Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages

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#1 of 8 hotels in Wildwood
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to your new favorite destination in Central Florida.Our new hotel provides exceptional service, winning the 2022 IHG Torchbearer Award, the most prestigious of IHG honors. Wildwood is often referred to as The Crossroads of Florida due its centralized location and easy access to both Interstate 75 and the Florida Turnpike. The Atlantic and Gulf Coast Beaches, Gainesville, Ocala, Orlando and Tampa are all reachable in an hour. There is an abundance of activities to take advantage of in The Villages and nearby Leesburg.Whether you are in town for business or leisure, you will love the hotel's offered amenities to make you feel right at home. Our amenities include: complimentary Express Start Breakfast, an outdoor deck featuring our heated pool and hot tub, grill, and fire pit all surrounded by plush soft seating, the perfect place to gather and unwind.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Patio
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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928 East State Road 44, Wildwood, FL 34785
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randy3 wrote a review Jun 2023
Orange, New Jersey
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My nephew was driving to Florida straight through from NY. It took him a lot longer than expected due to accidents and bad weather.
He figured he’d get a hotel once he was near the Villages.
I offered to help him find something last minute. I spoke to Jay at the desk at about 11 pm. He couldn’t have been more helpful!
My nephew said the room was very nice and they even gave him a toothbrush and toothpaste! So much for kids planning!!
Thank you, Jay, for making a worried Aunt feel more comfortable
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Shelly Dragovich, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
Responded 23 Jun 2023
Thank you, randy3, for your generous comments about Jay. We are very appreciative of having earned a perfect bubble rating.
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Jennifer S wrote a review Sept 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to get our service dog. I was gad to find a place close to where we needed to be that was pet friendly. They were super accommodating. My daughter needed a shower chair and they came up and installed it for us after changing our room so we could use one (needed the bath not the shower stall). RJ was there most of our nights. He was super personable and kind. We seemed to have some sort of request everyday and he answered our questions and requests with a smile on. e enjoyed talking to him. There was another woman there as well and I didn't get her name because she was wonderful as well. The room was clean and had dove products to be used which I did not expect. The breakfast was always great as well. I like that they had snacks and things we may have forgotten to urchas too. Thanks for a great experience
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Shelly Dragovich, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
Responded 17 Sept 2022
Thank you, jjshelton80, for your awesome comments and 5 bubble ratings! RJ is a great addition to our team, and I am thrilled to hear that he took such great care of you. I am super excited that you had such a memorable stay experience and look forward to seeing you on a return visit. In Hospitality, Shelly Dragovich General Manager
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gracefall07 wrote a review Mar 2021
East Providence, Rhode Island
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a room here ahead of time for stopover on our drive to Southwest FL. Wanted to avoid the crowds & higher prices of Ocala. Highly recommend it! Brand new hotel, very clean, & a great location right off the highway! It is a large hotel, so there are lots of people coming & going, but most were following the mask protocol.

We had a nice large room on the 1st floor facing the parking lot, so we were a bit worried about noise, but we didn't hear a thing. Very quiet. We were up & out early, so we didn't see what was offered for breakfast, but as New Englanders we were very excited that there is a Dunkin Donuts very conveniently located in the same parking lot as the hotel! We got our Dunkies iced coffee fix :)

I'd recommend booking ahead if you can as it seemed to be a vrry busy/popular hotel, especially on a Saturday night in the spring.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shelly Dragovich, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
Responded 19 Sept 2021
Thank you, gracefall07, for taking the time to provide your feedback! We are so appreciative of your generous comments and high ratings. The team works hard to provide our guest with an exceptional stay experience, and I'm glad we didn't let you down. Look forward to seeing you on a return visit! Shelly Dragovich General Manager
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Snead H wrote a review Jan 2022
San Francisco, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights here recently while visiting some relatives in The Villages. As other reviews have stated, this hotel is newer and as such, it's a reasonable place. It's by far the best hotel adjacent to I-75 at the Wildwood exit. This said, however, other nearby hotels are generally dated and terrible and there is not one bit of charm to the immediate neighborhood. Other than a smattering of fast food options, there are no quality dining establishments in the vicinity It's about a 4 mile journey to the Brownwood Town Square in The Villages for more pleasant and enhanced shopping and restaurant options.

My check in was smooth and my early arrival was accommodated. The room itself looks just like 95% of newer HIE locations. No complaints. The breakfast offering was slightly below expectations. The property was still in some sort of COVID mode, whereby no self service buffet was offered, as a staff member had to serve you the hot offerings. The quality and selections were average.

I found the common areas and rooms to be generally clean and in good order. I noted that some staff members wore face coverings, while others chose not to. I thought the overall clientele of the Holiday Inn Express were a little rough around the edges, typical of a rural Central Florida, truck stop crowd. The property does have a nice pool to enjoy that gets good sunlight.

One odd issue we had trouble with during our 2 day stay was that our room television set had its Accessibility settings somehow set to reflect the Assisted Audio feature that caters to a Blind person. This results in a second audio stream that provides supplemental information to assist someone know what is taking place. ( A voice might say, for example, "Joe enters the room and shakes his head in anguish," etc). I attempted to switch every possible button on the TV remote to make this feature go away to no avail. Also the CBS station available actually had Spanish speaking dialog on an NFL playoff game I was viewing. Very strange. There was no way to stop this.

Bottom line, the place is perfectly fine for the right type of person for a short abbreviated stay. I wouldn't want to spend a week here, however.
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Date of stay: January 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms in the rear of the property face an outdoor RV storage yard. A parking lot is in front with...
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Response from Shelly Dragovich, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
Responded 30 Jan 2022
Thank you, Snead H, for taking the time to provide your feedback! Our hotel is conveniently located off of Interstate 75 and the turnpike, making it the ideal location for those traveling to Central Florida or farther south. The Brownwood Paddock Square is the closest of the Squares in the Villages to our hotel, with less than an 8 minute drive. Fabulous dining and shopping there. Our breakfast is better than most offering hot selections of omelets, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, not to mention we make pancakes! Fresh fruits, cereals and pantries are a big hit, especially if you are looking for something on the go. We will definitely look into the inconvenience of the television. Thank you bringing this to our attention. Look forward to seeing you on a return visit.
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Bridgitte N wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When arriving the gentleman working the front desk was so helpful and informative with getting us a room and in the morning we slept in arriving for a continental breakfast at closing time - we were delighted at Erika the worker behind the scene - she couldn't had been more helpful and went out of her way getting us breakfast. It meant a lot and when we travel this way again we will look forward to the same Hospitality that we received. Thank you Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Shelly Dragovich, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
Responded 14 Jan 2022
Thank you, bridgitten2021, for providing us with your feedback! I am so glad that Erika went above and beyond to take care of you so you could enjoy breakfast. She is a great asset to the team! We look forward to seeing you on a return visit!
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Vissidarte wrote a review Oct 2021
Dayton, Ohio
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After an 8 hour drive dodging I75 accidents, we were so happy to arrive at this new hotel. Very friendly staff. Spotless, new, spacious room. They have the breakfast fellow, who hustles all the time, serve each person hot food, but prepared wrapped cold items are self serve. The morning manager was kind to let us have late check out to finish our laundry. The laundry was free! Something never seen. After 5 days on road very appreciated. Kudos to owner and staff!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shelly Dragovich, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
Responded 22 Nov 2021
Thank you, P M, for taking the time to provide us with you feedback! We are so appreciative of your comments and "perfect" rating. We do provide a guest laundry area with machines similar to the ones found in your home, and ask guests to stop at the front desk to purchase detergent and pay for their load(s) of laundry. We do rely on the honor system and realize that paying for the service can be overlooked. We are glad that we were able to provide you with the late check out and clean laundry! Look forward to seeing you on a return visit!
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Robert G wrote a review Jan 2022
Okeana, Ohio
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a newer hotel. My wife and I have stayed here before when visiting her parents in the Villages. It is clean and modern, beds are comfortable, and rooms are quiet. Unfortunately, our room had not been vacuumed before we checked in and there was debris on the carpet. We had to request that the room be vacuumed.
Breakfast is not self-serve…presumably for ‘safety’? That would be a minor annoyance if the server actually listened. As it was, she did not listen to simple requests like “a little” eggs and giving three spoonfuls of eggs to my wife; or “six sausage links please” and receiving three. I am a Spire IHG member and have stayed at several hotels recently that have ended the restrictions on breakfast access. It’s time to get over it and return to a normal level of service.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Shelly Dragovich, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
Responded 30 Jan 2022
Thank you, S6684ADrobertg, for providing your feedback! Appreciate the comments with regards to breakfast and will loo into this as a training opportunity. At the moment we are ensuring everyone's safety, the guests and our staff, and continue to offer a hot breakfast that is attendant served. We certainly hope this will not deter you from staying with again in the near future.
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C W wrote a review May 2022
Brooklyn, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the most wonderful booking experience this evening via telephone. I initially called Holiday Inn Express Wildwood to confirm the address prior to booking. J (Jay) assisted by providing details on how to access the IHG app, which location to choose, and he called back to confirm if I actually was successful with the booking. Thank you, J (Jay). I look forward to my stay at this location
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I am reviewing the booking experience once I stay this weekend I will review the rooms/hotel
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Response from Shelly Dragovich, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
Responded 13 May 2022
Thank you, csA5144WP, for the perfect 5 bubble rating! J is a great asset to our team and I am so glad that he was able to assist you with your booking. Looking forward to having you as a guest.
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Crystal wrote a review Sept 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our overall experience was good. We chose this hotel because it was close to our destination (Tampa) and it had a hot tub. If you are pulling a trailer either get there early if possible to try to get in a good spot that won’t block other people or park across the street as we had to. Unfortunately, the hot tub and pool are located outside, so use is weather permitting. When we arrived it was raining and it didn’t stop until about 10. That is when they close the area for the night. According to the front desk lady, they don’t allow people in there after 10 due to a county noise ordinance that they follow. We wouldn’t have been loud, just needed the 20 minutes to relax after such a long day of work and driving. The next best thing would have been a hot shower. The shower did get nice and hot but would suddenly turn freezing every few minutes then back to hot. The room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Breakfast was good. They had a variety to choose from. The gentleman in the morning was friendly and asked how our stay was with a smile.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If pulling a trailer, you may have to park in the lot across the street. Be sure to ask them...
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Response from Scott Mangene, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
Responded 17 Sept 2023
Dear Stonebreakers Thank you for your detailed review. We appreciate you staying with us and I apologize for the inconveniences you endured during your stay. I am pleased that you were served well by the team however. Thank you for noting that. We do hope to see you again. Safe travels to you!
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MichiganMagico wrote a review Jan 2023
saginaw, michigan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ashley went out of her way to get our room ready because we had arrived early and we were tired. She was friendly, attentive and despite being busy with multiple things, she quickly gave us options and let us decide. Our original reserved room was ready in 30 minutes and we were happy.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Shelly Dragovich, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
Responded 16 Jan 2023
Thank you, MichiganMagico, for providing your feedback! We appreciate the generous comments and especially the shout out for Ashlee! She is a tremendous asset to our team!
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Diana P wrote a tip Feb 2024
Monticello, Kentucky50 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dunking Donuts right next door."
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Crystal wrote a tip Sept 2023
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If pulling a trailer, you may have to park in the lot across the street. Be sure to ask them first of course."
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Dee C wrote a tip Jul 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Expect to be wowed. Walk in to a clean environment. You won’t be disappointed. "
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Shirley P wrote a tip Jun 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is one of the friendliest staff you would ever meet. They take their job seriously. Best Hotel stay ever!!! "
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Dale M wrote a tip May 2023
Davie, Florida14 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lots of safe parking. They have a camera to keep an eye on cars!"
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PRICE RANGE
S$153 - S$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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92
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages?
Nearby attractions include Reed's Citrus (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages?
Conveniently located restaurants include M&M Old Hickory Smokehouse BBQ, Waffle House, and Hardee's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wildwood - The Villages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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