I am in Seattle right now for the Freddie Awards and the Frequent Traveler University. I’m here with my friend Hottie, and of course we are hotel hopping so that we can maximize hotel promos. Last night we were at the Kimpton Hotel Vintage (it was the final night Hottie needed to earn a free Kimpton night), and tonight we are at the Holiday Inn Seattle Airport (as part of the IHG Big Win promo).
Guess which one we prefer? Here’s a hint: I’m shocked.
This Holiday Inn is amazing. We are on the remodeled 10th floor, and our room is immaculate, modern, and bright. We love it. And I’m picky. I have to admit that I was not looking forward to this stay, but I am very pleasantly surprised.
For a little over a hundred dollars, we have a room that is super comfortable, with little extras (like breakfast and free bottled water) that just make me happy. The staff has been great, and we have everything we need. I would absolutely return.
Here are some photos of our room here at the Holiday Inn:
And here are some photos of our room at the Kimpton:
So yes – the TV is a little bigger at the Kimpton, and there is a more interesting rug and art on the walls…but do we care, if we aren’t going to be in the room? And is it worth $150 more per night????
I think not.
What do you think? Have you been in a Holiday Inn lately? Was it as fabulous at this one was?