We stayed there for 5 nights primarily because it was a pet-friendly property (reasonable extra charge) and centrally located for our purposes. All of the staff were friendly and helpful ... and attentive to any concerns I brought up; which were two. It's an older property but it provides for what a hotel is supposed to provide: clean comfortable beds, clean bathrooms with functioning equipment, and television to provide local news, weather, entertainment, and Game of Thrones. Breakfast offered a wide selection of healthy choices. We had no problems with HK, so much so that I left a tip ... something I do not normally do. The woman at the front desk was pleasant, as was the gentleman who had taken our reservations, as was the manager, as were the HK staff with whom I interacted on a daily basis. I used to work Front Desk for Holiday Inn and Days Inn as well as in Banquets for Marriott Renaissance Hotels: this particular property does not, in my opinion, deserve some of the negative reviews pertaining to particular persons. I did not encounter such people.
The singular problem, of epic proportions if you're twelve or bodily hard-wired to a computer, is Wi-Fi accessibility. The bandwidth is minimal: 2 bars on a good day. But since we did not travel 1200 miles to Facebook every moment of our experiences, I did not bring it up to the staff. However, Generation X,Y, or whatever might consider this the start of Armageddon ....
It was an enjoyable stay with an opportunity to meet some interesting people "at work"; what travel is mostly about, anyway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rodeway Inn & Suites in Olathe Kansas directly off I-35 (exit 218)and is located near MidAmerica Nazarene University. ** The hotel upgraded its complimentary in-room WIFI service yesterday, now offering state-of-the-art 75/15 Mbps bandwidth, 50-times faster than our previous in room service. The Rodeway Inn & Suites(R) in Olathe, Kansas offers easy access to nearby attractions, including Frisco Lake Park, Naval Air Park, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway 10 15 minutes)and Overland Park Soccer Complex (5 minutes). This Olathe, KS hotel is close to Olathe Medical Center, Overland Park Medical Center, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Kansas State School for the Deaf, Overland Park Convention Center and Bartle Hall Convention Center in downtown Kansas City. Johnson County Executive Airport is also nearby. Kansas City International Airport is about 45 minutes from the hotel. Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, and Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, are about a half-hour away, as are Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun theme parks. Visitors will enjoy shopping at the Great Mall of the Great Plains and Oak Park Mall. Union Station and the Hallmark Visitors Center are about 20 minutes away. Many car rental companies are nearby and there are a number of restaurants within a few blocks of this Olathe, KS hotel, many offering meal discounts to guests of hotel. Guests will appreciate access to guest laundry service and copy and fax services. Amenities include: •Free continental breakfast •Free wireless high-speed Internet access •All guest rooms and suites offer cable television (HBO, ESPN,s), a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Some rooms feature a sofa sleeper. This is a pet-friendly hotel, with four-legged friends allowed to stay for a small fee. It is the perfect location and convenient access to area attractions makes the Rodeway Inn & Suites a great place for business and leisure travelers in the Olathe, KS area. All rooms recently remodeled. Nightly and weekly rates available. Only hotel in Johnson County with ample full truck (tractor and trailer) parking on property. ... more less
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