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“Beware the Garbage Men”

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lake City
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Lake City
Oviedo, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Beware the Garbage Men”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

I’ve stayed at this relatively new hotel several times and every time between 4:00 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. the garbage truck empties the dumpsters. It is impossible that this activity does not awaken the entire facility. I was on an upper floor at the opposite end of the building and it was extremely loud. I’ve mentioned this problem at check out each time and have received the same lack luster response each time, “I’ll tell the manager.” Apparently the manager doesn’t care as this problem has been occurring for months. Lake City is a small municipality and by no means is there a need for a 4:00 a.m. garbage pickup.

Staff at this location is also much less personable than other Holiday Inn’s.

If you can handle the 4:00 a.m. garbage truck wakeup call and the unpleasant staff, then this newer lower end Holiday Inn was relatively clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Fdsk_Manager, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lake City, responded to this review, 5 March 2012
I apologize for the problems you experienced during your stay. Our garbage service is scheduled for 12:30 pm daily, so I am at a loss to explain the noise you heard, but our overnight security team is conducting an investigation. We hope to see you again soon!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2012

I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Lake City on my way to visit family in South Florida. The hotel has an atrium-style lobby which was suprisingly elegant. The staff at the desk were quick to welcome us and check-in was smooth. The room was spacious and very clean. The large flatscreen TV had a nice selection of HD programming. We had a suite which allowed our kids to watch their own TV while my wife and I caught up on election news! We left early the next morning so we didn't get a chance to order breakfast in the loby cafe. Maybe on our next visit! We will be back!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank GatorBrad
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Fdsk_Manager, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lake City, responded to this review, 12 February 2012
I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our studio suites are a popular option for families, because the added space and extra amenities, such as the second TV, pullout sofa, refrigerator, and microwave, all make their stay more comfortable. We hope to see you again soon!
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Elmhurst, Il
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Good location, nice quality hotel. Only disadvantage was bfst wasn't included in Priceline rate.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Thank biggerfoot
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Fdsk_Manager, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lake City, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! I hope you had the opportunity to try our full service breakfast restaurant. While it's not included in the rate, we feel that it's a better meal and a better value than many of our competitors. We hope to see you again soon!
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Huntsville, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2012

As expected with Holiday Inn, the servce and cleanliness was spot on. Very modern amenities, LCD TV's, wireless internet and a very comfortable bed. Loved the location...far enough off of the Interstate that you don't hear it all night.
If you're on your way to south Florida and need a place to stay, stay here!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Randy B
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Fdsk_Manager, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lake City, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Lots of travelers on I-10 and I-75 find us to be a "perfect halfway point" when driving in Florida. We are proud of the modern amenities that you mentioned, especially our brand new 37" HDTVs in every room, featuring the most HD programming in town. We hope to see you again soon!
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Lakeland, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

This hotel is very well located and new. I stay here everytime I am in the area, Ruby Tuesday next door but I walk across the road to the Texas Roadhouse - this place is awesome!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Thank AndyW2
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Fdsk_Manager, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lake City, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay! As you pointed out, we are conveniently located near many local restaurants. We also offer dinner in our lounge, or for room service. We hope to see you again soon!
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2011

This hotel is unexpectedly good at taking care of its guests. From overall cleanliness to great attitudes of the staff, staying here is a pleasure.
This is not a five-star hotel, and you won't confuse it with one. It is, however, a solidly good hotel with appropriate amenities and friendly, helpful staff. We've stayed here a few times, and have been pleased each time.
The suite in which we stayed was clean, amenities plentiful, and it was roomy enough for us to spread out a bit. The televisions had all the channels listed on the cards, and the remotes worked. In fact, everything worked, and from our experience that's unusual enough to comment on. (The one thing that got laughed about was the elevator's speed: we thought we might have to check out before actually reaching our floor)
As noted, staff was friendly and helpful, leaving extra coffee as requested, and even giving extra towels when they found we'd used all three we'd been given initially.
There's a Ruby Tuesday next door to the hotel, and the hotel itself has sit-down service for breakfast, in its cafe area. Can't speak to this, but it appeared well-received by those who availed themselves of it.
Good stay, good value, great staff. Will stay here again.

Room Tip: The corner suites are great, with two exposures. There are some very odd "interior" suites...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Fdsk_Manager, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lake City, responded to this review, 30 November 2011
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The corner suites that you mentioned are very popular rooms for us, featuring a living room with a pull-out sofa and a second 37" HDTV. They work out great for long term guests, families, or anyone who just wants a little extra space. We can't wait to see you again!
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Orlando, FL
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2011

I stayed there on business and it was a great experience. The rooms were very clean, I was pleased.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Thank anasan1216
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Fdsk_Manager, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lake City, responded to this review, 19 November 2011
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are proud to offer the most competitive rates and best amenities to business travellers year-round. We hope to see you again soon!
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Property: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lake City
Address: 213 SW Commerce Dr, Lake City, FL 32025-1501
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Region: United States > Florida > Lake City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Lake City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lake City 3*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Lake City, the Freshwater Capital of America! As the gateway to Florida, we welcome you with southern hospitality and invite you to experience award winning accommodations and service at the Lake City Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites! As Lake City s finest hotel, we offer 127 finely-appointed rooms including 42 suites in a completely non-smoking hotel! We offer the corporate and leisure traveler flexibility, convenience, comfort and a host of amenities including an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, cardio aerobic equipment and a business center. We are located in a central location at I-75 and US Highway 90, which allows you to visit many attractions: Wild Adventures, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Ginnie Springs, Itchetucknee Springs State Park, Olustee Battlefield, Stephen Foster Memorial, Suwannee River and many other state parks. Whether your travel to Lake City is for business or for pleasure, our professional staff and luxurious surroundings will greet you with the comfort and southern hospitality you desire. Additionally, we offer each guest a complimentary copy of USA today, free local calls, guest laundry facility and high speed internet service with wireless internet service available on all floors. Relax...we are waiting to welcome you to our home sweet home! ... more   less 
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