First, our room was very clean. I'm assuming that this hotel was recently redone because everything looked brand new. Holiday Inn Express is our go-to place to stay and this was one of the nicer ones. Breakfast is very typical--no surprises. Hotel was full our first night and we had noisy upstairs neighbors and people outside our room that woke us up. They reduced our rate for the second night to compensate.
The area around the hotel is great for walking as there are nice wide sidewalks and lots of water features but it also looks like the area has been hit hard by the economic downturn and many building are empty.