First, I have to say that we were only in town because of a family member's passing and to attend the funeral services. No one actually visits Flint, MI for pleasure, do they? The room was TINY. I booked 2 for our 6 person family. One with 2 Queens and one with a King & Sleeper Sofa. The only reason we went with the Holiday Inn Express was because they are the only hotel within a 10 mile radius of our location that had refrigerators in the room, guaranteed. If not for that, we would have chosen the Comfort Inn which was about 7 miles away or so. Also, I thought they had an indoor pool for some reason which I hoped would be a nice distraction for the kids under the circumstances...wrong, they didn't have one. Anyway, the rooms were tiny, barely any room to walk around in, and definitely uncomfortable with a baby and toddler and all of their toys/gear! We stayed for 4 days and 3 nights and I'm sure housekeeping only came 1 of those days. We also requested a crib when we booked the rooms and when we arrived, they said it (there's only 1 crib for the entire hotel!!!) wasn't available. So the baby slept in the bed with us the entire time. Also, the walls are so thin that the the folks next door to us woke my kids and myself up 3 times in 2 nights having sex so loud I thought they were making a porn video. I actually ran into the guy the second day in the hallway, with my family, so he was aware we had kids in the room and they still went at it the next night. I had to call the front desk the second night at 3 am and they said they'd send security up but that never happened. Look, I'm not against people having sex, but have some respect for your neighbors. And if you know they have kids, do you really want them to hear that? This isn't Motel 6! Moving on...there were no real restaurants in the general area and we had to drive approximately 10-15 minutes to find fast food. I'm not blaming the hotel for this...I'm blaming Flint, MI. Anyway, overall, the price wasn't bad...we paid about $85/night and the breakfast in the morning was the best part of staying there. Sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, pastries, fruit, cereal, coffee, juice, the whole shabang. The kids definitely enjoyed that. So, if you're looking for a decent place to stay by yourself or as a couple, and enjoy a free breakfast, this is the place for you. If you're looking to be near shopping and/or restaurants or are staying with small children, this is not the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express - Flint Campus area, built in the heart of Flint College, cultural, and business districts. Hotel is located within walking distance of Flint Cultural Center. Campus includes Sloan Museum, Buick Gallery, Longway Planetarium, The Whiting, Flint Youth Theatre, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Music, University of Michigan, Flint and Mott Community College. Kettering University, Baker College, Flint CMU & Eastern MI Campus, Delphi, General Motors, Hurley Medical Center and McLaren Regional are just minutes away. Nearby attractions include Cross Roads Village, Sports Creek Raceway, Golf, Perani's Arena, Ice Mountain Complex, Cage Field House, and Flint Iceland Arenas and we are just blocks from the start of the Crim Festival of Races. If it s shopping or dining you seek, several are located in close proximity.'Flint, MI Special Events': Buick Open, Crim Festival of Races, Back to the Bricks, Bikes on the Brick, Sloan Auto Show, MI Renaissance Festival, Flint Jazz Festival, Flint Art Fair, Flint Art Walk, Flint Film Festival, Carry Nation Festival, Assenmacher 100 Bicycle Tour, Golden Memories Car Show, MI Glass Artist Invitational, July 4th Festival, Genesee County Fair Festival of Quilts Please ask about our 'Park Stay & Go Package'. Stay with us, we'll take you to the airport and pick you up, leave your car with us. ... more less
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