This hotel was a great stay for us with few negatives.
First the good stuff:
The hotel staff was terrific! While I was checking in I even overheard the manager award an active Army serviceman a free upgrade just to say thanks for all our military was doing for us. The beds in the rooms were also terrific and very comfortable. The hotel has great facilities. Pool is adequate. Exercise room is by far one of the best equipped I have ever seen. Great coffee shop and there is even a Picadilly's restaraunt on grounds. But the best part of this property may be its central location across from the Columbia Mall. The hotel room also boasted THE BEST TV I HAVE EVER HAD IN ANY ROOM EVER!!! Huge Plasma! Great for watching the NCAA tourney!
However a few negatives: Room was clean but there was some staining on ceiling and walls. Rooms were a bit dated. And the room service which is ran by a sports bar and not the hotel was slow, rude, and a terrible overall eating experience. We simply ordered three medium well burgers...and all came back very, very red. And they forgot our appetizer. When we called to complain...they said there was nothing they coud do because they had closed the kitchen. To the hotel's credit though, I simply shared our story and they reimbursed meal without hesitation.
Overall, A great place to stay, but would be leary of doing room service again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Executive Center - Columbia Mall. This majestic Columbia, MO hotel is the only true full service hotel in Columbia, MO & is just minutes away from the University of MO campus & the Downtown District. This luxurious hotel is adjacent to the Columbia Mall and Cosmopolitan Park. The Holiday Inn Select is located at exit 124 right off I-70 and is just a quick drive to the Columbia Regional Airport.Along with offering complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, you can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor or outdoor pool, or relax in the outdoor hot tub. Maintain your exercise regiment in our 3,000 sq. ft. fitness center. For your dining pleasure, we offer 3 restaurants - Picadilly's serves breakfast daily, Churchill's is a 4 star restaurant with meritorious service. The SportsZone is ready for the big game with 42 plasma TVs & one colossal 240 Hi-Def screen. At the Holiday Inn Select, there's no need to go anywhere else. Your conference or event is sure to be a success at the Executive Center. With over 35,000 square feet of meeting space the hotel can accommodate the full spectrum of groups up to 2,700 people. The Columbia, MO Expo Center adjoins the hotel and is ideal for trade shows & large events. Our experienced team of meeting specialists will work with you to ensure a flawless event. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Select Columbia - Executive Hotel Columbia
- Holiday Inn Columbia
- Columbia Holiday Inn