Located just off Interstate 35E in northeast Dallas, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Dallas/Stemmons Fwy is geared towards road travellers who prefer a hotel with a free breakfast, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a desk. Rooms with a minibar, a living area with a sofabed and a jetted tub are also on offer, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a meeting space for up to 55 people, a business centre, laundry services, a free buffet breakfast and free parking. Pets are not permitted.
Downtown Dallas and the Dallas Convention Center are both roughly a 15-minute drive away, while Royal Shopping Mall can be found 5 minutes away by car. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is about a 13-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 15, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, staff and breakfast.
Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to both of Dallas's airports, restaurants, downtown Dallas, highway access, bars, shopping, Walmart and attractions. A few guests complained about the hotel's surrounding area, however (see below).
Numerous reviewers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet, well equipped and well maintained, with comfortable beds and good water pressure. It should be noted, however, that a few patrons were disappointed with aspects of their lodgings (see below).
Several patrons praised the hotel's staff. They found them to be friendly, helpful, accommodating and hard working.
The hotel's breakfast was complimented by several guests, who described it as delicious and great, with lots of hot and cold choices and a clean dining area.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and the surrounding area.
Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms, worn towels, noisy air conditioning and some cleaning issues.
While many lodgers praised the hotel's proximity to the airport and restaurants, a few patrons had complaints about the hotel's surrounding area. They found the area to be in a sketchy part of town, due to its proximity to a strip club across the street.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 95% recommendation rate from 82 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 from 78 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #86 of 186 Dallas hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 46 reviews.
The author called the hotel on September 15, 2013 to verify some information.