Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 103
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ranger 23 Great hotel
This hotel is quiet and offers a good breakfast and nice friendly people
June 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ralph4077 Vacation stay
Location fine, staff less so. breakfast average for this type of location and among HI Express. Managers monthly reception nice.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ray 48D Overnite in Valpo.
We have used this property on numerous occations.
It is always clean and comfortable.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dr. V Great people!
It was our 54th wedding anniversary. They were great to us and even gave us a bottle of wine on the house!
June 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by liler1313 Great room and service
Came into town for High School Graduation - visiting family - excellent room and service - will definitely stay again
June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cheryl w clean and comfortable
We were able to check-in early which was great! We also had requested the 3 rooms we booked to be close and they were!, all on same floor and 2 were side by side. We stayed in the suites with 2 queen beds and a pull-out sofa - the rooms were very comfortable and clean. The hotel was quiet so everyone was able to sleep well even though 2 of the rooms were right by the elevator. Oh, and the express breakfast was just right with cereal, yogurt, biscuits/gravy, bacon, eggs, pancakes, muffins etc along with coffee/milk/juices. Definitely will stay here again if ever I'm in the Valparaiso area. :)
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Libra76 comfortable bed and good nights sleep
This was our second stay at this Holiday Express, and will stay there when we come back to Valparaiso for the next grandchild's graduation.
June 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kelme4 comfortable bed, good sleeping
Suite was adequate but not what I would consider a true suite. The staff at breakfast was wonderful. The young lady at the front desk needs to work on her people skills, she was not pleasant at all. We and our other guest needed more towels for our room and they only had 3 left at the desk at 11:30 pm. We hosted blocked rooms for a wedding party and was surprised and not happy that another quest booked a room for a lot less than the prices we were given. The hotel is nice and well maintained, the beds were very comfortable and the room was dark, but not very sound proof.
June 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Purdue1 Overall, good stay
Have stayed here 3 or 4 times a year. Staff is friendly and the place is clean.
Bath towels were not in the room when I arrived due to mechanical failure of the clothes dryer. Took about an hour to get towels.
Will stay here again.
June 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 4days ADA
shower nozzle is to for from the shower chair. Unable to use shower controls or shower nozzle while sitting on shower chair. Water pressure is not strong enough to reach the shower chair.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Curlys Custom Cycles Outstanding Hotel
This Hotel is one of the best in the area. I book rooms for our business in Chesterton In and this hotel always comes through for us. My guest especially told me they appreciated Karen at the front desk for her hospitality.
May 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by moving on expired milk, horrible pillows, VERY delayed points
Not only was the milk expired on 2 different occasions but the dates were turned around so we wouldn't see that they were expired! Pillows are very uncomfortable, and your welcome points don't get entered for WEEKS!
May 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by WhydoIneedanickname11 Towels
The towels were thin and had loose strings hanging from them.
Too high price.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WTSDA E Dan Seamless Stay = Happy Customer
Clean comfortable stay without any hiccups. Like the scrambled egg / sausage / pancake selections for breakfast. Lady who staffed the dinning area bought OJ when it ran out. I fell asleep with the TV on, and when I came across my next door neighbor, they said they didn't hear a thing.
February 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FreezingCold Freezing Cold
I arrived at the hotel during the cold weather on January 27, 2014. The outside temp was -11 degrees. It was 10pm by the time I arrived at my room. The HVAC system was turned OFF and the drapes were open. This left the extermely cold. During extreme weather, hot or cold, i feel the heating or cooling unit should be turned ON to prevent the room from being uncomfortable.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MDR10 Great service during a major snow storm
On 1/5/2014, Indiana was hit with a major snow storm. I was traveling from Ohio to Wisconsin that night and was stuck in the middle of the storm. The whole state was starting to shut down all roads, so I had to pull over and find a hotel to stay. I was glad to find the Holiday Inn Express in Valparaiso, IN. While I was driving up to the hotel, my van got stuck in the snow while going up the driveway beside the building. I walked to the front door and started to check in. I realized the receptionist was actually the housekeeping supervisor, and she wasn't used to checking in people (a lot of staff members couldn't make it in). Marissa did a great job getting me setup. I then told her that my van was stuck in the driveway, and to my surprise, she immediately offered to put her boots and coat on and help me out. While walking out, a couple other people offered to help and we were all able to successfully get my van unstuck. That night, since I haven't ate all day and the roads were still closed, I went down and asked if I could purchase any meals. Marissa offered some pizza and pepsi that she had in the break room. I wanted to pay, but she insisted that it was free and to just enjoy the rest of my night. I had to stay there a couple more nights until the roads reopened. Before I left, Marissa knocked on my door and asked if I needed anything else and just to check up on me. I was amazed with Marissa and the rest of the staff that I interacted with. I couldn't have asked for a better hotel to be at during a snow storm. 15 inches of snow was rough, but the friendly staff made it the best experience possible!
January 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reester Very quiet and friendly motel and great service and rooms were nice
Two adults and a family of four all stayed. I never heard a door open all nite even. Lately the motels we have stayed at have been very noisy at nite. We had little kids and they loved the pool and slept so good in the soft beds. It was an exceptional experience and I highly recommend.
December 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Don87 Valpo Hotel
The location works very well for me due to the location of my work. I will stay there again if I return to the area.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mimi78 The food service was poor and not prepared well
The normal scrambled eggs had spices added to them that made them taste like mexican fare.
When I asked the cook as to what she put in the eggs, she said "Mrs. Dash" Not everyone like someone else's tastes!
The 2 from coffee pots were empty. I had to try to reach the
ones on the second tier and being only 5 ft. tall and 79 years old
I could not get as cup of coffee. The dining room was empty except for a mother and 2 small children, yet there was laughter and talking going on "full time" in the kitchen.
We like to stay at this Holiday Inn several times a year, as it is
our hometown. We travel from Indianapolis (3 hours away) to
enjoy a couple of days with our family and friends. Normally
we have a delightful time and look forward to the big buffet breakfast each morning. This time we went home with a
bad taste in our mouths.
November 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Alexan comfortable bed and good location
The exercise room need a lot of work.
There are no weights,the room is small and cluster phobic.It is also warm.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alleyoop Friendly Service and Nice room.
We were very pleased with our 2 night stay. The room was very clean, the location was excellent, and I might add the complimentary breakfasts were great. The attendant for the breakfast room was very friendly, and made sure the food was allways stocked. I would go back again.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DISAPPOINTED61 Very Satisfied
The hospitality of Karen who works at the Front Desk was very nice. The Hotel has been very clean every time I have visited. The staff has also been very accommodating.
October 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ktk01 Charged an Extra Night
Discovered a charge for an extra night on my credit card without being notified by the hotel. When I called the hotel directly, I spoke to a clerk at the desk and was told that the charge was made because there was a “Do Not Disturb” sign left on the door of the room. I do not recall if such a sign was there, but I do recall that when I checked out in the morning of 7/16, I was merely asked if everything was correct on my bill that had been slipped under the door on the last night of my stay. I told the desk clerk everything was fine and we left.
The hotel staff knew enough to place the bill in my room the last night of my reservation stay, I had a conversation with the desk staff upon my exit, and thus they should have know that I no longer occupied the room. I was not notified of the charge for the additional day, nor was I given a receipt for the charge. It was merely posted to my credit card without my knowledge and I only discovered it upon review of the credit card statement. Is this common practice for Holiday Inn Express to charge additional days without notifying the customer?
I contacted Holiday Inn Customer Service to register my complaint and their response was to work it with the local management. I wrote a letter to the Hotel Manager on Sep 29 and have not received any communication back from the hotel. Over the last 20 years I have stayed for 4 days each July at the Holiday Inn Express of Valparaiso for about 15 of them (we stayed there back when the property used to be located on US 30 across from the small amusement park). I will no longer stay at Holiday Inn Express on my future stays in Valparaiso.
October 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by PBJ1 Unusual experience
We have stayed at this property three times over the past 6 months and have always enjoyed our stay. In fact, we switched to this property after a bad experience at a nearby hotel. However, this stay was different in that our room never got cleaned for a two-night stay. When this was explained to the front desk clerk, a $20 discount was offered. We also were charged $4 more per night than was originally quoted to us.
I plan to give this property another chance hoping that it was just an "off" weekend stay.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jules1115 Great Stay, Great Staff, Great Service
My daughter and I stayed there for one night on Valparaiso University's family weekend, we enjoyed the clean room and comfortable bed. Had a quick breakfast the next morning before heading over to the football stadium to watch the Crusaders play.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Herschal Great Stay, Sleep & Staff
We enjoyed our stay @ Holiday Inn Express Valparaiso. Staff was friendly, room was comfortable...they even loaned us a wine key @ the front desk. We will stay there again.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bears85 Nice people, great value.
I stay here on business 7 -8 times a year. The staff and facilities are excellent. Worth the money.
October 14, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jackirm Dated facility and room amenities.
We left a wake up call on the automated system and never received our call; got no satisfaction from front desk as to why.
Hotel older, room small and bathroom very small with old, small sized and overused towels. We did not have breakfast at the hotel so can't comment on breakfast.
Although we didn't spend much time watching tv the choice of channels was limited.
Location was good.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MartinMH Great Stay
This is just what you would expect from a Holiday Inn. Clean rooms. Friendly staff.
I had a meeting in town and it was on my daughters birthday. My daughter and my niece skipped a day of school and came with me. the hotel was walking distance from several great shopping areas my daughter really enjoyed.
The pools was clean and kept up. a door lead to an outside patio area that was very nice.
The breakfast was not the greatest the day I was there. Some regulars said they the hotel normally offer more for breakfast. I had pancakes, eggs and sausages. I guess they normally have some really good cinnamon rolls.
October 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Austen Privacy and surrounding conditions
We continued to be disturbed by the (Personal) noise of the room next door (226-ours). The acoustics were just plain inadequate.
The noise is able to come through the wall as if there were only cardboard between us. At the very least I would request a refund of at least 1/2 the cost of the overnight stay.
October 4, 2013