Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mommysusie47 What a nice surprise
I stayed here for a reward night in May 2013 as a Priority Club member. Reading many of the previous reviews, it seemed that the experience of the guests changes depending on whether there was a conference or event. I asked the staff and they said that they do cater to a lot of events and the hotel is often full or empty.
I requested a quiet room, and came on a Wednesday night when the hotel was not busy. As a priority club member, I received a coupon for the restaurant/lounge and so ate and drank there and it was also not busy at all, fine for me.
The service at the front desk and restaurant was excellent, my room was beautiful and immaculate, quiet and very comfortable. In the restaurant, and the sirloin steak was better than the Outback, the waffle the next morning was also very good. The broccoli seemed generic and previously frozen, but this still seemed a solid restaurant.
I am not sure what experience some other reviewers had or were expecting, but I found my experience to be better than many hotels including Holiday Inns, and I will definitely come back even if there is more going on with confidence that I will have a good experience.
Room Tip: ask for a quiet room
May 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rhodes1 Welcoming room and confort
Was well pleased with overall stay at this Holiday Inn. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was very comfortable and welcoming after our long day.
May 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by teeballcoach way below standards
I checked into my room and after turning the AC and waiting 1 1/2 hours the room was still uncofortable so the staff had the AC unit changed while I was out to dinner, this unit sounded like a helicopter was landing in my room, but it did start to cool off the room, 1 hour into it the unit started to smoke and smelled like a fire, I unplugged the unit and went to the front desk to have my room changed and told them about the AC unit smelling like a fire, they did not seem to care if it was on fire, they did switch me rooms and the second room the AC unit did not work,
so I just checked out and will not return.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by beautybiz12 Home away from Home
I stay at this location several times a month. The front desk manager Nicole is great. The ladies that handle breakfast Ms. Ann are the sweetest ladies. They have been there for years and go out of there way to make sure your accommodated and feel welcome. The chef Chuck is superb. I look forward to dining there when I stay, and if your a grit's fan he makes the best grits this side of the Mississippi. The young Ladies that work the (bar) cocktail lounge go out of there way to make sure that at the end of the day you can relax and enjoy the rest of the evening. My room is always nice and clean. I travel a lot and when I'm in Johnson City this is the place to stay. I am hosting an event for my company next week at the event staff has been fantastic on planning my up coming event. I look forward to seeing how it all turns out. And look forward to reviewing it.
April 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JennyF Will not be using this hotel again!!!!
While the hotel was nice to look at and clean enough the staff was not.
We went for dinner and the waitress HAD to tell us she was understaffed and HAD to use the bathroom for the last 4 hours but could not. Folding tables are not my idea of dinning either. The food was not good at all but what really did it was the blearing music from the juke box. We asked for the volume to be turned down and they could not do it for some reason. We were not allowed to move tables to a quieter part of the resturant, so finally we boxed up our rubber chicken and took it to our room to eat. The front desk staff could not care either.
When checking out the women could have cared less, very surprised at this sort of thing at a Holiday Inn. Never bothered to recognise my Priorty Club Membership at all.
April 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by eltrut Shabby room but comparable pricing to better hotels
We booked this hotel because we were attending a fundraiser at the hotel and opted for convenience. We chose poorly. We had stayed at this hotel previously and found it nice. Unfortunately, our room this stay was shabby and run down for the price. The air conditioner rumbled and roared like a departing dump truck. The air deflector attached to the unit was broken so the main item air conditoned or heated was the curtain. The controls were rusted. The curtain had not even been removed prior to painting so it had paint dollops to match the the wall. The veneer to the batroom door was chipped. The toliet was running through when we arrived and flushed at a snails's pace. Some service panel under the bathroom vanity was ajar. The couch was stained. The room smelled. We traveled with a pet this stay. We paid the pet fee. Perhaps we received the shoddiest room due to a pet. I paid an adequate fee and don't appreciate being penalized for traveling with a pet. In the future, we will stay at a better place for the same money.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sturty Clean, clean, clean
This hotel is very clean with a friendly front desk that is very helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone
April 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BKWV2 Bed was comfortable and room was clean, service in hotel and restaurant was great.
My wife and I stayed from Feb 14 thru Feb 17, 2013. As soon as we walked through the door we was greeted with a big hello from the front desk. She gave us a quick check in and also had the vase of roses that I had order from a florist and gave them to my wife for valentines day. The lobby was clean and with the fireplace it was nice and warm. Our room was clean and ready for us. The only problem with the room was the bathroom toilet was it had a leak of water into the bowl and you could hear it all night so we had to close the door to the bathroom. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant that night and they had a Valentines Day Special and the food was wonderful. We had breakfast there every morning. The group that we were there for had a large event and everything went great. Service personnel were always near and did whatever was asked from them. I would recommend that if you are in the Johnson City, TN area that you stay and enjoy the hospitality.
March 1, 2013