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4.4 out of 5

"Staff was awesome and friendly. Rooms were clean and spacious. Pool was clean as well! " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 31 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3-star hotel near CrossWinds Golf Course

Heart of Bowling Green

Steps from the hotel, you'll find CrossWinds Golf Course and Sloan Convention Center. Bowling Green Ballpark and Western Kentucky University are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Family-friendly fun

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Families will appreciate the free theme park shuttle and onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking and a free area shuttle.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 218 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include pillowtop beds, room service, and coffee/tea makers.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$94* Per night/room Mar 6 - Mar 7

Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 Twin Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn University Plaza-Bowling Green ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn University Plaza-Bowling Green

Everyone (4)
5 out of 5
Staff was awesome and friendly. Rooms were clean and spacious. Pool was clean as well!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 31, 2019 by Seth

Thank you for the 5 review!! We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Bowling Green!!

5 out of 5

Beautiful Hotel & Friendly Staff

I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in. This hotel lobby was beautiful. I was greeted nicely by the lady at the desk. Our room was spacious for our family of 5 plus our small dog. The only thing I didn't like was not having a microwave and refrigerator but it did have a keurig coffee maker in the room. I was thrilled that the pool was open too. It is a indoor heated pool open until midnight. They have a nice breakfast buffet in the restaurant area with a gentleman preparing omelettes and waffles made to order. Our breakfast was included in the price of our room. Every staff member I encountered was friendly and made us feel welcomed. I stay in this area frequently and this is by far the best hotel I've stayed in. I will be booking my next stay here as well.

Posted by , from Mississippi on Jan 2, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 6, 2018 by Seth

Mama- Thank you for the 5 star review!! We are excited to hear you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Bowling Green!!

2 out of 5

Don't expect your reservations to be correct.

When I booked the room I specifically requested two beds, as my teenage son was with me for his college orientation. I also requested 2 breakfasts. When we arrived and went to the room there was one bed. We immediately went back down to the desk and showed them the Travelocity email showing we had requested 2 beds. They said sorry but that request didn't make it to them (Seriously??) and they didn't have another room with 2 beds. I even went so far as to request an additional room for my son then. They said they were completely booked and could provide a twin air mattress. We had no choice but to use it. And we got only 1 breakfast. I will NEVER stay there again.

Posted by , from Crestwood, KY on Apr 2, 2017

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5 out of 5

Awesome hotel and people

We really enjoyed staying at this Holiday Inn. It was awesome in every way....from the staff to the room. Thank you Travelocity for finding this hotel for us!

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA on Jan 28, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 21, 2016 by Brian

Tammy - Thank you for your fantastic review of our hotel! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in Bowling Green! Best Regards ~ Brian, GM

5 out of 5

Hotel was a great pick for our trip.

Friendly staff, clean rooms, very nice hotel. Will definitely stay there again!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015

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2 out of 5

Too expensive for what you get

Pros: Close restaurants
I was there on a school trip. The pool was closed. Very slow internet. The beds were hard and the old tube tv was so blurry we couldn't read the score of the ballgame we were watching. I was very disappointed. I have always had great beds at Holiday Inns and don't know why they had such old, hard mattresses here. Next year my school will stay across the street.

Posted by , from kentucky on Mar 30, 2012

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5 out of 5

Nice Hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Nice open atrium. Clean hotel. Slept well. Enjoyed our stay .

Posted by , from KY on Jun 11, 2011

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5 out of 5

This hotel made me feel like was home away from home.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: no free breakfast
I've stayed at this hotel many times over the last 10 years. Each time I feel welcomed as a guest and my stays are always worry free. I can and do recommend this hotel to my friends. In the future, when my plans call for stays in Bowling Green, I will stay here.

Posted by , from boulder.co on Apr 13, 2011

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3 out of 5

OK for the money

Stayed March 18-20,2011. Booked two queen rooms, but on arrival only one was available. Front desk was a little hesitant at first, but agreed to upgrade one of the rooms to a suite, basicially because that was all that was left. The hotel itself was well kept, with a gym, pool, bar, restaurant and an open lobby with a waterfall. It is right off Scottsdale Road, where there are an abundance of stores and restaurants. Our complaint was the condition of the rooms. While clean, they are very outdated. Furniture is old and scratched, bathrooms were very worn, as were the carpets. Neither room had any hotel information inside-we didn't even know there was room service. We were told that this hotel is often times sold out, as large groups (school-aged and college) book out weekends. With that much money coming in, you'd think more attention would be paid to the actual sleeping quarters. Not a 4 or even a 3 star hotel. If you want an upgrade, stay across the street at the new Hilton.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great Visit

I stayed at the hotel just for a get away from the daily strain. I was greated with a smile from the front desk and that stayed with me for the enitre day. I had a drink in thier bar where yet I came across many more smiles. Went out to the mall and upon my return came across even more smiles. The next morning after my much deserved relaxation I checked out and was thanked for my stay and invited back. Okay when I checked in I did not expect the smiles, warm welcome and amazing staff. I will return and only send family and friends to stay there. What a great hotel with the staff, I would rate it 5 stars.

Posted by on May 15, 2009

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About the Holiday Inn University Plaza-Bowling Green

Location 1021 Wilkinson Trce, Bowling Green, KY 42103

Property Features

Holiday Inn University Plaza-Bowling Green offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 19580 square feet (1762 square meters) and includes a conference center. The family-friendly Holiday Inn University Plaza-Bowling Green also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. An area shuttle within 10 mi and a theme park shuttle are free. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Bowling Green hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 218 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 19580 sq ft of conference space
  • 1762 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Nashville International Airport (BNA) (111.5 km / 69.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 10 mi, theme park shuttle, and shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn University Plaza-Bowling Green offers 218 accommodations with video-game consoles and safes. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. This Bowling Green hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Holiday Inn University Plaza-Bowling Green has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per stay
  • Weight limit: 75 lbs
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 11.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 5 AM to midnight.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.