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Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront

701 W 1st St, Owensboro, KY 42301-0768
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#3 of 16 hotels in Owensboro
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The Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront is located on the banks of the Ohio River in the newly redeveloped Owensboro Riverfront area. Enjoy a stroll on the river walk, see the grand fountains, and let the kids play in a world renowned river view playground, splash park, or simply relax in a swing. The hotel is within walking distance to downtown Owensboro with attractions, shopping, dining and nightlife. Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront is located next door to the Owensboro Convention Center, home to trade shows, conferences, weddings, and meetings. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Burger Theory for our Start Fresh breakfast, hand-crafted gourmet burgers and a wide selection of craft beer and bourbons. The hotel restaurant features a signature dining experience with outdoor and indoor seating, offering the best views in Owensboro.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Business Center with Internet Access
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Indoor pool
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Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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63Somewhat walkable
Grade: 63 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
10Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Well worth the price. Large rooms, modern amenities, very comfortable sitting areas both inside and outside. Burger Theory restaurant located inside is another plus above the others. Nice pool, great riverfront access and next door to convention center. Close enough to walk to everything important but far enough away not hear most of it. Very relaxing. Our place to stay in Owensboro.
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This hotel was perfect. It is only a couple of years old and is exceptionally clean. The staff were all friendly and informative. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were large. The room was very nice. You can go out the back and walk along the riverfront all the way to Smothers Park. It is gorgeous. There is a convention center right next door and if there is a party there, it will be a little noisy. There isn't anything the hotel can do about that. Turn on some white noise on your phone and you should be fine. We will be back every time we come to Owensboro.
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On a business trip to the area last year, I found this hotel on the IHG App. I typically stay in Evansville when I'm in the area, but I heard from colleagues that Owensboro KY had a really pleasurable riverwalk and there were hotels on the river. I drove across the bridge and into Owensboro and found my hotel quite easily. This a rather new hotel so as many of the newer Holiday Inn/Express hotels, it's clean modern and well laid out with very good amenities. The grounds around the hotel are very appealing, and some of the higher rooms have balconies that overlook the river. As my luck would have it, there was a dog convention in the area that week, and although the hotel was booked solid, in light if that, I still got really good king room facing the river. My room was very nice, it had a good sized king bed. The size of the room wasn't huge, but for one night it was perfect. The chair at the desk was comfortable for working, there was a mini couch for sitting and the bathroom was elegant and very clean. My bed that night was very comfortable. The climate controls were quite efficient, as it did not take long for the room to cool down or heat up. This particular property has a restaurant, but it's not included with the stay. No worries there as sat on the patio and had a really ice cold local IPA. The name of the restaurant is Burger Theory, but that night I was just in the mood for a burger. The choices this night were the very tasty and not too greasy firecracker shrimp, with very ample portion size. My main course for this meal was the BT Cobb Salad, a very palatable dish I must say. If you keep track of what you eat, this salad is very good for counting calories and macros. In short, this hotel is clean, is a great value, its right on the river and part of the riverwalk. Great location, great food and great staff.
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The location cannot be beat. The staff at the hotel made it even better. The final shining moment was when we left a phone adapter in the room and before we pulled out of the front desk the manager was running out to our car to get it to us. So housekeeping went out of their way to quickly bring it down and the manager acted quickly enough to get it to us. And we're not slow people.... so it was their prompt action that saved us a hassle and showed how well they take care of their customers.
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We went for the bluegrass music "pickin' event" March 14-17. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished-the river views are excellent for a small amount more. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food is good and the bluegrass museum is nearby. It was a great experience and we'll be back next year.
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$113 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesKentuckyOwensboro
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