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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

We stayed at this location during the Christmas holidays. The staff was very nice and helpful. This location is new, so the décor was very pleasant. The hotel is set back from the road so no road noise at night. Standard buffet offering for breakfast which was ok. If they improve the breakfast offering I would give this a 5...

1Thank vsattui123
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great newer facility. Fast check in. Tall ceilings. Great beds. Huge rooms. Well decorated, modern decor. Luggage bench big enough for two bags. Charging outlets all over the place. 3 X 5 ft shower! Free Wi-Fi. Good lighting. Reasonably priced. Free breakfast. Everything worked and was clean. This place will make up for all those other places you have stayed...

Thank Oscar G
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 24 November 2016

As some of the other reviews have stated, this hotel is brand new - open in mid-August 2016. I was told by one of the employees that this property was built new from the ground up, not a refurbished property. As you might expect from a new hotel, it is very clean with modern amenities. Easy access to the hotel...

2Thank KenS9
Valdosta, Georgia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Interesting decor, squeaky clean and a great breakfast. Delores is the best. She keeps the breakfast area running beautifully. The hotel is far enough off of S. Florida Ave to be quiet even in the street facing rooms. Cheddars restaurant is almost in the hotel parking lot and is very busy making it a challenge to get to the hotel.

1Thank laughan
Florida Panhandle, Florida
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I only found out after arriving late to the hotel that they were not pet friendly. Had to scramble to find other accommodations. The lady at the desk was nice but only offered that I could drive to tampa or winter haven for a pet friendly option. I ended up at the la quinta just down the road.

Thank kellyhorton
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South, responded to this review

Dear kellyhorton, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. It is truly regrettable that you did not fully enjoy your time with us. Allow me to apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced due to shortfalls on some of our amenities and services. Your comments are highly appreciated...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I love the new HIEs they are building. Modern, bright and just makes sense. Our room was perfect and had outlets and USB plugs EVERYWHERE! Lighting is bright if you need it, or just a little backlight if you don't. No nasty dust ruffle hiding stuff under the bed. An actual exhaust fan in the bathroom worked, was quiet, and...

1Thank okietravelmom
Sun City West, Arizona
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Reserving a room caused me to waste a lot of time on"brief" holds, getting disconnected, making several calls, aggravating! When told on phone check-in was at 3:00 and that they were sold out that night, I requested early check-in at 2:00. We arrived at 3:00 and were told our room wasn't ready; there was no request in our reservation for...

1Thank TraveledAll50States
HIELakelandSouth, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South, responded to this review

We apologize for not delivering the quality of service you deserved. We have reviewed all aspects of your feedback and have adjusted some of our strategies to ensure that operations are timely and efficient. Thank you for providing this valuable information to us. I hope you may allow us the opportunity to host your accommodations again and experience us at...

Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had a great two night stay here. Brand new, very nice. Breakfast is WAY better than the Marriot properties we generally stay at. There are a few restaurants within walking distance if you need them. The only downside is the elevators feel about 100 degrees.

3Thank occasionaltravel1234
Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This property has a brand new building that just recently opened this month (September 2016). It is a new Holiday Inn and Suites "Blue." The rooms are awesome. There is a pool and a modest fitness room with two treadmills, an elliptical machine and a fitness bike. There is also a rack of free weights. Adjacent to the lobby is...

2Thank CaptCreamer
HIELakelandSouth, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South, responded to this review

Thank you very much for all the information you have provided! We are thrilled to be operating as the newest hotel in Lakeland and will do everything we can to provided an excellent product with outstanding service.

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newest Holiday Inn Express in the Lakeland area! Located near downtown Lakeland, our new Formula Blue design puts the modern traveler at the forefront."Everything you need, nothing that you don't". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South

Address: 3405 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803 (Formerly The Avenue Hotel Lakeland)
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lakeland
Price Range: $192 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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“No issues in my 4th floor, end of hallway room. Facing street, but no road noise.”
404catherine, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Probably the backside of the hotel is quieter but our front side room was quiet enough.”
laughan, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cold air takes a long time to reach bathroom. Rooms are HOT when you arrive. Get a regular room; not a suite.”
TraveledAll50States, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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