Overall not a bad hotel. The Holiday Inn Express chain is pretty consistently good for all their hotels. Everything was clean and comfortable. The rooms have a small refrigerator and microwave. The breakfast area was well stocked even though it was busy. Seating at breakfast can be a little tight since there are 10 or less tables.
The indoor pool is a little larger than most hotels. It is not big but I have seen plenty hotel pools that were smaller.
My main issue with the hotel was the noise. The people upstairs were walking around, but not stomping, jumping etc..., it was really noisy. The floor joists really squeaked and made it very difficult to sleep until the upstairs guests slept. There are only two stories at this hotel so make sure if you want a quiet room to ask for the second floor.
My other issue is about the hotel security. A side entrance door which was not visible to the front desk was not locked. Anyone could access the hotel without a key.
If you are passing through the area this is not a bad place to stay. The hotel has easy access to the highway. There are a variety of chain restaurants close to the hotel. A Walmart is also close by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Gaylord, in Northern Michigan, 45 minutes from beautiful Mackinac Island and located on the 45th parallel Gaylord, Michigan. Guest rooms are equipped with refrigerators, free wired/wireless high-speed Internet access and a 27 cable television with HBO & voice mail. King rooms offer 32' HD LCD TVs with DVD players. Free DVD rentals are available at the front desk! We also offer Jacuzzi rooms. Enjoy the spectacular hot Smart Start breakfast and our indoor heated pool, hot tub, dry sauna and fitness center. Our 2 meeting rooms accommodate 6-50 people. For outdoor enthusiasts we are minutes to Treetops Golf Resorts, Boyne Mountain and Shanty Creek. Join us in Gaylords golf Mecca with 24 of Michigan finest golf courses.Upcoming events: Boyne Morel mushroom Festival, regional hockey playoffs, soccer tournament, and baseball camp, trout season is open! Guides available. Plenty of shopping and restaurants are located nearby as are Halliburton, Wal-Mart, Lowe s, Home Depot, Norandex, Georgia Pacific, Wolverine Power, Holland Dist. Gordon Foods , M-DOT, MIDNR, Nabisco, Reinhart, and the Ostego County Sportsplex. We are FEMA approved for all federal and state meetings. Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Gaylord! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Gaylord Hotel Gaylord
- Holiday Inn Gaylord