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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We found the staff friendly, the room to be clean and neat. We were passing through during a football game, so the price was Jacked Up by about 70% which is a rip off, in my opinion. The beds were like ROCK! If you like a hard bed, this is the hotel for you, we were disappointed. The staff screwed...

Thank Thomas C
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

Dear Thomas C, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We certainly do our utmost to make your stay comfortable and pleasant, so we are very pleased to note that you were satisfied with the level of service received and found the cleanliness of the rooms at par. However, we regret if you did not fully enjoy...

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Recently helped my niece move in her daughter to college in Tuscaloosa. Rolltide!! We were able to get the last available room at a hotel I will not mention. It was supposed to be smoke free two queen beds. When we got there, the smell of smoke in the room was so heavy we just started gagging. While my niece...

Thank Becky M
Collierville, Tennessee
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Holiday Inn Express in Tuscaloosa is our first choice to stay at when visiting Tuscaloosa. The staff is always friendly and helpful and I have never had a bad room at this hotel. The breakfast is typical for this type of stay and we have not had any problems in the food or breakfast area.

Thank ibrake4java
lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

Thank you for being a loyal guest and all you comments. We look forward to seeing you again when you are in Tuscaloosa.

Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The room was spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. There was a large tv, desk and chair, several lamps two nightstands and a very comfy kinng sized bed. There was also a small fridge and a stocked kuerig for fresh morning coffee...Towels were replaced and the room refreshed daily. The best breakfast ever... something for eveyone...Great stay!!!

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very nice. They offer free wifi and free hot breakfast. Their rooms are cleans and the A/C works perfect which is the one thing that I like about hotels. Front desk staff is very friendly and the breakfast personnel are awesome. Thank you again.

Thank Nhnrqz
lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS!!!! We work hard to exceed our guests expectations, and I am excited to be able to share all the great things you have said with my staff.

Fredericksburg, Texas
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Our stay here was pleasant. Just stayed one night and with two kids, it was fine for us. Comfortable, quiet. Renovations nice, however still feels like an older hotel with the small rooms and dark hallways.Not the best HIE I've ever stayed in but certainly not the worst. Staff very friendly and breakfast was good.

Thank purplecitygirl
lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

I am glad that you found our staff friendly and that you liked our renovations. Your loyalty to the Holiday Inn Brand is appreciated.

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I enjoyed just about everything this hotel had to offer. The rooms were a nice size and the renovations made for a very nice stay. I was surprised to see that our bathtub had caulking issues.....a lot of caulking issues, but that was the only issue we noticed. The breakfast offered good variety and the staff was incredibly friendly. Taking...

Thank Antden8
lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

Thank you for you honest comment about the caulking. We will be repairing the issue right away. The hotel interior was fully renovated during 2015, and I am glad that you like our changes.

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My husband I stayed here for my friend's wedding. The hotel was clean, staff was friendly/welcoming, and they had a nice breakfast. The location is great also, close to everything. We would definently stay here again! My parents also stayed there the same weekend and enjoyed it.

Thank Jena H
lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, our location, and that we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your comments.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We were visiting Tuscaloosa to tour the University of Alabama with our high school son. The hotel is in a great location adjacent to stores and restaurants and very close to the University. The staff were all extremely friendly, polite and helpful. The room was large, immaculately clean and had all the required amenities. Immaculate bathroom with great shower and...

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lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, and we appreciate every recommendation that you pass along to others.

Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This renovated hotel is in an excellent location if you are wanting to be near the University. However, even while passing through town on I-20, it took us less than 10 minutes to get to and from the interstate, and this hotel was well worth the few extra minutes to get there. The rooms are very nicely appointed with small...

Thank LifesaBanquet
lizobradovich, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University, responded to this review

We are glad to know that you like all the renovations we did in the hotel. Thank you for your comments.

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly renovated hotel with the best central location in Tuscaloosa! Relax with us while staying in the recently renovated Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tuscaloosa- University, offering you an exceptional guest experience and superior hospitality, with a warm friendly smile. You will find it easy to rest comfortably in our new decor, clean rooms with pillow top mattresses, tucked neatly with fresh crisp linens, making you feel right at home. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is the perfect choice for everyone, located just minutes from the University of Alabama Campus, making travel easy to all UA Athletic facilities. We are in an ideal area for shopping; University Mall and Mid-Town Shopping Center are located just across the street, and they both offer you numerous food choices. We know that having a productive business trip is important to you, which is why this hotel offers you free WIFI, a 24 hour Business Center, weekday valet laundry service, and 24 hour Fitness Center. Staying at this hotel has you conveniently located to all area businesses, including Mercedes, Michelin, Jim Walter, Hunt, Westervelt, Nucor, Afflink, Randall-Reilly, DCH, and VA Medical Center.During your stay, step into our Great Room and relax watching TV, or plan to meet with friends or associates and gather at the Social Tables. Start each day with our inviting free hot breakfast buffet at the Express Start Breakfast Bar; you’ll see why we are a cut above other hotels in the area. The Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University has four stories with all interior access, and an outdoor pool. This hotel has received numerous awards, including the Kemmons Wilson Spirit of Family Award. We invite you to come and experience our award winning service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University

Address: 1120 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404-5812
Region: United States > Alabama > Tuscaloosa
Price Range: €152 - €153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University 2.5*
Number of rooms: 109
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Tuscaloosa-University Hotel Tuscaloosa
Holiday Inn Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa Holiday Inn
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#2 Family Hotel in Tuscaloosa
#4 Business Hotel in Tuscaloosa
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“Bring ear plugs”
 of 5 bubbles courtneyg439, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to not face the road - it can get noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles arrotripadvise, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room actually faced the elevator and yet was totally quiet. I doubt there is a bad room in this place.”
 of 5 bubbles LifesaBanquet, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“East side = quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Jaded-Bird, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Stay in upper floors.”
 of 5 bubbles watsonk, 6 May 2016 | Read review
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