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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa

2850 Columbus St, Ottawa, IL 61350-1008
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 8 hotels in Ottawa
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
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Air conditioning
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JCOhio31 wrote a review May 2021
Ohio140 contributions138 helpful votes
Stayed at Holiday Inn Express Ottawa, IL in late April 2021. The room was very clean. Due to Covid-19, there was no breakfast buffet. Instead, breakfast was ordered from a hotel employee behind the counter. This is a much better system. I know this is due to Covid, but I encourage hotel management to continue this system even after Covid. It is so nice not to have to grab breakfast items that numerous people have handled. Further, the breakfast food area was much cleaner this way without hotel guests spilling stuff and not cleaning up after themselves.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
travelmon wrote a review Sep 2020
Peru, Illinois1 contribution1 helpful vote
Nice clean, new hotel. Severely lacking in amenities. Only Holiday Inn within 50 miles that still hasn't opened up pool. Hot breakfasts are still not served here but the others in the area are serving hot breakfasts. Also, I've asked twice for an extended checkout since I'm a Spire Elite member and both times they said no. I know they weren't busy either cuz I rode by at night and they didn't have many cars in the lot. I've mentioned this to the staff and both times they just shrugged. It is new so hopefully they turn things around soon.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Anastasia S wrote a review Jul 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice hotel, almost new. Great location, super close to Starved Rock park (20 min. away). Very comfortable bed, the best we had between last 6 hotels we recently stayed in. I was dissapoited with room condition. There was a used coffee k-cup in the coffee maker when we opened it. There was some chips pieces on the floor by the mini fridge as well as candy/gum wraps in the window frame. The sofa had what appeared to be short animal hair and a stain. The towel holder in the bathroom had pulled paint and the edge between tiles and bath tab had moldy spots, it will get only worse without the repair. What a bummer for such a nice and new hotel. Our hair dryer didn't work by the way. All these are small issues, and easily fixable. We traveled during COVID19, so we were limited on breakfast. Unfortunately this hotel offered one of the worst options for breakfat. Bagged breakfast included either Jimmy Dean frozen breakfast sandwich (pork or bacon) or muffin, an orange, and a granola bar. No water, no juice, no milk, no coffee to go, no yogurt, no cereal, nothing. And all these are an easy addable options for to go bags. Seems like hotels are saving on everything including housekeeping and breakfast now days. I want to point out all employees we had a chance to interact with were simply amazing! Front desk girls at check in/ check out as well as maintenance man were super nice!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
must_travel_soon_10 wrote a review Mar 2020
Mississauga, Canada1340 contributions463 helpful votes
This new hotel is very sleek and well appointed. The rooms are very spacious, clean, well appointed and comfortable. The lobby is spacious and inviting. Well worth the price. Convenient to the highway and many retail and restaurants near by. Unfortunately Covid19 has shut down most businesses, but the hotel is well situated regardless.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
DKB wrote a review Nov 2019
Ottawa, Illinois3 contributions
This is a great a hotel. Very comfortable and relaxed. Clean rooms and great staff. Perfect location to get away. Great price for all the stay includes. Great breakfast in the morning. Pool, fitness center, plenty of parking.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$110 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIllinoisOttawa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa?
Nearby attractions include Washington Square Park (0.6 km), Reddick Mansion and Gardens (0.6 km), and Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum (0.6 km).
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Company, B.A.S.H. Burger and Sushi House, and HiWay Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Ottawa.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Mary's Catholic Church (14.5 km) and Grand Village of the Illinois (14.5 km).