Holiday Inn Express in Boonville
Ashley K from Peoria, IL on 09/13/2015 10:16 AM:
There is an offshoot on the trail at mile marker 195 which meets up with a road that leads you directly to this hotel (less than half a mile). The area seems to be more a truck stop with only a gas station and an Arby's near by. But after a long day on the trail, this was a perfect place to stay! Staff was very accommodating, allowing us to take our bicycles up to our rooms.
Holiday Inn Express in Boonville
Biking sisters from Florida, Oregon, Missouri on 04/18/2012 05:56 PM:
We just spent 3 days biking and enjoying the Boonville area and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express. The folks there couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. We stayed in one of the suites. We are vegans, so we did not sample the breakfast, though it looked great for traditional choices. The mini-refrigerator and microwave came in handy as we prepared our meals. The room rates were quite reasonable for the suite.
JTGYK from Richardson, TX on 05/23/2012 09:29 AM:
Any good places along the way for Vegetarian Food?
Holiday Inn Express (Boonville)
dn from manhattan, ks on 01/24/2006 02:17 AM:
Has anyone stayed at the Holiday Inn Express and bicycled to access the Katy Trail? Was the trail easy to find?
Trek Biker from St. Joseph, MO on 01/24/2006 08:56 AM:
We have stayed at both the Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn.
It was not the easiest thing to find the trail the first time. Maybe our directions weren't clear or it was early in the morning with little coffee. Trial and error usually wins out though.
Take the road between the truck stop and the Comfort Inn and head westwardly toward the moble home plant. Ride onto their property toward the north to northwest. On the northwest corner of their property, looking toward your left is a small clearing that leads to the Katy. Unfortunately there are no signs guiding you to the Katy. My guess is it's about a mile from the Comfort Inn to the trail. The Holiday Inn is just next door to the south of the Comfort Inn.
Roger from Fort Leavenworth, KS on 04/16/2006 02:51 PM:
We spent the night at the Boonville Holiday Inn Express (5 year old property). The owner was friendly and spoke to us while we used the heated indoor pool and hot tub. Well maintained property with a good breakfast and hard to beat for the $60 (weekend) I paid for the room. I know the real MKT experience is in a bed & breakfast, but I wanted a pool for my kid.
dale nimmo from springfield missouri on 04/17/2006 09:55 AM:
no matter WHERE you stay in booneville it's easy to find the trail, just ask for the casino, the trail is IMMEDIATELY next to it and in fact runs almost thru the casino parking lot.
Dan from Lee's Summit MO on 04/17/2006 08:55 PM:
All true about the casino, but most of the hotels (like the Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn) are near I-70, which is a few miles south. Your access point depends on where you're staying. The directions through the mobile home plant sound about right.
Paul from St. Clair on 06/07/2007 04:40 PM:
If you are going east make sure you get off the trail around mile marker 194 (not exactly sure). There is a new spur trail there, but it's really rough. There is a sign there, but nothing about HIE. The Holiday Inn Express is close to the truck stop. Don't make the mistake of going on into town or you will be sorry because this is one of the few down hill sections on the trail (from west to east that is). Also, there is an Arby's next to the Inn. And the hot tube/Jacuzzi felt great after a 70 mile ride.
Jack from Los Angeles on 06/09/2007 12:34 AM:
if you want to get the bird's eye view go to google earth and set your location to the holiday inn express and go to the katy trail. zoom in as you need to. and print if needed.
Bicycle Guy from St. Clair on 06/21/2008 10:11 PM:
An update on the trail leading to HIE. It is now much smoother. It has been worked on since last year.