Holiday Inn Express

In a commercial cluster just off Interstate 69, this standard hotel is 3.5 miles from Gas City’s town center. Nearby colleges include Taylor University (4.4 miles), Indiana Wesleyan (7¬†miles) and Ball State University (28 miles). James Dean fans can visit his birthplace in Marion (11 miles) and his grave in Fairmount (10 miles).

Traditional rooms have work desks, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi; suites add separate living spaces, whirlpool tubs and sofabeds. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.

A free breakfast buffet is served daily. Amenities include an indoor pool with hot tub, an exercise center and a meeting room. Parking is free.