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Holiday Inn Express Tacoma Downtown

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this Holiday Inn Express was good until I stepped into the shower, which emitted a rather hopeless dribble of water. But location is excellent - right by the lovely Union Station (now a courthouse, but security is happy to let you walk around the magnificent vaulted atrium filled with Chihuly works), the UW campus, and the Glass Bridge...

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Dear Danny K, Thank you for being our guests at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tacoma Downtown while visiting Tacoma, WA. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed the local attractions and local coffee shop near our location. We happy to hear that your check in was friendly and helpful. We are extremely sorry to hear about your...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a 2 night stay in a King Suite. The bed was comfortable. There was a choice of soft or firm pillows. There was no need to bring my own pillow, which I had done. The room and bathroom were spacious and clean. Mind you, I was the only person staying in the room.There was a sofa which I think...

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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stay 3-4 times a year when traveling to my corporate headquarters. I have stayed at almost all the hotels in a 5 mile radius. Turnover of employees working at the front desk is what I look for. Tells you a lot about the hotel and the management. This location has had the same friendly faces for as long as...

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Dear zipit80, Thank you for being our guest while in the Tacoma area when visiting your corporate headquarters. We are happy that every time you stay at our location that you see our friendly staff. We do our best to treat all of our guests as their platinum members with our brand. We love hearing that you enjoy our staff...

Central Point, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice strategically located hotel, not far away from were we needed to be for the Dance Convention. The Hotel Murano was booked out and to expensive. If the weather is nice, one can walk to all the downtown city shops and restaurants. Area looks clean and safe, has public transportation with in a few feet from the Hotel. Very...

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St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I rarely stay in Holiday Inns as a Marriott platinum member, but this hotel was so convenient to the Convention Center. Check in was super fast, Mitch at the front desk was so helpful and friendly! Covered upper level parking was great, with elevator to our floor. Our king size suite was ample for us and our two young teens....

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Needed a hotel for one night for an early morning appointment at the University of Puget Sound, just down the street. Check in was great - Brittiany was so upbeat and helpful! She offered me free parking for signing up for the rewards program. I had requested a room near the elevator, and they were able to accommodate our request....

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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I had a one night stay here by myself. I was struggling between giving this hotel a three or four star rating. The hotel itself is average. Like all Holiday Inn Express', it's good for those one night business stays or driving through town and need a place to sleep places. It's a no frills hotel that got the job...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Schwidawg, Thank you for your stay and for posting a review. We are delighted to read that you appreciated the cleanliness of our hotel. However, we are sorry that some aspects of your stay did not fully meet your expectations. Our goal is to make everyone’s stay special and this review will be useful in our endeavor to continually...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It's relatively a newer facility therefore the hotel feels clean and fresh. The rooms are super comfortable with modern furnishings. The added mini kitchen is nice if you need to heat up leftovers in the microwave. Keuring machine is also a nice welcome. Breakfast is good with various selections of warm and cold. They offer to-go bags as well if...

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BRANDI H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Arhi R, Thank you for being our guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tacoma Downtown. We love hearing that you enjoyed our guest room amenities such as the comfortable furnishings, Keuring coffee machine and our complimentary Express Start Breakfast. We are happy to hear that you will be our guest again when in the Tacoma area. Best...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were only staying one night. So all I cared about was "Can we fit in a room cheaply? Can we fit in a room cheaply but not so cheap that it smells like vomit?" This Holiday inn fit the bill. Its close to the Washington State museum, but the street that its on is surrounded by warehouses and dumpsters....

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BRANDI H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review

Dear ClineFam, Thank you for being our guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tacoma Downtown. We are glad that our hotel fit you and your family's needs while in Tacoma. The area of downtown we are located in is growing. We have the new 7seas Brewing behind our location and new parking building being built on our street....

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 23 December 2016

My friend and I traveled there for a concert at the tacoma dome and the hotel was perfect for our needs! From our check in process to our checkout process, we really had no complaints! The Front desk manager was very helpful with finding us local restaurants to go to, and when we needed new towels they were brought to...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Tacoma's newest downtown hotel! With 163 guestrooms and suites and flexible meeting space for up to 120 people, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites is the place to Stay Smart! Located just off I-5 in the heart of downtown, we are just minutes away from the Downtown Business District, Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, UW - Tacoma Campus, Tacoma Dome, the Port of Tacoma, the Museum of Glass, the Lemay - America's Car Museum, the Washington State History Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and much more. Our competitive rates include a complimentary breakfast buffet daily, complimentary on-site self-parking for our overnight guests, complimentary wireless high-speed internet access and business center. Enjoy a workout or a relaxing swim in our fitness center and heated indoor pool, or take a walk downtown to a variety of restaurants, shops and attractions. The beautiful Tacoma waterfront is only a short drive away and offers sweeping views and a selection of restaurants. We hope to welcome you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Tacoma Downtown

Address: 2102 S C St, Tacoma, WA 98402-1505
Region: United States > Washington > Tacoma
Price Range: RM585 - RM966 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tacoma Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 163
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“For a quieter room, ask for a room not facing the street, or close to the elevator, and ice machine.”
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“You don't need a window.”
 of 5 bubbles ClineFam, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great breakfast choices!”
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