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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: CHESTER
  • Distance From Hotel: 0.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT+01:00

Check In: 2:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

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Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms:5
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Languages

Languages

  1. Spanish
  2. French

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Only assistance animals allowed.

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Chester Racecourse
Distance From Hotel:0.0MI
Attraction:
Chester Cathedral
Distance From Hotel:0.5MI
Attraction:
Chester Zoo
Distance From Hotel:4.0MI
Attraction:
Cheshire Oaks Retail Park
Distance From Hotel:9.0MI

Parking

Parking

  • Number of parking spaces:600
  • Car Parking Available
  • The hotel car park is adjacent to the hotel. The car park is free to guests for the duration of their stay.

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas

Facility

Facility

  • Total number of rooms:97
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:71
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:66
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:97
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:5
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:4

Combine good value with a great location at Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse, the only hotel within the racecourse's grounds.

Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse is just 5 minutes from Chester's historic city centre, putting quaint cobbled streets and an array of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Wake up to our all inclusive breakfast and enjoy discounts on dinner at the racecourse's smart Restaurant 1539. You'll also benefit from complimentary onsite
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Combine good value with a great location at Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse, the only hotel within the racecourse's grounds.

Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse is just 5 minutes from Chester's historic city centre, putting quaint cobbled streets and an array of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Wake up to our all inclusive breakfast and enjoy discounts on dinner at the racecourse's smart Restaurant 1539. You'll also benefit from complimentary onsite parking and complimentary wireless Internet in the hotel's public areas.

We're a 5-minute drive from major companies in Chester Business Park, and 15 minutes from Deeside Industrial Park. You can hold training days for up to 25 people in Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse's 2 meeting rooms. Feel free to plan your presentation in our 24-hour self-service Business Centre.

We're the closest hotel to Chester Racecourse, making us an ideal choice for your day at the races. Soak up Chester's rich history with a stroll down picturesque Watergate Street where grand Georgian buildings nestle alongside fine antique shops. Explore the city's Roman walls to enjoy views over the Cheshire countryside.

Ask our friendly staff about Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse's packages for discounted entry to local attractions. You can meet and mingle with friends at our bar at the end of a day's sightseeing.

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See local sights for less when you stay at Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse. Book one of our good-value packages in advance to enjoy discounted family entry to Chester Zoo, and coveted tickets to the County Stand at Chester Racecourse.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 273 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Will Stay Here Again We travel to Chester often but this was our first time at the CP. We will never stay any place else again as the location and accommodations were perfect. The front desk was helpful, the room was large and clean, the beds were comfortable, and there was snacks and drinks for free in our room. My husband spent a few hours getting spa treatments and he was in heaven. Wonderful place to stay! November 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location Hotel is ideally located in town. Very relaxed atmosphere and nice restaurant! Gym and pool are a bit small. November 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fab hotel we stayed here for a girlie weekend at the beginning of October, could not fault the hotel at all, the staff were very helpful, rooms were generous and very warm and it is a great hotel for the city centre, we tried the swimming pool, the sauna was out of action unfortunately but no worries. The breakfast next morning was very enjoyable and it was still being served up until 11.00 am which was great after quite a boozy night, i would definitley recommend this hotel and we will be going back again next year sharon stoke on trent October 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice hotel for the price other that the slightly confusing stairs and entrance layout this was a good stay. October 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay Had a great stay at Crowne Plaza. Staff very very helpful and the hotel was nice and swanky. All the little extras set it aside from any other hotel. Loved the pool and the location was great. Only downside was the price and the fact breakfast was extra. October 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice hotel, great location This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and spacious, with a comfortable bed, although the pillows were less so.The breakfast was good, with a large selection of cooked and continental options available. We did not use the bar or restaurant at night , probably because of its location in the hotel ie, not near reception/ entrance. The best thing about the hotel is its location, right in the center of Chester. This would always make it my first choice when I'm visiting Chester. October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lovely staff great break, nice staff and great location would definitely go back and recommend October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Hotel Stayed here at the beginning of Aug 2013, the hotel is clean and the rooms are spacious and very nice. The staff are always willing to go the extra mile to help. The club lounge is well presented and always fully stocked, only issue is that the hot drinks machine was turned off early in the evening so made late night drinks (hot chocolate) impossible. Food in restaurant was of decent standard but for the price id expected better. I would highly recommend eating in one of the many restaurants in Chester. All in all very good hotel. October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful service at Reception, couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely room, very comfortable and relaxing. Stayed at the hotel for 1 night only as I was looking around the University with my daughter, would have loved to have stayed for longer. Whole experience really good and this hotel is well worth a visit. Will definitely visit the hotel again and have more time in Chester. Reception staff were excellent and the member of staff who fixed our remote control for the TV was so polite and helpful a real asset to the hotel - thankyou all for making our stay a memorable one. ps breakfast was very good too with a great choice on offer. October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Super hotel in a lovely city We arrived late afternoon and after checking with reception parked in the hotel's own car park. Check-in was a bit slow - unlike most IHG hotels they hadn't pre-printed our registration form or cut our room-keys. When we got to the room, neither key-card worked! Thankfully that seemed to be the last of any significant problems. We had booked an Executive room on IHG points and the room was spacious with lots of hanging space and drawers, a couple of bathrobes and pairs of slippers, plenty of towels and toiletries in the bathroom, a desk and chair and a comfy chair, footstool and table. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well each night. With an opening window we didn't need to switch on either the air-conditioning or radiator, but did suffer a bit from the rather early street cleaning machine at 05:30 one morning and a team that I think were pressure-washing the streets at a similar time on a Sunday morning. The local council are clearly very proud of their city's cleanliness! Our first breakfast was in the restaurant and even though it was after 9am when we arrived, and the rush had passed, the staff seemed thin on the ground and unable to fully clear or wipe-down empty tables. The restaurant area seemed a bit tired, with wood laminate panels peeling and the ceiling in need of a couple of coats of fresh paint. The breakfast itself was, however excellent, with everything you'd expect and more. My wife's poached eggs arrived quickly and perfectly cooked and my full-English was delicious. It was only after exploring the hotel that we realised that the Executive rooms had access to a "Club Room". This served canapés and drinks in the evening, continental breakfast in the morning, and throughout the day had access to an Internet-connected PC, a selection of newspapers, a tea & coffee machine and a fridge stocked with a selection of soft drinks. What more could you ask for! Chester itself is a lovely city and a complete surprise if you've never visited or seen photos of it before. We spent some time walking around the mostly pedestrianised centre, visiting a farmer's market on the Saturday (a perfect source for a take-away lunch), walking round the city walls (about 1.8 miles and well worth it) and wandering by the river. October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful stay Stayed at the Crowne Plaza 20 - 22 Sept 2013. We cannot praise this hotel enough. The rooms were spot on - comfy bed, good sized TV, well appointed bathroom, very clean. The staff are so welcoming on every level. The breakfasts are to die for. Well done to all the staff for creating a wonderful hotel. We have stayed in many 5 star hotels but none have beaten the Crowne Plaza. Thank you. September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay in Chester Reception staff and check-in proved to be very good. Access by direct lift to Reception desk saved time. Interior looked superior with highly polished surfaces and classic design. Room provided was excellent in every way - everything required was available. "Little Things" do mean a lot - chocolates, Sleep-Well gift, bottled water, bathroom toiletries. Lots of pillows and comfortable bed. Pool and Gym were available if needed. Breakfast was everything a "full English" could provide. Staff on hand to ensure you had all the food you require. Extras could be provided by chef who was waiting at the end of the buffet. Parking was not cheap but cheaper than Chester generally. Would recommend Crowne Plaza without reservation. September 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Littleselki I don't get away much (ever) as have two small children so wanted something a little more luxurious however we the room and hotel was perfectly comfortable and clean which ticked most of our boxes. For the price would have maybe expected a better view and maybe oh I don't know jacuzzi bath. Perhaps I am out of touch with prices and value for money though. All in all a very enjoyable stay but would either go standard room or try somewhere new. September 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent location An excellent location for a trip to Chester, staff are very friendly. Didn't use the hotel bar or restaurant as there are so many local bars and restaurants within a short walk, although the breakfast is very good value for money. Found the car parking facilities were poor, not enough spaces for customers we had to use a public car park which was very close and had to return each day with a new voucher which isn't ideal. September 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very Good but Expensive Day at the Races You'd expect hotels to bump up rates on race day and Crowne is no exception. Nearly £200 for a basic room is pricey. However, the hotel is very good, rooms excellent and food surprisingly excellent. Service was first class everywhere. Centrally located just 5 mins from race course or city centre. Overall very good and I guess the price reflects the popularity of race day! September 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Weekend stay Overall the hotel was great....but the water pressure for the shower was so weak I had to run around to get wet!! The hotel reception staff were very friendly and smiley when booking in and when checking out. Centrally located so good for the city centre. Had a great nights sleep as It was very comfortable and quiet. I thought it a little expensive. September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent service we stayed for a spa package and were not disappointed. The girls at the spa were wonderful, ambience was amazing and we both felt so relaxed. we had an afternoon in the sauna and Jacuzzi-one thing I would suggest is maybe upgrading the Jacuzzi/pool area as it is a little dated. This did not affect our trip, and we were treated very well with a late check out that was much appreciated and needed! we will definitely go back. Thankyou! September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Weekend to go to the races Found the Hotel & facilities to be excellent, all staff were very friendly and helpfull. Location could not have been better for the races and going out in the evening. The only down side was that the room we were in we could here the mobile conversation of the person in the next room through the door that would be used if it had been booked as a family room. However slept like a log on both nights so was only a minor issue. Will definitely go back again. September 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Hotel let down by a couple of staff and poor Sunday breakfast We stayed Friday and Saturday nights - the hotel location was very good and the room was comfortable and clean but the television channels (except the main five channels) were very different from the ones listed in the room guide. The bar had two wall mounted televisions and both constantly showed (the same) football matches. Would have better switched off. Staff were friendly and helpful with two exceptions. The waitress in the main dining room on the Saturday evening was very wooden and looked fed up.The man who greeted us at the entrance to the breakfast room on Sunday morning seemed arrogant and also failed to order our hot drinks. The Sunday morning breakfast (at around 8am) was very poor as the hot food had clearly been under the heaters for a long while and was hard and shrivelled. Overall, for the five-star price for the rooms, we were disappointed and cannot recommend this hotel. September 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable but dissappointing The room was reasonably comfortable. On the negative one of the cups had not been washed properly and had dribble runs down the side of the cup which was really off putting. At 3 in the morning we were woken by a disturbance in the corridor of banging and knocking until eventually I went out and asked them to stop. On the positive the breakfast was very nice and the hotel is in a good location for town. September 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by One night stay Booked this hotel as a birthday treat for me and my best friend to enjoy a massage and chilled night in a posh hotel. Massage spa was brilliant- staff really friendly and would recommend the shell massage to anyone! for the price of £89 a night the room was good but not worth the price especially as breakfast not included and i was told WIFI had a charge!! room was clean and comfy just not as luxurious as I would expect for £89 a night! Staff very nice and helpful September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fabulous hotel and staff Stayed for 3 nights in twin room (26-29 August). The room was immaculate and cleaned everyday. The cleaners do an excellent job. Clean towels and bed linen was provided everday. Very comfortable bed. Very pleasant staff at reception desk and in the restaurant. Breakfast was excellent with lots to choose from. Only disappointment was that the chiller cabinet in the room wasn't working. Reported it twice but it didn't get resolved, but that's a minor issue. Would definitely book this hotel again. September 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Health Spa... Nice overnight stay, made use of the gym etc, food was acceptable, but £7+ for a pityfull size starter dish King Prawns! August 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Welcoming and comfortable We only stayed for one night, but the room was comfortable, clean and had everything that we needed. The staff were very welcoming and professional. Breakfast was good with lots of choice. Five minute walk to Chester town centre. Would definitely stay again. August 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by A calamity of errors Quite frankly the worst experience ever encountered at the IH group hotel, for a premium hotel this was quite disappointing. Parking was full and the alternative was excessively far away. Check In, not the room I booked twin not double. Bar service was cold, the most grumpy barmaid of the year without a doubt. Breakfast now it was 15GBP extra and was worse than a greasy cafe, bones!!! in the sausages and not much meat. All in all a poor show, I doubt I will return! August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Hotel But For The Parking We stayed here for a night whilst visiting Chester arriving at 3:30pm, thirty minutes after the recommended booking in time. Sadly it was not a good start. Arriving at the hotel car park to be met with an electronic message on a small screen stating the car park was full. Not a problem except you then have to reverse back down a slope, across a path avoiding pedestrians and other traffic. Reporting to reception we were then given a voucher and directions to another car park. Luckily the rest of the stay was very good but please sort out the car parking and buy some spaces and access to the car park next to you. August 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A very pleasant stay Reception staff attentive and helpful. Accommodation was clean and well presented Breakfast was very good and generally the facilities available were well appreciated by myself and family. August 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great position and quiet! Hotel is perfectly positioned to take advantage of Chester's beautiful city amenities, whether for business or pleasure. The hotel itself is extremely comfortable and offers excellent room comfort. Bedding is quiet luxurious with beautifully soft pillows. A plus to have a choice of pillows. Would always stay here on visits to Chester! August 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chester Exemplary service from Front Desk staff. Excellent room and service. August 24, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Great location and clean comfy beds Would definitely say here again. Easy to get into town centre 3 mins on foot. Clean and comfy rooms and beds. August 24, 2013
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