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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrence

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

the employee are very helpful, but the locations is more for someone passing through

Worked out well for our short stay in Lawrence. The hotel itself has an odd design but the rooms are nice.

Hotel was very nice. The breakfast buffet was not great and a little expensive for the quality.

Hotel was good and location was what we needed. Staff very pleasant and accommodating.

I made reservations 4 weeks prior and when I checked in, they didn't have the suite I requested. They made it up to me immediately and we all had a wonderful stay.

The inn was easy to find....very accommodating staff...friendly. Snacks available in the bar....food in restaurant was very good...service very good.

The hotel is right off the intersate and only 1.5 miles from campus which is great. We tried the pool the first night there, not good. Way to much chlorine, small, that disrespectful little kid that kept splashing us. The cleaning crew did ok, they left a note as to why they did not change the sheets on one of the beds ' we are not allowed to move personal items'.. looks like that magazine must go! Breakfast is ok, try the homemade biscuits, they are good. We will try the holiday inn the bext visit to compare, if we end up back at the same hotel I am okay with t5.

The staff was outstanding! The hotel was SUPER easy to get in and out of and was clean and quiet. The food was great as well - not something you always find in a hotel eatery. A hot, beautifully presented breakfast gave us a wonderful start to an exciting day. We would come back, for sure.

The Holiday Inn Lawrence is an excellent value for the price. My kids and I were in Lawrence for the AAU XC Nationals and we couldn't have picked a better hotel! The pool/hot tub and game room/pool table were a big hit with the kids! The staff was very helpful and friendly and made our stay awesome! Great job to the staff and keep up the good work!!!

Needed a spot to stay for a football game, it seemed a little farther than first thought but was easily walkable to stadium. Rooms were clean but very average, hotel staff was very nice and service was great. Priced a lil high, but would stay again.

This hotel is convenient to the tollway. It is comfortable, generally overpriced. This is a college town so they will shake you down when they can. The rooms were generally clean, but you could tell the carpet had not been given any attention.

Went to Lawrence for the weekend to watch a Kansas University Basketball Game. The Hotel Location was Convienient and fairly close to the campus. Rooms were ok but need modernized. There was no refrigerator, and not much room to hang up clothes. After the Game, we went to the hotel bar / lounge to visit and watch other sports. We were joined by a long time friend who is my daughters Godfather. My wife, son (21) daughter (18) , friend and myself were sitting at a table when the waitress came up and said the manager had singled out my daughter and she had to leave. Saying if authorities came in they would get in trouble for someone under 21 being in the bar after 10 when no food was being served. The trouble is, there is no Kansas law saying someone under 21 can't be in there after 10. As long as the under age person is not drinking then it is perfectly legal. We pointed this out and it then became hotel policy that she couldn't be in there even though she was not drinking and was with her parents. My wife and daughter then had to go back to the room. I talked to the manager about this and let it be known that My daughter was under her parents supervision and that as guests of the hotel we should be allowed to sit in there and visit. This motel clearly has policies that are not family friendly and they are not willing to make exceptions for any circumstance. I would not recommend staying at this hotel. When you compare the overall price to value of services and factor in no refrigerators in the room and management policies that are not family friendly.

[...] Very pleased with the Holiday Inn in Lawrence. Very clean & quiet. The only thing that would be nice would be to include a continential breakfast at no additional charge.

I was there for orientation at KU. The pool smell was pretty bad and there was little privacy with the big window over looking the pool and no real window treatments

I stay at this hotel often, but this time I was not too impressed. I was not given a "Do Not Disturb" sign and I had housekeeping knocking on my door at 7am, not OK. When I asked the housekeeper for a sign she went and got one for me,which was nice but she knocked on the door again to give it to me when ahe could have just left it in the door. She spoke very little english, again not OK. She woke up my two babies and my wife, seriously not OK. My overall experience with this Hotel is good.

I have stayed in multiple 4 and 5 star hotels. Many of these stays were at a lower rate than I paid for the Holiday Inn Holidome in Lawrence, Ks. The Holidome is a 2 star joint with a 4 to 5 star price. The hotel staff were mild at best and the beds were smaller and harder than any hotel I've ever stayed in. Worst of all my room's shower didn't drain properly and the tub had 3 inches of water in it before I was finished.

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The hotel was great because of the location, pool and restaurant. We stayed here during a stop on a road trip. It was perfect for our young child to play in the pool before bed. The room smelled very musty and it wasn't very clean.

Was upset that I did not get adjoining rooms nor they had that option for by the pool. Would not work with me for a lower price room and was charged for pool side. [...] Also - was planning on renting a pay per view movie. They told me they did not have the option right now because under negotiations with the cable company. Finally - on net said breakfast included in price - when go there it wasn't

We were visiting family for the weekend. Our stay was very good. The kids enjoyed the large pool, mini golf course and hot tub and weight room. The hotel was very clean.

200 Mcdonald Dr Lawrence KS

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of University of Kansas Memorial Stadium, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrence is within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Kansas. This 192-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Lawrence hotel are Lied Center of Kansas and Spencer Museum of Art.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Heartlands Garden Grill, which specializes in American cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrence's 192 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and ironing boards. Guests can expect TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.


Property features

At DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrence, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 11 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Larger Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Larger Room)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrence

Everyone (5) Couples (6) Business (2) Family (13) Friends (1) Other (1)
4

nice hotel

Everyone

the employee are very helpful, but the locations is more for someone passing through

By on Jul 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 28, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. I'm glad our staff were helpful to you and that you liked our pool. I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Thanks again for your comments, Heather S., Director of Sales

4
Everyone

Worked out well for our short stay in Lawrence. The hotel itself has an odd design but the rooms are nice.

By on Apr 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 19, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. I'm so glad to hear that our property worked for your needs. I hope we can welcome you back again soon to the DoubleTree by Hilton Lawrence! Thanks again, Heather S. Director of Sales

4
Everyone

Hotel was very nice. The breakfast buffet was not great and a little expensive for the quality.

By on Mar 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 27, 2017

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you found the hotel to be very nice. I apologize that the breakfast buffet was not up to our usual high standards. I will pass your comments on to our culinary team so that they may improve for you and our future guests who deserve the best quality dining experience. The next time you are in the Lawrence area, I hope that you will return to our hotel. We look forward to seeing you!

4
Everyone

Hotel was good and location was what we needed. Staff very pleasant and accommodating.

By on Dec 27, 2016

Review comment responded on Feb 9, 2017

Thank you for your nice comments. I'm happy to hear that the staff made your stay more comfortable. Hope to see you again soon.

4

close to our family reunion

Everyone

I made reservations 4 weeks prior and when I checked in, they didn't have the suite I requested. They made it up to me immediately and we all had a wonderful stay.

By on Dec 1, 2016

Review comment responded on Feb 9, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review about your stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrence. I am pleased to hear that our hotel staff rectified the situation for you. We hope to see you again soon.

5

nice place to stay

Couples

The inn was easy to find....very accommodating staff...friendly. Snacks available in the bar....food in restaurant was very good...service very good.

By on Jul 26, 2015

3

basketball camp

GetawayWithFriends

The hotel is right off the intersate and only 1.5 miles from campus which is great. We tried the pool the first night there, not good. Way to much chlorine, small, that disrespectful little kid that kept splashing us. The cleaning crew did ok, they left a note as to why they did not change the sheets on one of the beds ' we are not allowed to move personal items'.. looks like that magazine must go! Breakfast is ok, try the homemade biscuits, they are good. We will try the holiday inn the bext visit to compare, if we end up back at the same hotel I am okay with t5.

By on Jun 13, 2015

5

ku campus visit

Families

The staff was outstanding! The hotel was SUPER easy to get in and out of and was clean and quiet. The food was great as well - not something you always find in a hotel eatery. A hot, beautifully presented breakfast gave us a wonderful start to an exciting day. We would come back, for sure.

By on Apr 1, 2015

4

amazing stay

Families

The Holiday Inn Lawrence is an excellent value for the price. My kids and I were in Lawrence for the AAU XC Nationals and we couldn't have picked a better hotel! The pool/hot tub and game room/pool table were a big hit with the kids! The staff was very helpful and friendly and made our stay awesome! Great job to the staff and keep up the good work!!!

By on Dec 7, 2014

3

fit the need

Couples

Needed a spot to stay for a football game, it seemed a little farther than first thought but was easily walkable to stadium. Rooms were clean but very average, hotel staff was very nice and service was great. Priced a lil high, but would stay again.

By on Nov 19, 2012