Loyalty disclaimer....I am a HIlton property guy to the tune of 75 nights a year. I was out visiting some family in the area and sans any Hilton properties, I gave the HIE a try knowing that they have done some rebranding and changing recently to their amenities.
I found the hotel nice and clean although I think they use a cleaner that is kind of old-fashioned hotel style. It was not necessarily a 'pretty' smell.
I mentioned that I was a Hilton Diamond and wondered if they would want to give me a taste of their suite. They offered it but said it was on the freeway side which leads me to believe they get road noise complaints. They did give us a corner room. Not sure if it is roomier than the normal rooms or not. It seemed small compared to the Hampton Inns I have stayed at. The bed was good. Better than a Hilton Garden but not as good as a Hampton Inn. I like the firm and soft pillow option with clearly marked pillow cases.
There was road noise even on our side. The water pressure was fantastic which is a huge positive for me. The room had a fridge which is very nice to have. I also enjoyed the HIE toiletry selection. The fitness center had 2 treads, 1 bike and free weights. The treads worked great despite being a brand I had never been on. The HIE breakfast is highly touted and I was anxious. I would give the nod to Hampton in this category. Yes, the cinnamon rolls and pancakes looked great but with their other items, left very little healthy options for me.
I think this was a decent property overall but I am definitely more impressed with the Hilton brand and overall amenities including their loyalty program. I would certainly stay here again if in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Olympia-Lacey, Washington hotel is convenient to the Washington State Capitol. Ideally located in Lacey, the recently opened Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is 100% non-smoking and is convenient to the Olympia area and just five miles from the Washington State Capitol. It is perfect for travelers looking for a hotel in the Lacey and Olympia area. Families will enjoy staying at our Lacey hotel while they explore everything the Olympia area has to offer. If you love the outdoors, you can take a short trip to numerous parks in the Olympia area. History buffs can enjoy touring Washington's State Capitol and State Capitol Museum. Our Olympia hotel is also near St. Martin's University and Evergreen State College, as well as Fort Lewis Army Base and McChord Air Force Base. Our Lacey, Washington hotel is perfect for business travelers, with convenient access to Intel, State Farm Insurance, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Washington state government offices. During your stay, you can surf the web on free high-speed Internet access, enjoy a swim in our heated, indoor pool or work out in the fitness center. Every morning, you can start your day with the free Express Start hot breakfast bar with our signature cinnamon rolls and other hot items. Check out our great Olympia-Lacey hotel deals and book your stay. ... more less
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- Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Lacey
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