My family stayed at this hotel in August of 2014. We stayed in a double Queen and had a rollaway bed as well. The room was large enough to accomodate the rollaway and we still had room to walk about freely which was nice. The hotel was clean and the beds were comfortable. There was a Keurig coffee maker provided. We had five people in our room; the quantity of toiletries seemed skimpy as there was one small shampoo, one small conditioner, one small lotion and two bars of soap.
I have stayed in Best Westerns many times and typically avoid the hotel if it is not a PLUS or better. This hotel was listed as the #1 of all the hotels in the Albert Lea area, which I guess is the reason for the unusually high price of $150. There is a Harley Davidson store just to the East next to the hotel. So it does get loud from time to time especially if you have a front facing room as opposed to the rooms on the backside of the hotel which face the highway.
The breakfast was good and met our expectations. The staff was generally very friendly with one exception of a very rude young man who was working the front desk in the evening, he spoke to us without looking up and appeared to be too busy to provide any type of courteous service. He was not wearing a name badge which may have been on purpose since I do not think he should be in the HOSPITALITY business with such a crappy attitude.
All in all this hotel was very good and we would stay again if ever back in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This property has just had a complete upgrade.. 37" flat screen TVs, all new furniture, all new granite in bathrooms, all new bedding and drapes, it is awesome!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Albert Lea
- Albert Lea Holiday Inn