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.