Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 147
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Kaitai room showed wear and tear and jacuzzi bath did not work
Overall the property needs a good make over, and the rate was high for its location
November 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brifro Great Location for Bradenton
The Hotel is a great location for visiting Bradenton. The Hotel is quiet, clean, comfortable and well staffed by great employees. If you are looking to recruit some professional hotel employees this is the place to find them. They were well informed and on point with my reservation having pre-reviewed the check ins. The room was excellent and the linens new. The only complaint for room 213 was the air conditioner would not run a constant fan and only worked in automatic cycle mode. This was not a big issue for us & only noting this for the ultimate perfectionist guest info. The morning breakfast was typical Holiday Inn Express. We will stay here again when we visit family in the area. Always best Regards, fromang
November 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tiffp26 comfortable and great service
The beds are really comfortable, the staff was very helpful and the breakfast was good and plentiful.
November 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ribbons57 nice room, clean, quite.
Friendly, fast check in. Water and snack offered. Desk had an answer to all my questions.
November 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Liz999 Not so Good
I made the mistake of staying over Veterans Day weekend. I do have health problems and am sensitive to noise. They gave me a quiet room in the back of the hotel.
There was no refrigerator or microwave, which I usually find at most Holiday Inn Expresses. They did bring a fridge up for me, which was nice.
I was woken up in the middle of the night by the alarm clock that someone must have left on. Breakfast was very limited and in a small crowded area, and they only had skim milk for the cereal and the only fresh fruit was apples.
What turned out to be a problem as well was the location. Although it was a very central location, the road it is on, and the way it's located on it (no traffic light, just a stop sign on a one-way part of the road) meant constantly trying to make U-turns on an incredibly busy road.
The last morning I was awoken this time (7 am) by someone blasting a loud radio in the parking lot, eventually someone did ask them to turn it off, but by then it was too late.
Also I tried to talk with the cleaning woman about when she would clean my room, but she spoke no English at all.
Overall not a good experience, but the hotel staff did try hard to make up for many of the short comings of the older building/hotel, and did try to fix the things they were able to fix.
November 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by girlporter air quality
we had reserved a non smoking room and it was great but outside of the room the interior of the hotel smelled of smoke so if we had wanted to sit somewhere inside we would not have been able to
October 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ComputerCommando Has problems but seen worse
My initial experience was not good. Upon entering my room, I found the towel rack torn from the wall with debris on the bathroom floor and hardware on the sink. Whether someone had just started the repair job and quit or was about to start does not matter. The room was obviously not ready for guests. I called the front desk who immediately assigned me to another room. The room itself was nice and up to the standards I expect. However, the first floor hallway to get to the room smelt of cigarettes and had stains on the carpet. Not what I expect from Holiday Inn Express. Finally the television lost signal or pixelated frequently. Very annoying. These things aside, my final room was comfortable.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Resa Excellent!!
First time in the Bradenton area and I really enjoyed staying at the Holiday Inn here! Jade at the Front Desk was very professional and friendly. The room was comfortable, clean, and quiet. The breakfast area was clean and the breakfast staff was very nice. The fitness room had great cardio equipment. I will definately stay in this hotel again if I am in the area.
October 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike0977 Awful holiday Inn
Room was dirty and not typical holiday Inn. A/c stopped working during night contact front desk and was advised maintenance was on break and some one would be up to fix later. Waited for over an hour still no one showed, called front desk and I advised him was going to bed and guess to forget it. Front desk clerk never said anything just okay. Sheets on king bed had black stains on them bathroom wasn't cleaned. Just overall gross will never stay at this hotel again and don't advise anyone to neither
October 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by missp great location
Very nice neighborhood and close to everything you need or want. We stayed two nights. First day we walked into our room it was freezing cold. Turned AC up and finally off . The bed felt like everytime I rolled over I was going to fall off the bed. The next morning I requested blankets for both beds. We left and returned around 1pm-no blankets. The girl at the desk said they had to wash and dry them first! I would think that size hotel would have extra blankets!! I also asked same girl about a sports bar across the street-all she knew it was there. Not very helpful to out of towners..
The man at night John was professional & pleasant
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HotWingsnBrewskies Out of the mainstream, yet a great location
This hotel is away from the freeway, and yet a great location for doing everything from shopping, restaurants, and playing on the island. A very nice and large lobby greats you with sort of an unexpected elegance. The desk staff are very efficient and accommodating. The maintenance staff were prompt, responding within 5 minutes, to fix a problem with the AC. I would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends and family, and we will certainly visit this property on our future trips to the Bradenton area.
September 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sister60 If you gorgot something
They will really ggprovide for you your needs, A glass of milk and cookies LOL.
The entire staff is warm and polite
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CinderB Friendly staff and excellent service
This is our first choice of accommodation when we stay in Bradenton.
September 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by disneyfan394 just ok
We stayed for a soccer tournament. We chose a room with the whirlpool bath thinking it would help our soccer player relax after games. The jets on the tub did not work and no one came to the room to fix it. Also, the second day we were there the cleaning person made the bed with visably dirty sheets. We didn't say anything because we were checking out early anyway.
September 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Razor59 Nice Facility and great Staff
Stayed for several weeks. The Facility was clean and the Staff was very attentive.
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Leandra1975 We had a good stay, but hotel needs to pay attention to certain points
We stayed over a week in this property.
What we liked was:
- Distance to the beach and all local shops and restaurants;
- General surroundings of the hotel (parking, terrace);
- It`s not a party place hotel, so quiet rooms and plenty of space at the pool;
-Reception, always friendly we came with request;
- Quality of the beds was good.
What we didn`t liked;
- Our room was a bit worn. We had a room with a nasty odor and the carpet should be renewed, also in the hallway;
- Pool should be cleaned more often, we found a lot of hair in the pool;
- Pool area should have a few more umbrella`s;
-Breakfast area was small, and everyday the same. Practically no fresh options/fresh fruit (and the waitress didn't really seem to enjoy her job).
Overall we enjoyed our stay, however for next year please renew the carpets, remover the hair from the pool and expand breakfast as it was boring after 8 days.
August 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Heartburn3 Near the Beach
I selected this HI Express because it was a short drive to the beach. It was a good hotel. What would make it better was if there was a small refrigerator in the standard rooms. I usually bring my own filtered water and like to keep it cold. I had to buy a cooler and fill it with ice to keep things cool.
Could use some additional hooks or towel bars close to the shower, as there is only one small hook for a towel.
I liked that it was easily accessible to the main road, but didn't get the noise from Cortez. The front desk was extremely helpful, can't say enough good things about them.
August 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JFlood Loud and tired
Air conditioner was too loud and room looked tired.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by K9muse Can't beat the government rate!
Room was clean and comfortable. The staff were awesome and very accommodating. Enjoyed my time by pool relaxing...
August 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MargaretC Good Night's Rest
We used this as an overnight stay as our last day in Florida. The hotel was clean and comfortable. Our alarm clock was not functioning anymore and needed to be replaced. Free breakfast was tasty and good. Coffee was very good.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kenneth6140 Comfortable bed and great service.
Great location. Friendly staff. If working in Bradenton then this is where you want to stay.
August 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by swflatraveler POOR MANAGEMENT
The room was average just needs some updating. The breakfast buffet was excellent and well stocked. Pool and hot tub was excellent. The major problem at this hotel is management. I was overcharged on my bank card by a new employee. My card was only to be charged as a hold for incidentals, however employee charged me for my room which was already pre-paid for. I bought it to managements attention immediately. Problem was never corrected, no apology made of any kind except well mistakes happen. I have now called corporate 3 times on this manager who has still not yet put the money back into my account, 8 days after the error was made. He has refused to cooperate and fax over paperwork my bank has requested. My advice to anyone who chooses to stay here, check your bank account BEFORE you leave the hotel for overcharges and to anyone who has stayed already stayed here, check your bank account.
August 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CATHIE47 ROOMLOCK
REPORTED TWICE THAT KEY WOULD NOT OPEN DOOR .
HOUSEKEEPER LET US IN ONCE.ARRIVED NEXT TIME AND
PROBLEM WAS NOT CORRECTED.MAINTAINCE MAN LET
US IN AND TOLD US IT WAS NOT REPORTED.NEEDS A
SOME REMODELING OTHERWISE COMFORTABLE.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lazy1 Handicap room available
The desk clerk changed me to a handicap room which I appreciated. I could shower without worry and the bed was comfortable. The air conditioning actually remained the same all night, very comfortable, which was a first. Most hotels/motels A/C seem to never work properly. The breakfast was good, plentiful and varied. A comfortable stay.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melody51 Great customer services
The 1st day making resv to arrival, departure was treat!!!! The staff is friendly which made my stay very relaxing.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roundy Never a problem at HIE
We had a pool side room , and the air conditioner from the room above dripped its water right down on the track of the sliding doors. I mentioned it to the maintenance guy and he said he can't do anything unless the boses told him to do it . For the next half hour he didnt do anything. Are your maintenance people all micro managed like that? It's a 2 dollar fix and maybe 3 minuets to do the job . And your sliding glass doors would last a lot longer, you have a nice hotel let the maintenance people do there job .They know it needs to be done. We were in room 108. Everything else was great its what we have come to expect from HIE. Thanks Chris
July 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ragmantenn33 johnnie33
Stayed on the first floor. Air conditioner was very noisy. I stay here every 6 weeks or so and I like the hotel. I think the air conditioner needs to be replaced. The lights between the beds were not working either. Some one came to put bulbs in the bathroom, but did not fix the lights between the beds.
Person at desk forgot to mention my membership and I didn't get any package. Maybe they don't do that here.
Breakfast was good and you get a 20% discount at Beef O' Brady's if you tell them that you are staying at the Holiday Inn Express. They should tell quest that.
I will be back.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by flbubby super hotel
Close to IMG- great room- i opted fr the suite and great breakfast
July 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Katpac Comfy & Clean!
Great location. Easy access to beautiful beaches, restaurants & shopping. Breakfast & other hotel staff very friendly & accomodating. Pool was clean. Will return soon.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wander321 4 night stay with comfy bed and attentive staff
The GPS could not locate the hotel so we called and used the address of a nearby Aldi to get there. The location was great - near Bradenton beaches, easy reach of Route 41 to Sarasota and Bradenton, on a bus route although used a car. The pool seemed a bit murky and the hot tub had some debris, but we didn't use either - too busy. Great to have a fridge and microwave. Hard working and attentive staff in the breakfast area replenishes quickly.
Two story entry, elevator view of pool, and a U-layout gives many rooms a pool view.
Nearby Anna Maria Oyster Bar has with great value on various seafood specials of the day.
Third floor rooms are quiet.
July 14, 2013