I used to be a die-hard Hilton fan (includes the Hampton Inn chain) but we've been having much better luck finding Holiday Inn Express locations as we travel outside of the bigger cities. Traveling from Columbus, OH to Denver, CO there are far more Holiday Inn Express locations than most other chains. As a result, I'm fast becoming a die-hard Holiday Inn Express fan.
The Holiday Inn Express in Goodland, KS is conveniently located just south of the exit from I-70. I'm not sure if it's a newer location or if its been recently renovated but the hotel had the feel of a new or recently renovated location. Clean, quiet and very nicely decorated. The lobby was 3-stories tall with lots of windows - very bright and cheerful.
And - as with all Holiday Inn Express locations -- there is a complimentary hot breakfast. Traveling over the holidays, we almost had the whole dining area to ourselves in the morning but the breakfast was still very well stocked and attended.
The staff - from the front desk to the attendant in the breakfast room - were all very nice, pleasant and helpful.More