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Holiday Inn Express Deforest

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This place does what it does just fine. The long, empty hallway of a HIE are a little creepy, but the room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. The larger fridge and microwave were out of the way but much appreciated. Good shower, good coffee. I stayed overnight as I was moving across country.

This hotel was very clean, very comfortable, and all the people in my group mentioned how they were some of the nicest beds they've ever slept in at a hotel. We booked 5 king bed rooms and actually GOT 5 king bed rooms!!! (this has not always been the case when we have booked similar stays in the past with other hotel chains.) We were only there one night, and had to leave early so didn't get to try the breakfast. The staff was friendly and we were very pleased with our stay. Would highly recommend.

Very well kept, clean and comfortable hotel. Definitely worth the extra cost as compared to the local small town hotels.

I had a nice stay the location was good and the hotel meet all my needs.

The hotel was good. The Internet connection,reliability and speed was very bad.

The hotel staff was awesome and took care of a change in travel plans.

Convenient location, close to restaurants, and central Madison, not too far down the interstate. The room was just fine, really enjoyed the king size bed- we stayed one night only short and sweet

Great place to spend the night breakfast is delicious

Attended a wedding in the area. Similar to other hotels that do a good job.

The room was adequate for our needs - a business trip for meetings North and South of DeForest. I prefer a closet rather the open area provided to hang my things, but this was a minor issue. I also didn't like the sink right inside the door, but again, a minor issue. The work area, desk and sitting area were good sized for working and pre-meeting discussions. Our non-smoking room smelled like smoke (the two room across the hall and next to us were smoking rooms), so we requested a room change, which could not be accomodated until the next day because the hotel was full. Most of the staff was very friendly and helpful, even lending me a stapler and hole punch when I asked. The fresh baked cookies at the front desk in the afternoon were a warm welcome; however, the number of flies in the 'breakfast area' our second morning made me lose my appetite. The staff seemed annoyed that I mentioned it. The free breakfast was the basics - bagels, doughnuts, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee, tea. Nothing special but sufficient for our needs. The note in the Guest Services booklet encouraging guests to patronize local businesses and restaurants was a good idea. We tried all the restaurants listed and were pleasantly surprised by all of them - great values and good, homecooked meals. A definite change from the usual chain restaurants and an added bonus for our trip! The complimentary shuttle was an asset as well for our business partner arriving before us, although, the staff seemed confused when he wanted to check in early even though they knew his arrival time since they had the shuttle scheduled to pick him up. Overall, the hotel was a good bargain and we were generally happy with the hotel, despite the few annoyances listed. We will stay here again on future business trips because of the convenience, location and local hosiptality.

Located close to a interstate highway, getting to and from this hotel is easy. Acommodations at this hotel are pretty much average, nothing fancy. There are smoking rooms at this hotel; I do not know the ratio of smoking v.s non-smoking rooms. The area around this hotel is not impressive, as can be expected of a hotel located away from major cities. But this can work fine for quick stayovers on longer trips. There are gas stations and at least one fast food restaurant close by.

We were very pleased with our accomadations. The room was tasteful. The losation was close to the I-39 exit. Check-in was quick. The pool was small but sufficient to wear out 4 grandkids grandma loved the hot tub. Breakfast room was very pleasant and well-stocked. Staff were very friendly. Nice place to spend a night on the way to your destination! I always find Holiday Inn Express a good value.

After a long drive we stopped at the Holiday Inn Express DEFOREST at dinner time. Our room was ready, checkin was quick and easy. Access was good on the second floor via a clean easy to operate elevator. The room was spotless and well prepared. The hotel does not have a dining room, but is close to several fast food outlets, just fine for a casual snack, but not very good for a full meal. The staff was very friendly and helpful. (family-like) The continental breakfast was adequate and ready for an early morning departure. We will return if traveling again along the route, although we will dine in a regular restaurant in Madison some 15 miles distant. This is not a resort, but a clean comfortable place for weary travelers.

7184 Morrisonville Rd De Forest WI

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a leisurely stroll of Pink Elephant, Holiday Inn Express Deforest is within a 10-minute drive of Token Creek Park. This hotel has 70 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is also within a 30-minute drive.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Holiday Inn Express Deforest's 70 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 37-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Deforest have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Deforest

Everyone (3) Business (3) Couples (3) Family (3) Friends (1)
5

not fancy but effective

Everyone

This place does what it does just fine. The long, empty hallway of a HIE are a little creepy, but the room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. The larger fridge and microwave were out of the way but much appreciated. Good shower, good coffee. I stayed overnight as I was moving across country.

By on Jun 2, 2017

4

very comfortable!

BusinessTravelers

This hotel was very clean, very comfortable, and all the people in my group mentioned how they were some of the nicest beds they've ever slept in at a hotel. We booked 5 king bed rooms and actually GOT 5 king bed rooms!!! (this has not always been the case when we have booked similar stays in the past with other hotel chains.) We were only there one night, and had to leave early so didn't get to try the breakfast. The staff was friendly and we were very pleased with our stay. Would highly recommend.

By , from Mkt. Mgr - Wisconsin on Apr 10, 2017

5
Everyone

Very well kept, clean and comfortable hotel. Definitely worth the extra cost as compared to the local small town hotels.

By on Aug 8, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 1970

Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!

4

hotel near waunakee.

Everyone

I had a nice stay the location was good and the hotel meet all my needs.

By , from Charlotte NC on Apr 18, 2016

3

the trip was ok internet there was very bad

Families

The hotel was good. The Internet connection,reliability and speed was very bad.

By on Sep 29, 2015

5

great hotel just outside of madison

BusinessTravelers

The hotel staff was awesome and took care of a change in travel plans.

By on Sep 19, 2015

3

mother's day

Couples

Convenient location, close to restaurants, and central Madison, not too far down the interstate. The room was just fine, really enjoyed the king size bed- we stayed one night only short and sweet

By on Sep 14, 2015

4

great

GetawayWithFriends

Great place to spend the night breakfast is delicious

By on Jul 7, 2014

4

great!

Couples

Attended a wedding in the area. Similar to other hotels that do a good job.

By on Sep 28, 2009

4

easily accessible location

BusinessTravelers

The room was adequate for our needs - a business trip for meetings North and South of DeForest. I prefer a closet rather the open area provided to hang my things, but this was a minor issue. I also didn't like the sink right inside the door, but again, a minor issue. The work area, desk and sitting area were good sized for working and pre-meeting discussions. Our non-smoking room smelled like smoke (the two room across the hall and next to us were smoking rooms), so we requested a room change, which could not be accomodated until the next day because the hotel was full. Most of the staff was very friendly and helpful, even lending me a stapler and hole punch when I asked. The fresh baked cookies at the front desk in the afternoon were a warm welcome; however, the number of flies in the 'breakfast area' our second morning made me lose my appetite. The staff seemed annoyed that I mentioned it. The free breakfast was the basics - bagels, doughnuts, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee, tea. Nothing special but sufficient for our needs. The note in the Guest Services booklet encouraging guests to patronize local businesses and restaurants was a good idea. We tried all the restaurants listed and were pleasantly surprised by all of them - great values and good, homecooked meals. A definite change from the usual chain restaurants and an added bonus for our trip! The complimentary shuttle was an asset as well for our business partner arriving before us, although, the staff seemed confused when he wanted to check in early even though they knew his arrival time since they had the shuttle scheduled to pick him up. Overall, the hotel was a good bargain and we were generally happy with the hotel, despite the few annoyances listed. We will stay here again on future business trips because of the convenience, location and local hosiptality.

By on Sep 12, 2007