Feb 20 2016
Holiday Inn Express Surrey is off the freeway, and a straight drive from Canada
to another US-Canadian border checkpoint. It is a three-star hotel, located near
Guildford town center. There is nothing much around, but we were attending a
lacrosse game in Langley.
Check In/Check Out:
It was quick both ways. I booked a standard King room, and when we checked in,
we were upgraded to a King feature room. I was also offered a platinum amenity,
and took the points.
There is not much around, except the Guildford town center. It is convenient for
commuting, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it if you are trying to maximize
your time in Vancouver.
Our given room was on the ground floor, facing the yard. It was quiet. If you
get a ground floor room facing the lot, you might potentially be bothered by the
headlights of cars pulling into the parking lot.
The King feature room is pretty large. It has a little kitchenette with a
mini-fridge and sink, and there’s also a little seating area with a pull-out
sofa bed, and coffee table, where we ate our dinner. There is not much room
around the King bed area, but the bed is very comfortable.
The bathroom is nothing special, but functional. The sink is actually open to
the bedroom, so there is only privacy for the bathtub and the toilet. The space
in the enclosed area is rather tight.
Holiday Inn Expresses offer complimentary breakfast. We got up a little late and
arrived at the buffet at 9.30am, and it closes at 10am. One of the highlights of
Holiday Inn Express is their cinnamon rolls, but by this point, they stopped
This Holiday Inn Express breakfast is pretty much alike other Holiday Inn
Express breakfast – deconstructed McDonald’s – sausage patties, bacon, pastries,
yogurt, etc. It’s not something to write home about, but it’s filling.
Service was brisk and friendly, and it was all that I expected of a Holiday Inn
Jan 14 2016
Stayed here 4 nights on business. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Small, well-furnished workout room, nice pool and hot tub are all nice. Hot
breakfast was decent for a hotel with meat and egg options alongside all the
typical carb offerings. The only downside (if you don't have a vehicle) is the
only restaurant nearby is in the hotel across the street. Otherwise, this was a
very nice place to stay.
Dec 12 2015
We returned to this location because we had a good stay on a previous visit.
While there is a little more wear and tear showing since our last visit, we were
still very comfortable in the king sized room and again enjoyed the hot, free
breakfast. Convenient location too, not too far from the highway or the ferry to