We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Peach Street in Erie the first weekend in August, 2009. Used 25,000 Priority Club Points to book the stay.
We were headed to Waldameer Park on Saturday and Presque Isle State Park on Sunday. There are many hotels closer to those locations but this is the only Intercontinental Hotels affiliate in town. Erie's not a large town anyway, so we arrived at the Park(s) within about 10 minutes. We arrived in town at about 11:30 AM, ate lunch and still had about 45 minutes before Waldameer opened at 1:00. We decided to try to check in early (normal check in time is 4 PM) and were accomodated. This was great because with 3 kids between 2 and 9, it's helpful to be able to arrive back at the hotel and crash rather than deal with checking in at 10:30 PM (learned the hard way last year when the LaQuinta at the next exit did not have our reserved room available due to a desk clerk's error in assigning rooms).
As I understand it all rooms in this hotel are suites, which can have a variety of definitions these days. Our suite was a true suite- an actual sleeping area with a door separating it from the living room and kitchen. The 2 year old slept in her playpen in the living room and the rest of us in the 2 queen beds in the bedroom. Despite being full of families, the hotel was very quiet and we heard no noise at all in the night.
There is no pool because the hotel is adjoined to Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park, which we did not go to. We had neither the time nor the need to use a pool had there been one. The hotel features the standard Holiday Inn Express continental breakfast.
We make a trip to Erie for a weekend every year and this is the first time I have been able to book a room on a Saturday night at this property as it is always full on summer Saturdays. I found rooms available this year six weeks in advance, usually I try more like two weeks ahead. I highly recommend a stay here, but plan ahead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Want to go to a place where your just steps away from a water park attraction? Want the perfect place to spend the day without having to drive anywhere? Then the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Erie, PA is the place to be. We are connected to Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park and Resort offering 77,000 square feet of continuous indoor water fun. The resort also featureng an a huge video arcade and are adjacent to Laser Tag Arena. All rooms are spacious suites offering 1 or 2 queen beds, a 2 person whirlpool tub, wet bar with refrigerator and microwave, the children will enjoy the 27' cable TV offering pay per view movies, and a sofa sleeper. Hotel features include complimentary hot breakfast and free local phone calls. Enjoy a unique breakfast experience at our new Express Start breakfast bar served every morning featuring the world s best tasting cinnamon roll. We have added to this great hotel 30 new and exciting rooms, some that have small kitchenettes, fireplaces, and flat screen TV's. Come visit Erie, PA and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites. We are completely non-smoking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Erie (Summit Township)
- Holiday Inn Express Erie
- Holiday Inn Erie
- Summit Erie
- Erie Holiday Inn
- Erie Summit