Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 38
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ad1289 Do not stay here
Although it has an excellent location, this was by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The service was terrible; unfriendly, unwilling to help, nonresponsive. The rooms were small with noticeably limited number of outlets.
October 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Olivia98027 October 22, 2013 Stay
Arrived late - reservation was correct and room was available.
Went to my room - was pretty dismayed. Stains on the floor. Bedding was clean.
Called front desk for toothpaste - as I had forgotten mine - 17 rings - no response, nor did it go to voice mail. Same for the guest services.
Slept poorly - lots of street noise.
Went to take a shower, the water ran brown at first and NEVER got warm.
I checked out in the morning.
I met with the Manager and was told they are in the process of renewing/refreshing all the rooms. She also asked how she could have made it better - I would have expected them to return my charge, but that did not happen.
I will not stay at this property again - even when it's renovated.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by southerngirl7 enjoyed the stay
We stayed at the Birmingham Holiday Inn Express for 3 nights, and we found it comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was very nice with choices that cover most tastes. The bed was really comfortable. The staff was professional and friendly.
October 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by xoxoxx Needs updating
The room was in desperate need of an update. Poor quality of linens and bedding. I'd try another hotel in the area. Kind fo hard to sleep with lumpy matress and thin sheets.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Waterskier71 Great ** As Always **
It's always a great trip when I go to the Holiday Inn Express in Birmingham. Expect a clean and comfortable room, and a friendly staff.
September 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RedWingWillie Ok stay but building and rooms need some TLC
- Hotel was in a very convenient location for my work assignment
- Hotel is old and needs some immediate upgrades
- Room AC works well but lobby, elevator and hallways were like steam baths
- Room TV lacked Fox Sports Detroit for Tiger games which was surprising
September 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PlatinumPartner Nice balcony & view
Stayed in one of two 5th floor rooms with balconies which was very nice. The staff was great.
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lpdc Great Staff
Excellent location and very helpfull and friendly front desk. Bed not very comfortable but understand a complete renovation is forthcoming so that should remedy that.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lenM1953 Pleasant staff
Only a one night stay, rooms have been upgraded since my last visit and were very comfortable. Reception staff were very helpful and very pleasant
August 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 248Love Great location
We have stayed at this property several times over the years. The location and value are great, but the cleanliness of the rooms has really gone down.
August 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Amanda48 Outstanding service
Very old hotel. In desperate need of updating but very clean.
Staff is outstanding. Very friendly an accommodating.
Great location, short walk to downtown Birmingham with great bars and restaurants
August 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 3xgrandma Great location
Besides being a comfortable place to stay, the location was as good as we could expect. Wife and I were attending her 50th Hiigh School reunion and it was between the Friday and Saturday evening activities. As an added bonus I had a family reunion in the area, too. As ususal the facilities were great and the breakfast was exceptional.
August 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PJ6680 Wedding Party Breakfast
Very disappointed with the staff not allowing us the additional 45 minutes we requested (and were originally granted by management) to finish breakfast. Those of us that arrived MINUTES after 10am had a VERY limited selection, AND when the maid discovered the milk refrigerator was still unlocked, she IMMEDIATELY locked it in front of us as if we had violated the most precious rule of the hotel.
I was VERY unimpressed with the cleaning staff who were impolite and forced us to wait for another elevator before getting to breakfast (which is why we missed part of the spread).
The front desk staff, however, was VERY professional and helpful.
Sorry for the mixed review, but the property and front desk staff were great, just apparently the rest of the staff needs to be given a lesson on customer service.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Turchanka Wonderful place
I enjoyed staying at Holiday Inn Express, Birmingham. Cozy, friendly, best service I ever experienced. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends and business partners
July 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Genealogist Great Service
Your clerks are terrific. Your breakfast is amazing.
June 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RPF69 Not a good option
The hotel smells humid, the bed I could feel the coils, the lady at the reception when asked about a place to eat at 10:00 pm, she recommended places that were closed without providing specific directions, not the best place when there are many options in the area.
June 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gadster Outdated
This hotel is quite outdated. The hallways and rooms have an old smell to it. Other than that the hotel is pretty average and the hotel staff was helpful. The fitness center was one of the low points. They have 3 machines are they are super old and not working very well.
June 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mrchips Great staff
A special thanks is due to the front desk staff. We unexpectedly had our granddaughter stay with us and the desk clerk allowed us to update our room from a queen to a king. There were also games to play available at the desk. This is a good location for the Birmingham area. Every time we stay here we are recognized as members.
May 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jim1121 Detroit-Birmingham
Nice hotel in a very nice area. Hotel staff was pleasant and décor was nice. Only complaint was the bathroom which had no shower curtain and the hair dryer was inoperative.
April 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian1958 Very Nice
I was in town on business for two days. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and the accommodations were top notch. Outstanding breakfast bar!!
March 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Best kept secret in Birmingham, MI
I discovered this hotel 4 years ago and since, I haven't missed a month staying there. My work takes me all thru the Detroit area so I base myself out of this hotel. The staff is FABULOUS. The same people are always there to greet you when you arrive and make sure you have everything you need. The rooms are extremely comfortable, especially the pillows. And I'd be remiss not to mention the selection of breakfast items that are waiting for me first thing in the morning.
March 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by THISPLACEISAWFUL Terrible facility and management
I have stayed here for 10 days with 2 other staff members (30 combined days) over the past month and have to say the place is one of the worst I have visited in a while. I have Platitium status and stay at hotels alot. The rooms are run down, the heating is noisey and the windows allow all the street noise and cold air to enter the room so the noisey heating units keep turning on. Worst was that although I reserved King beds I was given full size and when I questioned it the manager was nasty. Worst on my second trip she had the nerve to put a letter under my door with a obnoxious tone. Someone comes into the rooms during the day and lowers the heat to 60 degrees although I had it set for 72. This happened at least 5 of the 10 days. The carpets are stained, fifth floor hallway has a big red stain in it and it looks like they haven't been cleaned in months Wen we asked for a bottle of water because the drinking water tasted foul, we were told we would have to pay for it. There are many other hotels within 5 miles of this facility. Try them before staying here.
March 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Statewrestlers Great staff
When needing to change reservation they could not find orriginal reservation. The lady working front desk worked on it until it was resolved [over an hour and a half]. She made what could have been a night mare a great week end. We stayed there for State Wrestling at the Palace, so my son could get a good night sleep. It was very quite and fairly close, over all a very nice place.
March 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by famousdude88 Great place to stay
We have stayed here many times. Clean and comfy. Within walking distance from Peabody's which has the best Prime RIb in the world!
March 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OHSalesRep Great staff and location
I stay here frequently and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The location is very convenient to many restaurants and great shopping. The in-room refrigerator is an added bonus.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by david808 Great hotel
Staff was excellent, made this a great stay.
Great location, nice hotel.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Harry70 A good deal in Birmingham
We were in the area for a family event and considered the Townsend in Birmingham, then opted for the Holiday Inn Express, which was great value for the money. No complaints about the room, the staff, or the breakfast, and housekeeping did a great job. We would certainly recommend this hotel to others!
January 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by spazzB Comfortable Stay
Upon arrival, I was greeted by the gentleman at the desk with a smile and a polite "May I help you?" Also, upon hearing that I was part of the block of rooms reserved for the wedding, the attendant handed over a gift from the bride and groom - per-arranged to give out to all guests. It was a very nice touch. My only knock on the room was the appearance - there was a spot on the wall where the wallpaper was peeling. Other than that, the room was quiet, the bed and blankets enveloped you into deep sleep, and the light block curtains were ideal for helping you sleep in.
Complimentary breakfast and coffee were a nice amenity. Location within walking distance of downtown made it convenient to stay here, given that much of the weekend activities were there.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stacey39 Great room
Very pleasant stay in a nice room. Good breakfast choices in nice a nice separate breakfast room.
October 12, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by alottosay mixed messages
I stayed here for a nice girls weekend. The room was great, bed was very comfortable, location was nice although a full couple miles from downtown St. Joseph, and the lady working the overnight desk service was absolutely wonderful!
BUT I am very disappointed to say that upon departure I had accidentally left 2 dresses hanging in the closet (one of which was my wedding rehearsal dress!)! When I discovered that I had forgotten them, I called to inquire if they were found and being held in a lost and found. BUT instead the young fellow that answered was completely unhelpful and just said, "I don't see any dresses". When I asked if they had a log of things found he said that they did but without even checking the log said that he didn't see any dresses. Grrrrr. I am still very upset by this! Were they stolen? What happened?
If you took them, I want them back! Otherwise I do feel that I deserve compensation of some sort.
Unbelievable disappointment after such a nice weekend....
October 7, 2012