Got a great rate online on a Friday night at short notice. When we checked it in was obviously a slow night. Greeted warmly and genuinely. Key packets already made up. Standard rooms with a fridge and microwave.
It sits a few blocks off the interstate with a Microtel and a Country Suites, all owned by the same company. Practically in its parking lot is a large liquor and cigarette emporium, and within a 3 minute walk is a Cracker Barrel.
This is one of Holiday Inn's newer building types. Two-story lobby with an island-like reception desk, and 'Kem's Diner' restaurant beyond a large fireplace and seating area. Business center just off of the lobby, slow elevator, didn't explore too much.
The Diner has a slightly seperate bar, too, very capable with a good selection of beers (one local brew) and other alcoholic drinks. I don't remember the menu items, but generally typical American hotel food. I had a 12-inch 4 Cheese pizza which was way too much food for one person. Very doughy crust, overcooked cheese. It was average but filled me up. For a Friday night the restaurant and bar were dead.
The room was large with a small but comfortable and clean bathroom. The bedroom had a large couch in it, too, with a mediocre work desk area. Large flat-panel LCD TV. Refrigerator/microwave. The shower/bath was a one-piece fiberglass unit which was tall enough for me but I'd say if you're over 6'2" would be uncomfortably short.
The property opened in June '07 so is very fresh and clean. In fact, the hallways smelled very nicely - not your typical hotel air freshener. More along the lines of what they use at a Hotel Indigo. Got a great night's sleep in the very comfortable bed with fresh linens. Overheard the staff saying the outdoor pool is heated, and was indeed open on that chilly December night.
Saturday morning, we didn't have breakfast here, opting instead for Cracker Barrel next-door.
I've rated it highly due to its extreme newness, its value, and its location.