This hotel is brand new and is beautifully appointed for an express style establishment. We stayed here en route to the Florida panhandle for our family vacation.
At check in we were given the wrong room. We checked in with our family of four and were sent to a King suite which clearly would not sleep all of us. Upon reviewing the room we returned to the front desk to explain that we had booked a double queen handicapped room. The staff member was very helpful and sent us to a different room althoughbeit, the wrong one...again. Third time was a charm however and we ended up in our very nice handicapped room which was very spaceous.
Cautions to the handicapped room user however - immediately outside of this room is a button on the wall clearly labeled: "Handicapped room, please press button and wait 5 seconds". We usually request handicapped rooms and we had never seen this before. We did not push the button as we felt no need. HOWEVER - many others on the same floor as us that night seemed to consider it an open invitation to push the button! Our family had just settled in to relax when an incredibly piercing sound filled the room - one of our daughters went out in the hall and pushed the button to see if that was what the commotion was and she had guessed correctly. When we heard it initially we thought it was the fire alarm. We left the room to go eat dinner and get away from the constant ringing.
As far as hallway and room noise levels go this hotel was top notch for being "quiet" once the phantom bell ringers had gone to bed. We didn't even notice the customary noises in the morning, i.e.: running water. Our room was #221 which was centrally located on the south side of the hotel and from here we could hear neither interstate nor local traffic sounds.
Such a treat to have an excellent restaurant (Ruby Tuesday's) right across the drive next to the hotel requiring nothing more than a short 2 minute walk, especially after driving all day long. Appleby's is also a short walk across the hotel parking lot.
Comp breakfast was plentiful, fresh, and painstakingly replenished during peak times. An excellent selection of items for folks wanting something delicious, nutritious, and quick.
We will definitely use this Holiday Inn Express again, although we'll skip on the handicapped room.
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