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Continuing my series of random Ohio hotel reviews that most people don’t care about, it’s time for a Holiday Inn Express Tiffin Ohio hotel review

I know… I know… but we can’t all be staying in 5 star hotels all the time 😉

Holiday Inn Express Tiffin Ohio outside

Holiday Inn Express Tiffin hotel location

The Holiday Inn Express Tiffin is located in Tiffin, Ohio (county seat of Seneca County!) on Shaffer Park Drive, right off of US-224.

a sign on a post

It’s located about 10 minutes west of downtown and Heidelburg University and Tiffin University.  This Tiffin Holiday Inn Express was built in 1999 so it’s newer than other similar hotels that I’ve stayed at.

Holiday Inn Express Tiffin Ohio price

The Holiday Inn Express hotel in Tiffin, Ohio is a Category 2 hotel, which means that it costs 15,000 IHG points per night

a close-up of a hotel information

For the night that I was booking it (a Friday night in the summer) the cash rates were over $150 including tax if you booked the refundable rate, making this a value of over 1 cent per IHG points, a great redemption

You can compare prices for this hotel at to see what the cash rates are for your stay, but you are likely to be better off with points – especially considering you can always buy IHG points for as low as 0.7 cents per point

Tiffin Ohio Holiday Inn Express room

The Holiday Inn express Tiffin Ohio review of the rooms (at least the room *I* was in) at the Holiday Inn Express Tiffin Ohio was… gigantic.  I think this is the biggest Holiday Inn Express room that I’ve ever seen

a hotel room with a bed and a desk

It had a sitting area in addition to a large king bed.

a bed in a room

Pull out sofa bed as well

a couch in a room

And a small kitchenette with fridge and microwave

a kitchen counter with a microwave and a refrigerator

The bathroom was also huge (compared to other similar hotels that I’ve stayed at)

a bathroom with a shower and toilet

Holiday Inn Express Tiffin Ohio review – amenities

The Holiday Inn Express Tiffin Ohio does have an indoor swimming pool.  We went in to the pool room for a brief moment but it was approximately 5,000 degrees in there, so we left quickly 🙂

a pool in a room

The fitness center is also on the 1st floor, next to the swimming pool.  There is just an elliptical machine and exercise bike, but there is also a weight bench with free weights

a room with exercise equipment

Unlike the Hyatt Place “charge you for everything” model, they did offer complimentary earbuds.

a white sign with blue text

The other strange thing is that the fitness center had a deadbolt from the inside that you could lock other people out.  I’m not sure why that would ever be a good idea?!?

Holiday Inn Express Tiffin Ohio review – food

The food at the Tiffin Holiday Inn Express was standard for most Holiday Inn Express hotels.  There was a section with food, medicine, and toiletries available for purchase

a refrigerator with food on shelves

Breakfast in the morning was complimentary and served in a small room off the front lobby.

Holiday Inn Express Tiffin Ohio breakfast

It included cheese omelets, sausages, and of course, cinnamon rolls.

a display case of pastries

All in all, it was a very pleasurable stay.  My only quibble is that I was not given a welcome amenity as a Platinum Elite member.  I mean, this was not a huge deal, but if you’re going to advertise this as a member benefit, then I like you to stick with it!  Again, not a huge deal, though I did get a little hungry at night and could have used the snack 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed my continuing series of random Ohio hotels 🙂 If you’re heading to Heidelburg University, Tiffin or other parts of north-central Ohio, I definitely would check out the Holiday Inn Express Tiffin Ohio

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