I have spent 13 nights in December in 7 hotels... If I sound nit picky in my reviews it is because my husband and I have little patience for hotels that can't figure it out.
The Holiday Inn and Suites Grand Junction is one of those that didn't figure "it" out... and the empty parking lot and restaurant are testament to this.
First the good... the Pool has a total handicap accessible swing chair.
the jets in the hot-tub WORKED... (better than most Grand Jct. hotels)
the Pool area had lovely view of Bookcliffs
the Shampoo smelled good (lime coconut)
Now the not so good....
The bed felt like a pillow topped concrete block with lumps... a bit like camping without mosquitoes, I have seriously slept on the ground in tents and been more comfortable.
The pillows were clearly labeled "soft" and "firm"... besides the removable label there was no difference between all of them.
The carpet in the room hadn't been vacuumed for what looked like weeks, and I wrote "dust me" in dust on the bedside tables and television stand.
The hotel is very poorly designed and, while almost brand new, is showing bad aging already... the whole building seems very cheap and flimsy.. like a strong gust of wind might knock it over.
The flooring in the back hall and in elevator 3 is already badly worn, and shows just how ticky tacky the building materials are.
It is a boring suburban cookie cutter hotel, with thin walls, that allow freeway noise right in... of course being ten inches from the freeway doesn't help either.
It is in the middle of a suburban office "park" that looks like it would be more at home in orbit around Dallas, then in the beautiful Rocky Mountains... and while you can see it from the freeway just fine.. it might take awhile to actually find the driveway... unless you have lived in Grand Junction.
The staff was okay... the restaurant was totally empty all night, and every time I went past the front desk the cook was talking to the desk clerk... we went out of the hotel to a different restaurant because I didn't want to interrupt their visit.
Not worth the $52 Hotwire rate.. for a lumpy bed, dirty floor and gossiping staff too busy to look ready to work.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brand new for Summer 2009 This Holiday Inn and Suites in Grand Junction, Colorado is the newest and most modern hotel in the area. Conveniently located off I-70, our hotel is less than a mile from Walker Field Airport as well as a variety of shopping and restaurants.Our modern, sophisticated design offers a plethora of amenities such as wired and wireless high-speed Internet, spacious guest-rooms and suites featuring flat panel televisions, luxurious new bedding, thoughtful amenities, full service restaurant and bar, room service, fitness area, business center, meeting space that can comfortably accommodate up to 120 people and an indoor pool / whirlpool. Our hotel is centrally located near many major corporations such as Halliburton, Apria, Ingersol Rand, General Electric, Merck, BNSF, Georgia Pacific, Fed Ex, Phillips, and Avaya. Based in the Grand Valley our guest will appreciate the majestic view of the Grand Mesa and is in an opportune location which places you minutes from Downtown, Colorado National Monument, Colorado Wine Country, St. Mary s Regional Medical Center, Two Rivers Convention Center, Powderhorn Ski Resort, Mesa State College, and variety of popular golf courses. Regardless if you re traveling for business or pleasure, we are certain that your stay with us will be a pleasant experience, so Relax, it s Holiday Inn. ... more less
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