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Holiday Inn Express Bowling Green

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had a great stay here at the end of last week. The front desk worker was so helpful and friendly. The room was very clean and comfy. Perfect location right off the interstate and very near several restaurants. (Bojangles, Waffle House, Roosters.) Room included a microwave and fridge. Free parking as well. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling on I-65.

Very comfortable. Very clean. Staff was very friendly and quick to offer assistance. This hotel goes the extra mile to make things nice and comfortable. We’ll be back! Location is great too! Tons of restaurant options and easy on/off I-65.

Some Holiday Inn Express hotels seem new. This one seems dated. Nonetheless, the bed was comfortable. The bath was clean and the shower was hot. The Keurig coffee make was a nice touch, and the breakfast coffee was fresh. Breakfast eggs were cool, as was the slab of ham. Large flat screen TV placed appropriately for in-bed viewing. Room was not large, but there was a work desk and an easy chair. The sink area was brightly lighted for whatever you needed to do at the sink.

Easy access from I-65 with clean, updated rooms, friendly staff, a good breakfast too. Comfy bed, thick towels, quiet area - couldn't ask for more while traveling. Lots of restaurants nearby too - we ate at Raffety's, about a mile from the hotel. Food and service were great.

We found this hotel in the spring and were so impressed that we decided to stay there again. Great reception, well appointed rooms and a great selection on the breakfast buffet (a must try are the egg white omelettes, they are very good) Service with a smile and every effort to please and satisfy you.

I don't know why there's such a variance on the pricing of this chain, I guess it's based on the area, time of year and day of the week but for a Saturday nite stay we found the price reasonable for a change. The hotel was clean and nicely decorated. I thought the bathroom was a little small and I prefer the sink be IN the bathroom but other than that, no complaints. Bed was comfy, room was quiet. I especially appreciated that breakfast started at 6:00 am every day of the week. Staff was friendly. The area looked very nice, if we had more time, we would have explored it.

Sorry for the long delay before posting this review, but I finally have some time available. After much research, I chose the Bowling Green area to see the total eclipse of the sun on Aug 21, 2017. I did some research and found that the eclipse would even be full from this hotel, but not for as long as at places further South. Even as close as downtown Bowling Green the eclipse would not be total Being able to see the eclipse from the parking lot was reassuring, since there were predictions of long long traffic jams the day of the eclipse. There also was the possibility of clouds or rain, with only a chance things would clear up at just the right time, and under these circumstances, I could have camped out at the hotel, kept an eye on the weather radar from the internet or weather channel, and still been able to run outside just in time if conditions cleared up. However it turned out to be a pretty nice, only hot and humid day, and traffic to my selected viewing area was no issue at all since the Kentucky police forces and volunteers had posted signage and stopped construction and many local businesses shut down for the day. The hotel itself is not the newest and there were a few problems in the room, but for only $109 a night, it was a good deal. Let's face it -- this is not the Ritz Carlton but the room I had was clean and quiet, with no "funny" smells or other issued to upset my stay. The AC worked well, something that was appreciated since it was pushing 90 degrees and very humid outside. The pool is very small, but again was appreciate in the heat. Everyone seemed to be wrapped up in the eclipse, and many hotels and motels were charging ridiculous amounts for rooms the night before and after the eclipse. Others were "loosing" reservations or "bumping" people due to over-booking to make their rooms available to those who were willing to pay up to $1000 a night or more for accommodations. However, this motel charged no more than their standard rates for me and others I met apparently got the same. I did book months and months in advance, knowing that rooms in the eclipse path would be hard to find. The breakfast buffet was pretty typical, and like a lot of places, the "hot" foods for breakfast were limited to some type of eggs and pork meat. While I eat pork, I have an allergy to sage which is used in most pork sausage products. One day they had bacon, but it took over 30 minutes to get any since the cook would let people unload the trays of bacon as she carried them to the serving table. People who waited patiently at the table, or at their seats didn't have a chance of getting any of the bacon. They also had coffee and hot-drinks available in a lounge area apparently 24 hours a day. The desk staff was nice, but obviously overly busy with questions about the eclipse and the location of local restaurants, etc., and how to get there. While I understand that this was a one-time event, the management should have anticipated this and prepared maps to local restaurants, printed maps to public eclipse viewing spots (there were dozens within 25 miles), etc, They could also have set up a table where a long-time and knowledgeable person from the area could have answered more questions -- rather than put the whole burden on the desk staff. Perhaps future events like once in a while events at the Corvette plant, college games, and other things could adopt some of these consigner type practices. Overall, the room was more than adequate and very relaxing after a day hanging out in a park waiting for the full eclipse. It also was a nice place to stop after the long drive to the area, and when I left the following morning, I had rested well. Their beds, pillows, and sheets were very comfortable for a happy, but still weary traveler. I was pleased when I found out that the management let virtually all employees stop work for 10 minutes or so right at the height of the eclipse, so all that wanted to could take advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime event. Remember, the US will have another total eclipse on April 8, 2024 and amazingly it will be viewable from parts of Mexico to Maine. The path is a bit wider, and period of totality will be longer, and this one will pass over or near many major US cities. Plan ahead, make reservations well in advance, and plan some other activities in the area just incase there is a "rain out" the day of the eclipse. Mark Twain said "The difference between an eclipse and a total eclipse is like the difference between a lightning bug and a lightning bolt." Enjoy this event if you can. Some of us may be able to enjoy this "once-in-a-lifetime event" twice!

We were slightly concerned about our choice to stay here because of the previous reviews. However it was late in the evening and we were tired of driving. Turns out... all was good! Room was clean, bed was comfortable... served its purpose. We would stay here again 😊

We stayed for a quick overnight stay. We booked their Deluxe King and turns out it was a suite with a separate bedroom. It was quite a surprise when we walked in. The living room was very large and there was a little kitchenette. The staff was very nice and the breakfast was standard HIE. We just felt this hotel was really showing its age. I don't want to say it was dirty, it just felt run down. It could really use a refresh.

It was a nice place but I have stayed at better Holiday Inn express's. The room was halfway clean. The bathroom looked like it had been upgraded but the rest needed some help. The carpet really needed a good shampooing. If you walked across the carpet with white socks they were dirty by the time to got done. The bed was comfortable. This is one that I would not recommend to a friend. We had 2 King rooms and both were the same. not really worth what the charged. The rooms smelled musty. The bathroom fans are super noisy. Both rooms fans were the same.

165 Three Springs Rd Bowling Green KY

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express Bowling Green places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Aviation Heritage Park and Basil Griffin Park. This 93-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Also nearby are Sloan Convention Center and CrossWinds Golf Course.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 93 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect 37-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Coffee makers, free long-distance calls, and free local calls are also available.

Property features

Guests staying at Holiday Inn Express Bowling Green enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 198 reviews