Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 283
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by J Bully My favorite hotel in Columbia
I travel often to visit my son at Mizzou and this is my favorite hotel to stay at. It is a bit far from campus but I have always gotten a wonderful room, and have been treated well by the staff.
I will say it is worth the upgrade to stay in the Executive section of the hotel. On my most recent trip I ended up in a regular room for the first time and had to listen to snoring from the next room for 2 nights, and kids in the hallway late at night but other than that I haven't had any complaints.
April 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hpdjv Fantastic hotel, super clean with wonderful amenities.
We have a daughter who attends Mizzou so we have stayed numerous times at various hotels in Columbia but never stayed at this Holiday Inn across from the Columbia mall. It more than met our expectations from how nice the room was, atrium lounge, sports bar/resturant & other nice resturant. The staff were all extremely pleasant as well. Our daughter has 2 more years left at Mizzou and our youngest may attend Mizzou as well. We will certainly be back many more times and will stay here for sure!
April 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by squinn Convenient Location and Friendly Staff
My daughter and I got in quite late in the evening and the front desk staff was very friendly and welcoming. This hotel is also very conveniently located to Mizzou where we were headed for our visit the next day.
April 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DMM69 High price for a bad room
Because all of the smaller (newer) HIE motels in Columbia were full, we went to the Holiday Inn Executive Center because they had rooms available. The least expensive room rate was significantly higher than the HIE rooms. The room was an "old motel" style room. Two double beds, no queens or king. The mattress was terrible, uncomfortable, and made sleeping almost impossible. Neither I nor my wife are large people. The bathroom was tiny, furniture was beat up, carpet was old and worn. The buffet breakfast, which was expensive, had plenty of hotel employees in attendance. However, they just seemed to stand around doing nothing while diners were unattended and the buffet serving table was a mess.
I must assume that the higher room rates are necessary to cover the cost of keeping the lobby bar open, as I never saw a single patron at that bar. Also to pay for the employees standing around in the restaurant. The extra profit certainly does not go into capital improvement or updating of the rooms. I always stay in Holiday Inns and am a Gold Elite rewards card holder. If all of the Holiday Inn Express motels in Columbia are full, go to a different chain establishment. This place is terrible and then they charge you extra for this bad experience.
We stayed at five different Holiday Inns throughout Missouri over nine days during this trip. This was the only one that was unacceptable, and it was more expensive than any of the others.
The woman at the check in desk was very nice and did a good job.
April 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ea_tiger08 Clean and easy access from I-70
Overall, this is a nice hotel if you're staying in Columbia. It's very easy to get to from I-70 and is well-maintained. The shower is pretty low pressure, and I was disappointed that they did not provide hair conditioner.The staff were very friendly.
April 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KCScott Holiday Inn Columbia
Great place to stay when in the Columbia area on business. Great Staff. Clean and updated rooms. Wish they had a hotel like this in every town I went to for business.
April 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ellie12 GREAT
Loved it! Great service and lots of amenities. I would definitely comeback to this hotel.
April 16, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KerrySB Room in lowest level - smelled moldy along with sewer smell
I arrived after 9 PM and apparently this was one of the last rooms to be given out?
I have stayed in this hotel before on a high level with my IHC membership….so I know there are rooms that have been updated.
This room has not been updated in some time.
It smelled of mold and sewer odor.
The bathtub had chips.
The hair dryer was poor quality.
The bed was fine and linens clean so that part was fine.
When I saw at check-in that I was on the lower below ground level I asked the desk associate if this would be an acceptable room - he said yes.
I just dealt with it when I opened the door and saw it was sub-par.
But I did not stay the second paid night - electing to go home instead.
April 16, 2015