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Holiday Inn Express Magnolia/Lake Columbia

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A few years ago I vowed not to ever stay at this hotel. Last year I had to return for Christmas and the family decided on this location. The customer service was great! I was amazed with the remodeling. The rooms were clean and the décor was very tasteful.

Thank RaiJ501
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We stay here almost every time we come to Magnolia for a visit, the rooms have been remodeled not to long ago, but they show some wear due to the oil field customers that stay extended stays at the hotel. (Oil stains on carpet) But, the beds and rooms are always clean and the service is always friendly. The breakfast...

Thank MemphisKYFan
Dallas, Texas, United States
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We were so impressed. The rooms were very clean and the beds were so comfortable. Breakfast was so much more than "continental ". We had omletes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, and cinnamon rolls. I highly recommend staying here for however long you need.

Thank suzirudd2014
Aerriel C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Magnolia/Lake Columbia, responded to this review

Hello Suzirudd2014, Thank you so much for the kind words and recommendation for our hotel! I will gladly pass your compliments on breakfast to Miss Penny, our breakfast attendant. Have a wonderful Holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 18 April 2016

WOW, this hotel is like brand new !!! Ignore the other reviews and revise your thinking of this hotel. The king bed was comfy and I just felt like a princess on the sheets. The towels were fluffy and smelled so good I couldn't believe it and believe me I travel over 300 days a year and these towels were...

Thank Mary J
Greg S, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Magnolia/Lake Columbia, responded to this review

Mary J, I am so pleased to hear of your wonderful stay at the Holiday Inn Express of Magnolia. Our 6 month Plus renovation of "Formula Blue" is complete. I am so glad to see such a wonderful review. The staff is the Holiday Inn Express thanks you for sharing your wonderful experience. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 24 March 2016

This hotel has undergone a complete renovation, which is evidenced by the fact that it's lit up so you can see it three miles away. While the staff was nice, the bright lights made it difficult to sleep. Internet was sketchy - as per usual at HIEx. Most of the common spaces were pretty nice. The cost was pretty high...

Thank BlueHenFlyer
Liz C, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Magnolia/Lake Columbia, responded to this review

Good morning from the Holiday Magnolia team. We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on your most recent stay with us. We are very excited and proud to announce the completion of our property's new Formula Blue renovation! We apologize for any lighting keeping you awake during your stay. This certainly isn't our goal with the exterior...

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The Holiday Inn Express in Magnolia, AR, is attractively situated in front of a storage locker facility--they share the same drive--with not quite enough parking for all the rooms they hope to rent. The property is undergoing extensive renovations that might improve the experience some. Check in--amid the dust and destruction--is straightforward enough; however, the staff, while crisply professional, lack...

Thank RoyalCrownCola
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Magnolia/Lake Columbia, responded to this review

Dear RoyalCrownCola, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment about the bed and room amenities. However, we’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding the renovation, room layout and the lack of closet. We will address these concerns. We take all...

Reviewed 7 October 2015

I have become accustomed to the clean, modern, customer focused value of Holiday Inn Express over the last few years. There when needing a room in Magnolia, AR, I didn't hesitate to make a reservation at Holiday Inn Express. I made my reservation via their toll free reservation number. The reservation process was exactly what I expected from Holiday Inn...

1Thank keepitgoin
Liz C, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Magnolia/Lake Columbia, responded to this review

Good evening from the Holiday Inn Express Magnolia. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your most recent stay with us. We apologize that our service was not up to your expectations. As you stated in your feedback, we are undergoing renovations to our exterior and interior so we may provide top quality rooms...

Port Allen, Louisiana
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Everything about the hotel is great. The staff is friendly, the grounds and public areas are clean, the rooms were well maintained, and breakfast was good. So why a 3 rating? I got two rooms for 2 nights and paid almost 150 dollars a room per night. Apparently the area economy allows the price gouging but I am not on...

3Thank Duane S
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The staff were all friendly. Arielle at the front desk was very nice as well. I booked a king room with sofa bed Room was clean, had everything I needed i.e. fridge, microwave. Pool was clean. Breakfast was good as well. Had a good stay!

2Thank Brandy H
Liz C, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Magnolia/Lake Columbia, responded to this review

Good morning from the Holiday Inn Magnolia Team! We are so glad you enjoyed your most recent stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to complete the review and let us know what you enjoyed about our hotel. Each member of our team from front desk staff to housekeeping and maintenance is devoted to making your stay the...

Reviewed 13 July 2015

We had the King room with sofa bed which had a frig & microwave. Great stay. No complaints at all. Front desk was very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean. Room was quiet. Air conditioning worked fine. My wife & I usually use stairways and the stairs here are great. Carpeted, wide, air conditioned and well lighted. Breakfast had...

Thank Darrell K
Liz C, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Magnolia/Lake Columbia, responded to this review

Good morning from the Holiday Inn Magnolia team! Thank you for taking the time to post your review about your recent stay with us. We love hearing things each guest enjoyed as well as anything we need to improve on. We will pass along your compliments about the room and the indoor pool to our very dedicated housekeepers and maintenance...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the beautiful Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Magnolia-Lake Columbia. The hotel is located directly off the intersection of I-79, SR-82 and SR-371. It is 65 miles from major the Shreveport, LA, airport and 150 miles from the Little Rock, AR, airport. The hotel is conveniently located in the center of Magnolia, AR, just a few miles from several local attractions and major companies, including the historic downtown area, Southern Arkansas University, Lake Columbia, and Logoly State Park. This property was designed to provide comfort with beauty and convenience for both corporate and leisure travelers. The oversize rooms and suites have been decorated in earth tones to make travel less stressful. Suites include all standard amenities, as well as a microwave and mini-refrigerator. Complimentary high-speed Internet is available in each room, in addition to the wireless service that is available throughout the facility. If you prefer, a business center is also available 24 hours. In addition, the hotel offers a heated indoor pool and workout facilities. And, of course, our famous complimentary Express Start Breakfast bar, featuring our delicious signature cinnamon rolls, is available daily. Whether it's for business or pleasure, be sure to stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Magnolia-Lake Columbia where you ll experience excellent service and warm hospitality. It s the smart thing to do! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Magnolia/Lake Columbia

Address: 1604 East Main, Magnolia, AR 71753
Region: United States > Arkansas > Magnolia
Price Range: $148 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Magnolia/Lake Columbia 2.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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Holiday Inn Express Magnolia/Lake Columbia Hotel Magnolia
Holiday Inn Magnolia
Magnolia Holiday Inn
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