My husband and I were very impressed with our hotel during our recent stay in Springfield, MO. We stayed at the Residence Inn (a Marriott hotel) on Kingsley Street. It was a beautiful hotel, and we knew we had made the right choice as soon as we walked in. The people at the front desk were very courteous, and even the people who worked in housekeeping were very cheerful and polite.
We booked our room (it was actually a suite) through Hotels.com. The rate I got was very good, but I found out the hotel gives discounts for AAA, sr. citizens (my husband qualifies, not me!), and the military. So, being the die-hard bargain shopper that I am, I decided it wouldn’t hurt to at least ask about that. The hotel clerk said that the rate we got through Hotel.com was better than she could give me – even with those additional discounts. So that’s my best tip for you – book through Hotels.com. It’s very easy.
Our room (suite) was on the ground floor level, but we were asked if we preferred a room higher up (those rooms have walk-out balconies with a small table and chairs). But we were only staying one night, and as it turned out, our room had a small patio with sliding glass doors so we could still walk directly outside from our room. We parked by our room, so it was easy for carrying luggage, etc.
We loved the way our suite was laid out. As you walk in, you immediate can discern three spacious rooms. This was probably much more than we needed for a one-night stay, but we still appreciated it, especially when we paid less than most other hotels rooms alone.
At the entry, there was a full-size desk and chair. They have free WiFi, so it was easy to set up my laptop and surf the internet in our spare time. Then living area had a couch, easy chair, coffee table and a flat-screen tv.
There was a kitchenette. It had a full-size refrigerator with an ice-maker, a sink, counter-top stove, microwave, dishwasher, and still had room for a small table with two chairs. The cabinets were set up with plates, glasses, cookware, and eating utinsels. This turned out to be very handy since we have a restricted diet and actually brought our own food (yogurt and fruit) for snacking. We also brought back “doggie bags” from the restaurant that night, so it was nice to have a place to keep the food where it wouldn’t go bad. We had a full-size coffee maker with complimentary coffee, creamer, sugar, and even popcorn! There was also a little closet between the door and the kitchen that had a pull out iron and ironing board.
Our bedroom had a king-sized bed with lots of pillows, dressers and another flat-screen tv. The bathroom/dressing room was complete with tub and shower, toilet, vanity with complimentary toiletries, and a full-size closet.
The Residence Inn also provides a full complimentary breakfast buffet and dining area.
Wow! Did I forget anything? Probably. We weren’t there long enough to enjoy all the hotel has to offer. But I just wanted to tell everyone how nice this hotel is. I don’t have one single complaint! We would definitely stay here again.