My wife and I stayed one night recently. Like most other reviewers everything was great - room clean and well furnished, public areas clean and in perfect condition, excellent breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage (links and patty), and biscuits and gravey plus the normal breads, cereals, etc.
Just to add a bit of a different perspective: There are three things that often differentiate one mid-class hotel from another (after the basics have been met). First an age old problem - why are the bathrooms not adequately vented to prevent condensation on the mirror? Most hotels suffer from this problem. In this hotel there was pretty good ventilation - only 25% of the mirror got fogged. So passing grade of B-.
Second, many hotels in this range have a sofa and/or easy chair, then do not provide a light or table adjacent. This Holiday Inn was different - there was an end table and floor lamp by the easy chair, and an end table by the sofa. Why there was not a lamp on this table is unknown. There was a lamp on the table in the living area that I moved to the table but it would have been nice to have a lamp already there.
Third - since these are "self service" hotels I expect there to be sufficient luggage carts of good quality construction. Here there were three heavy duty luggage carts that seemed to be sufficient for the hotel as there were always at least 2 in the reception area.
It is not usual for me not to find something I didn't like but I believe this hotel met and exceeded my requirements.
Oh wait a minute, I forgot: there was no pen in the room!
One tip: If you are using a Garmin, check the address that it has for the Holiday Inn. Ours directed us to the old location (new location opened in May 2012); the desk clerk said that this happens often.
My wife and I definitely recommend this hotel if you are in Marion.
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