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Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee

11979 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-7409
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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 sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized 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.


#4 of 21 hotels in Petersburg
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GreenLeaders Gold level
Stay where contemporary hospitality meets thoughtful amenities, at the Holiday Inn Richmond Petersburg North Ft Lee. Located just off I-95 at exit 53 in Colonial Heights, we offer a convenient gateway to Petersburg, Hopewell, Prince George, Dinwiddie, Chester, as well as Fort Lee and Virginia State University. Surround yourself with a diverse range of attractions, from the thrills of Virginia Motorsports Park to the Petersburg National Battlefield and Pamplin Historical Park to the bargains at Southpark Mall. Even if you're in Petersburg/Colonial Heights to enjoy the great outdoors, we want you to enjoy our great indoors as well. Savor tasty grill favorites and delightful ambiance in the Mixing Bowl Restaurant, or dine in the privacy of your room. Enjoy the solitude of elegant rooms, featuring stylish décor and the comforts of home. Stay current and connected with high-speed Internet access. Stock your refrigerator with snacks, drinks, and easy-to-prepare meals. Polish up tomorrow's presentation at your spacious work desk with ergonomic chair. Hosting an event? Select from over 6,000 square feet of event space, including 5 elegantly appointed meeting rooms. Trust our on-site event planners to design a flawless catered event. We're here, ready with all you need to make your trip to the Tri-Cities a success. We're the new Holiday Inn Richmond Petersburg North Ft Lee!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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cory717 wrote a review Mar. 2021
Fort Pierce, Florida68 contributions3 helpful votes
Traveling many hours we decided this was the place to pull off. Even tho I accidently booked the wrong date online, JALEN was awesome....... he was pleasant, patient and took care of my mistake even tho I'm certain he didn't have to! I would return here just because Jalen provided awesome customer service! Thank you Jalen and give him a raise please! :)
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: We had a Huge room with a separate living room area
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JerseyJosh wrote a review Jan. 2021
New Jersey, USA46 contributions16 helpful votes
Check in was easy here. The staff member who checked me in even hooked me up with some bottled water. I found the room to be comfortable and clean when I arrived. The TV had an open HDMI port I could switch to if I wanted to hook up a video game or streaming system. I had to get on the road early the next morning so I didn't get to experience any of the morning amenities. If I had one suggestion, it might be to do something about the doors. I heard door slamming throughout my night and I'm not sure if it was guest room doors or stairway doors. An easy fix hopefully. I would stay here again if I was passing through.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Richard wrote a review Oct. 2020
1 contribution
This hotel consistently overbooks. I have arrived here on more than one occasion and have been told my room type (that I reserved) was not available. If you like driving all day to arrive at your hotel with no room to stay in, this is the place for you to book.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee
Responded Nov. 5, 2020
Hi Rlvtrm, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting a candid review. I was very concerned to read your comments about your room allocation. I understand your dismay, and I am sorry. This is not the frictionless experience that we wanted for all our guests. I will make sure to share your comments with our team for the necessary improvements needed on our end. I would also like to follow up on your concern that is why I sent you a private message. I hope you get the time to read it and respond. Mike F. Case Manager IHGService
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Adman24 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Boynton Beach, Florida45 contributions33 helpful votes
Most likely, the night clerk at the Holiday Inn Express Petersburg Fort Lee, VA, was trying to be helpful. When we checked in Wednesday evening, Oct. 7 and got into the room we were originally assigned to, we immediately noticed that the remote-powered window shade for the room’s window was not working .. at all -- the shade did not move up nor down, and where the bottom of the shade was positioned left about half a foot of light to come into the room. We called the front desk and requested a new room, and the clerk assured us that the room she was transferring us to was considered" a great room." Well, yes, it did have more space than our original room, but that was about all the good stuff... most of what we experienced there was bad. For starters, where there was loads of space they had placed a lonely, ugly chair -- (suggestion: how about placing a nice-looking couch there, so that travelers could really relax after having a long day's drive?). Next, the bathroom mirror over the wash basin was severely cracked --the crack ran down the entire length of the mirror. Somebody in hotel management or a maintenance person had to have observed that and replaced the mirror with a new one. Third, the room's clock radio – from the looks of it, it had to be at least 30 years old, and a “cheapie” one at that – was unplugged. When we tried to plug the power cord into the AC outlet, it still proved impossible to set either the current time or the alarm time. Fourth – and this probably applied to all the rooms in the motel, the remote control for the room’s TV was that awful CR brand.. which has to be the worst remote control on the market. You cannot punch in the number of the cable position you want, so when you press the channel button up or down, the TV does not index either up or down one stop… it’s anybody’s guess where it will take you to. Lastly, and while the window shade in the new room was down all the way, it did not move at all when we tried using the remote for it. (Suggestion: good old-fashioned drapes would have been a better alternative for the hotel’s window treatments… at least, they work a far sight better than do the ones that are governed by remote control.) Granted, there were some positives about the new room to which we were assigned and to the motel in general. Their breakfast did offer more choices than other chains do -- during the virus pandemic, many chains have very limited choices. Their scrambled eggs were not that bad – (usually, hotel chains’ scrambled eggs leave a lot to be desired), and, yes, the second room did feature more space than the first one… although, again, they could have done a lot more with the additional space to make travelers’ experience more enjoyable. Would we stay at Holiday Inn Express again? If the Petersburg Fort Lee facility is any way indicative of how they manage a hotel property, probably not.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee
Responded Oct. 25, 2020
Hi Adman24, Thank you for making us part of your visit and for sharing your feedback. We strive to provide a positive experience, and I get that you felt our accommodation was less pleasing. Due to the mandates in place for the prevention of the COVID-19, we are unable to serve our usual Hot Continental Breakfast that our guests know and love. Likewise, we have a few restrictions and guidelines enforced to keep everyone safe. I am sorry that you found our efforts unsatisfactory. Your feedback will not be left unnoticed and I assure you the issues highlighted will be communicated with the relevant teams. I am confident that the team will take appropriate steps to better our services. Please stay with us again soon so that we can demonstrate our commitment to your convenience. We look forward to having the opportunity to restore your confidence in our hotel in the near future. Best Regards, Alice P​ Case Manager​ IHGService​
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Kat wrote a review Sep. 2020
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The people were very friendly but the facilities are not kept up well. Breakfast was only available for preorder and pickup due to COVID. It was awful. The eggs were spongy and cold. It wasn’t enough to feed an adult. The first room we were in had a phone, mini fridge, and lighting that didn’t work. Next room was better. Kids feet were black from crawling on the carpet. Not great. Not worth the money. Won’t stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee
Responded Oct. 1, 2020
Hi getkat1223, Thank you for sharing your experience from your recent stay. We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. I'm sorry that our housekeeping and maintenance teams failed to make sure that your room is clean and the amenities are working. We are committed to providing the best for your breakfast needs but fell short this time. I have shared your review with the hotel team to make sure instances like this will not happen again, and to make efforts to make sure top-notch service is being rendered all the time. Thank you for choosing us, and I hope to host you again next time you visit the area. Regards, Virgil N. Case Manager IHGService
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee?
Nearby attractions include Poplar Grove National Cemetery (6.4 km) and People's Memorial Cemetery (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee?
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 Petersburg-Fort Lee?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nanny's, El Arriero, and Mad Italian.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pamplin Historical Park (11.6 km), Centre Hill Mansion (10.0 km), and Farmers Bank (10.4 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Petersburg-Fort Lee accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.