Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 58
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by patpal Seems to have changed
I have been staying at this location since it opened and it was one of my favorite Holiday Inn locations. I feel that it has changed in it not being a nice as it has been. Our towels were shredded on the edges, every bath towel! This location use to have beautiful towels. I use towels like this as rags at home. For breakfast, we checked at two different times and the food was empty. No cinnamon rolls, no eggs. Our air conditioning unit never shut off all night long. It never was able to reach the temperature of 69 degrees and just kept running. It made for a noisy night to sleep. Maybe it was an off weekend...I sure hope so!
September 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Casey34 Better than Expected
Room was very clean and nicely furnished. Could replace pillows.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NWIowaFam Not just for business!
I like Holiday Inn Express for work travel because of the convenient desk, comfy chair, internet, complimentary breakfast, classy rooms, etc. But this time I stayed with my kids, on a family trip, and found that those things plus 24-hour access to the fitness facility were a great package for us as a family. I will stick with HIE for the value and quality!
September 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dan104 Good Location
Stayed for one night using reward points. The staff was friendly and helpful. I was a little shocked by the room though - large stain on the carpet and large stain on the computer chair made the room feel like it was not clean.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kent80 IHG Rewards member
Comfortable bed and very clean room. Lady at front desk, I believe her name was Brenda, was extremely helpful and pleasant. We have stayed at this hotel many times and will many more.
September 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rahul2 Large room but noisy fan and lazy TV
We went there to drop off our son at UIUC. The hotel is near I 74 in a complex of several other hotels. The room was larger than we expected. Pillows were nice.
The fan noise was very loud. We could not lower its speed using the controls.
TV was very lazy. After switching the channels it took about three seconds to show the picture. Also several channels were repeated and several were not available.
On one day the room service made one bed but forgot to make another.
Exercise room was good. It had fresh towels, a TV and water.
Breakfast was good. The people were friendly. They also kept it open slightly beyond closing time to allow late comers.
They give two newspapers - USA Today and The News Gazette (local newspaper).
Overall we are satisfied with the hotel.
August 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dyck 100% perfect!
Can't hardly say any more than that! 100% perfect!!!!!
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Copernicus Significantly better stay than expected
I visit Urbana 2-3 times/yr and the HI Express was usually my last choice compared to other properties. It has been at least a year since I last used this motel for my family visit. It was an excellent choice. The room was clean, the bathroom was very clean and bright. We had an HD TV. The AC worked and was quite, the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast bar had a good selection and my grandson was amazed by the pancake machine.
The HI Exp Urbana will be my first choice for hotel stay when we visit this area in the future
August 28, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ashniso Service
Towels and coffee were not replenished, after repeated requests, only they were replenished.
Another thing I noted, was no one picks up the phone and when you leave a voice mail, no one responds back.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EmptyNester2013 Comfortable bed and great service.
Clean room, comfortable bed, decent shower, good variety of breakfast items. Would definitely stay here again.
August 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ldavis Great experiences if you overlook the pool
My family first stayed at this property in March of 2013 when we got stuck by a snowstorm on the way back to Iowa from Tennessee. The staff was fantastic and even offered a late check out the next day to give road crews time to work. Because of that we decided that this was our new "half way point" destination when we travel from IA to TN.
We have stayed at this hotel twice since that initial visit in March and are still pleased with the staff and rooms however both times we've found the pool area to need attention. There have been large clumps of hair in the pool and on the floor by the chairs, the water has had a somewhat disturbing cloudiness that made us hesitant to even let the kids get in it, and we have had to call or stop at the front desk each time to ask someone for towels. For having staff that seem so helpful and accommodating in other areas, the pool definitely needs more frequent attention.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CardinalsRule Friendly atmosphere
Good location to U of I and highway. Friendly staff
August 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrZWip5 Smile . . . .
I arrived for a teachers workshop, a day ahead of a group. Brittany helped me with my reservation, so I was able to stay in my room for all 5 days. That was plus #1. I arrived Sunday afternoon, tired, and wanting to relax before the start of a busy week, and the staff could not have made me feel more welcome! Both Brittanys, Torie, Debbie, and Teddi made my stay (thru Friday morning) very relaxing. Miss Robin and Miss Dorothy serve up a breakfast that made me smile every morning! They are so pleasant!
This is where I'm staying, when I'm in this area!
July 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debi68 Staff
I would like to say that my stay at this holiday inn was by far the best hotel experience I have had. The quality of staff working is amazing and Brittney on the front desk was very friendly and addressed my concerns extremely well.
Dorothy and Robin, the Breakfast area staff were by far some of the nicest people I have met, making both my daughter and mines experience to be an outstanding one, they were helpful,friendly and polite. I would a 100% recommend staying at this hotel and understand why my husband will only stay at Holiday Inn Express whilst he is in Champaign for business.
July 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GrainMan9 There are better HI Express locations than this one...
I've stayed here on several occasions and I am consistently under-whelmed. If you stay in Champaing-Urbana area, stay somewhere else
July 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by COCA Great Room - But
The room was great we were on the ground floor. We did however have ants in our bathroom the whole time we were there. We did call the front desk about it and they said they would have someone clear the "floor". Not sure that happened, because the next morning the ants were back.
July 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GrainMan9 Better places
Don't expect to be welcomed as a IHG Rewards or Priority Club member...I've stayed here several times and never have experienced that here. The rooms are fine, but the staff are mediocre and the breakfast has limited selection, compared to other Holiday Inn Express locations that I have stayed.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laura5565 Wonderful
This was the first HI Express that had good food that was very well prepared.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rotorguy Nice place
Nice clean place to stay..friendly staff..helpful when needed
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rayski2363 Ms. Dorothy & Brittany
I've been staying at this facility for over 8 years. Ms. Dorothy who runs the breakfast area most mornings is the best. She is always pleasant and cheerful. She greets every guest and consistently goes out of her way to make sure everyone is taken care of. The food is good and the eating area always spotless! She is the one constant at this facility. Every breakfast area manager should go to the Ms. Dorothy school on how to do it right!
I wouldn't have the consistently great breakfast experiences if it wasn't for Brittany at the front desk. She takes care of my repeat reservations and always sees to it that I receive Platinum treatment! I always know I'm set for my next visit when Brittany takes care of the paper work. These two ladies make the Urbana, IL Holiday Inn Express the place I choose to stay time and time again.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by russ1387 great service
very helpful staff at check in nice to get and upgrade does not happen very often
June 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susan1971 Staff
I have stayed at the HIE for the last 6 months as I did a Travel RN position at Carle Hospital. The staff were all wonderful. Brittany, front desk, was awesome. She was very polite, professional, and always making sure I was comfortable in my room. She is a huge asset to your company. Also I would like to mention Miss Dorothy that worked in the mornings preparing breakfast. She was a pleasure to visit with after working a 12 hour night shift at the hospital. She is a very sweet, sincere, and just such a nice lady who made sure the breakfast bar was always full, clean, and presentable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the area. All of the staff were great including housekeeping! I will definitely stay here again if I do another nursing contract with the hospital. Thank you to everyone who made my 6 month stay such a great one!!
June 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Migalito1962 As close to home as you can be in another state.
I cannot state emphatically enough the difference great staff make to a road warrior. This hotel makes you feel welcome from Check in to breakfast. I will always choose this location when in Champaign.
Ms Dorothy is the best!!!!!
May 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vasu Clean and comfortable
Good stay, and easy access to the college location
May 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JCGR review
Noisy heating/cooling system. Oikos greek yogurt would be a nice choice for breakfast.
April 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ACERH1 Breakfast Service
The lady that makes the breakfast, places the food out for the guests and then cleans up is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She does a wonderful job and is such a pleasant and dedicated person. When I travel to the Carle Foundation Hospital and stay at the HIE, she is constantly one of the highlights. I am sorry I can't remember her name tonight but please give her a raise!! EJS
April 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Swimcoach Good hotel
I slept well here. The location was great for where I needed to be at for work.
April 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tkmnjt Champaign area visit
I was pleased with my stay and the location near the highway and close proximity to my visit at the University. For a college town, I found the hotel quite adequate. Didn't go down for breakfast or use the work out facilities this time. Staff were pleasant.
April 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by migalito62 Ms. Dorothy Makes it!
The Holiday Inn Express--Champaign is a nice hotel generally. But the one thing that makes it my only choice when I am in town is Ms. Dorothy. She sets up breakfast each day and treats each guest as family. She is prompt, conscientious, and incredibly personable. She makes you sad to leave. I look forward to my calls in the area just so I can say hey to her!
April 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SallyHB Nice but with a few glitches
I had just a quick overnight stay and the ambiance at Holiday Inn Express is really lovely. The rooms are very spacious and clean and the breakfast offerings were very abundant. The staff was lovely and helpful. Thank you!
There were just a couple of glitches. I had no toilet paper nor kleenex tissue in my room initially. That was a bit awkward. Also, the internet connection from my room was almost non-existent. I was able to connect with no problem but the reception was terrible. I really needed to get some computer work accomplished but was unable to from my room. Very inconvenient. Also, the exercise room was pretty sparse but I realize that's probably not a major priority for the hotel.
April 9, 2013