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Holiday Inn Express Emporia

1350 W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847-2863
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20-11-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-11-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 12 hotels in Emporia
Welcome to the award winning Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Emporia, VA. The Smile that greets you here is worth a thousand words. Imagine a Hotel designed to deliver guests a distinctive and engaging experience for each and every stay. We are conveniently located off of Interstate-95 at exit 11-B on Highway 58. We have easy access to both Virginia Beach and Richmond. We are in close proximity to shopping areas and restaurants for your convenience. Located near by is Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Southampton Motor Speedway, Merherrin State Park and Greensville Historical Courthouse Square. We offer a state of the art hotel with luxurious accommodations, featuring facilities that meet the needs of leisure, corporate, or group traveler. Our 78 well-appointed, spacious guestrooms, nineteen of which are suites, all rooms offer free high speed Internet, voice mail, coffeemaker, iron and board, free local calls. Our three-story hotel has interior corridors, in-room sprinkler system, smoke detectors, and many features geared to the safety of our guests Whether you are having fun at our indoor pool or relaxing in your room at Holiday Inn Express-Emporia you will enjoy every moment of your stay. Each Morning we lay our Express Start Breakfast with hot coffee, juices, fruits, sausage gravy & biscuits, eggs, bacon, our famous cinnamon rolls and much more served just for you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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TheSimpleTraveler wrote a review May 2021
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania375 contributions140 helpful votes
A good night's sleep in a clean room with everything in working order. As with many lodgings during this time, many of the amenities were not offered, but for us it didn't matter as we just needed a one night stay during our travels. This Holiday Inn Express provided our basic necessities and was everything that we expect from this chain. Would use it again if the opportunity presents itself.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Mom of boys wrote a review Apr. 2021
Wareham, Massachusetts32 contributions33 helpful votes
Clean. Clean everything. Even in times of Covid, clean. Quiet. Comfortable beds. Only downfall is poor WiFi connection. But that’s ok, they have plenty of family tv stations. Extra towels upon request, which were soft.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Gary_M44 wrote a review Apr. 2021
Boston, Massachusetts35 contributions60 helpful votes
A very poor experience. I stayed here with my wife while passing through on I-95 in early April 2021. We checked in early in the morning via the IHG app and specified a 3 PM arrival. Soon after that, we received an e-mail that stated “Great news! Your room is now ready.” This was a falsehood. We arrived at the hotel at 3 PM and checked in. While doing so, we had to ask the woman working at the front desk to pull her mask up so that it would cover her nose. We went up to our room and found that it was dirty and had not yet been made up. Our arrival should not have been a surprise considering that we had checked in many hours beforehand. Apparently, the app telling you that your room is ready is just empty boilerplate. This hotel doesn’t appear to have a system or a process to actually fulfill the app’s e-mail assurances. When we went back downstairs to request a different room, we were offered a room directly around the corner from the front desk. Hardly a quiet, restful location. We declined this room and indicated that we would wait in the car until the first room was ready. We requested that the woman at the front desk phone us with an estimate of when the room would become available. Ten minutes passed and she hadn’t bothered to phone us, so I called the front desk and was told “30 minutes”. While we waited in the parking lot, we had the privilege of listening to two scarred-up, old toothless guys sitting outside the front door to the hotel commenting on the physical attributes of the women passing by, entering and exiting. My wife and I debated as to whether these guys were guests or maintenance workers. It turned out that they were guests. Finally after waiting for one hour, our room was available. I learned this not because the front desk called and notified me, but I had to seek out the woman behind the front desk and make yet another inquiry. When the elevator arrived to take us upstairs, the maid exited the elevator unmasked. We really appreciated the droplets that she might have left in the elevator. Also, upon entering the room, we greatly appreciated any of the maid’s droplets that might have been floating around in the air. We spent a couple of weeks on the road in March 2021 and we had COVID safety issues at both of the HIE’s we stayed at. There are enough competing hotels to never have to stay at one of these again. I’d urge anyone reading this to consider the same. The hotel itself was thoroughly mediocre, and that would have normally been perfectly fine for a short stop along I-95. Why risk it if there are COVID safety issues?
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Date of stay: April 2021
A B wrote a review Apr. 2021
New York City, New York5 contributions
Had a good overnight stay driving from Florida to NYC. Right off of I-95. Clean room. This is also the decision point to continue north through D.C. or travel east and north through the Delmarva Peninsula to the Cape May Ferry via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. I have been taking special interest in hotel's Covid breakfast in the reviews, especially the hot options. So I will relay my experience. This hotel was better than most in they at least had Jimmy Dean's Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches as a heated item. The other items were cold individual pre-packaged continental items including yogurt, cereals, juices, milk, water. There were loud voices in the hallway around 1 a.m. that could be clearly heard through the room door. The hotel was apparently full with a "No Vacancy" sign at the door. We arrived late, around midnight. I had a reservation for 5 in a 2-queen suite with a sofa bed. Upon arrival to the room, it was very apparent that we got a standard 2-queen, and later it was apparent that we were given the key to the wrong room. I arrived at the room last after my party had entered with sleepy kids (after parking the car), so I didn't feel like going back to the front desk as this was the second night in a row we got a hotel room that didn't match the reservation (previous night was at a different hotel in Florida who also said they were full). I dealt with it in the morning at the front desk on check-out and situation was rectified by adjusting the bill to the lower room-type.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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gracefall07 wrote a review Mar. 2021
East Providence, Rhode Island35 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked this hotel for one of our stopovers on a drive down to FL. Very pleased with it. Right off of 95 with several restaurants nearby. Hotel common areas were clean, as well as our room. Felt safe, it was quiet, & the breakfast staff were so friendly. With the covid restrictions, it was a small selection of continental breakfast type items available, but they also would make you a hot breakfast box to go with a small prepared egg omelet & sausage. Nothing fancy, but it tied us over. We will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$90 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Emporia
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Emporia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Emporia?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Emporia?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Emporia?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Emporia?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Ranchero, Five Guys, and Pino's Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Emporia?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Emporia?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express Emporia?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Express Emporia offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Emporia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Holiday Inn Express Emporia accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.