a basic Holiday Inn Express, although we do frequently get upgraded to a jacuzzi room. But you're probably not going to Pullman for a romantic getaway. Good value for the price.

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192 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2004

Hotel Inn Express - Pullman Washington offers some nice features: a good breakfast buffet, in-door swimming pool, and excellent van service (to and from airport, as well as to and from destinations on campus and in-town). Rooms are fine - and location is quiet. For food, one needs to take a bit of a walk -- the Denny's restaurant attached leaves a bit to be desired for most travellers.

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Property: Holiday Inn Express Pullman
Address: 1190 SE Bishop Blvd, Pullman, WA 99163-5420
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Region: United States > Washington > Pullman
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Pullman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Pullman 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is located in the heart of the Palouse Empire, just minutes to Washington State University, ten minutes to the Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport, and ten minutes to Moscow, Idaho and the University of Idaho. Whether you're traveling on business or fun the hotel features 130 deluxe guest rooms and suites to accommodate all needs. Our spacious 100% non-smoking guest rooms feature complimentary wireless Internet, flat screen televisions, refrigerators and much more. There will be no need to worry about parking while in Pullman, our complimentary shuttle will be ideal for both on and off campus events as well as airport transportation. You will feel right at home at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Pullman. Take time to enjoy the Great Room, it's more than a lobby, it's a warm cozy living room where you can enjoy a book or game in the evening by the fireplace, and our tempting breakfast buffet in the morning. We look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful Pullman hotel soon! Featuring complimentary wireless Internet throughout the hotel and 100 percent non-smoking guest rooms. Stay Smart! Attractions near hotel: Washington State University, Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman Regional Hospital, Martin Stadium, Schweitzer Engineering, University of Idaho, Kibbie Dome, National Lentil Festival, and much more. ... more   less 
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