Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 99
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by travelyosh staff where are you?
I have stayed at numerous properties and have never seen one where the staff were this invisible. Upon checking in , I was greeted with an empty desk and had to wait for someone to appear from the back room. Throughout the stay I saw this to be the case.The area behind the counter was cluttered with boxes of supplies etc. Also breakfast personnel were not visible much of the time. Not a good pr deal for sure. Room was fine.seemed like maybe a large group with many kids was there. Other places have strategically separated these out to isolate noise, etc. Maybe not possible here.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LindaMae64 Staff very helpful
We were there during the Polar Vortex. They were very helpful in getting us to the airport!
January 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dcgideon Snow storm memories
My friends and I were returning from a business trip and did not feel safe driving any longer in the snow storm. The staff was welcoming and helpful. I went across the parking lot for a burger and the gentleman that waited on me was very kind also. I have stayed at a lot of hotels and this one was excellent and made you feel very welcomed.
December 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by johnson45 Staff and Great service
The staff provided great service and the room was comfortable. I look forward to staying there again.
December 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by topher333 Nice place to rest while on the road
Overall the room was nice, a little dated but okay. The room was clean but needed new towels. There were stains on the rug and some of the furniture which did not make the room as inviting as it could be.
November 11, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 13rick My experience
Check in was great, took elevator to 3rd floor and when the door opened trash on the floor. Turn left down the hall another piece of trash in the hall. Entered my room, 3 minutes after the maid enters the room. 8:00pm I went downstairs to get bottled water, trash in the hall was still there. Surely the maid that entered my room had to seen it. Elevator floor was sticky, 9:00pm room smells like something's on fire. A/c unit is now blowing hot air, shut it off and went the rest of the evening with it off as I didn't want to change rooms. 9:30am I leave the room , trash still in hall, elevator floor still sticky. Informed the lady at the front desk about the A/C and my experience. Left my number for a manager to contact me, never received a call.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Julio2 Stayed here before
When you get good service it is easy to stay at the same place again.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by blage0516 Comfortable bed and great service!
Our stay was fantastic! Our room was quiet and clean! I couldn't have been more happy with making this decision to stay at this hotel. I have never seen Bath and Body Works products in the bathroom before and I loved it! Also the breakfast staff was wonderful! My cousin asked if there were any bananas left and there were none, so we went about our business and as we were moving the car around to the back the breakfast lady went and personally got my cousin a banana! Amazing service! Will come again.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susan1971 Staff is AWESOME
Nice place to stay. Room lean and staff is wonderful!
October 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Arpa Great place
We stayed three nights during a busy weekend. The entire staff was friendly, accommodating and personable ...all of them.... those behind the desk and those in the breakfast room...everyone we encountered. Breakfast food was good all three days.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Johnny31 Towels
Since the rejuvenation of Holiday Ins nation wide, I have noticed
the improvement. The matresses are comfortable. I like the choice of firmness of pillows. I most o all appreciate the quality of the towels. In the past, the towel quality says a great deal about the overall quality of the inn.
September 19, 2013
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