The Howard Park hotel is set in the edge of the Ayrshire town of Kilmarnock. From here the whole of the Ayrshire coast is at your disposal from magnificent beaches like South Ayr to the world famous "Open" golfing resorts of Prestwick Royal Troon and Turnberry venue for the Open Championship 2009 plus iconic tourist destinations such as Culzean Castle and Burns' country. Situated only 20 minutes from Glasgow the hotel is easy to reach from the nearby M77 and from Glasgow Airport (30 minutes) and Prestwick International Airport (10 minutes). This is a traditional building with a glass entrance. This is a purpose built block set across 3 floors. Car parking for guests and coaches is available onsite. The lobby is medium in size and has a reception desk on the corner and large white pillars. There is a large seating area with tartan sofas and armchairs and lots of plants. There is plenty of space for groups to check in together with their luggage. This is a good hotel and is an ideal base for exploring the central and south-western areas of Scotland. Rooms at the hotel are of a medium size and decorated to a good standard in a simple modern style. Rooms are clean and comfortable and offer amenities such as colour television internet access and tea/coffee making facilities. The Park restaurant offers a wide range of quality cuisine using the finest local produce and the cocktail bar is the ideal place for a relaxing drink or a simple snack.