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Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center

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Welcome to One of the Best of Louisville Airport Hotels! Set in the heart of Louisville's convention, sports and airport districts, the newly built, smoke free Holiday Inn Hotel at Louisville Airport - Fair / Expo has an ideal location. We're less than a mile from the Louisville International Airport (SDF) and near the attractions and businesses of Louisville, KY. Our hotel is a few miles from attractions like Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom and the world-famous Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Museum. You can spend the day cheering for the University of Louisville's Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium or visiting Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center across the street from our hotel. The Louisville Zoo and local parks are just a few miles away. Business travelers benefit from our hotel's location near the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, UPS, Ford, Brown & Williams, Louisville Naval Ordnance Station, the University of Louisville and other businesses in Louisville. Lodging here gives you access to our 1,892 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and a 24-hour business center. Our exceptional hotel in Louisville features Kem's Cafe & Lounge, an indoor, heated pool and a 24-hour fitness center. For a well-appointed room with free high-speed Internet access, triple-sheeted bedding, a 32-inch LCD HDTV, a large work area, a microwave and a refrigerator, call our Louisville, KY hotel today to reserve a room for your next stay.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Airport transportation
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
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Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
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This hotel is perfect if you are doing anything around the KY expo center/fair grounds and isn't that far from Churchill downs. It is right across the street from several restaurants and just across the bridge is more restaurants and stores.
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We called the hotel twice within 30 minutes and the price had increased. We had an early flight and icy weather was forecast so we decided to stay near the airport. They stated the reason for the increase was a boat show in town, but they had to have known about the boat
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Stayed here for one night while on a road trip to Atlanta and glad I picked this place. Quite hotel with modern CLEAN rooms with microwave and refrigerator. Plenty of space in the room I had and love it when my rooms have digital thermostats and well lit bathrooms. Would
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We checked in on Thanksgiving day and checked out the following Saturday. Understandably, the restaurant was closed on Thursday on Friday. Breakfast on Saturday was obviously food that was leftover from the previous Wednesday. The scrambled eggs were like cardboard. Potatoes
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center
Responded 14 Dec 2018
Hi Roger F, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay with us. I appreciate the high scores you have given for cleanliness. I would like to apologize for the poor restaurant service, and for the inconvenience this has caused. We always make it our goal that our guests enjoy our friendly service and efficient amenities and facilities. I am very sorry we were not able to make that happen this time. I can assure you that your feedback will be reviewed and most certainly forwarded to the appropriate departments. We take the confidence you place in us very seriously and work diligently to rectify any unsatisfactory experiences. We hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is. Warm Regards, Tracy V. Case Manager IHGService
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Its a nice hotel...we stayed two nights while in town to viait Churchill Downs. Very comfortable beds and front desk staff pleasant. The pool is small, but warm. My only complaint is that when we made the reservation we were not told the restaurant would be closed...it was
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The pool is indoors. There is a shuttle from the airport because it is very close. You will need either a rental or Uber or a cab to Churchill Downs - it is less than 10 miles away.
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How late is the bar/restaurant open on Friday/Saturday/Sunday?
Don't know how late either are open till. You can always call them and ask.
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How late is the bar/restaurant open on Friday/Saturday/Sunday?
Hello! I apologize for the delayed response, I was unaware that questions came through via the website. The restaurant serves until 10am and the bar stays open until 11pm. Thank you!
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What hours does the airport shuttle run?
I cannot help you with that. You would be best off contacting the hotel directly and ask them.
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