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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel itself is not bad, decent restaurant and bar. The rooms are a bit run down but clean. Furniture is a bit beat up, carpets have some stains, but overall I would call them....acceptable. The real issue is out of the hotels hands. The Louisville airport is nearby and this hotel is almost directly under a flight path. On...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly and the location was convenient. Carpet in the halls and room was stained, but staff said new carpet is supposed to be in soon. The breakfast buffet that came included with the room had much to be desired. Extremely limited in selections.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family stayed here for 2 nights. My 11 year old daughter loved the pool. It was very close to Churchill downs & the university. Front desk staff was friendly & helpful. The room was updated & clean! I would definitely stay here again.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights during family road trip. We had two rooms for our group. One of the rooms that we had at first had a problem with the heat (room was very hot, couldn't get it to stop blowing). Called front desk and they were very accommodating, moved us to another room right down the hall quickly, and brought up...

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Carlisle, Kentucky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crown Plaza recommended this hotel as it was overbooked and this hotel was a subsidiary of the same chain. They also said this hotel had a free shuttle to the airport. Upon checking in, I was told there was no shuttle service for the time I needed for my flight departure, and I was asked if I would like to...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Hello pguthrie, Thank you for letting us know about your experience and opting to stay with us. I regret to know that you had were not able to sleep soundly during your stay due to the lack of noise insulation from your room and that the airport shuttle was not available during your stay. It is our goal to provide...

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

James the GM was great! We were welcomed by a very friendly front desk staff. The lobby is beautiful and our rooms were nice and super clean. The bartender Kelley was amazing, she kept the bar open later just so we could watch the end of the Wisconsin Badger game, now that's service! Thanks again for the amazing stay!

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

rooms were very dirty. many stains in the carpet. childrens sticky toys hanging from the ceiling. tile grout in bathroom was black from dirt. tried to order room service and was told to call back at a later time. way over priced for the poor quality of the room.

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Hello dave m, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. I am sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your time in our hotel. We take comments such as these very seriously and would like to follow up with you. I have sent you a private message in an effort to obtain more information....

Reviewed 7 February 2017

This Holiday Inn is very conveniently located near the airport, Churchill Downs and University of Louisville with easy access to highways and downtown. The property looks new or recently remodeled and it is well kept. The staff was always courteous and attentive. The restaurant was fine, but not great. It was surprising that breakfast was not included with the room....

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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. I am glad to hear you found our location to be convenient to area attractions and our staff to be courteous. I do apologize that the bedding did not meet your expectations. Kindest Regards, Brooke Potter, Director of Sales

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel was convenient because I was tired of driving! The rooms were decent but a little dirty and had a hole in the wall and some lamp shades were torn (room 417) it was a cold night and the heat wouldn't cut on. I would stay here maybe for a louisville football game but wasn't the nicest holiday inn...

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HolidayInnSDF, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for writing a review. I am so sorry that the hotel did not meet your expectations. Kindest Regards, Brooke Potter, Director of Sales

Ojai, California
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a stay here thinking it was with in walking distance to the expo convention center it's a 20 min drive and they do not offer shuttle service. The only food establishments close by are a subway. The hotel has recently been remodeled rooms were clean and the staff was pleasant and helpful . Guess my only gripe is...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Dear mikecrocker, Thank you for writing a review on our hotel. Our goal is to deliver exceptional service and comfortable accommodations, and it is nice to read that you were satisfied with the newly remodeled rooms, and acknowledged our pleasant and helpful staff. However, we regret if the distance of the Expo Center from the hotel let down your stay....

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to One of the Best of Louisville Airport Hotels! Set in the heart of Louisville's convention, sports and airport districts, the newly built, smoke free Holiday Inn Hotel at Louisville Airport - Fair / Expo has an ideal location. We're less than a mile from the Louisville International Airport (SDF) and near the attractions and businesses of Louisville, KY. Our hotel is a few miles from attractions like Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom and the world-famous Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Museum. You can spend the day cheering for the University of Louisville's Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium or visiting Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center across the street from our hotel. The Louisville Zoo and local parks are just a few miles away. Business travelers benefit from our hotel's location near the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, UPS, Ford, Brown & Williams, Louisville Naval Ordnance Station, the University of Louisville and other businesses in Louisville. Lodging here gives you access to our 1,892 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and a 24-hour business center. Our exceptional hotel in Louisville features Kem's Cafe & Lounge, an indoor, heated pool and a 24-hour fitness center. For a well-appointed room with free high-speed Internet access, triple-sheeted bedding, a 32-inch LCD HDTV, a large work area, a microwave and a refrigerator, call our Louisville, KY hotel today to reserve a room for your next stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center

Address: 447 Farmington Ave, Louisville, KY 40209
Region: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Fairgrounds , South Side
Price Range: $158 - $1,001 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Center 3*
Number of rooms: 106
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Airport & Fair/Expo Hotel Louisville
Holiday Inn Airport And Fair/Expo Center
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#34 Business Hotel in Louisville
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“Ask for views of UofL's Papa John's Stadium and Churchill Downs.”
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“One without mold!”
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“I only stayed in one....so I cannot speak to the other rooms. The room I had was wonderful!!”
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