by Morgan Agesen
Amenities at the Holiday Inn Express Little Rock Airport include an indoor heated swimming pool, a complimentary fitness center, a business center, a complimentary full breakfast buffet, complimentary coffee in the lobby, a complimentary shuttle service that takes guests to and from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, and kids ages 19 and under stay for free when sharing a room with their parents. Pets are permitted, as well, for a fee of $25 per pet. The indoor heated swimming pool is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The complimentary fitness center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and includes stair steppers, treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes. Rooms feature irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, mini-fridges, microwave ovens, coffee and tea makers, and flat screen televisions. Cribs and connecting rooms are available upon request, as well. Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is noon.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Free full breakfast buffet
- Kids 19 and under stay free
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
Everything was your typical HIE. Good breakfast, nice amenities in the room. Staff is super friendly (and religious - I've never heard that we're all blessed as much as I heard at breakfast). I was in a suite on the first floor and my door was loose as every time a door opened outside, my door rattled. I stopped it by putting the end table against the door. Nice indoor pool. I thought the vending machine was limited though and when I called for a shuttle ride from the airport, I had to call again after 25 minutes because no one showed up. Finally a company that takes people to the parking lots came and got me. I'd stay here again, but maybe Uber to the hotel for faster service.
Flew into Little Rock late at night so we choose the hotel because it was at the airport and we could rest up before a long drive the next day. We arrived around 11:30 pm, the lobby was very nice and had a fire going in the fireplace. But there was no one at the desk. Looked around and called out, "hello," several times. Finally a woman come around the corner. She was probably the nicest/friendlyist hotel worker I have ever encountered. She checked us in and gave us free water and snacks.
The hotel is and old Holiday Inn motel that has been converted into a hotel. The area that was once the parking lot and pool had been enclosed into a very nice and large lounge area. This is also the breakfast area which has plenty of room, unlike some hotels.
The breakfast was very good, although the pancake machine was still broken. They had scambled eggs sausages and the usual stuff, but they also had hot cinamon rolls. They were great and the man stocking the serving trays really hustled to keep them filled. He was also very friendly.
Now the bad: the room looked like a cheap motel room. Everything was very outdated. The carpet was worn and the chair had a large stain. The old motel door going out to what used to be the parking lot is still there, but not used. You enter through a door inside a hallway. The bed was okay I slept well even though the AC was a noisy. I was in room 130. The laundry is right across the hall. When the workers arrived for their early morning shifts it was too noisy to sleep any more.
When I went to check out, again there was no one at the desk. I called out several times and a woman came out from the back. She was also very friendly and checked me out.
I have stayed at a few Holiday Inn Express'. My room was by far the worst I have ever had while the breakfast was probably the best. Hopefully they will give the rooms a major make over.