Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 440
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Foodsafetyguy1 Excellent service in lounge and front desk
The amenities in the hotel are good. What separates this location from others is the people- front desk is polite and professional, the staff in the lounge is outstanding. They are always showing a "can do" attitude and smiling. A stop at this hotel without visiting the lounge (and staff) would be a mistake. The food is good- try the pizza.
February 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by adutchman Weekend Getaway with Kids
After reading some of the previous reviews I was somewhat concerned about this place, but my concerns turned out to be unwarranted.
The rooms were clean, the staff friendly, helpful and assisted whenever we needed.
We also found the water park itself to be pretty clean, unlike some other reviews that I read.
I will say that there was a really long line to get drinks at the bar and the one person working back there really could have used some help.
We mostly ate at the restaurant in the hotel and the food was good and the service was great. Having the kids eat for free made it a good deal as well.
We will definitely consider coming back again sometime in the future.
Oh, one other thought, it would have been great to have a microwave and mini refrigerator in the rooms like some of the other hotel chains do.
February 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mickey1975 Misinformed at time of reservation
I made reservations for 2 rooms one room with 4 people and the other with 5. I had seen on the internet that they had King rooms that would sleep 5 so when I call to make the reservation that is what I reserved. I told the rep. that I needed beds for 4 and 5 people and she said that would not be a problem we could put a couple of rollway's in each room. When I asked if there would be enough room and not a fire hazard she said that it was no problem. I also told her that we would be going to the waterpark that is attached to the hotel. Upon check in they did not have 2 King rooms that were close to each other that were ready for check in so I told her that it would be fine if one was a double and the other a king so we got our room assignment I asked about the water park passes and she stated that that was not the reservation that was made and that rate was $10 more per night. The check in clerk was great and gave us the passes as no additional cost. When we got to the room the king room had the bed and no couch (I have not idea how 5 of us would have fit into the room, thank goodness we switched the other room to 2 double beds#. We called for the rollway's and were then told there was a $20 charge per rollaway per night #nobody had mentioned that before) and that there was only one allowed per room. The staff did not add the charge onto the room and did everything that they could to try to make up for the mistakes made in with the reservation. Room service was very nice but the food was nasty!!
February 5, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Wildcat3 Bugs in bathroom and broken Arcade games
The room looked okay however we had roaches in our bathroom, so we were a little scared to look around.further. The Arcade was a disappointment since half of the games were broken and couldn't be played and the staff appeared not to care reading their annoyed faces. However the waitress at the Sports bar was super friendly and made us feel appreciated.and welcome. so was the staff at the breakfast buffet.
January 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bobert1 Staff
Morning clerk was not well prepared and was not knowledgable.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by s@whnkk great staff and services
We had a great time at the Holliday Inn and Coco Keys. Its a great deal and worth the money. The staff was friendly, the hotel is warm and cozy, and the rooms were clean. The only thing i didnt like was the two double beds. It would have been better with two queen size beds. We have a family of five and there were no extra accommodations for an extra person. We will be malong this an annual outting
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ks51 Great Time
After reading some terrible reviews after I booked my stay I had my doubts but once we got there and checked in none of the reviews mattered. Check in was great and fast. Hotel is clean and very nice inside. Lobby is huge. Room was nice also asked for a roll away bed and received it within minutes. The waterpark was Fantastic. A little smaller than Great Wolf Lodge but had the same things to do in it. Arcade was good, We even received a coupon for free pizza and drinks for dinner and it was very good and more than enough to feed five or six people.Rented a cabana one night which was very nice for the price. Would highly recomend this place for any body especially with a family. Our stay was during the week so the crowd was not bad even in the water park. Very glad I chose this hotel and would come back again.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ReturnGuest2014 Best EVER Tradition!
My boys and I started a tradition last year to visit the property after Christmas and this was our second year. It just keeps getting better and better! Price is amazing, food is good and staff is wonderful! HIGHLY recommend to everyone!!
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MJ Gramma Exceptional staff!!!
We went to KC for an after Holiday getaway with the Grandkids. They had a great time!! So did we adults for the most part. Although the Hotel was at full capacity & it was "crowded", the staff was very professional, attentive to the needs of their guests, and always positive! The water park was fun, though at full capacity as well, it kept the attention of the youth through the weekend! The only complaint(s) we would mention is the waterpark being too dark and the big pail that emptied water often was a "fright" to the kids! May want to reevaluate that? Otherwise a good time & would recommend the complex as a whole! Kudo's to the staff!!!
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mom of 3 in Oz The staff is awesome!
We stayed here over Christmas and every staff I came into contact with was extremely friendly. From the front dest to housekeeping and even some management we share the elevator with. I was the most impressed with the lifeguard staff on duty, they were very professional and maintained constant eye contact on their designated areas. I felt very comfortable letting my children split up and go to different areas and knew their safety was not in jeopardy. Thank you!
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by matthew4444 Friendly Service
We had a lady named kandice as our first initial host and she just was so helpful and nice to talk to. She made us feel very welcome with our whole family. You just don't seem to run into that anymore! Thanx kandice
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Christmas vacation
My husband an I decided this year to take all 6 of our kids (from ages 18-5) on a trip for the Christmas presents. We picked here cause the waterpark. They even shuttled us to and from the chiefs stadium for free on game day! All my kids loved the place! They had a blast in the waterpark and the got to eat free in the restaurant (12 and under) the food was excellent the staff was great! They even had activities for us to do while their and free hot cocoa and a movie! Best trip we have had in a long time! Definitely goin to stay here our next trip to KC!
December 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bill144 Skip the restaurant, but enjoy a drink at the bar!
Bar Staff was friendly & courteous on all my visits, but an inattentive staff in restaurant was a disappointment. The hostess stand was attended for over 15 minutes and when I finally got seated and served the only time I saw any service was when they brought out the check. Then they came to collect before I'd even finished my meal telling me they were timed on getting the check closed out. $15 for bland eggs and undercooked bacon needs some TLC. I've received better at hotels that don't charge for a self-service breakfast.
December 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ireallyliketrees Sleep Quality
The heater in the room cycled off and on. When it was on it had a very high pitched tone that woke us up. Then it out cycle off and we would fall asleep, until it woke us up again...and again...and again. When I told the front desk they just dismissed this as a "new motor" and said "we hear that a lot"...
Then at 6am the fire alarm went off and we walked down 9 flights of stairs to find out it was a false alarm. No "we are sorry" or anything.
So I would rate my quality of sleep that night as very poor.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by One1 Excellent Staff
Excellent Desk Staff - Elysia and Cheyenne and Casey Bar Staff - Amber.
Fantastic View of Royals and Chiefs Stadium and Downtown.
Internet Service, however, was slow and intermittent.
December 14, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ted18 air didnt work, no microwave
The room was hot and muggy when we arrived. tried to turn the air on, never worked blower motor fan stuck on all night and day and was very loud. couldnt hear tv. maint guy came once tried to fix, said it was fixed , still blew hot air all night and loud as could be. Told front desk i wanted to switch rooms they said come back after the game like they didnt care.
They told me when booked the room there was a microwave and a fridge in the room, got there no microwave just a fridge. Stayed there before very unhappy this time.
December 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mjhall Chiefs vs Broncos
We stayed here on the recommendation of a friend who stays here with his family quite often after attending Royals baseball games. The proximity to the stadiums and the fact that it was full service with a bar and restaurant made it seem ideal.
We arrived about an hour and one-half after the Broncos/Chiefs game ended. We were checked in, in a timely and efficient manner. When we attempted to go to dinner we were told it was a 2 hour wait! There were plenty of empty tables but apparently there was a staff shortage. The person who took our name down for the dining room waiting list seemed confused and she was writing down names on small slips of paper that she shuffled around. There were a number of people on the waiting list who were becoming hostile as they had waited far longer than they were initially told their wait would be. The bar area was packed and it was futile to attempt top get a drink at the bar and there was no wait service in the bar area. As we had no faith in even getting into the dining room within 2 hours we even tried room service and they said it was a 2 and 1/2 hour wait maybe! Clearly they were not staffed properly for the football game crowd and I don't know understand they wouldn't be!!
December 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chiefs1658 KC Trip
The main reason for staying at the Kansas City SE - Waterpark was the proximity to Arrowhead. But I found the entire staff to be very helpful, friendly and showed a genuine concern for our satisfaction. The restaurant staff was super. Our room was clean, and quiet. It was a great value and I would certainly stay there again as well as recommend it to others. Thank you for making my stay a comfortable and enjoyable one!
November 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AshFe Glad We Upgraded
We are normally Motel 6 type people who want to save money on the accomodations so we can spend it elsewhere. But this past weekend we decided to splurge a little and book this Holiday Inn because it was co-located with the water park and also because it was so close to Arrowhead stadium (we were going to the game on Sunday). I booked online and got what I thought was a pretty good price. When we checked in the guy in front of us had no online reservations and was quoted a price $80 more than our. When he freaked they said it was because it was a game weekend. So yay online booking.
The room was beautiful. It was clean and had all those great little ammenities that motels don't have. AND we had a great view of the stadium. My only complaint about the room was that the pillows were no good for me. They were way to fluffy making my neck uncomfortable and I spent the first night tossing and turning. The second night I called down to the desk and asked if they could find me the flattest pillow possible and one was at my door in less than five minutes! I had a much better sleeping experience the second night.
I ordered room service one night and was told it would be 15-20 minutes. After 40 minutes I called since we were crunched for time and they said it would be right up. When the gal got ot the door she said that they misunderstood the room number. I wasn't too bothered by that since it was just human error. But the telephone in our room was super cheap and every time I picked it up the received button would stick and none of the programmed buttons worked. So I just had to press 0 and asked to be directed to where I needed.
But really these were just minor issues. And the experience was great. The water park was super fun and very affordable compared to Wolfslodge on the other side of the city.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stacy1 Fun in KC
Originally my family & I had planned to only stay at this hotel 1 night after seeing the less than stellar comments on this property. We enjoyed the hotel, waterpark, & restaurant so much that we cancelled our reservations at another hotel to stay a 2nd night here. Service & all our meals were awesome! Thanks Holiday Inn!
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rmallan clean room and very comfortable bed
I really liked the fact our room smelt and looked clean. Nice comfortable beds, I will continue to use and would recommend to friends.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent customer service
We had to come to Kansas City for 14 different doctor appointments for our son Chace. We were very emotion and stressed out about all of our son's medical issues. When we got to the hotel they upgraded us to a beautiful suite, made a special little sign over my son's bed that read "Chace's bed" in orange and blue colors, they stocked the room with goodies, opened the indoor water park for my son even though it was supposed to be closed that day, gave my son some water park toys and EVERY SINGLE PERSON there treated us like family. They always asked how Chace's appointments were going, they were very helpful with directions, the food was excellent and all the staff was always so polite. I could keep going on and on. :) I have never had such wonderful customer service. They made a stressful situation so much better. Every employee there deserves a pat on the back or a raise!!! Thank you again Paula, Ryan, the life guards and HOLIDAY INN COCO KEYS staff for everything. :)
November 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Amaizing!
We took our kids here since we were in town to go to Legoland, everything was PERFECT, it was a great place to take the kids, I have been recommending this hotel to everyone!!! We will be back, just for the hotel!
November 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CLLNTX Great Service
The staff is very friendly and helpful.. The beds are comfortable, the room was very nice. We enjoyed our stay there and would definitely do it again.
November 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TexanFan Front Desk Staff - Excellent
The front desk staff was awesome. We were visiting from Texas and the hospitality was top notch! Thanks a lot to Cheyenne and her shift manager!
October 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CBakerxx Our stay
The room was a little "worn" but that did not bother us. The A/C could not keep the room cool because of the sun coming thru the windows. The staff is the reason I would come back. Also the water park was really fun for my 6 year old.
October 24, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Wade948393484393485835352 Not a great experience
I stay at Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express all the time, and I have to say this was the worst one I have been too. Our room was incredibly hot and even though we had the temp set at 65, it was more like 85 in the room. The building looked to to be in disrepair from the outside, but the rooms and lobby were nice.
When I called about a reservation on a Saturday, the person on the phone quoted me a mid-week price for the water park, and then when we arrived they charged us 50% greater price because it was the weekend. This seemed like a deception, since the person on the phone knew I was talking about the weekend.
I will probably come back to this hotel if I am going to a Chiefs or Royals game (its extremely close), but will go somewhere else if I am looking for a nice place to stay.
October 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Justwantedsomecourtesy Poor Parking and Assistance with Handicapped Guest
We were in KC for a very hard and expensive visit to the Children's Hospital. After a long day of testing and waiting, we arrived back to the hotel to find NO ACCESSIBLE handicapped parking. No one at the front desk or the security officer partoling the parking lot would assist me in finding an alternate way to get my child's chair inside and finding parking. I felt like they didn't want to be bothered or didn't want to get wet. I feel guest attending functions at the hotel should have adequate access to parking but GUESTS STAYING AT THE HOTEL should be given more respect. The security guard hadn't been doing his job properly either because there were people parked in handicapped spaces without the correct tags or identification. I think charging people who attend functions valet parking would be better or help a person out when they need additional assistance.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wizman44 Great stay, clean and comfortable
Everything was great what more can I say? Now I'm just typing text because the website requires that I do so.
October 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KenHo57 Room
Our room never was cleaned saturday. The trash was never emptied and we had to go to the desk to get clean towels because we stated 2 nights. The desk personnal was not very helpful when we 1st checked in.
October 16, 2013