Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 61
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DerbyTop Too Much for so Little
The hotel staff is wonderful, but the price per night is really high considering how much hotel has to offer. The hotel is older and the wear and tear that comes with age are evident around the building. The water pressure is very low in the showers .
The Candlewood Suites next door is brand new and has a much better than this hotel.
January 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dave1010 Holiday Inn back home
We stay at this HI when everyone comes back to "home" for a family gathering or event. The staff are always very welcoming and pleasant. The rooms are generally nice and clean. Our issue is that the walls and floors are paper thin with no sound insulation. We can hear neighbors snoring and if a large group is in, you can hear all the running, shouting, etc until everyone finally goes to sleep at night. We do feel the hotel is a bit overpriced in both rates and reward points for this reason.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bama Gal Great location, clean rooms and nice staff
We had four rooms at the property for a corporate retreat. The hotel is very well kept and we will definitely stay there again on our next visit. Warm cookies were available in the afternoon and the breakfast was fine. I didn't expect a gourmet meals and was surprised how good the scrambled eggs were for a free breakfast.
January 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by gustnadoex Dishonest staff
Although the room and the overall hotel was nice, the experience was tainted by one incident. I accidentally left a drawer full of clothes including some really nice jeans.( My fail, i know).
Upon realizing this the next morning I called and found that my items had been turned in EXCEPT the jeans.
Although the person on staff was very helpful and mailed the remaining items (I paid shipping), there is definitely a thief working there who thought it was convenient to shop in someones luggage and benefit from my misfortune of forgetting some things.
I will not stay at the particular location ever again.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WOLY Great Hotel!
I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 nights I stayed here! I'm a youth pastor and had 32 teens and leaders stay in 7 rooms and not one problem! Great service and hospitality! I will be back for sure!
January 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dandez Better room preparation for next guests
I've stayed at this property approximately five times. On another occasion I had a similar experience where the bathroom wasn't thoroughly cleaned.
During this visit the bathroom was also not clean, the bed had long hairs still on the sheets, The remote control for the television didn't work, there was an open bag of chips on the desk chair, there was no Kleenex in bathroom.
Very disappointed. Now I've had two of five experiences where I really don't trust the cleanliness of the rooms.
The front desk staff was very nice and apologetic when I reported my findings.
December 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JCP76670 Sleeping on Slabs
Our check-in was very easy and a welcome surprise. The room was spacious and well kept, we had an abundance of pillows on each bed....BUT the beds were so hard it was difficult to get a real nights rest. All in all our stay was pleasant and maybe if they changed out the mattresses it would be a great place to break a trip or for a weekend get away.
I would like to add that the staff was very pleasant and greeted us each time we came in or left out.
December 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MeanMitch Poor maintenance and Poor attitude.
I brought numerous issues to the attention of management upon leaving in the morning. At no time did I ask for a discount or a refund....nor was that my intent. I just did not want the next guest to have to deal with a broken shower head....a broken sink handle.....lights out in the bathroom. To provide this information and then have someone try to "defend" the issues....I WAS SHOCKED. I virtually live in hotels and over the last year I have been staying in more Courtyard Marriott's because they are more economical and always more "service" conscious.
I will still stay in Holiday Inns that I know to be good....but I will never stay in this one again.
Thanks for asking.
November 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cacl Unfavorable Visit
When checking in front desk personnel was most unpleasant. My priority profile requests upper floor away from elevator. When requested routine water given to priority members was informed there was none and there was no attempt to get any, other than happened to see a small bottle sitting on the counter that wasn't routine water given. Staff was too busy interrupting my check-in for others who walked in the door with no reservation than attempting to complete my check-in. I requested manager's name and number and was told staff could not give me that information. I then requested a business card for the manager and of course the card had the number on it. When contacted, the general manager apologized and then made nothing but excuses for all the problems. I at least expected a follow-up (stayed 2 days because the only other decrnt hotel in Alexandria is Hampton Inn and it was sold out as well), but never received any. I at least expected that perhaps they would have found some water and left it in the room, but no,,,, only call I received was from front desk after I found my room to let me know about breakfast. Staff did not tell me what direction room was, where fitness center was, etc. when I checked in. Then, once in the room there was trash in the trash can. Next day housekeeping did not pick up trash that had fallen on floor behind trash can (which I did not see until my return from work that day). Total unpleasant experience. I travel extensively for work. Plan to not stay at this hotel again. Beware!!!'
November 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joycewho Great Location but Consider this.........
1) Outlets in bathroom did not work
2) Water pressure was low and it took FOREVER to get hot water
3) All floors with vending machines were out of water and very low on snacks, went to front desk and they gave us water but charged us!!!
4) Bought a diet coke from the vending machine and it gave me a regular coke
5) Coffee grounds were in between cups and made a mess when we separated them. That shows that the cleaning staff did not even check/clean the area from the last time someone was in the room
6) Hot tub not working properly
7) A/C was not working in gym
8) A/C in room was not working properly
9) Room keys quit working
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Larry1948 Great Service
Just wanted to say that the people running HIE Alexandria are doing a great job. They are very warm, extremely friendly and helpful.
November 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Danilea My stay in Alexandria
I've stayed at this property before because the location is convenient when I'm in the area on business. The room was too cold for me, I turned the heat up periodically during the evening and the room never got above 67 degrees. The temps outside were in the 50's during the night. I told the employee working the front desk that someone needed to check the heater in that room the next morning when I checked out and she didn't even respond to me.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cajungumbeaux nice comfortable hotel
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean the bed was comfortable. The staff was very helpful in recommending places to eat while in Alexandra. A very good experience.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Papa56 Good place to stay
In the 20 years that I have been a priority club member this hotel ranks as one of the top three hotels I have ever stayed in. The staff, from the front desk to housekeeping is friendly and goes out of their way to make you fell welcome and at home. I highly recommend this hotel if you are in the area looking for a comfortable place to stay either overnight or long term.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ala50 Clean, Clean, Clean!
Elegant and well-appointed facility. Room was immaculately clean. Staff offered superior customer service, including the front desk, housekeeping, and administration. The evening social hour in the Community Room and the hot, baked cookies at the front desk were unexpected treats.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BizTraveler13 Clean, Quiet & Comfortable
Spent a quiet night at this hotel only a few miles from the airport. It was clean and comfortable just how I like it. Didn't have breakfast so can't comment on it. I would stay here again and recommend it to business travelers.
October 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Teeter1 Poor Lighting in bathroom.
Needs more light for people that still shave with a razor.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jnruss very friendly staff
comfortable stay in spacious room. all staff were very friendly and accomodating. brkfst variety was excellent. only negative was the loud conversations/noises in an adjacent room that awakened us at 2:30 a.m. we called front desk and they said they would check on it. assume that they did, as the noisy guests quietened down in about 30 min.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kfont Wonderful staff. Cleanroom
Really enjoy staying here. Would reccommend to others
October 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wibowhunter Front desk staff was pleasant
Front desk personnel were very pleasant when checking in and checking out. Very knowledgable of local restuarants and giving directions.
October 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mark1251258 Mr John
Great beds and comfortable pillow. Was excited to see free pizza in breakfast room and free sodas.
October 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ronald70 beds
The service was great friendly staff, but the beds were the hardest we had ever had in a high price hotel, pillows were excellent. two queen beds both mattress hard
October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ronnie41 Excellence
Excellence is the perfect word for staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Alexandria, La. This is the only hotel I choose to stay in while working in the area. Thank you to the staff!
October 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Manchester009 Loved it
I have stayed there a couple of times on business and it makes me feel like home away from home. There are good restaurants within walking distance. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The hotel provides free happy hour in the evenings and Ray the bartender is awesome! . I am going back again in two weeks.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BDMR BDMR
This is the first time I have ever stayed in Alexandria. The hotel was great. The staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The room was nice, clean and comfortable. The breakfast bar offered many choices from a hot breakfast to something quick. They have a snack time in the evening with free snacks and drinks. I will stay here again when I return to Alexandria.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mailman At Home
The staff was a great sight to see, they greeted everyone with respect and welcome them to Holiday Inn. I will always stay at this Hotel when I am in Alexandra. Thanks Staff for a fun and great night sleep
September 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bhkarp55 nice place
Did not like check thought she was little rude . To busy talking to some guy did no acknowledge status.
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VOG15 Great service
Staff were very friendly. Very clean rooms, the entire place was very clean.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ralph2013 Great Hotel
Spent one night in the hotel with family. Had a double queen bed suite room. Very spacious for family. Staff is very courteous and addressed any requests that we had immediately.
August 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BRstarhunter Keep Looking
If you like cold showers and rooms that are falling apart then this is the place for you. I have stayed here several times and if you do not take your bath/shower before 7am forget hot water. The rooms are starting to fall apart. A disappointing stay for one of the most expensive places to stay in Alex. And be prepared to be stared down by the smokers and drinkers after dark when you walk from the parking lot to the lobby. I am a platinum elite IHG member and will only stay here as a last resort.
August 13, 2013