Is Holiday Inn Overrated

Old Nov 22, 17, 11:17 am
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Is Holiday Inn Overrated

Does anyone know if Holiday Inn is overrated?
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Old Nov 22, 17, 11:46 am
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Yes, I know. It is not overrated.
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Old Nov 22, 17, 1:46 pm
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Depends on the continent you are In
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Old Nov 22, 17, 1:54 pm
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Old Nov 22, 17, 2:03 pm
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No, I know. It is not underrated, it is underwhelming
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Old Nov 22, 17, 3:09 pm
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not overrated, often a joke
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Old Nov 22, 17, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Will Stonehocker View Post
Does anyone know if Holiday Inn is overrated?
By whom???

I don't have any idea how you think it's rated, so how can i judge if that's overrated or underrated or just right?

Ie, if someone rates Holiday Inn as always total trssh, it's underrated.
But if someone rates Holiday Inn as always the most fabulous hotel on earth, it's vastly overrated.

There's no one rating for Holiday Inn that I know of, so your question doesn't make sense without referencing some particular rating.

And different Holiday Inn properties vary greatly in quality, so I'm not sure how someone would come up with an overall Holiday Inn rating to begin with.
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Old Nov 22, 17, 5:39 pm
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Originally Posted by olegator View Post
Depends on the continent you are In
Yeah need to know what area.
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Old Nov 23, 17, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
And different Holiday Inn properties vary greatly in quality, so I'm not sure how someone would come up with an overall Holiday Inn rating to begin with.
That's the problem! HI is like CY in Marriott family. In the US some CY are not as good as others and Marriott are trying to bring them up to standard. I have had bed bug bites in a HI in TX (was stupid enough to think it's a HI, it won't happen). The newer CYs in Europe has pretty much the same standard but not HIs. I think HIX keeps the brand standard fairly well, both in Europe and the US.
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Old Nov 23, 17, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post

There's no one rating for Holiday Inn that I know of, so your question doesn't make sense without referencing some particular rating.

And different Holiday Inn properties vary greatly in quality, so I'm not sure how someone would come up with an overall Holiday Inn rating to begin with.
Agree -- HIX is much more consistent in my experience (and often better than some of the nearby Holiday Inns)
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IMO, the free breakfast at HI makes it better than HIX.
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HI is not the type of place you look forward to staying at (unless it is in Hawaii or another amazing locale). You stay at a HI for one of a few reasons:
1) It is the only place in town
2) It is the only place in town that does not rent rooms by the hour
3) Your exhausted and you want to crash fast and get some rest.
4) It is close to the airport on a layover
5) It is close to your departure and you want to be on the first flight out
6) Almost every other place is booked

I am sure there are other reasons, but that is the gist. I have never had a water pressure problem at any HI I have stayed at though. That is absolutely a good thing.
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Old Nov 23, 17, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by OceanAir View Post
HI is not the type of place you look forward to staying at (unless it is in Hawaii or another amazing locale). You stay at a HI for one of a few reasons:
1) It is the only place in town
2) It is the only place in town that does not rent rooms by the hour
3) Your exhausted and you want to crash fast and get some rest.
4) It is close to the airport on a layover
5) It is close to your departure and you want to be on the first flight out
6) Almost every other place is booked

I am sure there are other reasons, but that is the gist. I have never had a water pressure problem at any HI I have stayed at though. That is absolutely a good thing.
I stay because the 5000 bonus point rates are very good and are still within our company limits for hotel rates. The free Bora Bora stays add up quickly.
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HI's are mostly garbage. Most of us know that they are garbage. How is that over-rated?
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Old Nov 23, 17, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
HI's are mostly garbage. Most of us know that they are garbage. How is that over-rated?
You're definitely staying in the wrong ones. There have been a few that are worn and faded, but most of the HI's I've stayed in, including the ones in the US, have been upgraded, are comfortable and priced right. Obviously, the Asian HI's are much better, some even approaching 5* level, OK Chinese properties where it's form over substance.

Over rated? It depends on what you like.
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