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Holiday Inn Express Kearney
Ranked #10 of 22 Hotels in Kearney
Certificate of Excellence
Clinton, Arkansas, United States
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great stay!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We arrived at this hotel at 9 pm with no reservations and were greeted by 2 very friendly and helpful staffers. We had a great room on the 4th floor. Room was large and very clean with comfortable seating. I particularly liked the reading lights on the bed headboards as I like to read to unwind after a long day of traveling and my spouse prefers to go right to sleep. Hot breakfast was a good start for another day of travel.

Room Tip: 4th floor is very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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James M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kearney, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thank you for choosing our hotel. Our staff members appreciate the wonderful comments about our property especially our reading lamps. This amenity is one our guest’s favorites and has continued to be a successful addition to our hotel. Furthermore we are pleased to hear that you had a great start to your day with our breakfast. Thank you again for your review of our hotel and I hope you will think of us again on your next trip through Kearney!
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Arrived late at the motel - went up to the room (yes there is a lift) but the keycards didn't work. Returned to front desk got another set, still didn't work. Got assigned another room - all was fine.

We were in a King room and it was fairly spacious - the bathroom was a good size too. It was all very clean. There was an interesting blend of furnishing - a stripy chair, wavy red carpet, a circular pattern on the curtains - all very colourful but not quite going together - perhaps this was the idea?! There was a massive flat screen TV probably around 48 inch maybe - bigger than the 27 inches it says on the website anyway!

Had a good nights sleep - would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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James M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kearney, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for the constructive criticism on our new décor. We are very sorry to hear about your keys not working on your room. However, we are happy to hear the issue was resolved. Although we have a unique outlook on the décor, our renovation has given us new upgrades, such as the TV’s. Thank you again for your comments, we truly hope to see you again when you’re traveling through Kearney.
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were pleasaantly surprisewd that this hotel has a welcome on Mon thru Thurs. serving free beer and wine along with snacks. This certainly made the stay much more enjoyable and we felt helped defray the cost of the room which we thought was a little high for this area. Overall we would consider staying again.

Room Tip: Room on third floor was okay but was across from vending machine and ice machine, not the most prefe...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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James M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kearney, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comment regarding our Manager’s Reception. We feel it is a great benefit to our guests as well as to our hotel. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Kearney.
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Kearney as a mid-way pit stop in our Chicago-to-Aspen ski vacation road trip. Wow, never in my life would I have realized that Nebraska is such a long and flat state! Anyway, we found ourselves in dire need of a good night's sleep, and Kearney proved to have a multitude of venerable options. Having stayed at several Holiday Inn Express hotels in the past, I had come to trust the reliability and overall cleanliness of their properties. The location in Kearney was no exception. Very conveniently located from Interstate 80, pulling into the parking lot and checking in was a breeze. Despite it being very late at night (2:30 AM), the gentleman working the front desk was extremely friendly. After several minutes of paperwork we were granted our room key. The AAA rate we paid was $105. I must admit that I feel this was a little high as we checked in so late at night -- I fail to understand why customers checking in this late aren't given a courtesy break on standard room rates. I digress...

While we admittedly didn't explore much of the hotel, the lobby, hallway and guest room was extremely clean. The property is fairly new, so furnishings throughout the hotel had a clean, modern vibe. Our room was very spacious and featured a flat-panel TV, small sitting area, refrigerator and 2 queen beds. The bathroom was basic but large enough for my wife and I. One complaint I have about the Holiday Inn Express brand in general is their bathroom products, particularly their body lotion. They tend to have a "cinnamon roll-esque" smell. Having notably dry skin (especially in the winter), I like to slather on lotion immediately after exiting the shower. The last thing I want to feel like is a greasy frosted cinnamon roll. Oh well.

The included wi-fi was fast and the continental breakfast was basic but good. Overall we had a great (albeit brief) stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Kearney. The beds were comfortable, the service was friendly and the entire property was extremely clean. I simply wish that we had been given a break on the standard room rate as we checked-in at 2:30 AM.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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James M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kearney, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thank you for choosing our hotel during your recent trip to Colorado. We are very fortunate to be located just off I-80 as this does allow us to be very accessible. Along with our recent renovation, our diligent staff works hard to maintain a clean, comfortable, and pleasing environment for our guests. With respect to our bathroom amenities, our line of personal care items such as shampoo, lotion, conditioner are in the process of being updated. Our staff would have loved to have you stay longer, but know the importance of reaching your destination. On behalf of all of us here at the Holiday Inn Express, Kearney, we appreciate your feedback. Thank you again for selecting our hotel for your lodging needs and we hope to see you again on your return trip. Thank You!
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Urbandale, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed here last night and I highly recommend it! This hotel was super clean. The beds were comfortable and the heating unit in the room allowed for the fan to be on all night for some white noise to help us sleep (or you can have it on auto). We stayed in a queen suite so had two huge TV's - one for us and one for the kids. The breakfast this morning was perfect and my family of four left feeling very full. We at at 9:20 a.m. on a Saturday morning and it wasn't crowded and it was fully stocked. Breakfast included coffee, juice, milk, chocolate milk, oatmeal, cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, bananas, pancake maker, toast, bagels, muffins, yogurt- it was all very good! We will definitely stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank tonya653
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James M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kearney, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Our staff is delighted to hear great compliments about our renovation, especially our new A/C Systems. The queen suites are some of our most requested rooms. The dual TV's definitely come in handy when traveling with children. We know the importance of starting the day right and we were happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip through Kearney. Thank You!
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Pics of room tell the story sent from tablet, sorry, 73 deg in march, 2 hour mgr reception, 2 tvs in room , nothing else is needed, platnimum on checkin, fishing bird watching, plan tostay even longer than u plan

Room Tip: Get upgrade
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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James M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kearney, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to summarize your stay! We cannot take credit for the weather; however, we love to hear great comments about our hotel! Our staff knows the importance of convenience when traveling and I am happy to hear that our amenities, such as the Manager’s Reception and Dual TV’s, have helped you relax. Again, thank you for staying with us here at the Holiday Inn Express, Kearney!
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Kearney
Address: 508 2nd Ave S, P.O. Box 2558, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
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Location: United States > Nebraska > Kearney
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Kearney
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kearney
#11 Business Hotel in Kearney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Kearney 2.5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are coming to Kearney s Holiday Inn Express on business or just for fun you will find all the comforts of home, at one of the most convenient locations in the Midwest. We offer easy access to I-80 and are just minutes away from The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. Holiday Inn Express Hotel Kearney has 89 over sized rooms, of which, 9 are suites with sitting areas. We have 6 hot tub suites and one meeting room. Exercise in our fitness center, go for a swim in our pool, polish that presentation in the business center or relax with a cold beer at our managers reception. All of Kearney s Holiday Inn Express guest rooms feature the following: free high-speed wireless Internet, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee-makers, large work desks, desk lamps, and 42' flat panel TV with HBO. We have a heated indoor pool and whirlpool. Free hot breakfast is available everyday with eggs, biscuits, gravy, sausage or bacon, fruit as well as many other items! If you re staying during the week make sure to enjoy our managers reception (Monday through Thursday 5:30 PM to 7 PM) which includes: free beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres and a Priority Club point drawing! ... more   less 
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