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“Kenosha has to have better!”

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Holiday Inn Express - Pleasant Prairie
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Madison, WI
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3 reviews
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“Kenosha has to have better!”
Reviewed 8 August 2005

I find it hard to believe that this is the "best" place to stay in the Kenosha area . . .if so, how sad! I can't believe I just paid $150 to stay here!

When I made my way up to the desk, the front desk clerk was dressed in a tee-shirt and he was shouted instructions from a woman's voice behind a wall. The clerk never made eye contact with me and finally handed me my keys and room number, with no direction of where to go.

The room was small and outdated, with dark cabinets and faded pictures. All rooms where supposed to be "suites, " however, there was little more space than any standard hotel room. I didn't feel like the rooms were overly clean and there were hairs left around the bathroom sink.

The beds were uncomfortable with hard, eneven mattresses. The sheets were thin and blankets were the foam kind.

There seemed to be a lot of families with younger kids checking in, so I was surprised not to hear any hallway/ other room noise. There were many available channels on the TV to select from.

Breakfast was fair. There was over-cooked scrambled eggs, super-spicy sausage, cereal, yogurt, toasts, juice, coffee/ tea. There was only one flavor of tea remaining and three empty boxes. I asked the kind looking, older gentleman if he had more tea and he snapped, "I told you, we don't have any more here, got it!" I'm not sure if he had me confused with some other demanding tea drinker, but the dining room definitely lacks taste AND hospitality!

Checkout was as unfriendly as check-in. No one asked about my stay or even uttered a simple "Good Morning!" Maybe when they convert to Holiday Inn Express there will be basic training in how to treat guests. I would not recommend this hotel for the inflated room rates charged!

  • Stayed August 2005, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 March 2005

Upon leaving for Kenosha, I didn't know what I was in for when reserving this room from Hawthorne. I did check on this site numerous times, and this, (according to many of the reviewers), was one of the top hotels. Initially, my husband was going to book us at the Holiday Inn, but I had already reserved at Hawthorne. He was very impressed when we pulled in to the driveway. We were 2 adults in the midst of 3 children all under the age of 12. We stayed in the Queen Studio Suite. I would've perferred the Deluxe Queen Suite , but they dont' have that at this location. This suite had a nice little kitchenette (microwave, sink, mini-fridge, coffee maker). It had a sofa sleeper and a queen size bed. The furniture was rich in cherry wood. We received a USA Today newspaper Mon - Fri for free, and there was a complimentary social event thru the week between 5 and 7pm with hor'dorves. All in all, this was a very comfortable stay for a family of 5. And the free breakfast was ok -- not great.

  • Stayed March 2005
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Reviewed 12 September 2003

If you are in town for business, this is the best hotel to stay at. It has a very convenient location for finding food and any supplies you may need. The staff was great, and the rooms were better than most of the hotels I stay at. It was equipped with a kitchenette, sofa and desk. I would definitely stay here again!

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Reviewed 13 June 2003

This hotel is very clean, in great shape, has a very friendly, helpful staff, and the pool is great. This is a very good hotel.

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Property: Holiday Inn Express - Pleasant Prairie
Address: 7887 94th Ave, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158-1956
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Pleasant Prairie
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Pleasant Prairie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express - Pleasant Prairie 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pleasant Prairie / Kenosha Wisconsin. We are an all suite hotel in the Kenosha area that offers comfortable living in 81 newly studio styled rooms. Guest greet the morning with our complimentary hot Express Start breakfast bar with local hot items. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pleasant Prairie / Kenosha Wisconsin is centrally located between Chicago and Milwaukee and only a short drive to the Great Lakes Training Naval Base, Six Flags Great America, Prime Outlet Mall, Jelly Belly Factory Gurnee Mills and corporations such as b>Snap On Headquarters, Jockey International, Daimler Chrysler/b> Ocean Spray. Yamaha Motor Midwest Headquarters, Permacel / Nitto America, Rust-Oleum, Hospira, Volkswagen of America, SuperValu and many Racine companies just a short 10 minute drive north. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pleasant Prairie / Kenosha is the perfect hotel to stay when visiting the Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie,, Lake Geneva, Racine or Gurnee Illinois area. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pleasant Prairie / Kenosha features the largest area indoor heated pool, hot tub and fitness center. We also have a large meeting room with a capacity of 50 for meetings, seminars and social events. Pets are not allowed, please read pet policy. ... more   less 
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