Our family recently took a nice little weekend trip to Wichita, KS to support my daughter Maddison for her step Competition. You’ve probably heard me mention in my bio and previous blogs, that I have 5 Children (4 still live at home). My two youngest are boys, anyone who has boys know there is a HUGE amount of energy that they need to release on a daily. So, when I planned our trip, space was the first thing that came to mind especially for the 4 year old.
When I walked into our room I was very impressed. We had a Sofa bed, a desk, a chair to kick your feet up and relax (as you can see my 9 year old wasted no time hopping into the chair.) They had two queen size beds that were VERY comfy. I can’t tell you how many hotels have beds that leave you needing a full body massage once you get home. I meant to get a photo of the bathroom. It was so convenient to have dispensers of soap, shampoo and conditioner! not the tiny little bottles that you would empty out with the first wash in the shower. It came in handy to as my son said that my soap smelled to “flowery” so he refused to use it. I honestly think he thought the dispensers were cool because he has used my soap plenty of times.
I absolutely loved how spacious it was inside of our suite. The boys had plenty of room to run around. The room was well insulated well. It didn’t sound like a stampede when my son was dancing to SpongeBob SquarePants, trust me that was much appreciated for me and i’m sure the neighbors too.
We also had a mini fridge and microwave that came in handy for the extra snacks that I brought with us.
The next awesome thing about this hotel is, every evening they have this reception called the kickback. As you can see above my son is munching down on his SECOND hot dog! They had hot dogs, salad, pasta, tacos, chili, etc. They give each adult a ticket to get 3 alcoholic beverages of your choice per night (FREE) Then of course they have a selection of soft drinks to choose from if you don’t like alcohol.
At this location they have fresh popped popcorn and soft drinks until 9:00 pm. The kids ate dinner, grabbed some popcorn, went back to our room to watch a movie on the “free” cable, they actually had a great selection of cable channels.
In the morning they offered free breakfast. I chose to only take a picture of one of the kids plates because he LOVES pancakes! How many hotels have you been to where they are cooking fresh pancakes on the grill in the mornings? Not many right? So this made a large statement for me because pancakes are awesome! especially when I don’t have to cook them. The hot breakfast consisted of: pancakes, waffles, sausage, oatmeal, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, etc. It was really nice.
The indoor swimming pool was great because it was kind of cool outside (my kids always want to go to the pool no matter what season it is outside). There is an outdoor pool option as well. I spent my time soaking my body in the hot tub while the kids took a dip in the pool. Overall it was a win for us.
I paid $160 per night. Considering all of the amenities that we had with free breakfast and dinner every day helped to save money in the long run and I am all about that. The Hotel staff was amazing and so accommodating. We felt welcome and at home no matter what reason you traveled for, there was a sense of unity within the walls of this wonderful hotel. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that if you take a trip to Wichita, KS book your stay at this fabulous hotel. You won’t be disappointed.