by Hilarey Wojtowicz
The Homewood Suites by Hilton @ The Waterfront in Wichita, Kansas, offers families 104 suites with full kitchens, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites come in a variety of styles, with themed rooms available. The largest can sleep up to eight. Complimentary cribs and playpens are also available. Some rooms are pet friendly, too. For a non-refundable deposit of $50, guests can bring along pets that weigh less than 75 pounds. Additional pet services are available for additional fees.
Onsite fun can be had via the pool, basketball courts, putting green, tennis courts and walking/jogging tracks. The hotel offers scheduled children’s activities and a children’s video rental library for in-room movie nights. Additionally, local attractions offer families areas to explore, such as the Great Plains Nature Center and the Alley Indoor Entertainment center.
Enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning at the hotel’s Lodge area, located just off the lobby. Additionally, evening dinner and drinks are served free of charge Monday through Thursday. There is no onsite restaurant for lunch or dinner, though there are kid-friendly eateries nearby, such as the Bonefish Grill and Louie’s Bar and Grill.
Additional perks at this property include a fitness center, a business center, coin-laundry facilities and free parking. Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at noon.
For more information, read about Homewood Suites by Hilton.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary breakfast
- Spacious, themed suites
- Free Wi-Fi and activities
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
What a nice hotel! We were only in town for one night for the Frostbite Regatta. From the front desk staff to the very nice, very clean room, everything was excellent! I have an abnormally high standard of cleanliness, which no hotel has ever met, but this one did. We had to leave too early to get to try breakfast, but they had four breakfast-to-go bags ready for us when we checked out. The only negative was being able to hear the kids upstairs jumping around, but when we called down to the desk at 11 to complain, Justin called the floor above, and they quieted down. All was well the rest of the night. I have a hotel I frequent in every city I regularly visit, and the Homewood Suites just made my list.
This is the nicest hotel I can remember staying in. Ever. The customer service is excellent! The hotel is super clean, quiet & comfortable. The breakfast is superior to almost any I can recall in this price range (fresh watermelon & cantaloupe, warm donut holes:) Although I arrived late and left early, the area the hotel is located in seems nice.
I am guessing the hotel strives for continuous improvement. The only nitpicky things I could suggest:
Starting weekend breakfast at 6:30 AM instead of 7 AM. There were quite a few people waiting when I came down at 6:55 AM.
The stairwell (fire) doors were all open even though there is signage on each one saying they should be closed at all times?
It would be nice to have an ice machine on each floor (I could have missed it?).
The glass top desk makes it challenging to use a mouse.
These are all very minor items and I would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay here again if I have the opportunity!