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Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids (Collins Rd)

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The beds are made terribly. They look wrinkled and just not at all what you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express. We wondered the first night if the sheets were even clean as there was some small fibers sticking to the underside of one of the pillow cases. The next day, we asked if they would be change the sheets and pillow cases. This time, the maid even tucked large portions of the bedskirt into the mattress. We had no hot water the first night. Had to leave the water running in the sink and tub for about 15 minutes before it started to get warm enough to attempt to use. Called down and they suggested leaving the water run a little longer and they said they'd have maintenance check out the water heater. Next day when we complained again, was told this room on 3rd floor has trouble with hot water in getting to it in winter. They gave us another room. Water was better. They still don't know how to make a bed though. Inside pool was not heated well. Very cold to swim in. Jets didn't work in the hot tub. Came back after 3:00 pm one day and room hadn't been cleaned yet. They were still cleaining rooms at 6:00 pm.

Very clean and super comfy wish I had some of those soft pillows for home they were awesome staff was very helpful and curtious

I was very pleased with my visit, this hotel was clean and the staff courteous. The breakfast was good as well. Fresh and well maintained. Highly recommended if you need a place to stop.

We stopped here as a stopover on a drive through Iowa. The staff was friendly and the pool and hot tub well maintained. While the hotel was non smoking there was a smell that suggested that was a recent change.

My family and I stayed 2 nights at this hotel and had a great time. Clean rooms, pool was great for kids, and breakfast was more then we could've asked for.

Great stay with a fabulous breakfast, staff was great, close to a good Chili's

All was well with the exception of elevator smelling funny, and a squeaky bed!

Although the reasons for our trip were rather sad (illness of a very close friend), we were able to come back to the hotel and have a quiet, restful evening. It was quiet, the room was nice and dark, and we felt better in the morning when we awoke. The free breakfast was a feast compared to other hotels! We actually had cheese omelettes, pancakes, waffles, fruit, ham, and delicious hot cinnamon rolls. TERRIFIC!

Everything was great! Friendly staff, clean and comfortable room, great breakfast and exceptional value for all of it. Very pleased and will recommend and not hesitate to stay again.

I had a positive experience at this establishment. Check-in was quick, as the hotel staff had already assigned me a room and key. Additionally, when I asked about eating options, they provided me with a light snack as most eating establishments were closed. The room was nice and cozy and the breakfast, while not extensive, had something to accommodate most tastes and so served its purpose. I would definitely stay here again.

We enjoyed our stay very much. Clean, Quiet & friendly staff. Would recommend.

I agree with other reviewers that the breakfast is better than most motels. The staff is both helpful & friendly. Could use a microwave &/or fridge though.

Really liked this hotel. Great service for Thanksgiving weekend. Only complaint is that the pool was a little cold and although there's a hot tub, some family took over the hot tub and their kids were making a roucous. But obviously it was A Turkey Day gathering so that wouldn't be common on another visit.

My friends and I do a Minor League Roadtrip every summer, and often stay at Holiday Inn Express. [...] was working the front desk, and she took care of our every question and request. The room was spotless, our request for a roll-away bed was not only handled instantly, they didn't charge us for it. Will definitely book here on our next trip to Cedar Rapids. And the coffee at the complimentary breakfast was excellent.My only complaint: no fresh fruit at the breakfast. But this is minor compared to everything else being great.

Great hotel!!! The Staff was excellent and accomadating and so helpful. They don't have a microwave in the lobby and the front desk said they would heat in the back with their microwave. They demonstated this several times through out of our stay. Rooms were very clean and in the room they had personalized messages from the Housekeeper stating to have a great time while staying with Holiday Inn and Suites. Very nice and welcoming.

we were there on a business trip and we enjoyed the stay here very much. The beds seemed hard but everything was very clean and the breakfast was fantastic! I would definately come back!

We were in town for one of our kids' events. The room was very clean and comfortable and the location was very convenient. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was far above the free breakfast at other hotels--omelets, hot cinnamon rolls and lots of other good food. Good value.

Exceptional customer serivce from entire staff.[...], breakfast buffet server, was warm, friendly and caring.

The hospitality was wonderful. The room was clean and comfortable. The swimming pool and whirpool were warm and were my own personal pool for awhile. The hotel was next to a great place to have dinner and drinks. The hotel was also near the hightway and shopping malls.

I must say that the staff made this hotel. Its a so nice to have people out there that truely care and go above and beyond. They were extremely friendly and even observing then the next morning set up the kitchen area they were polite and went out of there way to make request. The rooms were also spacious and well appointed for the price.

1230 Collins Rd NE Cedar Rapids IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids (Collins Rd) places you within a short walk of Noelridge Park and within a mile (2 km) of Rockwell Collins. This 83-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Lindale Mall is also 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from this Cedar Rapids hotel.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids (Collins Rd)'s 83 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Other amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids (Collins Rd) have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Executive Room, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Room, Non Smoking (LEISURE)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids

Everyone (1) Couples (8) Business (1) Family (9) Friends (3) Other (2)
2

not up to standards of what you would expect.

Everyone

The beds are made terribly. They look wrinkled and just not at all what you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express. We wondered the first night if the sheets were even clean as there was some small fibers sticking to the underside of one of the pillow cases. The next day, we asked if they would be change the sheets and pillow cases. This time, the maid even tucked large portions of the bedskirt into the mattress. We had no hot water the first night. Had to leave the water running in the sink and tub for about 15 minutes before it started to get warm enough to attempt to use. Called down and they suggested leaving the water run a little longer and they said they'd have maintenance check out the water heater. Next day when we complained again, was told this room on 3rd floor has trouble with hot water in getting to it in winter. They gave us another room. Water was better. They still don't know how to make a bed though. Inside pool was not heated well. Very cold to swim in. Jets didn't work in the hot tub. Came back after 3:00 pm one day and room hadn't been cleaned yet. They were still cleaining rooms at 6:00 pm.

By , from Florida on Jan 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 3, 2017

Thank you for taking your time to share your thoughts. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience that you experienced. We are pleased that you found our staff friendly and our breakfast hostess sweet and helpful. We have a reputation in providing clean and comfortable rooms with great service. We hope you will allow us another opportunity to prove why so many people choose us as their #1 hotel when in Cedar Rapids. We thank you for your understanding and hope that we can host you again.

5

29 th anniversary get away

Couples

Very clean and super comfy wish I had some of those soft pillows for home they were awesome staff was very helpful and curtious

By on Oct 21, 2015

5

great place to stay

GetawayWithFriends

I was very pleased with my visit, this hotel was clean and the staff courteous. The breakfast was good as well. Fresh and well maintained. Highly recommended if you need a place to stop.

By on Nov 18, 2014

4

pleasant stay but a little smokey.

Families

We stopped here as a stopover on a drive through Iowa. The staff was friendly and the pool and hot tub well maintained. While the hotel was non smoking there was a smell that suggested that was a recent change.

By on Aug 31, 2014

5

weekend at brother's

Families

My family and I stayed 2 nights at this hotel and had a great time. Clean rooms, pool was great for kids, and breakfast was more then we could've asked for.

By on Aug 4, 2014

5

trip to madison

Couples

Great stay with a fabulous breakfast, staff was great, close to a good Chili's

By on May 26, 2014

3

couples getaway

Couples

All was well with the exception of elevator smelling funny, and a squeaky bed!

By on May 3, 2014

4

peaceful and restorative overnight trip

GetawayWithFriends

Although the reasons for our trip were rather sad (illness of a very close friend), we were able to come back to the hotel and have a quiet, restful evening. It was quiet, the room was nice and dark, and we felt better in the morning when we awoke. The free breakfast was a feast compared to other hotels! We actually had cheese omelettes, pancakes, waffles, fruit, ham, and delicious hot cinnamon rolls. TERRIFIC!

By on Dec 17, 2013

5

overnight stay for area event

Couples

Everything was great! Friendly staff, clean and comfortable room, great breakfast and exceptional value for all of it. Very pleased and will recommend and not hesitate to stay again.

By on Oct 14, 2013

4

good value, convenient location

Singles

I had a positive experience at this establishment. Check-in was quick, as the hotel staff had already assigned me a room and key. Additionally, when I asked about eating options, they provided me with a light snack as most eating establishments were closed. The room was nice and cozy and the breakfast, while not extensive, had something to accommodate most tastes and so served its purpose. I would definitely stay here again.

By on Jun 8, 2013