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Lawrence Hotel and Convention Center

200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044
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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here a few times over the last four years while my son was attending KU and always found it to be ok--not great but clean and comfortable. I reserved rooms for graduation about six months ago and then arrived to find it is no longer a holiday inn and it is under renovation. It was a disaster!... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Hotel is under renovation. Called ahead to say we were running late and to tell them we would be there to save our room. Upon arrival, they had us marked as a no show. We were here for a Special event that ran all week. My wife was on the committee and requested a ground floor room when making reservations... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

First off, this is no longer a Holiday Inn. It is the Lawrence Convention Center ... so I was driving around trying to find a Holiday Inn. No sign indicating "formerly Holiday Inn". I just walked in asking if someone could tell me where the Holiday Inn was and the desk clerk said they changed names but weren't allowed to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

If you were a fan of the old school Holidomes from the 1980's, then you may be in heaven at this Holiday Inn in Lawrence. It has an extremely dated feel, but you just may find yourself taking a trip down memory lane once you check in and wander through the mini golf course in the 'dome' on the way... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The Holiday Inn Lawrence is located just off the west Lawrence exit from Interstate 70 so it is easy to get to. It offers good rooms and excellent additional features such as a nice pool and hot tub and nice food facility. It is easy to get into town but it is in a quiet wooded area so it's nice... More 

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federicksburg va
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Anyone with allergies, do NOT stay at this hotel until they have finished with the renovations.Every morning 7:30 AM workmen started sawing,hammering,drilling, not only right outside my window but in the whole hotel.The hotel does not warn you that this will happen,so besides the terrible noise there is sawdust and plasterboard dust all over the hotel.What was once a very... More 

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Orange County, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This dated hotel is not well suited for travelers passing through. For that matter, I can't say that I would recommend it for anyone. It has a general musty smell and badly needs room renovations. The staff is curt since they probably field many complaints. The location can seduce those traveling on the interstate, but beware. We decided that it... More 

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Heather S, Director of Sales at Lawrence Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. I want to sincerely apologize for the disappointing stay you had with us. We are undergoing a remodel and we will be renovating all areas of the hotel. I do hope you consider staying with us again when it's completed. Thank you again for your comments. Heather... More 

Clatonia, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My sister made this reservation being told the hot tub was in working order. We both traveled from out of state and have health issues that a hot tub would be needed from out hours of driving. When we checked in my sister again asked about the hot tub and was told it was NOT in working order due to... More 

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Heather S, Director of Sales at Lawrence Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. I apologize that you were not made aware that our pool and whirlpool are currently closed. We are in the process of a major remodel and I do hope you come back when it's complete to enjoy our pool and whirlpool then. Thank you again for leaving... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I stayed here during a conference. First the positive - all of the employees were very friendly and helpful. The food at the restaurant and at the conference was pretty good. The conference space was very nice. The negatives: The conference rate for the hotel room was $85/night, and I wouldn't say it was even worth $60. My room had... More 

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Heather S, Director of Sales at Lawrence Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. While I'm glad to hear that you had a positive experience interacting with our staff and eating in the restaurants, I want to sincerely apologize for the issues you had with your room. We are about to undergo a major remodel of our hotel and all rooms... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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25 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

As the title says I was happy with my 3 day stay in this hotel where a conference was held. My room was spacious with adequate utilities, tv etc. The bathroom was cleanses well as the room itself. The Boulevard Grill provided breakfast and dinner. The space for conference was sufficient. Staff were polite and helpful. All and all a... More 

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Heather S, Director of Sales at Lawrence Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. I am glad that you found our facilities to be adequate and that our staff were polite. I hope we can welcome you back in the future for another conference! Thanks again for your comments, Heather S. Director of Sales More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel will be under construction from November 29 To May 1 and many of the public areas, pool, hot tub will be closed during the renovation. The Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center Lawrence is a full service hotel with a prime location in Lawrence Kansas, between Kansas City and Topeka, conveniently located 2 blocks South of the I-70 West turnpike exit 202. The Holiday Inn Lawrence Hotel offers two dining areas, the Heartland's Restaurant for breakfast and Paddy O'Quigley's Pub and Grill for dinner and drinks. The hotel's Holidome area features hours of endless fun for both children and adults of all ages. Whether it be lounging by the pool or the hot tub or playing a game of ping-pong or billiards, our hotel offers something for everyone. While visiting the Holiday Inn Holidome and Convention Center Lawrence Hotel, one should also visit historic downtown Lawrence and Massachusetts street. With numerous bars, restaurants and shops in an 8 block radius, it is a must see! Also be sure to visit the University of Kansas, home of the KU Jayhawks. Our hotel is located within 10 blocks of campus. Whether it's business travel or a family getaway, this is the hotel for you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lawrence Hotel and Convention Center

Address: 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044
Location: United States > Kansas > Lawrence
Price Range: $100 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lawrence Hotel and Convention Center 3*
Number of rooms: 192
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