If you want a newer hotel and free breakfast stay at the Holiday Inn Express across I-80. If you are looking for more activities for the little ones, this is a good alternative!
Stayed at the Holiday Inn in late July 2013. I have two young kids and we were making this a stop on a road trip and had booked the hotel due to the waterpark they offered at the hotel. All the staff were incredibly warm and friendly.
- Room was clean and clearly updated. I had stayed at this hotel in the '90s and it has definitely been recently remodeled.
- Waterpark was perfect for our little girls (1 & 3) and the attendant allowed us to ride the larger slides with both of them as long as we held on to them. That was a real bonus for us because they had quickly tired of the smaller section.
- Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful
- Wish they offered free breakfast at this location, but understand that with the hotel being a conference center you don't normally get the freebies.
- The property is sprawling (3 times around the parking lot is a mile) and elevator access isn't great down on the pool wing. Just know these things when booking.
- Upon booking, we requested that our room be in an area that was quiet. The check-in clerk assured us that we would be in a quiet room, but when we arrived to our room, it was right outside the pool entrance and an outdoor access point. It was incredibly loud and wouldn't work for our toddlers.
- The second room we were offered smelled strongly of skunk. Finally, on the third room, the employee offered to go with us and make sure everything was up to par. That put us at ease and the room we were placed in was just what we needed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you are coming to Kearney s Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, for business or just for fun you will find all of the comforts of home at the most convenient location in the Midwest with easy access to I-80 and just minutes away from The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. We are central Nebraska's only indoor water recreation center with two 30 ft. high water slides and kids fun pool with two additional slides. Exercise in our fitness center or polish that presentation in the business center. Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center - Kearney, Nebraska, offers free high-speed wireless Internet in all guest rooms, and public areas as well as meeting rooms. All guest rooms feature voice mail, data ports, two phone lines, irons/ironing boards, hairdryers, 25' color TVs with cable and free HBO. All guest rooms have microwave and refrigerators. The Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center - Kearney, Nebraska , offers more than 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space with general session theater style seating for up to 900 and banquet seating for up to 700. Twelve meeting rooms with state of the art audio/visual equipment available. The hotel's new restaurant, 'The Venue' is a unique, elegant, and affordable dining experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Kearney Hotel Kearney
- Kearney Holiday Inn