by Morgan Agesen
Located off Highway 2 and just 15 miles from Lincoln Municipal Airport is the Holiday Inn Express Lincoln South. Amenities include a heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub, a complimentary fitness center, onsite guest laundry facilities, a business center, a complimentary full breakfast buffet, complimentary coffee in the lobby, kids ages 19 and under stay for free when sharing a room with their parents, and up to four kids ages 12 and under eat free any time of the day in the onsite restaurant. The heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The complimentary fitness center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and includes treadmills, free weights, and stationary bikes. The onsite guest laundry facilities are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well. Rooms feature irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, mini-fridges, microwave ovens, coffeemakers, flat screen televisions, and complimentary bottled water. Cribs are also available upon request. Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is noon.
Our Editor Loves
- Heated indoor swimming pool
- Kids 19 and under stay free
- Free full breakfast buffet
- Free Breakfast
by Marietta P
Bed Quality: Supporting/sheets could be smoother
Reception friendliness/treats: Exceptional - very friendly
Furnishing Quality: Average
Internet: Above average
Outlets: Poor - need charging cubes or something added.
Noise level: Quiet
Breakfast: Not as good as most Holiday Inn Express - no brown sugar for oatmeal (ever).
Extra: Hotel is ready for a refresh/facelift.
We arrived after midnight to a clerk who had never worked at the hotel before (it took him ages to check us in). There was no parking - we were told to park across the street. The air conditioning in the room wouldn't kick on - we had to call up the front desk guy, who had no idea how it worked. It was 77 degrees in the room and the windows didn't open It did eventually cool down but we never could master it and woke up the second day to 56 degrees...definitely not simple to use or intuitive. The next day the TV wouldn't work and we had to call up the front desk again. The worst was that on Saturday a.m. there was literally no water pressure - a trickle out of both the sink and the shower. We were told it was a "city problem" which was complete BS - we later discovered that when they are full and too many guests try and shower that this happens. Finally, the pool was closed - "sorry for the inconvenience".
This hotel was a disaster from beginning to end and does no favors to the Holiday Inn brand...avoid at all costs if you expect to take a shower, watch TV or have a comfortable temperature in your room - or park your car. All that for north of $200 a night...