Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 259
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Grandma-to-2 Mary Don't bother staying at Holiday Inn on McDonald in Lawrence
As we arrived, we were directed to the appropriate door to enter our room. As it happened, there were workers gathered outside the door, smoking cigarettes. It was so repugnant that we did not use that entrance again (the area reeked of cigarette smoke, even when the men were not there). This non-smoking facility smelled as if it had been recently converted without replacing the carpeting or sheetrock ... this was upsetting for someone who is very sensitive to that pollutant. To avoid entering through the lobby, we chose a different entrance. The broken sidewalk made that a bad choice. So we used the main entrance most of the time we were there. My objection to that is the strong chlorine odor emanating from the pool in the atrium.
I really wish there had been a continental (or even full) breakfast available; for the price we were charged, that should have been included. Since one was not available, I even thought of getting some individual servings of cereal, but there was no milk in the vending machine and no refrigerator to keep milk chilled. Without a fridge or a microwave, there was little we could do besides eat out at restaurants. A person grows weary of that for the time frame we were there.
We will not see the conversion to the new hotel chain that will be operating this location because we won't be staying there again.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gregg the Professor Comfortable bed and greatservice
The room was fantastic. The Bed was firm just like the one I sleep in at home. The bath tub/shower was just right for a person of my average height.
We did not have any intrusion in our room from the cleaning staff. They waited for us to have our private time before they entered to clean.
Our bill was delivered to the room, an was accurate. making checkout very easy.
My review of the room was a five star. I would recommend a stay at the Holiday Inn Lawrence to any of my Peers.
July 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Soccer Fan 8 Clean room, Friendly Staff
The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly. We were only there one night, so did not try the restaurant or bar. I would definitely stay again if I needed a hotel in the Kansas City area.
July 16, 2015