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Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Newer hotel. Very clean and quiet. The staff welcomed me when I walked in and let me know if they could do anything. It's right off I-90 so very convenient. The breakfast area was consistent with the brand and was very good. I will be back when in the area.

Thank Byron H
Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 22 August 2016

In a town that the best selection of hotels is 2 1/2 stars, this was pretty good. We were passing through on the way home and this was a good place to stop. Did not see anything else about the town other than this hotel. The best thing about it was the location just off the interstate and next to...

Thank Karl115
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

Dear Karl115, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We are happy to know that you liked our location, and we certainly appreciate your nice feedback on our staff and breakfast selection. Reviews like yours are very valuable as they enable us to target areas we need to improve on. Rest assured...

Reviewed 10 August 2016

We always stay in Holiday Inns when we can, Even though they are all of various different ages, they are always the same which is nice as you know what to expect. We went on annual road trip and stopped in Albert Lea to see a play. The hotel was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was good as expected. The...

Thank Justaguurl
Jackson, Michigan
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stopped here for just one night on our way home. Hotel was clean, updated and staff was very friendly. Breakfast was as expected. Our room was good, but the beds were very squeaky in our room (I forgot the number, but it was a handicap accessible room). Like others have mentioned, the entrance is hard to find especially in the...

Thank ChrisArb
Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The front desk staff was very friendly and checked us in smoothly. The hotel itself and the grounds were beautiful and the rooms were immaculate, with refrigerators and comfortable beds. It was so nice to be at a pet-friendly hotel! The only trouble (as others have noted) was figuring out how to get to the hotel from the main road!...

Thank calipie
Evergreen, Colorado
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great location right off the highway and one of the few places to take pets. Front desk staff very friendly. Rooms were decent with comfortable beds and good sized room. Breakfast just ok but typical for holiday inn express. Kids enjoyed the pool. We would stay again although the room was a little pricey.

1Thank Nomzeerd
General_Manager4712, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 4 Star Review!! We strive to make a memorable stay for each of our guests and I am pleased to read that our front desk staff helped to do that with your stay. We hope you come back and visit again soon! All the Best, Michelle N. General Manager

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Property seems fairly new with bigger than normal rooms. Hotel is very clean and staff friendly. We had a little trouble finding the turn for the street that leads to the hotel, and actually passed it up and had to double back - some signage at the turn might be helpful.

Thank lahord59
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I was driving late at night with my sisters. It was past midnight, and all of us wanted to go to bed. The man helping us did not know what he was doing. He was very nice and kept apologizing, but the manager needs to do a better job training his employees.

Thank Carol_Ester1
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35, responded to this review

Dear Carol_Ester1, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments online. We would like to apologize for the experience you had with the service you received from our staff. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. Rest assured that your comments will be looked into and take...

Amherst, Wisconsin
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We were traveling through the area and this was a convenient location and we have had good experiences at Holiday Inn Express in the past. We had a good experience. The room was quiet, comfortable and roomy enough for our needs. A nightlight type option for the bathroom would be nice as would a bathroom fan. I frequently am up...

Thank Lara P
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The Holiday Inn Express east of I-35 at Albert Lea, Minnesota, has a wonderful staff and met most of my expectations. Holiday Inn Express maintained their high standards throughout my stay. They were able to freeze my ice cooler ice packs. Great breakfast! Minor problem with TV was promptly fixed by Connie. Biggest concern is finding the place. There's no...

Thank cozephyr1955

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35

Address: 77820 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9500
Region: United States > Minnesota > Albert Lea
Price Range: $143 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express - Albert Lea - I-35 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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“The back of the hotel faces a corn field but it is far enough off the road that noise is not a factor.”
Karl115, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't take a first floor room, The walls and ceiling are so thin you hear the bathroom above you....everything!”
TamaraJP, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rear facing rooms offer the quietest stay with a view of rural Minnesota”
RomanceWriter, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“If WIFI is important ask for a room near the office.”
leawatkins, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Look for sign "trucks turn here" and turn for the hotel”
Cynthia34, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
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