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Boarders Inn & Suites and Conference Center

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We tried to eat at Denny's (attached to the hotel) for dinner. We sat down and got our menu's and then wanted 15 minutes and no one came to take our order. We even flagged down a busboy to ask him to get someone to take our order and we seemed to be ignored. We left and had a fabulous dinner at another restaurant!

The hotel was very helpful with whatever we needed.

Old hotel. Bad air conditioning. Not in a very safe area.

Location is hard to access. Door didn't latch properly, shower head was broken. Was told I would get discount but charged full amount. Manager acted like she was doing me a favor and did not even apologize for shower, etc...

Called hotel before booking and was assured that we would be in a wing of the hotel that was no longer under construction. This was a stretch....obvious construction. Details were not finished. 1.5 inch gap under door. Sewer gas smell in hallway....every time we neared vending machines. Room was nicely appointed and if rates remain low this will be a good value but not yet

cheap place to stay for 1 night, room was clean and staff were friendly. dennys attached to hotel for breakfast

We stayed at this hotel during the Nebraska Horse Show. It was close and easy to get back and forth.

We booked the hotel due to the picture of the pool as we were moving from Colorado to Iowa and wanted a place half way for the kids to unwind and swim. When we arrived we were informed that the hotel is under construction and the pool was closed. The staff was very unfriendly and unapologetic about the construction issues. The general manager was more helpful but all in all the stay was a bust as our main objective (to swim) was not met.

Room had fridg, microwave, desk and large chair. Denny's and bar in building if that suites you. I will stay again the next time I have to be in GI early in the morning. Close to a Walmart, gas station and food strip.

An excellent value and nice that voucher was provided to adjacent Dennys. Could use an elevator since I had to walk a very long distance to a room in the furthest part of the hotel. Room was plenty large an comfortable

I was looking for a cheap room for me and my two young children while traveling through the area on I-80. We settled on this hotel due to it having a pool/spa. It was several miles off of I-80 but acceptable. Upon checking in there was loud band music heard in the lobby from the attached Denny's which has a lounge. After she told me there was a concert she also stated that there was a drag show in the back?!! And they say GMO corn is safe.... The receptionist did put us in a room far away to avoid the noise. After getting ready for the pool and walking down, the drag show was located in close proximity to the pool area. Several kids saw and screamed about the "different" people that were visible. I wish they would have not had this show or at least separated it from public spaces. The pool was large, heated, and nice. However, the small spa felt like a lukewarm bath - too bad. The entire hotel could use an interior remodel. Cheap price compared to other options, but would not stay again.

This hotel was easy to find and was in a good location for our needs. The cleanliness of our room was our main issue with this hotel. There was a washcloth left from a previous guest hanging on the shower curtain rod-gross! The bathroom counter was also not cleaned up well. Makes you wonder how many other things were overlooked by the cleaning staff and sure doesn't make for a comfortable stay.

Poor selection of food for breakfast. Rooms were ok but staff was not very helpful when asked to assit. Very poor seating for breakfast.

The motel had some issues but nothing terrible. We never did find the elevator but the stairs were right by the door to our car. We met our daughter there and our rooms were in a quite area and together. Would have liked to have one of those doors between the rooms but it worked. Really liked the hot breakfast, choice of 3 different breakfasts. The pool was very nice and not too busy but no kids in the hot pool under 12? I am afraid it was the babies 1st pool experience and he was in the hot pool. For the price it was clean and the air conditioning worked and there was hot water. Good Value.

It felt like we were at a motel 6! lack of services, refridgerator broken, crack in tub, tub clogged, phone rang 3 times with no one on other end (found out from other guest that there phone did the same) had to get my own pillows due to no staff at 10pm. tape on the wall, no parking available, poor to no internet connection, missing a chair in the room (for the desk). I have already told friends to NOT stay at Howard Johnson, we travel to Grand Island twice a year, this was the first and last time we will stay at HOJO! VERY UNSATISFIED!

The room smelled of mold and mildew . The bathroom also showed signs of a water leak . Staff at checkout in morning (when I told them of the odor)did not seem to really care . Will not stay in a Howard Johnson again.

The staff was not so much unfriendly as they were indifferent. The bathroom floor hadn't been thoroughly swept; there were dust balls and hair snippings on the floor behind the bathroom door. The tub faucets didn't feel like they were attached to anything behind the tub enclosure. The front desk give us 2 tickets for their complementary breakfast. The cashier in the restaurant asked what we'd like to drink and what kind of toast we wanted. After ten minutes, they brought out a little plate with a slice of toast, two link sausages, and a scrambled egg (maybe an egg and a half). Given the reputation of Howard Johnson's, we were quite disappointed. This was the worst motel we stayed in on our entire trip.

It is an "okay" motel, my biggest complaint was housekeeping didn't replenish the coffee packet after my first morning there so the second morning I wasn't able to make my morning coffee.

This hotel I was a little skeptical but other than the outdated room decor we were very pleased with our two night stay, and would stay there again, we didn't eat in the cafe but it was busy when we viewed it.

My experience was EXTREMELY HORRIBLE, AS BAD AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN, NON-EXCUSABLE, NOISE LEVEL UNACCEPTABLE WITH A BAND PLAYING UNTIL 12:30 FOR A WEDDING RECEPTION, TERRIBLE SMELL OF GLUE AS A RUG WAS BEING REPLACED IN THE HALLWAY. AS A RESULT OF THIS EXPERIENCE WE WILL NEVER STAY IN A HOWARD JOHNSON MOTEL OR DO BUSINESS WITH YOUR INTERNET SERVICE FOR FEAR OF IT HAPPENING AGAIN. NOONE SHOULD HAVE TO ENDURE THIS.

3333 Ramada Rd Grand Island NE

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Boarders Inn & Suites and Conference Center places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Fonner Park and Heartland Events Center. This hotel has 182 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also close to Island Oasis Water Park and Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Rooms

All 182 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Boarders Inn & Suites and Conference Center enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle during limited hours. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include 8 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Business Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Courtyard Area

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Courtyard Area

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Boarders Inn & Suites and Conference Center

Everyone (6) Couples (6) Business (2) Family (7) Other (1)
3

no food for you!

Everyone

We tried to eat at Denny's (attached to the hotel) for dinner. We sat down and got our menu's and then wanted 15 minutes and no one came to take our order. We even flagged down a busboy to ask him to get someone to take our order and we seemed to be ignored. We left and had a fabulous dinner at another restaurant!

By on Aug 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 2, 2017

Thank you for reviewing Boarders Inn & Suites Please know that the Denny's was only a leasee and not actually ran by the hotel That restaurant is now closed and we are currently seeking a new tenant. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay.

5

family reunion

Everyone

The hotel was very helpful with whatever we needed.

By on Jan 18, 2017

2

old hotel.

Everyone

Old hotel. Bad air conditioning. Not in a very safe area.

By on Aug 24, 2016

3

ok hotel but overpriced for what you get!

Everyone

Location is hard to access. Door didn't latch properly, shower head was broken. Was told I would get discount but charged full amount. Manager acted like she was doing me a favor and did not even apologize for shower, etc...

By , from Nebraska on May 14, 2016

Review comment responded on Jun 2, 2016

We certainly apologize if your stay was anything but satisfying. We will definitely look into the issue you had during your stay. We hope that you will give us another chance to serve you and we will make sure you have an excellent stay! Again we apologize and hope to see you in the future.

2

still under construction!!!

Everyone

Called hotel before booking and was assured that we would be in a wing of the hotel that was no longer under construction. This was a stretch....obvious construction. Details were not finished. 1.5 inch gap under door. Sewer gas smell in hallway....every time we neared vending machines. Room was nicely appointed and if rates remain low this will be a good value but not yet

By on Mar 15, 2016

3
Everyone

cheap place to stay for 1 night, room was clean and staff were friendly. dennys attached to hotel for breakfast

By on Feb 25, 2016

Review comment responded on Mar 9, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your stay. We appreciate all comments. We hope that you will come back to see all the changes that are coming down the South Locust Corridor.

4

close to the horse show!

Families

We stayed at this hotel during the Nebraska Horse Show. It was close and easy to get back and forth.

By on Jul 17, 2015

2

under construction

Families

We booked the hotel due to the picture of the pool as we were moving from Colorado to Iowa and wanted a place half way for the kids to unwind and swim. When we arrived we were informed that the hotel is under construction and the pool was closed. The staff was very unfriendly and unapologetic about the construction issues. The general manager was more helpful but all in all the stay was a bust as our main objective (to swim) was not met.

By on Aug 3, 2014

3

overnight stay to be at ccc in am.

Singles

Room had fridg, microwave, desk and large chair. Denny's and bar in building if that suites you. I will stay again the next time I have to be in GI early in the morning. Close to a Walmart, gas station and food strip.

By on Apr 25, 2014

4

pleasant for visiting family

Couples

An excellent value and nice that voucher was provided to adjacent Dennys. Could use an elevator since I had to walk a very long distance to a room in the furthest part of the hotel. Room was plenty large an comfortable

By on Mar 31, 2014