by Kimberly Liu
Located within minutes of the State Capitol and all it has to offer, the Holiday Inn Topeka specializes in catering to conferences and special events, but it can also be a good choice for families looking for an economical, comfortable and conveniently located hotel.
Family-friendly amenities include: connecting rooms (request at time of reservation), Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, microwave ovens, mini refrigerators, complimentary cribs, rollaway beds (for a small fee), onsite guest laundry facilities, a heated indoor pool and hot tub, and a free hot breakfast buffet, plus kids eat free. Don’t forget to bring along your swimsuits, as kids will definitely want to try the three-story turbo-twister waterslide that lands them in the indoor pool. (The waterslide is open select hours on the weekends and kids must be taller than 48 inches to use the slide.)
Standard guestrooms can accommodate up to four guests; All guestrooms are equipped with either one king-sized bed and sofa sleeper or two queen-sized beds. For larger families or adult privacy, request connecting rooms.
In addition to The Pantry, a casual eatery serving free breakfast, there’s also the Landmark Grill restaurant where you can enjoy a full dinner.
Nearby you’ll find Gage Park (including gardens, playgrounds, a mini train and carousel), the Topeka Zoo, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, the Kansas Museum of History, the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site, the Combat Air Museum, Hummer Sports Park (an amusement and recreation park), Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center, and Rees Fruit Farm. Children may also enjoy making a candle at Marion Lane Candles, walking to the top of the newly renovated capitol building, and sampling chocolates from Hazelhill, a chocolate shop in the downtown area.
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Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool with turbo-twister slide
- Connecting rooms
- Free hot breakfast buffet and kids eat free
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Lost reservation. Room key didn’t work. Breakfast out of food. Desk wouldn’t make change. Bar wouldn’t make change. Very few outlets. WiFi was slow. Desk very unfriendly. And I’ve never complained about a hotel before. I expect better at a Ramada.
by Dina H
Our room was average, it’s an older hotel so I guess that’s to be expected. The breakfast sucked. They were out of cereal, rolls, donuts, any type of pastries, no muffins, no fruit, no oatmeal. If you didn’t like ham and eggs on the buffet or if you were Vegan you were just out of luck. When we asked if they had anything else, they just said they were out of everything. How can you not have anything for breakfast on the weekend after Thanksgiving? That should be one of your biggest weekends. I am needing a place to stay for Christmas, I do not think I will be staying there again.