Great Hospitality At The Holiday Inn Express And Suites Helen, Georgia

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Helen, an IHG Hotel | 8100 South Main Street
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Helen, an IHG Hotel
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The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Helen, Georgia, is perfectly located to be within walking distance of downtown shops, restaurants and recreational venues. The bedding and pillows are exceptional, and the hot, cooked breakfast includes popular Cinnabon rolls. Afternoon cookies pair well with the ever-present coffee and tea station. Both are near the check-in desk and are complimentary.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites fits right in with the Alpine theme of Helen, Georgia

Holiday Inn Express exterior

Helen, Georgia has made a very strict commitment to maintaining a German-type, Alpine theme in the buildings of their main downtown area of focus. Even though Holiday Inn Express has their own unique branding, they were willing to comply in order to be a part of the burgeoning tourist business in Helen. With stonework, gables and wood beam accents, it fits right in with the quaint but very attractive surroundings.

Once you walk inside, guests can find a selection of toiletries, medicines and snacks for purchase near the check-in desk.

Guest rooms designed for comfort, relaxation and work

Holiday Inn Express guest room

The well-appointed guest rooms at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Helen are furnished with today’s guest in mind. A separate hanging closet contains an iron and ironing board, along with extra bedding for those who might want another blanket. Guests will find a mini refrigerator, a microwave and a coffee maker, plus a work desk with a comfortable chair, a desk lamp and electrical outlets that are at desk level. Free high-speed internet is available in every guest room.

One or more flatscreen televisions are mounted on the walls with abundant cable and premium channels.

Guest bathrooms with brand name toiletries

Holiday Inn Express bathroom

The large bath towels are a special touch, as are the marble countertops, modern faucets and toiletries by Bath and Body Works with a fresh, appealing scent. Bathrooms have automatic night lights which are welcome for getting up during the night without having to turn on overhead lights. Hair dryers and heated mirrors are also thoughtful amenities.

A heated indoor pool soothes away the cares of the day

Heated indoor pool

The large heated indoor pool is great for families with young children or for business guests who want to exercise and relax. Since Helen is a popular fall and winter destination, having the pool indoors and heated is an extra perk.

Work out at any time of the day or night

Fitness room

Guests come with a wide variety of work and play schedules in mind, so the fitness center is accessible 24 hours a day to accommodate those needs and wishes. Helen is well-known for its great food, so a chance to work off the extra calories from your trip is a great asset in this hotel.

Breakfast choices go above those of most chain hotels

Breakfast with Cinnabon

A full hot breakfast is offered each morning at Holiday Inn Express and Suites. One buffet line has plenty of scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and pancakes while another has an array of cereals, yogurt and fruit. The unexpectedly delightful treat is the presence of hot, fresh pastries by Cinnabon which always have a tantalizing aroma. Of course, the coffee and tea are also hot and ready. This morning variety adds great value for travelers.

Every afternoon fresh cookies wait in the lobby, which are perfect for a pick-me-up after a day of hiking or shopping and right before heading out for dinner.

So many attractions near the hotel

Alpine Helen village

Within a few blocks, visitors to Helen can enjoy the quaint shops and outstanding restaurants, many with a Bavarian flavor. Behind the hotel is a seasonal business called Cool River Tubing where guests can enjoy one of the area’s favorite activities – floating down the Chattahoochee River in a large inflated inner tube. Within a few miles, there are hiking trails, one of which leads to the gorgeous Anna Ruby Falls. Drives or hikes in Unicoi State Park provide a great display of nature and wildlife.

Visitors may want to explore the various artists and craftsmen in the area at The Gourd Place, the Folk Pottery Museum or Babyland General Hospital, which is the home of the Cabbage Patch Kids.

Don’t forget the new alpine coaster attraction that opened recently. It is perfect for thrill-seekers.

A great lodging choice in the heart of the action in Helen, Georgia

Holiday Inn Express and Suites is an affordably-priced lodging choice when you visit Helen, Georgia. But it goes beyond affordability to include convenience, comfort and extra special guest amenities. For families, groups, couples or singles, this hotel is ready to accommodate anyone.

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