My Personal Opinion --on-- Lees Inn & Suites - Evansville: Over the past several months I have made several trips to Evansville -- to visit one of my Grandsons living there. Originally, I had stayed at various hotels/motels across the river in Kentucky. My Grandson had stayed at the hotel a few times before and he recommended I stay there stating 'The people there are really nice.' My Grandson was correct; I found Lees Inn & Suites, its Manager, and the entire Staff, as well, to be very Organized, Clean, Friendly, and extremely Helpful & Courteous. An additional bonus offering from Lees Inn & Suites is that if you have a connection with any branch of the military and have a military ID, Lees Inn and Suites of Evansville you will receive a reasonable 'military service members' discount in addition to the hotel's already decent priced rooms. Personally, I have stayed at Lees Inn & Suites on four or five separate occasions. I have found the staff to be exceptionally attentive to any issue that might come up (once, after my spilling a gallon of Iced Tea on the floor, I used on of the towels from the bathroom --and so-- I needed an extra towel - it was delivered to my room within mere minutes … by a super-friendly employee). Lees Inn & Suites rooms were always very clean - the bed's linens always have that 'nice, clean smell' and they are roomy and way, way comfortable! There is also a nice and comfy recliner, a smaller-sized couch (which converts to an additional very comfortable bed, if you so in need of such), decent cable television, a full-size refrigerator, a large microwave, a toaster, dinnerware and silverware, a smaller-type coffee maker (coffee / tea / and accessories -- are provided for free - at any time), there is a full sink with garbage disposal, a really super-duper hair dryer, and -- most useful is an Iron & ironing being in each room. If, by chance, doing your own laundry just cannot in your plans - Hey, Lees Inn & Suites even offer a dry cleaning pick-up service (in the morning) that is usually capable of being cleaned and returned on that same day (service is provided by a local dry-cleaning business - separate from Lees Inn & Suites- and your items are cleaned at your own expense, naturally). When the morning rolls around, Lees Inn & Suites put out a nicely-done (quantity and quality) complementary breakfast ... always free, always delicious! … Eggs, meats, oatmeal, breads, cold cereal, milk, coffee, choose from several juices offered, and et cetera - a really nice lay out, for sure! Now, Lees Inn and Suites is not the "Ritzy-type hotel,' by any means -- Which is perfectly fine by me. It is modern, having everything that is useful - and then some (I forgot to mention the small, but well-equipped, gym area). Seriously, I have always found Lees Inn and Suites' employees to be genuinely concerning and trustworthy -- maintaining a friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable staff. All-in-all, the hotel is more than just merely adequate. Doing business with Lees Inn and Suites of Evansville is much, much more affordable (and, enjoyable) than most hotel / motels of their size / classification. If, by any unlikely scenario, you are not able to resolve an issue with the staff's participation -- in the morning, simply ask for the manager … one of the nicest men in business, no doubt. He will do whatever it takes (within typical measures, of course) to make sure that you are well-satisfied with your stay. Rev. Zel Falling Water Post Script: If you prefer - you valuables can be kept in locked-up custody at the front desk area.
The East side Drury Inn is ideally located, just a mile from I-164 (and thusly, about 10 miles South of I-64), not far East of US 41, only about 8 miles from the airport and in the midst of the shopping and restaurant center of Vanderburgh County. Amenities: Clean hotel, shallow tubs, Handicap rooms avail., comfy beds, iffy and old-looking rollaway beds, responsive staff, HAPPY HOUR WITH REAL FOOD AND REAL DRINKS IN THE EVENINGS (have a late lunch and this could be your dinner; we've enjoyed stuffed baked potatoes, nachos, salads and more) (two drink maximum); all day juice & soda; GREAT HOT BREAKFAST INCLUDED: with do-it-yourself waffle maker, nice potatoes, meats and eggs, fruit, yogurt, bagels, etc; numerous local restaurants which will deliver (front desk will provide menus and recommendations); maps and assistance related to local sites and events; soft sheets and nice bedding; quiet location; could provide better in-room bathroom and coffee provisions; DVD and VCR in room, flat panel tv, wi fi with good, fast signal. Within walking distance or close drive: Burger King, Golden Corral, Chicago Una Pizza, Boston's Pizza, Biaggi's Italian/Mediterranean, Kohl's, Target, Walmart, Lowe's, Sam's Club, Panera Bread, Moe's SW Grill, Chico's, Best Buy, McDonald's, Wendy's, several gas stations, Cracker Barrell, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Game Stop, Movie Theaters, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, CiCi's Pizza Buffet, Gander Mountain, Several Chinese buffet restaurants, Roly Poly, Zoupz, Grand Traverse PIe Co, Libs Candy, Major Hospital/Trauma Centers, Aspen Dental and other dental facilities, community pools. Located on Lloyd Expressway, you can be downtown or on Evansville's far West or North sides within 10-15 min. Univ of Evansville plays basketball at Robert's Stadium, about 3 miles away. The school is about 4 miles away. Univiersity of Southern Indiana is on the West Side, about 10 miles away. The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Garden is a must-see, in the near-North side. Baby jaguars were born in the Fall of 2009 and thee new Amazonia exhibit is worth the price of admission. Nearest amusement/theme park is not as hokey as it sounds: Holiday World (Google it) has a theme/roller coaster/ride park combined with a water park for one price. Located in (no lie) Santa Claus, IN, about an hour from Evansville. Make a day trip to drive down into central Kentucky to visit Mammoth Cave (Gooogle it) or drive two hours East to visit Louisville, KY or 3 hours West to visit St Louis or 3 hours to Indianapolis. Get a Drury Rewards card so that you can get discounts in the future.
The staff was very friendly. The room was clean. The only issue we had was that there was one towel in our room. We simply called down to the desk and someone brought up several fresh towels. Breakfast was your typical hotel breakfast (waffles, cereal, bagels, biscuits and gravy, muffins). The breakfast area was attended to constantly, messes immediately cleaned up and food refilled promptly. We would definitely stay here again!