I'm a native of Vincennes. Born there. Lived there til I graduated from high school. And have been returning from more than 50 years of weddings, anniversaries, deaths, and best friend visits. Over that time I've stayed in just about every motel in town -- past and present. With that database of Vincennes motel experiences for comparison, I can honestly say: This is one of the best!
Large well-kept rooms. Friendly, helpful staff. Nice pool. Great breakfast. Comfortable beds. Reasonably convenient location. What more could you possibly expect in a moderately-priced chain motel? But wait -- there's more --
The staff actually know why the street they're on is named "Battery Place"! (And it's NOT because the area was an encampment for a battery of soldiers, as one guest insisted to me. It's because that whole area of development was once the site of an Autolite battery factory. Ok, so maybe you think it's a small thing that the staff know that. I don't; I think it's an indication of management that cares, that makes sure the front desk is informed about the area and can answer guests' questions with more than "I dunno." They can give good directions. They can make recommendations on what food and drink you'll find where (and p.s. Vincennes is short on restaurants that serve alcohol, so if you want wine with dinner it is smart to ask where you can get it.)
I felt like I was with neighbors, not a bunch of chain motel clones. I'll be using it as my base of operations for future visits "home."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brand New Vincennes, Indiana Hotel Boasts Premium Comfort Come and enjoy our excellent Vincennes Holiday Inn Express accommodations in Vincennes, IN. Our hotel in historic Vincennes is just 11 miles from Lawrenceville - Vincennes International Airport (LWV). Families will enjoy staying in our Vincennes, IN hotel, located off Highway 41 in beautiful southern Indiana. Vincennes is the oldest city in Indiana and features many buildings from the early 1800s. The hotel is convenient to many local attractions including the Sugar Loaf Indian Mound, the Old Cathedral and the Harrison Mansion, Grouseland. Other nearby sights include the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center and the George Rogers Clark National Historic Park. Business travelers will appreciate our choice accommodations in Vincennes, IN. Situated in a suburban area, our Vincennes hotel is convenient to major cities that include Indianapolis, Evansville, Chicago and St. Louis. We are close to several large companies, such as Wabash Steel, Gemtron, Hamilton Glass and Golden Rule, so you can make it on time to all your meetings. In addition, we provide a business center with a fax machine, printer and copier. While staying at our Vincennes hotel, you can enjoy amenities including a heated, indoor pool, a fitness center and free high-speed Internet access. Book your reservations now to take advantage of our great Vincennes hotel deals and rates. ... more less
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