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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 130 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT PLACE TO STAY Really nice rooms and caring staff. The location is great,. Near all the shopping areas and restaurants. They are building a movie theater across the street, which makes it super. STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS Hotel. The only thing that would have made it better would be a bigger selection of breakfast. July 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fabulous stay Always stay here going and coming back from the gulf coast. Great, clean,friendly hotel with terrific staff. Lauren was especially good to us!! Thank you for 2 restful nights. July 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome Staff All staff members were friendly and helpful. Loved the apples at the front desk and in the dining room. Sam kept the breakfast area well stocked and was very very efficient and friendly. Room was great and the pool was nice too. July 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service after opportunities with key to room Tommy at the front desk was exceptional with his level of customer care...I was awake at 2 am and ask if coffee was available and Tommy offered to make fresh coffee for me, which he did...kudos to Tommy! July 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by very good stay we had a fine stay overnight while travelling to NC. No rsvp required on a friday night. Visited the charming little town Opelika nearby and bought some items from antique shop. we will come back. June 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Expressions o Opelika Express As always the Holiday Inn Express delivers comfort, cleanliness and convenience! I especially love the STAY messages they provide along the stay. KUDOS! to whoever came up with the slogan! And who can resist the buns at breakfast! yum!! Ease of use Wi-Fi and business center provides office away from home! June 20, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by women not welcome Where to start - what about check-in. Not welcomed as a Priority Club member (Platinum level) or given a bottle of water or any other "gift" at check-in. Men checking in were invited to a reception that evening while I was not. Had to call desk for wireless access code. Generally put on the Today show while dressing in the morning and had planned to watch The Voice that evening but the hotel doesn't get NBC. Clock was set to 24 hour mode. After all this they offered to take $20 off room rate, but this does nothing for me as my company paid for the room. Don't think they understand that some business travelers are women. Clearly will not be back. June 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Stay! Friendly Staff... Excellent room. The stay couldn't have been better. Thanks again, Dale & Michelle June 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Getting there Nice hotel and in a great location. Perfect proximity to the manufacturing corridor of I-85. Motel is undergoing nice updates but has not put fridge and microwaves in each room yet. The old square table and straight back table chair does not make after hours PC work any better. I'm sure these updates are on the way but I hope they finish before my next trip. June 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bad tv TV wouldn't get ABC channel and they couldn't find a room that did get ABC June 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great experience I booked 3 king rooms. We needed one to be 2 queens and I kept calling to try to get one. Even 2 days prior to arrival, I was told they only had king rooms available. When we arrived, all 3 rooms had 2 queen beds! May 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean, Quiet, Convenient Stayed here for the weekend of the Auburn Spring Football game and Toomers celebration. The room was spacious and exceeded our expectations. Great location, clean, and great service. This is the second time I have stayed here, and I would both recommend it and stay again. May 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nice room and staff but Ask for a corner room , Clean large rooms plus helpful front desk staff, make this hotel,but the walls in this new property are wafer thin . All noise from the room next door can be heard.Also the entry /exit doors do not have self close /quiet close mechanisms so corrodor full of bangs! April 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great place to stay. This location is always great to stay. The staff is always helpful and friendly. April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 good bed and very quiet excellant hotel and I would recommend it to any travler April 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very convenient and restfull place to stay We have tried different hotels on our travels from Florida. We decided to try the HI at Opelika Auburn. We were pleasantly surprised. Alto the property is near an expressway the location is very quiet. It is located near several restaurants. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean and roomy. We will definitely stay here in the future. March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exceptional Staff We have been staying at this Holiday Inn since Katrina. It is the best. Chris and the other members of the staff are exceptional in helping us and always offering courteous and friendly attention to all of our needs. Thank you for providing such an exceptional facility. March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful Stay Had a beautiful suite,very memorable. The staff was wonderful, and did everything to make me comfortable. They showed me a few rooms and then finally the suite that I absolutely wished I could have stayed there for a weekend. Full kitchen /bath/bedroom. I was exhausted from my travel through AL working very hard. Staying night after night in small rooms, with desk chairs that were uncomfortable , desks and lamps that were not good. So very important for me to have outlets and good lighting. A good bed, chair, desk and bathroom and a bonus to be able to cook a meal for myself. More importantly CLEAN. I appreciated the staffs guidance to the suite. Next year on my travels I will try to arrange my trip to be able to stay there over a weekend. Thank you so much . I have not stayed in the Holiday Inn for a few years , now I am looking for Holiday Inn Express & Suites on my route, as I cover my last two states . February 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place to stay! We enjoyed our stay at the Opelika Holiday Inn Express. I was there for work, and it was very pleasant to have a clean, comfortable place to come back to at night. Breakfast was also very good; the person in charge of the food area did an excellent job, and there was a nice snack served in the evening. We'll stay there again next time we're in the area! February 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NOT UP TO HIX STANDARDS I have stayed at SEVERAL HIX across the country and am usually quite pleased with the Accomodations/Service/Value for the Dollar, but this Location is NOT up to HIX standards ! Several days before stayed at 'new' HIX in Amarillo. Wonderful property in TX btw. I also enjoy checking for discount coupons when arriving in a state, which I did that day. I was going to stay at the other HIX 5 miles away in the same area, but the Book listed this as a NEW property. Cut out the Discount coupon, but decided not to use it, as I enjoyed Amarillo so much. Front Desk clerk got my info from my priority number and mispronounced my name, using spanish grammar rules, I corrected him twice, but he kept referring to me with the wrong pronunciation. Got to 'my' room, and there was NO fuzzy throw blanket, very homey touch the fuzzy throw, on the bed or any fridge or Microwave. Other properties have those, and Amarillo even had a second TV in the bathroom. Later on as the evening went on, many of the others on that hall kept moving from room to room and making noise, so I knew the next AM would be the Symphony of slamming doors. Of course it was the case starting I think around 6:30am. Anyhow, the next AM when housekeeping had all the other rooms on the same hall as mine opened for cleaning, I saw all the other rooms had micros & fridges, and even the fuzzy throw blanket! Wow, and I paid Full Rate for this room. PLUS breakfast was for Bulimics. NO eggs, they had run out I think because the B'fast person knew about it, but for the 20 minutes I was at breakfast, they were never refilled, Minimal b'fast meats, and the Fridge had NO milk in it. I think the only things in the fridge were the hard boiled eggs and a few yogurts. Yogurt shelf was definately NOT full. Another guest finally asked for milk, and they poured her a cup from the kitchen, which I also did a short time later. Could they have put a pitcher of Milk in the Fridge or out on a counter? Could they have put a note to Ask for milk if desired? neither were done. It is not like the place isn't close to shopping where they could have bought B'fast food, or walking distance to a Hampton which could have easily lent them some HOT eggs & B'fast meats, if they had asked. Only adequate thing I can remember was the Parking lot was Brightly lit, which I find very comforting. Also during the morning, the elevators were not working, so everyone had to use the stairs. All in all, if it was a 'NEW' property, perhaps they should have waited a while to open it, so the property could be finished, and staff trained and adequate inventories provided. Still Enjoy staying at HIX properties, just not this one, on this occasion. February 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great service and comfortable accommodations I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. I have stayed here at least 6 times and every time the accommodations have been clean and my stay comfortable. January 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HI Express No Surprises You can count on HI Express to provide clean, safe comfortable rooms at affordable prices. I stay in them many nights each year. Only one thing has dimmed my expectations at this particular facility. they have changed to CF bulbs in the rooms (15Watt = 60 Watt Equiv incandescent bulbs) The desk light was so dim it wouldn't light a bug's butt in the sunshine. I had to go out and purchase a brighter bulb so I could see my keyboard on my laptop and the notepad I was writing on. While I applaud them for saving energy, I stay there for work and have paperwork and computer time that has to be done. Some of the rooms have desk lights that have 2 bulbs. Last week I found one of these lamps next to the bed but a one bulb model on the desk... I moved the bed lamp to the desk and it was sufficient. Not so lucky this week..... And since I have a choice and there are a plethora of other branded hotels in the area - you get the picture.... January 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Staff... Very Responsive!!!! I had a great stay at this facility. The hotel looked amazing and the staff was equally amazing and accomodating. I arrived just before the normal check-in time and they were able to get me right to my room without consequence. During my stay, I left an item in one of the desk drawers and I discovered it missing shortly after I arrived home. This staff located my missing item and shipped it to me... Thanks for the great hospitality and the great follow-up with my missing item. December 11, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Only based on last experience I have stayed here many many times before and it is one of the nicest HIE that I have been to. I travel A LOT for work and that allows me to build up points and travel with my family while not working. That is what we were doing during this trip. We used our points to stay in Opelika that weekend. It was a terrible experience. There must have been something going on in the area. And for hours at night (while my children, wife and I are trying to sleep), there are kids in the hallways yelling, playing soccer and knocking on doors. We called the front desk and she did come up and tell them to go into their rooms. They did for about 10 seconds. Then they sat outside the rooms and whispered as loudly as possible for hours. It made for a very rough night of sleep. As stated in the title, this review is based only on last stay. I have stayed here on business and for leisure with my family and we really enjoyed it. I am certain that this was an isolated incident. We feel like our earned points were wasted. We could have stayed somewhere else and not wasted our points on this. The front desk was more than helpful and extremely polite. I do not feel there was anything more they could have done. The adults on this field trip are the ones to blame and should have watched after those kids much better than they did. December 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place to stay while in Opelika/Auburn area Great staff that actually cares about their guests and will do anything to them happy and satisfied. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a clean, safe comfortable hotel look no further than the Holiday Inn Express in Opelika. Excellent value for the money with clean comfortable rooms in a quiet setting. December 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by New hotel and nice experience The hotel is well located with other hotels, close to both Auburn and Opelika, right off I-85. Our room was very comfortable--only problem was there was no lamp for reading in bed. We moved the lamp from the desk to the bedside table, but it wasn't very bright. Breakfast was the usual good assortment found at Holiday Inn Express , except that the pancake machine was out of order. Attendant was efficient and friendly and the desk clerk was extremely helpful with directions. We'll stay there again! November 7, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Very Disappointed with hotel We have stayed in the Holiday Inn Express in Opelika a number of times in the past three years, since our son and his family moved to the city. Last weekend, we went up for the newest grand daughter's christening. We were shocked and disappointed to see how dirty the room was. We were given another room, but it was not much better. The hallway carpet was also dirty. It either needs to be cleaned or replaced. I was shocked to see how the hotel in had gone down in just three years. We will not be staying there again. October 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Customer SERVICE Wonderful hotel...The employees and managers were very helpful and respectful. i will come back again. The best hotel i have stayed so far. October 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very good experience I had a very good experience on my last stay. The staff was very helpful, the room was very clean and comfortable. All over HIgh Marks! Keep up the good work. October 22, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Multiple experiences with this property I travel and have to stay at this location at least once per month. When I first started staying here about one year ago the property seemed to be well maintained, clean, etc. Since then I have experienced the following: On one stay I was rented a room that had recently experienced water damage. The ceiling and walls were clearly in need of repair. I shared that with the desk attendent the next morning and was told they were aware of it and that it was scheduled for repair. My question, although the answer is obvious, is why put a customer in that room? On most recent stay it was clear that the shower had not been attended prior to my arrival as the former occupants shampoo, conditioner and soap were still in the shower stall. There was also an ovious stain on the bedspread. Internet is often very spotty on this property. Not sure what would be a solution. Cable/satellite TV is generally fuzzy in most rooms. Not sure of the cause of this. Not sure what would be a solution. On one occassion the cable wire was damaged rendering the TV inoperable. No maintenance on duty to repair. On one occassion the cable wire was damaged. The desk attendent went out of her way to secure a cable from another room and bring it to me. Kudos to her. October 21, 2012
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