Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 187
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Park and Flyer Flying Out of Metro
We always use the park and fly program at the Holiday Inn Express because the property is located right next to the off site parking facility and we find this easier and cheaper than parking at the airport.
October 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Timber Tom Really bad --- even for free
So... we had a terrible stay here in July.
Upon arrival, the woman at the front desk was speaking (loudly) to a co-worker whining about how employee discounts at HI chain were "pathetic." Seriously. While she was checking people in. Nice greeting. In no particular order, here are some other issues:
Breakfast closed an hour before the time that the front desk told us. (near disaster when travelling with two teenaged boys.) The room was dirty, there were no towels upon arrival, and at least two light bulbs were burnt out. Air conditioner compressor cycled off after about a minute, blowing hot air the rest of the time (reminder: it was July.)
When I received my offer to critique the stay via email, I did. Viola! A few weeks later, I received a letter offering a free night's stay. Oh goody. We were passing through again in September so we thought we would give it another try.
We arrived at the room to find our key card was not working. Back to the front desk - two more times - then the same attendant told us the key system was down in the entire building. (Maybe you could have told us this when we arrived?) He took us to our room and opened the door with his master key. OK.
No wi-fi. No bulb in desk lamp. It was late, we were tired ...
After about an hour, the air conditioner cycled off / blew hot air ... just like last time. We called front desk. After several calls, the clerk offered to move us to another room for free. Eventually, the clerk came to our room and opened the door for the room next door and allowed us to stay there. Since we didn't have keys to either room, it was a bit of a project, but I give the night clerk an A for effort.
We are Priority Club Gold members and love Holiday Inn Express properties, but my advice is to give this hotel a miss. Even for free, it is not worth it.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Travel Geek Great reading lights!
What we love most about this hotel is the fact that the company cares about people who enjoy reading, particularly when in bed! They have placed these wonderful spot-pin LED lights right on the headboard with a flexible arm that can be placed directly on the material one is reading while your adjacent bedmate is sound asleep and not being irritated by a light on in the room. Terrific idea and not sure why other hotel companies do not provide the same service to its customers...but we love it!
October 12, 2014