We ended up at the Holiday Inn after our first choice (the Holiday Inn Express) was full, and we'd spent a disappointing night in another property. This place will probably be our new favorite!
The facility and rooms were recently remodeled, in good repair, and clean. Our room was a standard size with two queen beds but they'd managed to include a cabinet unit with a small fridge and microwave. Also a comfortable armchair and desk with business-style chair. The beds had good overhead lighting. We had a bad "view" (looking out onto a weird interior storage space, obviously it used to be outside before an addition) but it was a minor matter.
It's a big hotel and it was full the weekend we were there. Parking was a little tight but we were never too far from our door. Outside entries require roomkey for access.
The pool area is great for families. It has two waterslides emptying into a pool for bigger kids grownups, and a wading pool with some water spray features and fun slides for little children. The adult pool is really too small to do much, but they shut down the slides for 20 minutes of every hour to allow people to swim. Plenty of seating and lots of towels available, too. There is also a whirlpool.
Upon check-in we received lots of coupons for discounts at the restaurant, the Captain's Table. We ate three breakfasts there and thought it was a good value with good service.
Front desk staff, maids, and pool staff were all courteous and efficient. Vending machines all worked, laundry facility was fairly clean, gift shop was well-stocked.
We'll stay here again, and I'd be comfortable recommending this hotel to anyone.
- 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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- Kearney Holiday Inn