Room is fine, pool clean, amenities available, and breakfast usual. So, why the 3?
Here's the lowdown... If you're visiting to see your son or daughter's graduation, this is a very fine place to stay and currently only $82 per night. When you arrive, you'll notice military personnel also staying in the hotel at the Government rate of $80 per night. And they'll seem happy and won't complain, because they've lived in tents, slept in mud, and many have survived combat zones, so staying at an HIE is darn good in comparison.
BUT what you won't see and what HIE-Saint Robert won't tell you is that because the military folks spend $2 less per night, they're not entitled to linen changes, fresh towels, or even daily trash removal. Nope, 2x/week is all they get. And why? There's literally a form they have to fill out saying that their rate is so much cheaper than the normal rate that to remain in business and willing to offer the rate, the management had to take this unfortunate step.
And you know what? I was okay with that... I've never seen it before, but fine. Until, of course, I got bored and searched for a room at the normal rate... See for yourself: compare your daily rate to the Govt rate of $80. Not a substantial difference for a normal room, is it?
So, here's the thing: you want to earn IHG points, or like HIE, or just want something nice and clean in a town where that's hard to come by, this is a fine hotel. But just know that you're supporting a business that feigns support while taking advantage of young, don't know better servicemembers.
If you can handle that feeling while in town, presumably to celebrate your son/daughter's entry or progression into the service, good for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the beautiful Holiday Inn Express St. Robert/Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. We are 2 miles from Ft. Leonard Wood, walking distance from Z Bar & Grill, and near the Gasconade and Piney Rivers. We offer military per diem rates and contractor rates. Our hotel is 100% non-smoking. All rooms equipped with hair dryers, ironing boards/irons, new pillow-top mattresses and smart bedding, refrigerators, Satelite T.V. with HBO, and wireless high-speed internet. Amenities include the largest heated indoor pool in the area, fitness center, business center with computers and fax/copy capabilities, as well as our free Express Smart Start Breakfast and free coffee twenty four hours a day. Fresh baked cookies daily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Saint Robert-Fort Leonard Wood Hotel Saint Robert
- Holiday Inn Saint Robert
- Saint Robert Holiday Inn