I prefer to stay at Holiday Inn Express hotels when I'm traveling because they're clean, comfortable and friendly. But with this hotel there were a couple things which kept me from giving it a five-star review.
I was a single guest in a double room with two queen beds. The wall socket behind the central bedside table had no additional open receptacles, so I had to choose between having a bedside lamp or an alarm clock when I wanted to plug in my laptop. Many HI Express hotels I've stayed in have some sort of additional receptacle at bedside to accommodate personal electronics like cell phone chargers, etc. I have come to expect this as almost a standard amenity.
Also, I received a call from the front desk around 7 p.m. stating that someone on the first floor was complaining that the guest in the room above them was "walking around." "M" wanted all four of the guests on the second floor to be "aware" of this noise complaint, and said she wasn't sure which room was above that of the complaining guest (so decided to call everyone on the second floor.) As it happened, I was walking around the carpeted room in my stocking feet, so I doubted I was the one making the noise. But I do think a better way to have handled this is to offer to move the complaining guest to the top floor so this person wouldn't have someone above them, instead of calling everybody on the second floor as if to suggest that paying guests shouldn't be moving around their carpeted rooms early in the evening..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Lincoln Hotel, Illinois is conveniently located off of Interstate 55 at exit 126. The hotel offers 69 luxurious rooms which include free high speed wireless Internet, free HBO and ESPN, use of the indoor heated pool, whirlpool and work out room. Also included is our complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar. The Holiday Inn Express Lincoln is located only 29 miles north of Springfield, Illinois and 35 miles south of Bloomington/ Normal, Illinois. The hotel is located only 2 miles from Lincoln College, 3 miles from Lincoln Christian College, and 1 mile from the County Fairgrounds. Businesses close to the hotel include Eaton Corporation/ Cutler Hammer, St. Gobain, Weyerhauser, Ball-Foster Glass, SYSCO and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Lincoln is home to the annual Art & Balloon Festival, which is held in August and features over 50 hot air balloons, carnival, and craft booths. The Holiday Inn Express Lincoln is located only 35 miles North of the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Whether on business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express Lincoln is your home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Lincoln Hotel Lincoln
- Holiday Inn Lincoln
- Lincoln Holiday Inn