I'm a super huge fan of Hampton Inns, they always seem so fresh, clean, crisp and new. I'm guessing that this was either an older Hampton Inn or one that had been remodeled into a Hampton Inn because it looked like an older hotel and they were painting the exterior when I was there.
The lobby is modern and clean and bright and the front desk folks were as nice as I've experienced. Unfortunately, my room was a bit of a letdown. The bed and pillows were great, but I could clearly hear folks in the next room, something I'm not used to at all in a Hampton Inn. That's what causes me to think that maybe they remodeled another hotel into a Hampton Inn instead of it being the usual sound-proof hotel that the others have been. Also, the bathroom door opens into a super tight little area which also houses the microwave and fridge. And, it's riding on the carpet so tightly that you really have to pull / push it open to get it to open all the way. The microwave and fridge cabinet really should be moved next to the TV where it should have been in the first place. That little alcove that they're crammed into should be the area where your luggage rack goes so you can put your suitcase / bag there. It's not the best design, in my opinion. The clincher was being able to hear folks talking / yelling / laughing in the room next door. It would be almost impossible to cure this problem now that the hotel is built and occupied, but it's something to think about. On the plus side, there was no door-slamming sounds! A definite plus in my book.
The breakfast was great, with little omelets and sausages and real oatmeal like all Hampton Inns have. They also had my favorite (on my first morning there), hardboiled eggs. There was also excellent, dark coffee (and, lighter roast and decaf, too), all sorts of teas and juices and milk, breads and a waffle maker and just everything you've come to expect in a nice hotel. The second morning was a bit off since they didn't have any hardboiled eggs. But, there were enough other things to eat that it wasn't a huge problem, although, nothing with protein other than biscuits and gravy and those little omelets again. I don't eat those because I'm watching my trans-fat intake, and maybe they don't have any in them, but hardboiled eggs are for sure safe.. that's why I was bummed when they didn't have any the second morning. But, enough of that, it was a great, well-stocked breakfast area with tons of great seating in a really nice room.
The workout room seemed to always have people in it on the treadmill or a stationary bike. The pool also always seemed to have someone in it, usually kids with parents also either in the pool with them or watching from a table on the side of the pool. The area of the hotel is filled with (mainly) chain restaurants and fast food places so you should be able to find something to eat within walking distance easily. Take care crossing the road though, traffic ZIPS along there, wow!
Overall, it's a great hotel and I would probably stay there again; or I might try the Hilton Garden Inn across the street. That hotel looks brand new and although the breakfast wouldn't be included there I might find the rooms to be newer and quieter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Dining and Entertainment center of Olathe, our property offers it all within walking distance of the Hotel. Whether your here on business or pleasure, you can enjoy eating at some of the best places to dine, shop until you drop with some retail therapy, then come back to the Hotel after a hard day's work to relax and unwind in our whirlpool. Our 24 hour staff is 100% committed in making your visit an enjoyable stay so you'll keep coming back! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Olathe Hotel Olathe
- Olathe Hampton Inn