Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 113
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CynthiaJ777 Comfy bed but hot room
The bed was comfy. The food was plentiful in the mornings, but the 4 problems we had were 1. The smoke detector went off every time someone showered because it was right outside the bathroom door 2. The a/c unit was a regular window unit--it was so loud we couldn't sleep with it on making the room HOT...you could even see through the sides to the outside! 3. The carpet is old. It needs replacing. We got the room on discount, so it wasn't bad, but I wouldn't pay full price for this hotel. 4. The wall and floors are paper thin. We could hear the people above us all night walking around and early in the mornings--and we could hear noises from outside.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Christal Very helpful staff
We stayed here while looking at UNH as a prospective family. The hotel staff was great when we asked to extend our stay. The food was very good for breakfast. Some standard continental breakfast fare, but plenty of it, and a pancake maker. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. Free wifi was a huge bonus.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LINDYS99 WELLING TO MAKE LAST MINUTE SCHEDULE CHANGES
THE PLACE WAS VERY CLEAN, THE STAFF WAS VERY PLEASANT, HELPING REBOOK ROOMS THAT FIT THE FAMILY AFTER A SHORT ABSENCE. MANY CHOICES FOR BREAKFAST
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kukana Comfortable bed - nice personnel
The overall experience was very good. The only issue was the limited parking and not having a pool.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by YULman Good stay
Stayed at many IHG properties and this was a very good one. Good value for my money. Staff was friendly and receptive to all our needs.
August 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by YvonC Nice hotel...great breakfast
great play to stay...
easy location to get around...
only down side...no pool for kids
August 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mads458 Charming
I knew it would be a good stay when we were cheerfully greeted at the front desk by a lovely young lady who was more than willing to recommend us restaurants, give us directions to anywhere in Durham, and strike up a conversation about our trip. We felt welcomed immediately. The hotel was in walking distance from most sights we aimed to see, and felt clean and comfortable. The breakfast was so-so, but at least it was included! I would absolutely stay another night or two if I ever happen upon Durham again.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BLWT nice people and nice service
Front desk people were nice for all requirements as I am the first time to Durham. Hotel room was great and cleaning.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RS210 Good Location
Everything went well.Can't think of anything needing improvement.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan1968 Clean Comfortable, Inviting Hotel
The hotel front desk staff was very friendly and accommodating. The overall common areas are clean, bright and inviting. Room was clean, A/C was working great and overall very comfortable. There is no pool, but not a show stopper. Also, if you have never been to Durham, its a small college town with only a few choices of places to eat etc. I would highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Durham. My only complaint is not about the hotel, but IHG. I did not qualify for "Reward Points" because I booked this stay through a third party web site. As a note to IHG, Choice Hotels still rewards their customers with points when you stay at their hotels, regardless of how it is booked...
July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by UNHAlum Good location, comfortable bed
Though I did not spend a considerable amount of time in the hotel, staff was friendly at check in, and the room was both clean and a good size. However, I was not impressed that the only curtains in my room were sheer white and my room looked out onto a parking lot (which is fine in and of itself) and into apartment buildings. The thin curtains didn't offer much privacy, nor did they block out light in the morning. The cost for the room, especially given that it was during the summer, seemed quite high. Overall, I would stay again.
July 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by chrisp13 Small, stuffy and no pool
Just because it's the only hotel chain in town doesn't give you a right to cut amenities like a pool but charge more than other locations.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris994 Clean ,comfortable, great breakfast
Came into Durham to drop off my child at a UNH summer camp. The hotel is modern, clean and within relative walking distance to campus. Breakfast in the Great Room topped off a quality experience. I plan to stay there again for sure.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Curmudgeon Cavalier Good people, Good Value, Good Location
Overall - The front desk folks we exceptionally accommodating in their level of customer service. The same was true of the maid service. It was a good value for the area. It is within walking distance to the university.
Pros- Value; location; clean; front desk staff gave sage advice re: how to navigate the area; Centrally located allowing you to tour Maine (20 minutes away), NH,
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by UNHAlum03Starboard No gluten free options
I had a very good experience, but had to bring my own breakfast to adhere to low-sugar, paleo, gluten free diet lifestyle. Fortunately, the microwave and refrigerator in-room helped for this! The staff were not educated about proper gluten free options to suggest any to be ordered in advance. I do not have a gluten allergy, just a preference, but this is very troubling for those who actually do have a gluten allergy. There should be more options for dining so that more people can feel comfortable dining at your hotel; not many visitors will be able to bring their own staples.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by raml good hotel for a short stay
had a comfortable stay and encountered no problems!
July 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RrLima GREAT STAFF
They have maybe the best variety of any HIX I have been in for breakfast. Nice selection of breads and Greek yogurt and fruits. Front Desk and breakfast staff also very good and accommodating.
Only downside is the AC units are very noisy and I think they need to have the filters cleaned better as my son and I both had bad allergic REACTIONS after staying here.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Code Monkey Very Good Choice
The Holiday Inn Express in Durham, NH was perfect for my needs. It is well-located next to the UNH campus and easily accessible by automobile from local roads.
It is clean, efficient, comfortable, and the staff is friendly and competent.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nstarjoe Clean and comfortable, great service
Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Durham NH. The only drawbacks for me were the internet access issues and the fact that there was no place in the bathroom to put the sink and mirror. A person appreciates privacy in this area and having to shave and such actually in the room became a bit impresonal. Maybe it was the type of room we had, not sure. Overall I would recommend this facility.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Former Durhamite Very Nice
After staying at this Hoilday Express I was able to solve many of the worlds problems. Updates to follow.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RJS56 clean, spacious suite
The king suite was wonderful..clean and spacious.
Room was noisy though due to location on busy street.
Only other complaints were not enough towels for three people and breakfast croissants were stale. Didn't have any direct contact with staff other than check in as we only stayed one night.He was very pleasant.
Would return and recommend to others.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GovGuy2 HI - Express, Durham NH
Very nice visit. On business and often stay at higher rated hotels, but very happy with my stay. If in the Durham, NH area I'd recommend this hotel.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rjnitro rjnitro
a great hotel in a nice little town, good location.
only issues are the need for newer beds,the room I had was very uncomfortable+there wasn't a comfy chair to use! otherwise,a nice place to stay!
June 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Si79 bathroom/sink separation
Having the sink outside the bathroom area was a little awkward. The toilet/shower area seemed a bit cramped.
June 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by forester13 Great staff
It was clean, and close to our destination, and the staff was very helpful
June 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JBAMD decent hotel; lovely staff
Very lovely desk staff. Breakfast was fine.
Housekeeping could definitely be better.
Little things would be really nice -- a towel hook next to the sink; a lamp next to the wing chair in the corner
June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marye36 Room
when we first entered the room, it smelled like propane. So we opened the windows. The neighbors across the way were having a birthday party, which kept me up most of the night listening to that. The breakfast in the morning was the best part of the hotel, nice job on the different choices.
June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ginni8 Comfortable room and great staff
The staff was welcoming and informative. We appreciated having accommodations this year that are close to our father's boyhood home. (In 1997, we stayed at the New England Conference Center, which is now closed). The room was quiet and comfortable, and the microwave and refrigerator came in handy. The breakfast was delicious. IHG might consider adding fresh salsa, but perhaps it is preferred mainly in the Southwest. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend this property to everyone.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Special Olympic Mom front desk excellent, bed was great
The two girls at the front desk were so friendly and helpful each time we needed them.Our only two complaints were 1) the throw on one of the beds had something on it. Looked like it hadn't been washed between guests--that throw spent the night in the closet--and 2) the breakfast the next day left a lot to be desired regarding hot items. The eggs had some bean stuff inside which looked and tasted awful. Looked mass produced and unappetizing. Very disappointing for Special Olympic athletes setting off for a busy day of competitions.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2MAINERETIREES Excellent
A great facility with great personnel at a great rate.
June 4, 2014