Hotel was a gem. I was traveling with several small children and we stayed just one night. I called earlier that day to make a last minute reservation. The front desk was very helpful and friendly. On arrival, the room was spotless. Beds have labled pillows, "firm and soft" and are super comfy. Toiletries were very nice and smelled wonderful. The entire staff was fantastic and there is a gorgeous little gift shop right off the lobby.
We spent some time in the pool area. There is a very nice children's pool with a large submarine/octopus play structure. There are two slides suitable for small kids. The kids can also crawl through a spray tunnel and go inside the submarine. My 2 year old son and 5 year old daughter had a great time.
The large pool area has two water slides we nicknamed, "the Fast and the Furious". I normally love water slides but the "slow" slide dished out a good beating, and I was too chicken for the fast slide, after watching a kiddo shoot nearly across the whole pool on exit. So, moms beware, but teens will love them. There is also a hot tub and small fitness room. My only caveat is that the pool area for kids over 48" is small. So if you are traveling with a large group of kids, or on a Fri/Sat night, it could get nuts in there.
We ate at Venue for breakfast. Kids eat free and adult prices are $6.50-$9 for breakfast. Food was pretty decent. There were some interesting items for kids like french toast sticks. Ellie, our waitress was fantastic! Menu looked a little upscale for kids for dinner.
Hotel is right on I-80 and there are tons of food options within a mile or so. Hotel did run in the $120 range without some sort of discounted rate and some other area hotels were around $65 so you will pay extra for this hotel.
- 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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- Kearney Holiday Inn