PERFECT LOCATION... EXCEPTIONAL STAFF
This Holiday Inn Express & Suites location is perfectly situated for easy access to RT 100, RT 29, I-70, I-695, I-95 and RT 1. We selected this hotel for that reason, but once a guest we realized
that the staff makes this location exceptional. Our stay was extended several times, due to a death and illness for both of us and the staff was so compassionate and helpful during our stay. KUDOS to the housekeeping staff for keeping our room clean and fresh, while working around our erratic schedule.
Now to the actual hotel. There is ample parking with handicapped accessibility. It is very nicely designed and decorated, with pleasant lighting throughout. All areas are very clean and look fresh and modern. There are two elevators that service this four level hotel and they are easy to get and are fast. The breakfast and lounge areas offer small tables and chairs, booth-like settings, larger tables and chairs, a high bar like area with boxes of green grass in the center, plus a sofa and comfy chairs in the lounge area, with a large flat screen TV over a gas fireplace and another matching TV in the breakfast area. There is a small market area to get snacks and frozen (and other) microwave items, plus sodas, water and beer... cash or charge to your room. There is a guest laundry area with 2 washers and 2 dryers free to guests and single load boxes of detergent and fabric softener sheets are available from the front desk and can be charged to room or paid for. There is an indoor pool, but it was closed for repairs the entire time we were staying there, so cannot review it. There is also a fitness room, which we did not use.
Our room was a king suite and it was very large with sofa bed and coffee table, closet and chest of drawers, microwave, refrigerator, wet bar area with coffee maker, storage cabinets, small microwave and mini refrigerator... we were glad to have this area, since our stay was extended beyond our plans. Also in our room was a large upholstered bench, a small table to eat at with 2 upholstered chairs, a work table with a great light, a floor lamp and chair near the wonderful king bed with night stands with an alarm clock and lamps... and a large flat screen TV with lots of channels. The bathroom was large and well lit with a fan. Shower head had a good range of adjustment and different settings for water pattern. There was a nice wooden shelf unit where extra towels were stored and there was a hair dryer also. We also had an iron and ironing board in the closet unit. The AC/Heating unit was very good and was whisper quiet. We both had very good sleep in the king bed with the large soft and firm pillows
Bottom-line... would highly recommend this Holiday Inn Express & Suites to family and friends and plan to stay there on our next trip back to Maryland from Florida. Truly enjoyed our stay and felt we were leaving good friends behind, when we checked-out. BIG KUDOS to the staff! [Less]