We have two boys and usually stay at HIE or Country Inn & Suites with breakfast included -- it's easier for us.
This time HIE had better rates, so we went there. Check-in was fine.
Dh said that it "smelled new" as we walked to our room. Everything seemed to have been recently replaced. New carpet, paint, etc.
We had a room with 2 queen beds. 2 phones. I like the extra pillows and the new showers at the HIE.
BUT ... on arrival at the breakfast room, that comforting cinnamon smell was missing! :-( No cinnamon rolls!! the breakfast room was busy and the lady working on replenishing items seemed to be overwhelmed. Several items stayed empty for a long time. She had to look in all of the cabinets for spoons when a guest asked her for one. maybe a new employee?
There was -- eventually -- French Vanilla coffee as well as regular to make me happy, but when I stay at HIE, I want my cinnamon rolls ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids (Collins Rd) is a 100% non-smoking hotel. This hotel features a complimentary airport shuttle (limited availability). The hotel is located near Rockwell Collins, Lindale Mall, AEGON, Alliant Energy, Duane Arnold, Quaker Oats, Cargill, Cedar Memorial, and Murdoch Funeral Home. Additional amenities include: free high-speed wireless, pool/whirlpool, complimentary breakfast including eggs, biscuits, pastries, cereals and fresh fruit. We have an updated fitness center, free local phone calls and a complimentary manager's reception (Mon-Thurs) which includes beer, wine coolers, and snacks. The hotel is located just off I-380 and close to shopping, recreation, and restaurants. Attractions of interestLindale Mall (2 miles), Rockwell Collins (1 mile), AEGON (2 miles), Alliant Energy (5 miles), Duane Arnold (10 miles), Amana Colonies (25 miles), Downtown (5 miles), and Czech Village (8 miles) Visit Cedar Rapids, IA and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express. ... more less
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