Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 75
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MotoFitChick One night stay in room 117
My fiance and I stayed one night in room 117 while passing through Tuscola on our way home from a 2 week motorcycle trip. The room was pretty standard, with a king size bed, flat screen television, mini fridge, and microwave.
After we arrived and unpacked our bikes, we went to eat with my fiances uncle who lives nearby, and when we came back and went to put our leftovers in the mini fridge, we found that it would not turn on. After checking to be sure that it was plugged in, I called the front desk to notify them. I was told that being a Sunday evening, there was no one available to come fix it or replace it for me, but if we wanted we could either repack our things and move to a different room, or we could bring our food and put it in a fridge at the front desk. We chose to do the latter as we were tired after riding 600 miles that day and did not feel like repacking our things to switch rooms.
Later that night after showering, I went to dry and straighten my hair and found that the electrical socket by the sink was worn out and my plugs for my hair dryer and straightener would just fall right out when I tried to use them. My fiance ended up standing by the plug and holding them in for me so that I could do my hair.
After that, we went to warm up our leftovers in the microwave, which we found would not turn on either. I am assuming that this electrical outlet must have been worn out as well. Luckily our leftovers were pizza and I am not against eating cold pizza, so I just made do without the microwave.
All of this would have been fine, given the fact that it was our own fault we didn't just switch rooms, except for the next morning when I went to check out and told the lady at the front desk about everything that was wrong with the room (they already knew about the fridge from the night before), she told me that, "That is odd, no one else has mentioned these things," Almost as if I had caused their malfunction or I wasn't intelligent enough to work them."
I am unsure if I would stay in this hotel again. These things kind of put a damper on my stay, though I will say that the continental breakfast was more than adequate, with biscuits and gravy, sausage and bacon, eggs, muffins, toast and bagles, and an awesome pancake maker which I had not seen in a hotel before.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JLTOY Great travel stop!!
A great hotel from either an one night stay or to a week, it stands above the rest. Great room and the staff are always pleasant, as well beyond help when needed. The food served for breakfast daily was outstanding, as well fresh fruit to go along with everything. Then at end of each day, you were tempted with a great assortment of cookies, that were to die for!!
July 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RICHMONDLADY Air Conditioning
while I enjoy staying here when I'm visiting relatives, the placement of the desk directly beside the air conditioning unit is bothersome. When you're sitting at the desk working, the air is blowing right on you. I usually had to shut it off completely until I was done with my work.
June 30, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lq07 Just average and overpriced
This is a very average motel and high-priced for what it is and where it is.
Also, early in my stay the blankets at the foot of the beds disappeared. I thought housekeeping took them to wash them and forgot to replace them, but as we didn't need the blankets I didn't think any more about them. Lo and behold, I was accused of stealing the blankets and a $100 charge slapped on my credit card. The manager wouldn't even discuss it.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barb 88 Friendly desk clerk and helpful
Excellent except the maid did not speak English. The pool water was a little murky.
June 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by b smith Above average HIX
Needed a place while traveling that was pet friendly. Other near by option was full, so ended up here. I have no complaints.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mossback_50 Convenient and Clean
Convenient to Tanger Outlet and Interstate. Very clean and up to date rooms.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler223 Holiday inn
This is the nicest hotel in the immediate area. Stayed at a competitor for two nights then moved here.
June 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jason71 Nice accomidations
I can rely on Holiday Inn Express to provide a clean relaxing stay.
June 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by EdJan Better Signage
Everything was great once we found the motel. You need better signage guiding customers to the motel. The lady checking in behind me was also very frustrated. The motel is very well hidden.
May 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by muleymike great people
Second time staying here will stay again. The staff goes outbpf its way to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by STrunner Excellence staff and amenities at this price point
I felt welcomed as soon as I entered the building. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They set me up with cookies(they're in the lobby for guests) and toothpaste since I had neglected to pack mine. They even opened up the pantry and gave me a banana for the next morning since I was getting up so early to run a marathon in nearby Champaign/Urbana.
I needed to go to bed at 8 pm, because of the next morning's race and hoped that I wouldn't be awakened by guests who arrived later. I slept soundly (nice bed with pillows labeled soft or firm). I never heard another guest the whole time I was in my room.
Following the race, I spent some time in the hot tub to rest my weary legs and then settled in for another restful night. The next morning I was pleasantly surprised with the breakfast offerings. ..eggs, biscuits and gravy, saugage, cereal, bagels, bananas, and yougurt. I would definitely stay here again.
April 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by joyce 39 comfortable bed and pillow
I have been platinum status for many years. I know what to expect. Requested free upgrade. No recognition of status and no welcome bag. I got a room next to the interstate so at midnight took pill to get some sleep. Other rooms had bottled water, we had none. Other rooms had paper delivered to the door, we had none. Other rooms had refrigerator and microwave, we did not so couldn't keep left over meal. Asked for first floor, put on second. Hot tub did not bubble. So much for free upgrade
April 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jake 57 thanks
i got a veterans discount--that's a nice thank you compared to the thank you we got coming home from viet-nam 40 years ago!!
March 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cvette210000 Unfortunate Experience
My cheer families and I stay at this Holiday Inn every year when we compete in Arthur. We love the location, the closeness to the mall and other activities. Unfortunately, on this trip it seems things are becoming a little run down. Our room was still clean and our stay comfortable, but when I got up to get in the shower Sunday morning, I had no hot water (0, it was like an ice bath). I called the front desk and she was unaware of the problem. She put in a call to the maintenance person and informed me he had 40 minutes to respond. Unfortunately due to our competition schedule I did not have time to wait 40 minutes for the maintenance worker to shower, so I was forced to brave the cold shower. The front desk receptionist did call back to let me know that the maintenance worker went through a few things with her on the phone and she had done some flipping of switches in the laundry area and was sure that would fix it. I only needed to wait another 10-20 minutes and the water should warm back up. After I informed her that I had already showered in the freezing cold she hung up the phone and that was the end of our conversation. I later found out from several of my other cheer families that they had freezing cold showers too. This is unfortunate, because I am not sure I will bring them all here next year because of this. Nothing was done to compensate any of us for our uncomfortable experience. :(
March 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rbutc62 Poor quality for a Holiday Inn Express
When we arrived we were not offered a snack or extra points like we did at all the other Holiday Inn Express.
When we got to our room, we looked for the refrigerator to put our water in it. There was no refrigerator or microwave. I then asked at the desk and she said oh, there is no microwave or refrigerator in The 2 queen bed rooms only King bedroom. There were the same price so that doesn't make any sense. There was also not enough outlets. I have a c-pap machine and can only sleep on one side of the bed and there was no outlet there.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mark1963 overall experience is excellent every time I stay here
Just love staying here!!!Recommend it to all... Don't forget to grab some of those awesome cookies too!!!
January 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thebests Loved the Jacuzzi!
As Platinum Members we are always recognized upon our arrival at an IHG property. The staff at Tuscola, IL Holiday Inn Express recognized our Platinum status in a BIG way starting with separate gift bags for myself and my husband (so that we wouldn't fight over the treats). When we received a call to see if our room met our expectations, I was able to thank them for the wonderful complimentary upgrade we had been given - loved the Jacuzzi!
January 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy Man Summary
Clean, quiet, comfortable. Desk Clerk was friendly, helpful and provided info for local dinning.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TN Travelers Standed in Tuscola
We enjoyed our unexpected stay at Holiday Inn Express in Tuscola. We could not leave because of the snowstorm. The rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful. They went out of their way to help their guests.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eken Room comfortable spacious and quiet.
Bed was comfortable and room was beautifully decorated and kept. We came to attend a wedding. Bathroom spacious also.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tough Little Cookie Great room. Tasty breakfast.
I really enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Tuscola. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The room was very comfortable. The breakfast was tasty and nutritious.
December 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DutchStar1 Sliding Downhill
We have been Holiday Inn Express Brand travelers. We've noticed lately some of them that are franchises seem to be going downhill.
This is the first property that we have seen the omelets all cut in half. I'm sorry but that is just cheap.
Also the internet and cable were out. That's not the hotel's fault, but the desk couldn't tell us anything about it.
December 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boo62 Always a good stay
I have stayed at the Tuscola Holiday Inn numerous times as a stop over on a long road trip. The rooms have always been clean and the staff always helpful and friendly.
December 1, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by chickthatdontlikebugs Roaches
We weren't there for more than a few minutes when we flipped on the light to the bathroom and a roach scattered. He ran into the room and behind a picture. I called down to the front desk and told the receptionist. She said she wasn't aware of any other complaints of roaches during her employment. I told her she could come and see for herself as it was behind the picture on the wall and still there. (You could see it from in between) She came up and couldn't get the picture from off of the wall. We were moved to another room. Because I'm sure that the roaches were only confined to that other room. hahaha We slept with the light on. Roaches only come out when it's dark right? Let me tell you not a good nights sleep. Won't be back there!
November 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hopey333 Thanks
Everything was nice and the rooms were well maintained!
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Schuyler Nice Place
Very comfortable and clean. The beds were great. Also enjoyed hot tub and pool!!
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RGramma Location is awesome
We spent the night between two shopping days at Tanger Outlet Mall. The hotel was right across the parking lot from the stores. Great restaurants close. The service and cleanliness were outstanding. The pool was great for the kids and the hot tub was a great way to relax after a day of shopping. Overall, an outstanding experience. We are planning next year's shopping weekend already and it will include staying at the Holiday Inn Express.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by drk3 Great staff
My daughter and I spend a few days Christmas shopping and spent the night . The staff was friendly . The room was nice and clean. The breakfast was also good they had lots of different breakfast foods to choose from.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bdwood2 Clean and comfortable. Staff helpful!
Reserved while on the road. Excellent choice! Staff very helpful. Room was clean and ready for guests!
November 4, 2013