Recently traveled to Killeen on business and was booked here by our department. The location of the hotel is somewhat unique, its set back from the roadway sandwhiched between two other hotels. Most of the parking is in the back, but there is only one door in the back.
The hotel appeared to be very new or recently remodeled in the new "trendy" style that Holiday Inn is going to. You think its a Holiday Inn Express, but its actually a regular Holiday Inn with a restaurant and a bar. Bar is good, restaurant is bad because there is no free breakfast like at HIE. (McDonalds 1/2 mile down the street.) It appears that a lot of military people stay there, lots of army uniforms. Access is to Fort Hood is easy.
However the most intesesting facet of this hotel was the room I stayed in. The hotel is four stories tall and I was assigned to a fourth floor handicap accessable room. It is the most unique room I've ever stayed in. First off the it had at least 25 foot ceilings. (See attached pics.) It was also twice as wide as a normal hotel room but contained the same amount of furniture. It was a huge open space. The bathroom was huge as well. I suspect most of the reason was the handicap accessable fact, lots of room to move around in a wheel chair. I get that. But 25 food ceilings? They had artwork above the windows. Look the picture. I'm 6'2" and I cannot touch the top molding of the window, then picture how much more there is above that. There was a huge amount of empty floorspace and it made everything else, king size bed included, look small. Plus it echoed.
Bed was good, they had labels on their pillows "firm" and "soft", though I couldn't tell a difference between the two. The desk was made of opaque glass which means that your optical/laser mouse won't work on it so you have to find something to put under it. Nice big LCD TV but since my room was twice as wide it was too far away. I also liked the fact that I had two heater/ac units with side by side wall thermostats, that showed different tempatures.
Overall it was an ok hotel, not really a full service HI like you'd see at a downtown hotel, but it wasn't really an Express like you'd expect to see in this location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Hotel Killeen - Fort Hood offers a comfortable stay for travelers. Indulge yourself at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Killeen, Texas, conveniently located only a mile from the Fort Hood Main Gate and just off the Central Texas Expressway. Our hotel offers you the very best in Texas hospitality. Leisure travelers visiting Texas can enjoy area attractions that are in close proximity to our hotel in Killeen. If you enjoy the outdoors, you can visit nearby Stillhouse Lake and Belton Lake, as both feature wonderful recreational facilities for camping, fishing, boating, hiking and wildlife watching. Visitors can learn about the rich military history of the 1st Calvary Division at the Museum at Ft. Hood, or you can explore the heavens at the Mayborn Planetarium. Business travelers will find our Killeen area hotel's location is convenient to Fort Hood, which is just one mile away. Central Texas College, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Darnell Army Hospital and the Metroplex Hospital are nearby. The Killeen Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK) is also only four miles away. A 24-hour business center, state-of-the-art conference room and free high-speed Internet access are provided to meet your needs. Our Killeen, Texas hotel's amenities include a European-style pool with a spa and private cabanas and a 24-hour fitness center. Remember, at Holiday Inn, kids always eat free at our restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Killeen-Fort Hood Hotel Killeen
- Killeen Holiday Inn