I work in Topeka, but live a little over an hour away. Two to three times monthly, after a particularly long shift, I find myself just too dogged to drive home safely. After risking my life (and others) a few times pushing through the commute last year, I decided to try and find a Topeka hotel that I could use routinely when too sleepy to drive.
After trying out 6 different hotels (Capital Plaza, Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada, Hampton and Hyatt Place), I can, without reservation, cast my vote for Topeka's Hyatt Place as the best in town.
Hyatt Place has the most comfortable beds, the most modern amenities. It also has the convenience of a 24 hour mini-restaurant which serves both decadant and healthy food options -- something many hotels lack these days. The free breakfast in the morning always satisfies. The rooms are affordably priced. The gym, though small, is better than those of its competitors in the area.
What keeps me coming back to the Hyatt Place in Topeka, however, is the hotel staff. They are always busy, yet consumately professional, smiling and kind. They consistently work hard to ensure I get the quietest room with my bed preference. They work to find rooms for me on the busiest of nights, even when I give them little notice to do so. This is a rare find in a large hotel chain's smaller box facility.
From one tired, hard-working traveler to my Tripadvisor bretheren, consider giving this hotel a try. You'll enjoy the amentities and will be treated like royalty.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.