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Holiday Inn Lawrence

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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, let me say, the staff is fantastic. Really friendly and helpful and it is pretty convenient to KU, however it pretty much stops there. This is definitely not the worse place I've stayed, but it is pretty far down there. The rooms are musty and smell like mildew and the bathroom has some mold in the corners,... More 

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Heather S, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave comments about our hotel. We are in the process of a complete remodel of our property and that will eradicate all of the issues you brought up. I do hope you consider staying with us again when it has been completed. Thanks again for your review. Heather S. Director of Sales More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel rooms were damp and smelled like mildew making our stay one of the worst hotel experiences I've ever had. The carpet was damp enough to leave our socks wet when walking on it. We thought about changing rooms but heard from relatives that they had similar issues in their rooms so didn't see the point. To give credit,... More 

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Heather S, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. While I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our staff, I want to sincerely apologize for the experience you had with your room. If you would please email me your room number to lawrencesales@hulsinghotels.com, I would greatly appreciate it. We are working to address all issues in our rooms for our... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met up with my son here, the night before driving to New Mexico for a backpacking trip. He and I were slightly disappointed to find out that there weren't any rooms with two beds available, as we are both adults used to having more privacy. The young woman at the desk knew just what to do to soothe our... More 

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Heather S, Associate Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review of our hotel. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your interactions with our staff and I'll be sure to let the various departments know that they have great associates working for them. I do hope you consider staying with us again if your travels bring you through... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall this is a good hotel with good amenities (pool, gym, restaurant etc.). However, the location is not super convenient and you will need a car to reach downtown or the KU campus (unless you are up for long walks). Our room (424) was good and quiet (important for me!) even though not very spacious. The only downside was that... More 

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Heather S, Associate Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our various amenities. But I do want to apologize for the other issue you experienced. We take reports of bed bugs very seriously and we will be having our professional pest control company survey that entire room. Thank you again... More 

Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there for my daughters softball tournament. The rooms are terrible. They don't even have a refrigerator or microwave in the double bed rooms. When I requested one, I was told only the king rooms have them. So my children and I had to stay in one of those. Staying in a hotel for a week with children makes... More 

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Heather S, Associate Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. I want to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you had our property. We addressed the issues with the both the construction company and the parents of the boys at the time of your stay. Our corporate office has reached out to you and will be reaching... More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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139 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The hotel is easily accessible from the KCI/MCI airport as it is one of the first hotels you'll see when driving into Lawrence. It is a large facility with abundant parking all around the complex. It offers a nice indoor pool and a wide seating area in the lobby. The hotel structure itself is rather old with room amenities that... More 

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Heather S, Associate Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. I'm glad that you found our staff to be pleasant and knowledgeable and you appreciated our location. I do hope you can stay with us again soon! Thanks again for your comments, Heather S. Associate Director of Sales More 

Nebraska
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68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I stayed for two nights for work. The conference I attended was also at the hotel, and the staff did a great job with the event, from an attendee's point of view. My main complaint is that my room was on the end of the hall, and every time someone opened the door to get to the stairs or pool... More 

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Heather S, Associate Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. While I'm glad to hear your conference and overall stay went well, I apologize for the noise from the stairwell. Hopefully, if you stay with us in the future, we can get you a room in the center of the hallway. Thanks again for your comments! Heather... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The hotel was just okay. There was a buzzing noise coming from the vents. Very annoying but I didn't bring it to the attention of the management. The bed was pretty comfortable. The rooms were outdated and unattractive. But the best element was the breakfast buffet. It was $11 but very good. Pancakes, sausage links, patties, plain eggs, cheesy eggs,... More 

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Heather S, Associate Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review of our hotel! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a positive experience at breakfast. I will make sure to let my restaurant staff know. Thanks again for your comments, Heather S. Associate Director of Sales More 

Chicago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

our stay at the hotel was good. But the bar experience was not so good. The bar manager kept coming out and greeting people but he ignored my wife and I. I didn't that much of it the first day but my wife did. So the next time we paid attention. This time we sat at they bar. And again... More 

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Heather S, Associate Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave comments about our hotel. I'm glad that you enjoyed your room but I want to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you had in our restaurant. I will be addressing your comments with my bar manager and I hope we can prevent issues like that with our future guests. Thanks again for... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

So, location is great.....exterior-broken damaged concrete sidewalk. ..worn out furniture. ..cool atrium pool....house keeping unreliable. ..Staff was mostly nice, not very informative about local restaurants. Did not warn guests during a tornado warning in the middle of the night....needs serious renovation and retraining

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Heather S, Associate Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. I want to apologize that your experience was not exceptional. I will be sharing your comments with my staff so that hopefully we can prevent issues for other guests moving forward. I do hope you consider staying with us again after our renovation is complete. Thanks again.... More 

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