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Holiday Inn Kearney
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   110 Second Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847   |  
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Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Kearney
Clovis, California
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“Holiday Inn is still my favorite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is just another example of why Holiday Inn is my favorite hotel chain. Clean, well managed and fair price. It is alot easier to write a lot about a "bad hotel" than it is a good one. Suffice to say you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The best thing about this hotel: in-door water park. Amazing for families and adults. Kid area, couple of fun slides... super great place to stay. Our room was an interior room with no window which made it super dark and easy to sleep in... so be warned... request a room with a window if you need some sun light! Stayed one night while traversing I-80 and it was the best over night stay as a family we've had in a while because of the water park. Its awesome!

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a clean, comfortable and fun hotel. It's the perfect place to stop for families traveling on I-80. It's easy to find - right off the Interstate, and in addition to an on-site restaurant, it's close to many places to eat. It's also close to the museum that goes across the Interstate.

There is a really great pool for little kids - a play feature with cool slides. There are also two large slides that are fun for kids and adults. It would be nice if there was a larger pool area for the deep water, but it's nice enough.

Staff was nice and very responsive when we didn't find a remote for the TV.

We were really comfortable and slept well!

They were setting up for a wedding reception in the activity room right across from our room. I would imagine it would be really loud when the reception was going on - the entrance doors to the ball room were mere feet away. Glad we were there the night before.

I'd definitely recommend it!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, CO
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

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.

The Good:
- 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

The Mediocre
- 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.

The Bad:
- 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.

Room Tip: If you want a room near the pool area, but don't want the noise, request that you be placed on t...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We had an awesome time at this holiday inn. There was only one room left when we booked but we had an awesome room with a jetted tub. I took my son to the pool and he was in heaven with the activity center and water slides. We also went to dinner at the attached restaurant and the food was awesome! Overall a great stop on a rode trip! I hope we will be back. On a minor note I wouldn't let the housekeeping knock on the door before check out time.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MANISTEE
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This experience reminds us why to use Trip Advisor and to book early in the day. Staff was warm and friendly. No deals on the room. This is a very large facility and although we are priority club members, and asked for a good room, we got a very average room at the farthest edge of the property...along with most of their guests. Our room was small. Air conditioner rattled and put out very little cool air. Awful night's sleep. Average bed/linen quality. We were told we could get a paper in the lobby in the morning. Went for a paper -- long walk outside to get to the lobby - -papers were gone. Husband asked for coffee in the lobby area, was brought two cups and told it was $5.60. We understood breakfast was included - - it was not - - they served breakfast but it was NOT included. Does have a water park in another part of the building - - not anything we were interested in and did not use. Would NEVER stay there again. Old facility. Worn out. Told our room had been updated. Sink and toilet were lower than standard...height-wise. Not a good value.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIKRNY, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Kearney, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear Judy C.,
I am very sorry to hear that your recent stay with us was far less than what you expected. I really do appreciate that you brought these varous issues to our attention, and be assured that we will do our best to remedy these problems immediately. We do hope that you will return and give us another try in the future, as we know that you have many options for lodging in the Kearney area. Again, please accept my apology for your last stay, and do not hesitate to call us with any other questions or comments.
Sincerely,
Tye
Guest Relations Manager
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

They have two waterslides in the pool, but the pool is not very big. Basically they have waterslides on for 40 minutes, then off 20 minutes. During that 20 is the only time to actually swim because it's a small pool. They have a separate area with tables that looks like you could have food there, but it's not allowed, much to our disappointment.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIKRNY, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Kearney, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Gohdes,
I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Kearney's Holiday Inn and for the comments regarding the positive and negative areas of your stay with us since we regard each and every guest comment as a way to maintain, and strive for, even higher excellence that our past/current/future guests already hold us to....we really take your comments seriously and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here! As far as the pool area and food/drink are concerned, we really found that these items and an indoor water center simply do not mix well together. Having to drain the pool because a something was accidently spilled, etc. is disheartening to a guest when we are forced to close the pool for that amount of time, so we decided shortly after it's initial opening that it was only fair to all of our valued guests to not allow any food or drink.....and I'm very sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused you. For any future stays please keep in mind that for ANY size gathering we have several thousand square feet of convention space that may suit your needs better, and our Convention Services staff would be more than happy to explore these options with you at any time....again, thank you very much for your comments.
Regards,
Tye E
Guest Relations
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Address: 110 Second Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847
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Location: United States > Nebraska > Kearney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Kearney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Kearney 3*
Number of rooms: 162
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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