Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wordful Wednesday - Drury Inn

light fixture hanging from the middle of the hotel

Back in December, fifteen people in our family got together and traveled to Eureka, MO to visit Santa's Magical Kingdom.  We decided to invade a Drury Inn that was about fifteen minutes away and spend the night.  

swimming outside

We are from the Midwest so cold weather in December is to be expected.  Surprisingly enough, it was warm enough that day to go swimming outside.  Who woulda thunk!  The kids took full advantage of that.  

Alec and Alex in their Christmas PJs

We spent part of the evening hanging out in the suite my sister reserved.  Since it was the largest room, it's where we gathered most of the time.   We stuffed our bellies with the finest of foods - - chips and cookies.  It was topped off with hot chocolate.

me and my niece, Ashley

One thing I love about the Drury Inn properties is that it's perfect for big families.  If you're going to pay for a hotel, you may as well get one that offers great amenities (especially free food).

Up until 10 pm, free popcorn, soda and coffee is offered in the lobby.

salad, pasta, and baked potato

The 5:30 Kickback is my favorite part.  From 5:30 to 7 pm every evening, guests get to enjoy free hot food and beverages.  Some food stays as staples but most of the menu rotates every evening.  We had a full-on supper and it was much cheaper than if we would've picked a different hotel then dined out.  

During the night we stayed, there was an abundance of food.  Nachos, hot dogs, pasta with fettuccine sauce, salad, baked potato and chili was our fare.

Jamie and James

Adults are also given three free alcoholic beverages during Kickback.  A selection of wines, Bud Light (only beer available) and several mixed drinks were on the menu.

A full breakfast is also available for free.  Again, there was plenty to go around. Sausage, biscuits and gravy, breakfast fajitas, waffles, and so much more.  The eggs were horrible and I wasn't the only one with that consensus but, hey, I can't complain when everything else was so good.

Christmas tree we took an umpteen amount of pictures in front of

To finish off the night, we all gathered in the lobby at the front of the tree in our Christmas pajamas and posed for an eternity of pictures.

Being together with such a large group of strong personalities definitely had its eye-rolling moments but being with family during Christmas time, in a hotel chain that works to make its guests happy, created a holiday memory that I'll always remember.

Have you ever stayed at a Drury Inn?
What amenities do you look forward to when you stay at a hotel?  Can you tell I'm all about the food!


Theresa Mahoney said...

We don't have them in my area, but we did stay in one on our way home from Canada a few years back. We loved the free dinner and soda. I'll take a free dinner over a free breakfast any day of the week!

Peggy said...

I stayed in the Drury Inn when I traveled. I loved it. It was always clean and nice. The food was excellent.

Christy DuBois said...

I have stated at a Drury inn and enjoyed it immensely. The food does save so much and that is a deal breaking point in my book. The times I've stayed out room always had a living room and the bedroom was in a separate room which I enjoyed because if I get up early I could close the bedroom door and not interrupt my boyfriend. I definitely recommend Drury Inns and glad to know you share those feelings.

Jana Leah B said...

That light fixture is very pretty.

jjmon2012 said...

I have never heard of Drury Inn before but I am going to add it to my list of place to check out. Sounds like it was a great vacation and made lots of new memories