Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 244
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PomPQ Impressed and Satisfied
When my group and I first arrived at the Holiday Inn Express Spokane-Downtown, we had just come down from a 4-day camping trip in the mountains (real roughing-it). We probably looked and smelled as bedraggled as we felt complete with pine needles adorning my disastrous hair. When I went to the front desk to check-in, I give credit to the ladies behind the counter (Zoe was one but I'm sorry I didn't catch the name of the other lady) who checked us in with an equanimity I've only seen in England. They were not only helpfully informative and quick, they were also pleasantly positive, duly sympathetic and fully welcoming. They had just moved back into the new lobby area and were still having some challenges, but they quickly had us checked in so I could have the long hot shower I desperately wanted. I had made reservations for a king-size bed and for some reason the room reserved was a double queen. I'm not sure how that happened, but Zoe quickly got us into a room I had specified on my online reservation. Yay, Zoe! The magnetic room keycards had an issue, but again, Zoe quickly remedied that within minutes! On top of all that, ALLl the staff we met were personable and ready to lend a hand. Even our dog was impressed! Although they only had one computer available for their business center, it was quick and efficient when I was able to use it #after a little wait).
We also really appreciated the light dinner fare that evening! And for breakfast, the fare was quick and standard, but because they were prepared with care, it made for a relaxing and enjoyable start to the morning.
I will be coming back to this hotel in the future. I would highly recommend this hotel.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chad97 Recent stay
The new addition to the hotel is great! Very nice open area for breakfast and just lounging. It was still under construction but very nice place. Have stayed here several times now
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lexi47 Very pleased with everything
Will probably be staying again in two weeks for a few days while my son has two surgeries at SAcred HEart hospital
September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gerriann Excellent
Recently renovated, we had a family suite with a separate bedroom...close to all amenities, friendly staff.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DJWJ99 great customer service
Without a doubt, the best service we have received at any hotel. The room was very comfortable and clean with room for everything. The hotel itself was lovely and the breakfast provided had plenty of choices to please everyone. The free local shuttle was a wonderful surprise and made our trip out to dinner even more relaxing. We look forward to a return visit.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Annap229 Great Hotel and a great value in Spokane
The property recently was completely renovated and I thought that the hotel was brand new. It did not seem that the hotel was renovated but rather seemed like a brand new property. The rooms were pristine clean and the entire hotel was clean and well maintained. As an added value benefit, the hotel offered a light free dinner and a breakfast buffet with a wonderful selection of breakfast foods. The staff went out of their way to assist and when my son needed a ride to a hockey rink a few miles away, the manager personally drove him to the Arena that he could make his practice. During our stay in Spokane we stayed at another property only about a mile from the Holiday Inn Express and I we returned back to the Holiday Inn Express the following day as the other hotel was dated, was not very clean and was nothing compared to the Holiday Inn Express. Some of the rooms have a wonderful feature that allows the guest to access the room from the outside as well as from the inside, which makes loading and unloading the car very easy. As a general rule I will not stay in any Motel as I personally hate hotel rooms with outside access doors. However this set up does not feel like a Motel Setting as the rooms are all accessed through hallways and you simply have an outside "extra" door. When it comes to hotels, my first priority is cleanliness of the room and I will always travel with my own blanket and pillow. This hotel was extremely clean and this will be my favorite hotel when visiting Spokane.
September 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by James2000 outstanding in all aspects
Room was super clean, updated, and very comfortable. The lobby/relax area was very relaxing and the breakfast was very good. It was a very very good value. No reason to stay at a "full service" hotel when you have this place. To top it off, the staff was super friendly and outgoing. The guest printer in the business section was out of order, so they allowed me to use the one behind the front desk! I had a last minute business project I had to print and they didn't blink at my request. I especially enjoyed the breakfast. There just is no better deal in town. The exercise room could use more equipment, but it got the job done. I highly recommend this hotel.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SammieSue12 Nice place to stay in great location
Close to Riverfront park and downtown shopping hotel newly renovated. Staff super helpful as I arrived early in town. Room was large and bed was super comfortable. Will stay here again on our next trip to Spokane.
September 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by zjunkmail123 Gets the Job Done
Perfect place to stay when moving a child into Gonzaga. Clean, comfortable, super nice people, reasonable breakfast, and hotel shuttle.
September 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JABCFI Poor customer service
Denied and refused my triple A discount. Poor customer service.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodbery Wonderful Staff
The location is great and the staff is great. Kyle always finds some way to remind me about customer care as he is always so willing to help out. I stay at this hotel when I bring my son to and from Gonzaga. My parents will be staying there during Parents' Weekend this fall.
September 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joan07 Remodeled Lobby & Breakfast Room
This hotel is in the midst of a face lift/remodel. The first 2 days of our stay we entered through a side door and ate breakfast in a re-purposed guest room on the first floor. On our final day we were moved to the redecorated, sunny, spacious breakfast room. Our breakfast hostess (for all 3 days), Dzanana, was very personable and went out of her way to make sure that everyone got what they wanted. The new lobby is also very attractive & comfortable, as was our guest room. We will continue to stay at this comfortable hotel whenever we visit our son at Gonzaga U.
September 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bill800 Having Fun
Over the years I have stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on the Rock every month of the year. Some visits have been for business and medical reasons. Some for Bloomsday, concerts, ball games and just for fun. Once a person parks their vehicle - for free, most every thing downtown is in walking distance, if it a ball game at the Arena or Gonzaga, a concert at the Arena or the Convention Center. The free continental breakfast is great and the manager's reception three days a week is wonderful. The coffee pot is available all the time. The access to I-90 and highway 2 going to Mt. Spokane is fast and easy. Since it has never rained on my parade I am making plans to return to Spokane for Veteran's Day.
September 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ProfTom A Great Experience During Remodeling
I want to thank everyone on The Rock for continuing to be cheerful and helpful while the remodeling has been going on. I am looking forward to the finish, and seeing the new lobby and dining area.
August 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris199 Pleasant surprises
We have often stayed at HI Express as we find them generally clean and love the breakfast options - this was no exception to that! But when we were driving through Spokane looking for our hotel we saw this "castle" and thought "well that wont be it" - that was surprise #1 - that we got to stay in a castle on a hill with a view of everything. Surprise #2 was when we checked in and were told that dinner would be served - our room included a taco dinner complete with beer or wine for the adults!!! We topped the evening with a walk in the riverside park (and were told by the staff if we were too tired to walk back we could call them for a ride!) . Beautiful, quiet hotel and a surprisingly beautiful city. We were sorry we were only staying for one night but we are trying to think of a reason to go back now!
August 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Farmguy even during rebuild
Great experiance even with remodle going on. Staff able to adapt to unusual events. Parking is tight for those of us with full size vehicles.
August 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Good stay with issues.
This is a nice property and will be even nicer once the new lobby and breakfast area is finished. Our main problem was that the fire alarm went off three times the first night. It was a false alarm each time. The staff on duty did not seem to have been trained to handle fire evacuation emergencies. We got no instructions or advice. The limited parking due to the new construction restricted the fire department access and would have been an issue in a real emergency. I recommend that management work with the fire department to make sure there is always access for emergency vehicles and that all staff are properly trained in emergency evacuation procedures.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tim27 Very nice hotel.
We really enjoyed our stay at this Holiday Inn. It was our first time here, and I would stay again The only couple of negatives... parking was really tight. Part of the lot was blocked off as the hotel was under construction. And the only other complaint, which I would assume doesn't happen often is, the fire alarm went off at 3:50 i the morning. We evacuated outside, and were let back in by the fire department about 4:30. Then it went off again around 7:00, then again shortly after that. Thankfully, there was no emergency, and the second and third alarm were only on for less than a minute.
Otherwise, great accommodations. We got to look out over the city lights from our balcony, with a nice size room and comfy beds.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tami222 Great room and staff
Even though they are still renovating they do a great job of making your stay comfortable and relaxing!
August 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maui2013 Front Desk and Fire Alams
The hotel was being remodeled and the parking lot was full when we checked in. Luckily, Jennifer at the front desk was very careful and found us a parking spot. Unfortunately, there were three false alarms during our one night stay. One was at 4 am, and the other ones were at 6 am and 7 am. The hotel didn't give us the reasons why. It was a restless night for us and for our kids.
August 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 27Bill Construction
Though I vowed not to stay here again, we tried this location again. I was again very upset with the parking situation due to the construction. The guests should get the overnight parking spots NOT the construction vehicles/equipment and the staff parking. I don't believe the management is doing enough to alleviate the situation. I understand the construction ...but they could
1. mandate that construction equipment and vehicles be placed inside the construction fence at night.
2. Arrange for staff parking off property
3. Reduce the number of handicaps parking stalls (all 4 of them went unused both nights of our stay)
4.Compensate guests with a lower construction rate on rooms
The first night there was absolutely no room to park. The night attendant moved his car for me. The second night I was forced to park along the construction fence as many were. The next morning I was given a a wake-up call and asked to go move our car for the workers. (I thought you sold sleep) Furthermore when I got to my car there were paint droplets on the one side of my car from the painters who had already started painting!
I will NOT stay here again!
August 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Regulus67 Parkless in Spokane
While my family and I were transferring for Wisconsin to Seattle our trip took us through Spokane. We were not sure how far we were going to make it during the day so I had to make reservations late about 3 in the afternoon. I was told there was only one room left with two queen beds that our pet and us could have. I reluctantly said yes since it was on the "view" side of the hotel. We got there and found a hotel mostly under construction with almost no parking. We have two cars and were only allowed to park one at the hotel. Just a few feet away was what we were told for our second car, but it was quite the walk UP a hill and without a sidewalk on a busy street. Dimly lit and we had to pay for it. The room was ordinary definitely not worth the price we had to pay and they offered no military discount even though many other HI that I have stayed at have. Anyway the view was nothing to talk about because the fence on the first floor covered most of the river, if I stood on my toes and looked I could see it. The thing that ticked me off the most as we were unloading there were employees parking in the undersized lot. I was told they had a meeting that night and would be gone, does me no good when I was trying to find a parking place at 8pm. the other thing that ticked me off was that they were carrying beer in. I would like to have meetings at work like that. I think I am going to drop HI from my hotel list.
August 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Arnie1 Keep away until they are done with the construction!
No mention was made of their giant front lobby remodel when we booked our stay. Not that this was a huge issue but rather how they tried to accommodate for it. Parking was very minimal due to half the parking lot roped off for the construction equipment, breakfast was poorly placed into 2 hotel rooms and the hallway, and our personal room had many issues (AC unit did not work properly, fan in bathroom did not work, fridge did not work, bed and bedding was horrible). Will not stay at this HI Express property again. Red Lion is right across the street and looks much, much nicer.
August 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LKS19 Parking nightmare
The hotel is convienently located and has a great view, however, I would not recommend staying here during the current remodeling. Parking is a nightmare, the breakfast room is cramped and crowded and the office is about as big as a closet. It will probably be nice once construction is finished but until then I would not recommend. We were scheduled to stay for three nights and checked out after one.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Covy Great service, good location from interstate
Service was great, the breakfast was the best of any motel I've stayed in. Thank you. Also, your shuttle service to/from our eating at Anthony's was much appreciated.
August 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jadeviper Good stay
Another good stay at the Holiday Inn Express! Check in was quick and hassle free. Personable staff. Construction still taking place, but looks to be close to complete. Room was clean. Enjoyed the big flat screen and the HBO! Will definitely come back!
August 11, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pataha Staff great but no sleep :(
I stay here when I come to Spokane. I know that it's having an extensive remodel and the staff copes very well w/ it. The staff is consistently wonderful. BUT this is the first stay that I wish I had never walked in. Someone stayed above me and the noise was terrible. It sounded like they were dropping very heavy objects on the floor- for hours... Finally I asked to be moved to another room after the staff had contacted them a couple times. So I moved and got a few hours sleep. Horrible stay. I was exhausted the next day. With that said I would still recommend the hotel because this hopefully won't happen again.
August 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Oxmary Remodeling
I have been staying at this Holiday inn Express for many years. I would guess I have spent at least 30 nights here. I have always enjoyed my stays at this location. However, the last few stays within the last year has been mediocre at best. The staff is always helpful and cordial, but the remodeling is getting really old! if you come back to the hotel late in the evening, there is no parking which is very bothersome after a long day. The breakfast area is always packed. I will seriously consider other accomodations the next time I come to Spokane. Also did not get welcomed as I usually do as a Rewards member as I usual do..
August 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich83 Wonderful service, very fine rooms
Arrived quite late at night, yet the staff was very cheerful and very helpful with my concerns and small mistakes I'd made.
August 10, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Kungfu66 Bed comfy however renovations warning would have been nice
After being on the road and staying at other Holiday Inn Expreses and Staybridge Suites in Idaho and Utah the previous 2 weeks I was abit disappointed to find that this hotel was under a major renovation to its lobby and breakfast room area. This should have POPPED UP when making the booking. Our room was fine, beds are always comfy but the breakfast room set up was pretty poor. Noise and dust on the tables in the hall were highly noticeable, the rooms allotted for the breakfast bar and tables were very crowded. We had to take our food to our room to sit down as there was no open tables. I even saw the breakfast room attendent place biscuits from a box with plastic wrap into the serving trays - they were COLD and seeing them coming from a prepackaged box was abit unappetizing. As a Gold Elite customer this property made no special effort when I checked in (Previous properties have given me water and chocolate bar or cookies in room) ~ those small things do impress a priority club member that is building their loyality to the Holiday Inn Chain. As I am in the travel business I do belive that the renovation warning should have been advised.
August 9, 2013