This would have been a three-star review because this is basically a run-of-the-mill motel. Clean and comfortable, but nothing special. What I really enjoyed is that it is about ten minutes' walk from the rail-to-trail Cheshire Rail Trail. You can find this on Google Maps.
Google will also give you directions but it's faster to take a shortcut starting out the back of the motel. I recommend that you print out a map showing the motel and the trail, and ask at the desk how to find the trail's intersection with Pearl Street. From there it is definitely more interesting to turn left on the trail rather than right. Left takes you across a bridge and into more or less rural territory, while right takes you downtown via several parking lots.
Breakfast was pretty gross -- as usual at motels of this ilk, poor pickings for someone who likes whole grain foods. I ended up with instant oatmeal loaded with sugar.
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- Brand new guest rooms in 2011! There are many reasons why the Holiday Inn Express Keene, NH is the favorite place for business travelers and vacationers in Keene, NH. Area businesses include National Grange Mutual, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Smith Medical, Markem, Timken, Corning Net Optix, Liberty Mutual, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic. We are located close to Keene State College, Antioch New England Graduate School, and Franklin Pierce College.Area attractions include the annual Pumpkin Festival, Mt. Monadnock, covered bridges, Colonial Theatre, Colony Mill Marketplace, and many award-winning local restaurants. Activities include skiing and tubing at Granite Gorge, hiking, biking, golfing and shopping. The Holiday Inn Express Keene, NH features 80 spacious guest rooms with everything you desire in your travel accommodations, from pet-friendly rooms to free WIFI. From the moment you enter, friendly and knowledgeable staff will remind you why you chose to Stay Smart. So whether you are in town for business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express Keene, NH is the place to be. We are Keene's finest hotel! ... more less
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