This is a lovey, relatively new hotel. It is clean, modern and the service is excellent. We stayed in a king suite which was large and comfortable. The bathroom was a nice size and there was an additional "bar" sink in the room which allowed two people to groom at the same time. The bed was comfortable and the sofa bed was as expected. The hotel has an indoor pool, a fitness center and they offer some additional off-premises perks. Breakfast was a bit above the usual morning fare only because the attendant was so dedicated. She knew many of the guests' preferences and she was exceptionally attentive. In the evening, they have trays of cookies and cheese, crackers and pepperoni. The service is extremely friendly and accommodating. The reason I say it is good for short stays stems from the area, not the hotel. I hear there are some great restaurants nearby, but we did not have the opportunity to try them. We did drive around to see what was nearby since we just dropped off our daughter at college. Downtown Utica was not a place I would want to explore on foot. There were times when we were uncomfortable in our car waiting at a red light. The atmosphere seems to change block by block. Therefore, this hotel does not qualify as a vacation spot for me, but as a hotel near my daughter's college, it can't be beat. The only fault with the hotel itself is that the doors closing are very loud. Every time someone near you enters or leaves, you hear the door closing. This is due to the style of the doors, not the guests. Also, it is not cheap to stay here. Rooms average around $180.00 to $220.00 per night during college activities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is the newest hotel in Utica NY and was built with convenience in mind. Located less than one mile from I-90, the hotel is also within walking distance of several famous Utica restaurants, like Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse nextdoor, and Aqua Vino Restaurant accross the street overlooking the Erie Canal. The long list of amenities includes free Hot Breakfast served daily with the famous Holiday Inn Express cinnamon buns and pancakes, along with wifi, parking, computer center access, and an indoor pool, fitness center, and patio in the rear. You will be looking forward to you next trip through Utica after staying here. ... more less
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