Our Salado-Belton property is one of the last custom Holiday Inn Express hotels built. All of our rooms are very spacious & decorated with antiques found here in Salado. We are the perfect hotel for any guest, whether you are just passing through or visiting for one of our many annual events. We are also the best choice in the area for wedding blocks, reunions, schools, & corporate retreats.
This property met our basic needs for sleep, heat, cooling, and a central location. I did not give a total 10 Star rating because:
(a) there is no covered portico to drive under to load or unload[More]
passengers or bags. One is left to the elements to either climb several steep steps or encounter a long sloped wheelchair ramp to enter the lobby. If it is raining, you will get wet!
(b) The window mounted HVAC units are original to the property. They are noisy when cycling on and off and disrupted our sleep. There are newer, quieter, and more efficient units available for retrofit.
(c) Mattress is covered in plastic which makes loud noise(s) when turning or moving. This interrupts sleep.
It is understood that IHG / Candlewood does not directly own or operate the property, but rather the franchisee. I would submit that he/she would do well to invest in uprades to the HVAC, remove the plastic,and find a way to have covered entry. We will be returning to the Temple, Texas area, but will probably not return to this property for the above mentioned irritants. Thank you. [Less]