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I have seen a couple of reviews with this same sentiment, but I will add my take also. The hotel is very nice, clean and the breakfast is very good. However, the rooms are very small. Everything is thought thru, but it is like a cruise ship room - very tight. I enjoyed my stay, but would recommend the hotel for single folks rather than 2 or 3 in a room.

Very modern and recently built hotel, room was very quiet and there many amenities. Soap and shampoo bottles are great idea but since they are mounted, bottles are tough to get product out since you have to squeeze hard.

A Tru by Hilton hotel. Not a typical Hilton experience, but more like a youth hostel. Yes the hotel is brand new and very modern, but the wow stops there. The rooms are tiny! And when I say tiny, I mean dorm tiny. There is hardly any room around the bed, no place to put your luggage, let alone your clothes, and aside from a tiny refrigerator, there aren't even pictures on the walls. There are no dressers or drawers for your clothes and they only offer a curved rod in a corner for you to hang your items up. If you are to open up your luggage, not that there is anywhere to put it other than the bed, you would have no place to walk. The bathroom is big compared to the room and very clean, but there again stops the wow. It was glacial in my bathroom this morning and I discover that there is no heat or a/c heating or cooling the bathroom; just a fan. The beds are comfortable though basic, and the linens are some kind of weird microfiber, not cotton. There is an option of feather pillows or lumpy foam pillows. Opt here for the feather, if I were you. My son and I stayed here for a meet, and we found the room cramped and constraining for the two of us in one room. There are wall mounted soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotions. What kind? Who knows. They smell like dish soap, so maybe that's what's in them. So now on to the breakfast. Because of the watery eggs, bizarre chicken maple breakfast sausage, even more bizarre malted vanilla waffles shaped like boats and with nothing to fill the boat, I would pick another place to have breakfast. Again, this had the feel of a youth hostel or dorm situation, not a Hilton Hotel. I have has better breakfasts at Super 8 motels. I really so believe this hotel is better suited to a single man or single woman, but definitely not a family. I would also limit my stay here to one to two nights, owning to the fact that there is absolutely nowhere to put clothing and there is so little room in the room all together. The hotel is pet friendly, though I don't know where you would put your pet or a kennel and the floors in every room are hard surfaced. Yep, there is no carpets, except in the halls. All in all it is clean and new, but I personally will not stay here or at a Tru by Hilton again.

This hotel is fantastic for the business traveler who doesn't want to stay stuck in their room. Although, you could with a checkout time of noon. The room was clean, including in the corners where grime is usually missed. And, I love that the flooring is NOT carpet. The staff was professional, helpful, and friendly.

Super clean hotel and very quiet. I would definitely stay again and highly recommend. I was in Lawrence for Mom's Weekend so the only (very minor) drawback is the distance from campus. It's not super far but farther away than some of the other hotels. The front desk person was friendly and engaging when I checked in. The room was clean and the hotel was quiet.

An amazing hotel, clean and tidy. Staff was amazing and friendly. Close to stores and restaurants. Will visit again and stay at the TRU. The games that were available for adults and youngsters was acceptable. Fun to watch families interact with one another in the lobby.

This is a pretty hotel, surrounded by many restaurants and other small businesses. They do have 24 hours coffee zone, and a decent breakfast. My only concern was the Air Conditioning was too loud!!!! IT is an internal system that maddest hard for me to sleep. Front desk was friendly, room and bathroom very clean!!!!

Great service! Awesome hotel! Central to KU. Also, the applewood chicken sausage was amazing! The room was clean. The staff was accommodating and this was a wonderful stay. We are online KU MBA students and had to visit the campus.

It's new. It's upscale with modern decor. Very clean. Staff was good and then average. Couldn't stay in front of the breakfast. Both mornings we had to wait on either eggs or sausage to be put out. Coffee was empty one morning. It's a nice clean hotel that needs a little improvement on customer service.

Traveling cross country and found this brand new hotel and stayed. glad I did. Was not easy to find in the dark for someone not familiar but it was very clean, bright and cheerful. Would use this chain again.

Wakarusa Drive Lawrence KS

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Rock Chalk Park, Tru by Hilton Lawrence places you within a few miles (5 km) of Clinton Lake. This 82-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning.


All 82 rooms provide refrigerators, free local calls, and safes. 55-inch LCD TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Free toiletries are also standard. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

At Tru by Hilton Lawrence, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and a picnic area.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Bathtub

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Hearing)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-in Shower, Hearing)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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Total of 62 reviews

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