Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 119
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sabres Coach Check in time delayed
We were extremely disappointed with the reception we received at this hotel. Check in was for 4:00 and we did not get our room until 5:30. We booked the hotel as part of a promotional pricing offered for the Kevin Faggen hockey tournament. There were a number of other people from our team that experienced the same problem with late check in.
I can appreciate that the hotel was running at capacity by why wouldn't you staff accordingly.
Later that night we went to the hotel restaurant and again experienced long delays with service.
March 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Djmitch99 Winter stayover
The room was very nice and clean. The staff were helpful, but i had to ask a lot of questions to get the information i needed as far as parking, etc. Overall, nice hotel, friendly, but not knowing how the hotel worked, i had to sign a form saying i would pay for wine /water in the room and there was no wine in the room. I told the desk staff the next morning and they were very informal saying it was not a problem. I don't think there should be a responsibility of a guest to have to check if there is wine/water in the room and sign for it before checking in, made me feel uncomfortable. Like i said, overall a good experience, but not perfect..
March 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Freesmiling Excellent for business or pleasure!
Beautiful reception area with fireplaces and seating and staff is always eager to help with photocopying and printing needs. Computers available with free internet in lobby.
The top four floors are less than two years old and the suites are wonderfully divided and decorated. Shades as well as plantation-style shutters help control light and add a very unique touch. The bathtub and showers are separate. Each suite has two flatscreen televisions, microwave, fridge, granite countertops with a small sink, two queen size beds with pillows marked soft or firm, a pull-out sofa bed and plenty of extra pillows and bedding.
The reception greats you with a "Meet the manager" pass where one can receive complimentary hot appetizers and a drink on Tuesdays between 5:30 and 6:30. The restaurant is very reasonably priced and has excellent food and the attached bowling alley has music and black light bowling.
It is located a two minute drive from downtown and near many restaurants and a grocery store. The area is quiet and there is a pool, sauna and a small fitness area. I tried the pizza at Boston Pizza, The Syndicate across the street and to my surprise, I found that the pizza in their own restaurant was by far the best!
I have stayed at this hotel for more than approximately six weeks this year and would not go anywhere else! I have always stayed in a suite and it is very reasonably priced!
Overall, I highly recommend this hotel to anyone with families or without!
March 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HMFIC Great Atmosphere, Very Friendly Staff
Best Holiday Inn in the group that I use frequently.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ALDORC Everything in one place
Appreciated a hotel that was convenient to everything in the region and had self serve and sit down dining options. Room had a pleasant view and all the amenities. Would stay here again.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carpay2 Finally treated like a platinum member
I stay at alot of holiday inns and i must say that this is one of the first times that i have been treated like a platinum member. The hotel made me feel important even though i was staying on reward points they still upgraded my room. I will stay at this location again whenever i am in the area.
February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dave88888 Breakfast
Breakfast starting at 7 am is later than most other hotels and not condusive to Business needs. 6:30 would be considered normal.
February 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ang81 Great staff and clean facilities
The staff were very accommodating to the special requests that my husband and I had to make our stay work for our work schedules. Richard at the Front Desk was a pleasure to deal with! The room was clean and comfortable. The beds are very comfy! We enjoyed not having to leave the property for any meals or recreation games we wanted to do. We will be back next month and have reserved our room already!
February 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RocketRHiNo Family and Kids loved the Salt water pool
Family and Kids loved the Salt water pool!
Please ensure these critical amenities are well maintained and in service.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SnapTite Top notch staff!
I stay in hotels a lot and have experienced both good and bad.
This hotel tops my list! The staff are professional, courteous and make you feel at home. They go beyond what other hotel staff typically do and I would highly recommend this location.
Thank you to all of the staff at the Holiday Inn in St. Catharines ... we will be seeing you again soon!
January 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by J.L. Over promise and under deliver
This hotels was awful. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. But the other amenities were terrible. The salt water pool was so over chlorinated that we could not even sit around the pool deck. Our eyes were burning so badly! The ball return for the bowling alley broke. The front desk staff would not listen to our concerns rather just repeated the words that there was no problem. I will never stay at this hotel again.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DDG01 comfortable bed
From the moment I walked throught the front doors, the service was outstanding. The staff was able to check us in early, which was excellent, considering we just went through a snow storm. We needed to distress from the drive and the room was very inviting.
Thanks Holiday Inn for making our stay comfortable.
December 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DisappointingVisitor Disappointing Stay
Our company Christmas party was held in the conference center of this facility and I thought it would be a nice treat to stay over for the night. I booked the king Jacuzzi suite that was available, even after our group discount the cost of the room equaled that of an equivalent room in Niagara Falls. With this price and the fact that it was a suite and not a standard room I expected the visit to be enjoyable and memorable.
When we got to our room on the third floor, our view was nothing but the roof of the main lobby including humming fans and the back of what I believe to be a billboard, the first disappointment as we were excited to watch all the snow that was falling that day. Next we noticed that the suite was right next to the ice machine and elevator, which would not have been a problem if the walls hadn’t have been so thin that we could hear the elevator reach every floor. Running late for our party we shrugged this disappointments off thinking that we would be too tired from the party to notice later anyways.
When we got back from the party and laid down to go to sleep we started to notice that not only were the walls thin enough to hear the ice machine and elevator running we could also perfectly hear people’s conversations in the room beside and above us, along with the constant slamming of doors of other people getting to their rooms.
We had both been consistently woken up throughout the night, and by 3am we had contemplated calling the front office but decided not to because neither of us wanted to be put through the hassle of moving rooms at 3am. In the morning we were glad the horrible stay was over, before leaving I decided to have a quick shower and yet another disappointment came when the water was cold!
We left, went home, caught up on the sleep we didn’t get at the hotel, and had a hot shower. Worst hotel I have ever stayed at, will never recommend to anyone!
Poor placement of Suites (View and Noise)
Paper Thin Walls
Cold Water in morning
December 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eastcoaster111 Great facility for kids tournaments
Stayed here 22 - 24 Nov 2014, in town for a weekend long Ringette Tournament for my daughters team. Excellent facilty to stay for a tournament, nice sized suites so parents can socialize after the games. Our room and beds were very comfortable with all rooms having a refridgerator to store breakfast foods for the kids prior to early mornig games. The girls enjoyed the pool, but did complain that it was small. My only complaints are that the restaurant was very cold temperature wise and that we had the rudest waitress I have seen in years at the attached J.J. Kapps restaurant. We had booked a team meal on Saturday evening for I believe it was 25 adults and kids. They had reserved a nice sized room that comfortably accomadated our party. The food was good and was brought out in a timely manner. The waitress that took our orders was very rude and abrupt to a number of people. In my experience it is unusual for all adults in a party especially when seated at different tables to come away from a meal with the same comment, all agreed that this lady was not a good waitress and had a bad attitude. the rest of the wait staff were excellent.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by enroute St. Catherine's best deal
We had a very good night at this hotel. It has recently been refurbished and they did a good job. H.I. Express is probably our most common stop when we travel and this one was no disappointment.
November 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tt001 staff were the key to my continuing positive experience
have found this hotel to have excellent staff which of course is the key to a good stay - I have found all staff to be very professional, helpful and friendly .. well done all
November 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MissAC Miss All Canadian Pageants
We have been staying at this particular Hotel for many yearsbecause of the friendly staff and great service
Since the renovations, thenewly decorated rooms are very lovely and comfortable. It is a great fun family stay with indoor bowling , indoor JJ Kapps restuarant and indoor Timothy's coffee with snacks- I love the added freezer section where you can buy someting to microwave in your room ! With a fridge in the room,k what more could you ask for
We will be planning our future events at this hotel !!
October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by olaolcia Comfortable beds clean rooms ..great customer service
very clean hotel,great stuff,excellent customer service,clean pool,nice atmosphere..definitely a hotel to stay and relax
October 30, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by fromtoronta Dirty Room
The room was cold and damp dispite the in room heater, and dirty! There was loose change and futune cookie messages under the bedskirt, they're were children's dirty handprints all over the tv bureau and a niice dark long hair under my pillow... We were NOT impressed! As well... check in had no room key due to computer issues, everytime we left the room and wanted back in, house keeping had to escort us in. Terrible experience! and the water smells funny too!
October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dogsonthego1 Fanastic dog friendly environment
Accomodating two large Standard Poodles was the best service we have ever had at a hotel. The staff was fantastic in their attitude towards, and their accomodation of these four footed guests. Highly recommended.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by john349 Good front desk staff
Hotel had a several groups which were extremely loud with people hanging out in the hall way and kid running up and down the halls. Also, kids would not leave the elevators alone...it took several minutes to get and elevator because the kids kept using them.
October 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Quite Wouldn't do this again
In general the room provide was generic, however, the music piped in to the lobby was so loud that it penetrated the room. The fridge was so loud that it made it difficult to sleep. When checking out a simple request for the bill was met with confusion and no resolution. I would not recommend this hotel.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by London85 Great Hotel
When I stayed the night in St. Catharines I was extremely happy with our choice of Holiday Inn & Conference Centre in St. Catharines. This was a hotel that went above and beyond for both the decor of the room itself and the along with having helpful and courteous staff. We had an amazing suite that offered a spacious living room/kitchen alongside a beautiful bathroom and spacious bedroom.
It is seconds off the QEW and minimal kilometers from downtown. Easy access along with meets the demands of getting to the downtown core. Having stayed in many hotels I definitely will always stay here when I'm visiting St. Catharines.
I strongly recommend this Hotel if visiting the St Catharines area for either a conference or vacation. :)
October 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ikfm great service
Staff Were Extremely Friendly And Always Good Natured. Check In N Out Quick N Easy. Rooms Recently Renovated And Kept Clean. Option Of Pillows For Your Comfort
October 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great overnight stay!
This was an extremely good hotel stop for my wife and me. Everything is first class and the amenities are excellent. Two thumbs up!
October 9, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by IAW56 Nice Rooms, Staff not so
We did not get the rate we were quoted with central booking. The staff member we had to deal with was not too friendly. Actually a little rude, she commented on the shirt I was wearing. She said that we should have known that the rate would not apply to all the guest we were bringing. I felt this should had been brought to my attention when I was booking the rooms.
On the flip side the rooms were freshly renovated and comfortable.
Still doesn't make up for the extra costs and staff with attitude.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Prettylaughter great suite!
My colleagues and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in St.Catharines once again but only this weekend, we were all given a suite with a living room/dining room and kitchen...it was great! I also found the rooftop terrace bar lounge and it is most relaxing and great after working all day at the Niagara Wine Fest there.
October 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Prettylaughter Clean comfortable room and great lobby
The lobby is very welcoming with the reception and friendly front desk staff. It feels like coming home with the sofas and chairs and computers easily available. The coffee shop is fantastic as well. We had breakfast vouchers included with the room and the breakfast buffet food in the restaurant is great because the coffee/tea is included but not on the voucher menu if ordered from there which I think it should be as well. The room is nice and clean and comfortable. Will be staying here again next time I am in St.Catharines.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beaver5 Great Service
Brittany, at Front Desk, was most gracious and helpful. Wish we could have had breakfast included, as with most HIex hotels, but no such luck. Enjoyed a great breakfast at the NOTL Golf club instead with a fantastic view as well!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PattMcD Great Property
Wonderful staff. Rooms were comfortable and well appointed.
September 6, 2013