Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 389
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by deerwood cold and wifi is not free
I would have 2 gripes about this hotel;
firstly, the rooms felt cold with the air conditioning sw2itched on but even when turned off they still felt cold.
Much more of an annoyance was the wifi, which I was told was free, indeed there were signs everywhere saying the wifi is free. When I tried to use it, I found that only the first 512kb was free, if I wanted to make more use of it then it would cost £5 per day. This was extremely misleading.
Apart from the cold, I did find the rooms to be spacious and the furnishings, although basic, were comfortable.
The bathroom was dark but large, though the inclusion of a bath rather than just a shower would have been good. I do wish, though, that they wouldn't screw the toiletries to the wall!
Sleep was good and the selection of pillows was fine.
Breakfast too was good even though the coffee was from a machine.
May 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by golf Excellent location, better than usual Express
The Preston South Holiday Inn Express is conveniently situated just off the M6 Junction 29. It is one of the newer 'Express hotels and is very well appointed for the marque. The rooms are a little larger than usual and the carpets and fittings more upmarket. I liked the depth of carpet pile along the room corridors which both felt plush and made the foot traffic very quiet. The decoration echoed the Hotel Indigo and gave a cool welcoming feel.
The staff are very welcoming and efficient.
There is a bar and evening food of a fairly basic nature but useful if you need a quick meal rather than venturing out, takeaway delivery menus are stocked if something different is required.
The breakfast as usual with 'Express is included and is fine for a quick efficient meal before setting off.
Overall a good stopping off point of a higher standard than many other Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Recommended.
May 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RailHog nice hotel
The staff at this property was fantastic and the place was very clean and comfortable. I found the breakfast to be very good for an HIX
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ed65 One night relaxing stay
Stayed at the Walton Summit Holiday Inn for one night after visiting the Lake District and before returning south to home. It was an excellent stay - everything about the hotel makes you feel that you are comfortable and getting good value for money. The staff, the room, the breakfast - all very very good. An hotel to recommend to others.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by philgeespaintbrush As expected
Very clean, excellent staff, reasonably priced beer too, pleasant stay. Would use again if in area.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jajay Good All round
Cant find fault with this hotel the best example of the Holiday Inn Express chain I have used.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DUNDIE Great hotel just off the motorway
This was a great choice of hotel for the purpose of me taking the two young boys to Blackpool pleasure beach.
When I booked I thought that with it being probably for business most of the time that it may fall short of the normal express standards, as has happened with some of their competitors, how wrong I was, it was excellent from start to finish and the price was a snip.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by holidayBill Preston Hotel stay
Nice hotel, clean and attentive staff.
Choice of breakfast hot food limited, but of good quality.
Rooms large and clean in all areas.
This is the 2nd time I have stayed in this hotel. Would stay again.
Parking difficult, maybe a busy night at the hotel, but to get a space was not easy.
May 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by margi1 1 night stay
hotel fine nice and clean but they have a problem with smoking in rooms
May 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimmy14 great service
travelled with my elderly in-laws staff very helpful
May 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Batsworthgrump The Return of the Useless Wifi
Unfortunately the really poor wifi has returned again. I stopped staying here several months ago because of the useless wifi at that time. Having been assured that the whole system had been replaced with a much higher bandwidth I tried here again. My mistake. Internet access so slow it is worse than useless for a business hotel (and two different TVs wouldn't work properly in the room either).
May 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by judith m good
very handy for visiting blackpool ....much better than staying among drunken hen and stag parties...easy to find from motorway....we use H I Express quite often they are always good clean hotels and value for money
May 10, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by scorguie Disaster...
The bedroom key lock system failed the previous day, which resulted in staff having to let us in to our rooms in each instance. as a result of this the hotel was very noising, and the air conditioning system was locked in cooling mode, which was not conducive to comfort with external temperatures below 10degc
HOWEVER the staff were fantastic and the hotel is clean tidy and in good location
May 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Saintsned Maybe Just an off Night
Room Key system down which impacted on the staff and our waiting time. Air conditioning/heating not working. breakfast tables unattended but stacked with dirty dishes
May 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vidmac Great service lovely hotel
stayed in a few H I and this ones excellent. The staff were very nice and couldn't do enough for you. Good location off the M6 and for an overnight stop you don't need to leave the hotel. Well done H I.
May 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by paul9810 Offer of bonus points not added
Offer points 300 not added to account although receptionist advised she would add them on line............
May 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AliB5464 Great place, close to M6
This is a lovely hotel, close to M6, great to break the journey to Scotland with our two dogs.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mr GPB Stayed many times
Only 3 words required after these, "Fab as always"
April 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diskj Great Hotel
I have found this chain to be Well Priced, clean and a great service for breakfast.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ts & M Great rooms, great price, great stay!
We've stayed at this hotel a couple of times now - for a short break and as a travel stop off. Each time the hotel has been really clean, rooms spacious and Air con works well. No horrible rooms / bathrooms here!
A major reason for choosing this hotel is that my dog is always made welcome and the staff are a pleasure - helpful and always pleasant.
Parking is excellent, breakfasts are great - plentiful and a good choice, especially since it's included in the room rate.
A real 'find'!
April 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sheedo Clean and Modern
Clean and Modern
easy to get to
close to Motorways
free car parking
April 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DW914 Hidden Gem
From the outside this hotel looks like a factory, but its a large contrast from when you walk through the doors...it would give the two local premier inns a run for their money in modernisation and space.
April 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott HIReview Excellent hotel, I'm looking forward to my next stay!
Fantastic service, staff were extremely helpful and gave us a warm welcome. Hotel's public areas and bedrooms were immaculate. Exceeded my expectations throughout! Will return without hesitation. Thank you for a relaxing stay.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great service
A great hotel, lovely warm welcoming staff.
The hotel is very clean and tidy rooms spotless !!
Breakfast average, I have stayed in more expensive local hotels and had a worst breakfast.
Truly would recommend this hotel and will be using it again.
April 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MMGF Staff always great, but a new mattress needed.
Usual HIE quality and value for money, but the bedroom would benefit from some attention to furnishings.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by markbenhall Spacious, Comfortable, great Value
stayed here on a recent business trip. staff were friendly and helpful. the room was very spacious and comfortable. just what I needed!
April 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by werners7 Sauberers Hotel mit schönen Zimmern
Für Kurzaufenthalte absolut zu empfehlen, für längere Aufenthalte wä das Vorhandensein eines Kleiderkastens wünschenswert.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Troy87 Overnight
We have used this hotel a number of times as an overnight stop on the way south. We normally don't stop on the return journey but are considering this option. From our previous stays the food has improved but the breakfast could have bit more variety. It is adequate but it's the only minor gripe.
Hotel and staff are excellent.
April 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Reward Nights
Visiting family in the area Preston South was the ideal location with its close proximity to three motorways. The staff were most helpful with my requests and it was not possible to find fault with the excellent breakfast range.
April 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sinbad52 Oasis on the M6
We pulled in to this oasis of a hotel after a 6 hour drive from the North East of Scotland to very warm, friendly and cheerful welcome from the Reservation Staff. They were expecting us and it took no time at all to check in. The hotel is very clean, bright, fresh, spacious and easy to find just of the slipway at J29 on the M6. Our room was very clean, comfortable and ideal for our weekend stay. The evening menu is a wee bit limited, but we had no complaints about the quantity or quality of food provided by efficient and smiling staff. We will certainly be stopping here again.
April 2, 2014