This hotel is brand new and is mostly an excellent place. Everything is clean, new, smells good, rooms are large. They have a pool, which we did not use, unlike anything I have seen at a hotel of this level. It's huge, has a large island, a waterfall, a little slide for kids, and lots of nice chaise lounges. I don't know what possessed them to build it. The breakfast area is large, and the food is better prepared than at most HIE's that we have visited. All Holiday Inns have the same menu, but often we have found their signature cinnamon rolls to be dried out and tasteless. Bacon was excellent, sausage and gravy was excellent. Some of that good Fredericksburg cooking.
The downsides are:
1. the internet was not working. The wireless signal was fine, but there was little throughput. A page would take minutes to come up. When I told the desk clerk that it wasn't working, he first said, "Yes, it is." When I presented him with my laptop, he at least acknowledged but had no solution.
2. In an unusual move for Holiday Inn Exp, they offer a premium room with a "hill country" view. I tried it, but don't. You're looking through power lines and across a road and buildings and can see a hill in the distance. They should actually be ashamed of merchandising it.
All in all, assuming they will fix the internet, really an excellent Holiday Inn. You could walk to Main St. if you're a hiker, but only a very short drive.
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