We had to come into Boca at the last minute, and of the hotels with decent reviews, this one had the cheapest rate.The cranky old man & woman must have been off duty; everyone at the desk was very friendly and helpful. The room & bathroom were clean. The bathroom was a bit dated and had some cracked tile. Great water pressure in the shower. Shampoo, conditioner, & lotion were provided, as well as a refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, and ironing board. The bed was comfortable and offered both soft & firm pillows (marked as such on the pillowcases). The air conditioner was noisy; I chose to leave it off for the night, but it did have other settings such as fan only.
The included breakfast was an excellent value and very substantial, including fresh coffee, eggs, cereal, yogurt, and pastries. There is a small vending area in the lobby, so you can purchase drinks, snacks, and some frozen items 24/7. There are also a computer & printer in the lobby, which you can use to print boarding passes for free. It does not work for Jet Blue, though, as we tried several times and the man at the desk ultimately confirmed he's never seen it work.
I was on the ground floor facing the parking lot, which means the sliding door opens right into the parking lot. Obviously I did not want the curtains open all the time, and when they were closed, it was a bit dark. We had reserved two of the same room, but my parents' room next door had a desk, while mine did not. If you plan to do work while at the hotel, you may have to request a room with a desk. Also, I could understand some people feeling unsafe with the sliding door opening directly onto the parking lot rather than any sort of private area.
The location was good, right at the edge of a strip mall with shops (Marshall's) and some restaurants. It was a little difficult to spot from the road, as it's next to a medical diagnostic facility and the Holiday Inn sign is not huge.
I am pretty picky with hotels, and this was fine for me for the night. I would not want to spend an extended time there, as I couldn't call it luxurious, but I would be content to book again for a brief stay.
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