I decided to give this hotel a try while attending an event at UNK because my children had stayed here several times with school groups attending functions at UNK.
As platinum priority club members we were disappointed that we did not receive any perks at check-in. No goodie bag, free drink, meal discount, or free breakfast. Nothing.
The only good point was that our room appeared to have been recently renovated. Everything looked nice and room was fairly spacious. There was a nice, big flat screen TV and DVD player, micro, and ref.
However, the bathroom was rather small. With the floorplan it could have been easily enlarged during renovation or an outside sink added.
The clock didn't work and the heater was an ordeal. Heater was pretty loud and kept kicking in and out every few minutes. We decided to turn it off when we went to bed because it was so noisy. I'm sorry, I thought OFF meant OFF. Apparently not here. Off means it kicks in and out every 2 minutes with the A/C blasting out for 30 sec. All night long. By morning we were freezing and sleep deprived. The beds were VERY uncomfortable. All of us had sore backs in the morning. My husband could barely get up. While there was a large selection of pillows, they were all quite small, more like couch pillows than bed pillows.
Our toilet clogged and it took maintenance a long time to come and fix it. The maid also did not leave any tissues in the room.
The next time we need to stay in town we will try one of the many other hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you are coming to Kearney s Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, for business or just for fun you will find all of the comforts of home at the most convenient location in the Midwest with easy access to I-80 and just minutes away from The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. We are central Nebraska's only indoor water recreation center with two 30 ft. high water slides and kids fun pool with two additional slides. Exercise in our fitness center or polish that presentation in the business center. Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center - Kearney, Nebraska, offers free high-speed wireless Internet in all guest rooms, and public areas as well as meeting rooms. All guest rooms feature voice mail, data ports, two phone lines, irons/ironing boards, hairdryers, 25' color TVs with cable and free HBO. All guest rooms have microwave and refrigerators. The Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center - Kearney, Nebraska , offers more than 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space with general session theater style seating for up to 900 and banquet seating for up to 700. Twelve meeting rooms with state of the art audio/visual equipment available. The hotel's new restaurant, 'The Venue' is a unique, elegant, and affordable dining experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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