Located along Highway 400 in downtown Wichita, the Holiday Inn Wichita Downtown Convention Center is geared towards business and vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with easy highway access, meeting/banquet space and on-site dining.
This hotel has 150 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer two double beds or one king bed, while rooms with a separate sitting area and a sofabed and two bathrooms are also available. The hotel is wheelchair accessible.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness room, a business centre, meeting/conference space, guest laundry and free parking. A free airport shuttle is offered (please contact the hotel for details). The Flight Deck Restaurant and Bar is located on site and serves breakfast and dinner daily, and pets are permitted for an additional $50 per pet, per stay.
INTRUST Bank Arena is about a 10-minute walk northeast, while the Museum of World Treasures can be found 5 minutes away by car. Indian Hills Shopping Center is roughly an 11-minute drive northeast, and Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT) is an 11-minute drive southwestward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $50/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 4, 2013
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and restaurant.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as accommodating, friendly, pleasant and helpful with directions.
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped and quiet, with good Wi-Fi, comfortable beds and a large selection of TV channels. It should be noted, however, that a few reviewers had complaints about their rooms (see below).
Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's restaurant, describing the food as delicious and great, and the service as prompt and professional.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and the value.
While the majority of reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few lodgers had complaints. They reported difficulty regulating their in-room air-conditioning units, small-sized rooms and noisy mini-fridges.
A few guests were disappointed with the hotel's value. They described the rates as too high and expensive, and also felt a free breakfast should have been included in the rates.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 146 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 from 93 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #40 of 80 Wichita hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 92 reviews.
The author called the hotel on July 4, 2013 to verify some information.