Based on the few reviews on this property here to date, and that it was a new(er) H.I. Express I decided to stay for 2 nights on a business trip to MSU. But as I found out, this not the typical new HI Express that I find in most parts of the country.
First - the staff is really nice, very accommodating and hard working. Even gave me a lower rate upon check-in when I mentioned I was there for business with MSU. I slept good and the hotel was surprisingly quiet considering the things I'll list below.
Second, while new, this is pretty much a bare-bones H.I. Express, and does not have the touches or modern decor in the rooms or hallways that other new H.I. Express' do, and is much more spartan. The construction of the place is poor - get a top-floor room or you'll likely hear your neighbors above. Despite being across the street and a ways away from the freeway, the traffic noise is extremely noticeable from the highway. They used poor window that aren't the least bit insulated, so if you don't have the heat or A/C on high you're going to hear quite a bit of road noise - I actually had to check to see if a) the window was open and b) if there really was a window at all when I got in the room.
While it has the Holiday Inn Express name and logo on it, It really seemed to be more a Super 8-type property based on my experience. Speaking of which, I think it is overpriced for what you get. And for some reason they seem to have a lack of king-size beds too.
The property was very clean - however I couldn't give it a stellar rating for that because somehow the housekeeping staff did not clean my room when I left for the day at 10:00 a.m. - there was no DND sign on the door or any notification from the hotel why they didn't clean the room.
While I get to the Lansing area a few times a year on business, I would try someplace else before going back here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome! The newest East Lansing hotel the Holiday Inn Express & Suites East Lansing, MI is located near the Michigan State University (MSU) campus and the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, a state-of-the-art conference and convention facility, and the prestigious University Club of MSU. This East Lansing hotel is conveniently located just a few minutes from the Michigan State Capitol, downtown Lansing, Michigan State University, The Wharton Center of Performing Arts & Forest Akers Golf Course. For the corporate traveler we also are near; General Motors, Deloitte, Pfizer & KPMG.We offer our hot breakfast bar daily for all guest at all rates featuring our world famous cinnamon rolls, fitness and business center and a refreshing heated indoor pool. Our East Lansing hotel will exceed your expectations. Our East Lansing hotel offers relaxing rooms featuring stylish decor & amenities, including 32 HDTV with HBO, CNN, ESPN and FoxNews, wired/wireless HSIA and the best night sleep ever. Our Holiday Inn Express East Lansing hotel is your home away from home. Our Holiday Inn Express East Lansing, MI professional & friendly staff will welcome you to your home away from home. Once you stay, you will come back time and time again. ... more less
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