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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel

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New Hotel in Harrisonburg, Virginia near James Madison University Welcome to the brand new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area. We are less than 2 miles from James Madison University and located directly off Interstate-81 at Exit 247-A, bringing local businesses and attractions to our doorstep. And, of course, the breathtaking sights of Shenandoah National Park awaits you along the historic Skyline Drive. Our attentive team and excellent facilities cater to the needs of corporate travelers. Companies like SYSCO, Walmart Distribution, Merck, Tenneco, MillerCoors and Pilgrims Pride are all near our hotel's property in Harrisonburg. Our accommodations also offer free Wi-Fi, parking and hot breakfast. Maintain your workout routine at our 24-hour Fitness Center or relax in our indoor swimming pool. Each room is equipped with a microwave, mini-refrigerator, Keurig, large wall mounted TV, numerous plug outlets and in-room safe.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Indoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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196 Burgess Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-9820
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel
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REALGrunge wrote a review Mar 2024
Woodstock, New York80 contributions56 helpful votes
We were traveling back home to New York after attending a wedding in Cartersville, GA. Needing a place to stay (because we did not want to travel 14 hours all the way home), we stopped at the Holiday Inn Express. The room and bathroom were large and very clean. In fact, the whole hotel was very clean and spacious. Beds and pillows were really nice and comfortable as were the towels. Breakfast was really good with a nice variety (but, when they say breakfast ends at 9:30, they really mean it in no uncertain terms.) Staff was courteous, if not overly friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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LovesTravel41 wrote a review Apr 2023
Brewster, New York88 contributions30 helpful votes
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Very clean and new. Everything worked. Blow dryer, keurig , microwave and fridge in room. Stylish lobby and lots of parking. Friendly and helpful staff. Small shop on site for snacks. Pool looked clean but small. Very substantial breakfast with some healthy options. Very good location. Room darkening shades were really effective. Bed was slightly uncomfortable for us but that is always a personal preference. Overall an excellent experience and would stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking lot does not go fully around building. C shaped lot. Main lobby tv has weather channel....
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DABeza wrote a review Feb 2024
50 contributions15 helpful votes
What a wonderful hotel. There are actually front desk staff working who dress professionally and greet guests with a smile! Whenever anything was needed they were available and friendly. The hotel is clean and unlike many doesn’t have that run down appearance.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jane S wrote a review Sept 2023
Ulverston, United Kingdom775 contributions264 helpful votes
This hotel was great, it’s fairly new and is near a shopping area so there are restaurants you can walk to. The room was good, large and with a comfortable bed. The receptionist when we arrived was welcoming and friendly
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Date of stay: September 2023
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O’Nan Family Band wrote a review May 2023
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We stayed here while visiting Shenandoah national park. It was about 30 minutes to most of the trail heads, but it was a beautiful drive. We didn’t spend a lot of time at the hotel, but it was very clean and comfortable. The location is nice, on top of the hill, our room faced the mountains, and it was beautiful view. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Elsa C. L. wrote a review Mar 2023
New York City, New York2354 contributions373 helpful votes
This place is new, clean and spacious. It is situated on top of a hill and within walking distance to restaurants. Their beds and pillows are comfortable. The bed sheets are white and fine textured. Towels are white and fluffy! Breakfast offerings have a variety of quality hot and cold choices. Staff are courteous.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ample parking. They put on hold a $50 deposit in case something gets destroyed.
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UpstateNewYorkParent wrote a review Dec 2022
Finger Lakes, New York65 contributions52 helpful votes
This was one of the best hotels I’ve stayed at during my frequent travel by car to/from South Florida from New York State. Clean, welcoming, warm, convenient to highway, restaurants, etc. Fitness room, breakfast, seasonal pool. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Consider booking earlier in the day. We got the last room when we booked!
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LesleyScarborough wrote a review Sept 2022
Scarborough, United Kingdom1233 contributions220 helpful votes
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We stayed here for 6 nights from 26 June 2022 and were very happy with the hotel, until we got home to the UK and discovered they'd charged us twice. We booked in January '22 via Booking.com and paid in full. When we arrived at the hotel they tried to charge us again so we produced an email confirming we'd paid in January. They asked for our credit card to be put in the card machine, which is fairly standard practice in hotels, and assured us we wouldn't be charged twice. We had a comfortable stay in a room with a good view over the city, the bed was very comfy, the bathroom had everything you could need and the breakfast was better than we'd expected, having previously stayed in a Holiday Inn Express in Ottawa, though I agree with Porkchop, since we too could have done without Fox News being broadcast to us every morning and the excessive use of plastic and polystyrene which is obviously company policy and environmentally unfriendly. Parking at the hotel was easy and free. We would have liked our wastepaper bin to be emptied more than twice during our stay. Unfortunately, when we got home we discovered that, despite being assured we wouldn't, we had been charged again. It took a while to recover this second payment from our credit card company, hence I am writing this review now we have been refunded. We would stay here again but would take a bank statement with us to prove we'd already paid since email confirmation obviously isn't enough, and we would not put our credit card in the card machine! You have been warned!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Make sure you're not charged twice by bringing a bank statement with you!
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Gary T wrote a review Aug 2022
Austin, Texas1075 contributions373 helpful votes
This is a newer well kept property with quite comfortable rooms. We booked two rooms late in the evening and on check in were promptly given two rooms when we checked in at midnight. During the middle of the night someone tried to enter my daughters room. When checking out the next morning and inquiring about the attempted entry we were told that they showed the room empty and had rented it in the middle of the night and had reassigned the guest who tried to enter when that guest returned and said the room was locked from the inside. We would stay here again if in the area because it is a nice property. I realize mistakes happen and I'm glad my daughter is trained to lock her door from the inside because I hate to think of what might have happened had she not.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 27 Sept 2022
Hello, Gary T Thank you for bringing this to our attention and choosing our hotel for your stay. It is extremely valuable for us and helps us improve in future occasions. I have taken the details you encountered to our management for appropriate action. I apologize for the situation. Our local team is addressing all of them as we speak. Nothing makes us happier than delivering the best experience to our beloved guests. We look forward to serving you again. I'm sure you'll love the changes and improvements. Alejandro G. Case Manager IHGService
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Jeanne W wrote a review Aug 2022
Louisville, KY96 contributions80 helpful votes
This hotel is well situated on a hill overlooking Harrisonburg, which is a pretty town. It is close to several chains, but there are restaurants near the college and a cute strip of businesses. The hotel is new and still in pretty good shape and mostly very clean. I like how they've eliminated tiny shampoo bottles, but that system requires that someone check the conditioner bottle level. The pool was nice and clean, although small. It wasn't crowded. No complaints about the room, or bathroom (a couple hairs in the shower) and it was good to have a pull out couch. We had some issues with breakfast. The milk my son pulled was sour, although not quite expired - they were apologetic about the situation though. Fox news was blasting on the television with all kinds of topics inappropriate for my children, and although we were the only group there, it was quite difficult to get the staff to find the remote. They ended up unplugging the television and the manager told us that IHG requires news to be on the breakfast tv. That is silly, but if that's the case, they could pick something like the Today Show and provide lighter content like some recipes and celebrities. I appreciate a free breakfast on site, but I also really have a problem with the amount of breakfast waste produced at chain hotels - everything is plastic and foam, which is terrible. I'd rather have fewer choices (like cinnamon buns, coffee, yogurt, and cereal only) and someone washing dishes instead of making eggs and sausage and worrying about juice or whatever. There was a recycling bin in the lobby that had trash inside it, rendering it useless.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel
Responded 30 Aug 2022
Hi porkchop1496, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Holiday Inn Express Harrisonburg – University Area. Our goal is to provide superior service and accommodations consistently. I am sorry for what happened during your stay. I have shared your comments with the hotel management. I know they appreciate you sharing your experience. I am confident steps will be taken to improve our guest satisfaction. Many thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you again and make your stay better than your last. Sincerely, Connie D Case Manager IHGService
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Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel?
Nearby attractions include Regal Harrisonburg Stadium 14 (0.3 km), Ross Dress for Less (0.2 km), and Gabe's (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Xenia A Kebab Grille, Texas Roadhouse, and O'Neill's Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisonburg - University Area, an IHG hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Silver Lake Mill (7.9 km) and Fort Harrison Daniel Harrison House (7.4 km).