The Residence Inn Killeen has clean, spacious rooms. The kitchen is fully stocked with a nice variety of dishes and utensils including nice touches like wine glasses and cloth napkins. The full size fridge and dishwasher make meal prep and cleanup a breeze. There is a flat screen TV and in room Wi Fi is free. The King size bed is comfortable and although very nice to have, I understand the pull out couch is quite UNcomfortable (but they usually are no matter where you stay). The sink/vanity area is outside of the bathroom which is a nice feature if you have multiple people staying in the room so you are not tripping over one another. There is a free buffet breakfast every morning which includes both hot and cold food choices. There is an assortment of fruits and juices, coffee, tea and cocoa (The homemade waffles are my favorite!). The rooms are very soundproof and the water pressure is good. The daily local newspaper is complimentary. There is an excercise room, an outdoor pool and hot tub on the property. The area is safe and parking is free.
The cab ride from the airport cost a $25 "flat rate" with Express Cab Company- I thiink next time I will plan ahead and arrange for the airport shuttle instead ($15).
I arrived on Friday afternoon - Christmas Day - so unfortunately, housekeeping was not on staff to substitute a clean cooking plate for the dirty one that was in the cupboard in my room. The front desk clerk was very attentive to my request for extra blankets and even delivered them to my room herself. I still am not sure how the housekeeping service works on weekends; there are magnets on the fridge that I would assume go on the outside of your door ("no service today"," later, please" or "day sleeper") I put the "later please one out Saturday AM and removed it when we left our room for the day, but no one came - the dirty towels and the tip were where I had left them when we returned last evening. I found a little card this morning in the coffee basket in the kitchen that is apparently supposed to be left at the front desk before Friday noon to indicate if you would like weekend housekeeping service on Sat or Sun. I has spaces to indicate if you'd like full service, towels & trash only or No service. Unfortunately, I was not here Friday morning!
,,,Well, I just called the front desk to see if it was possible to have housekeeping come today. The person I spoke with immediately took care of things...housekeeping will be here at 1pm to service my room. I also inquired about a late checkout for tomorrow since my flight does not leave until the evening - no problem, I can stay until 1pm since they are not full! Although few in number, all of the staff here are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Kudos to all of the staff!
I have enjoyed my Christmas here, and the Residence Inn Killeen will be my "regular" hotel whenever I return to Fort Hood/Killeen!
p.s. Very "doable" drive for a day trip to San Antonio to see The Alamo and the Riverwalk - I would suggest you do if you have the time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 3 miles from the Fort Hood Main Gate and a short drive from Killeen Ft Hood Regional Airport. We are also near Darnell Hospital, Metroplex Hospital, Central Texas A&M, Raytheon, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Killeen Hotel Killeen
- Killeen Residence Inn