by Julie Bielenberg
This 125-room hotel is minutes away from the shoreline of Lake Norman and near Ramsey Creek Park Beach. The Hampton Inn & Suites specifically caters to families. At Hampton by Hilton, all rooms include the brand’s signature beds, friendly service and free Wi-Fi. The most enticing is the free, hot breakfast served daily with fresh-baked waffles and hearty oatmeal with toppings or their Hampton’s On the Run Breakfast Bags Monday through Friday. There is free coffee and tea in the lobby, as well. All guestrooms come with a flat-screen HDTV, a microwave oven, a mini-refrigerator and a coffeemaker. Rooms are available in standard king and double queens and include microwave, refrigerator, wet bar, sofa bed, TV, free Wi-Fi, work area and tea/coffeemaker. There is a pool onsite and a fitness center.
Our Editor Loves
- Fresh, clean rooms
- Complimentary breakfast
- Spacious suites and onsite pool
- Horse Back Riding
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
Fresh hotel lobby, friendly staff, clean bathroom, internet was easy to access, parking in the rear threw me off at first, all in all an ok hotel, right off the freeway, but the room smelled like mothballs.
The folks thee were very accommodating. I requested an early check-in and a "quiet" room and received both. Thanks!
Check-in was "easy" and quick. In the lobby, there is ice cold lemon-lime water and 24 hour coffee and teas.
Our 2-queen room was pretty sizeable. It was nicely furnished. There was plenty of counter space for luggage. The beds were comfortable, and the shower was great. The only "fault" I had with the room was that the smallish refrigerator was "missing" that tiny freezer compartment.
The breakfast room was huge. The breakfast had pretty much everything, including 2 kinds of fruit smoothies, already prepared. The only negative, and some may disagree, was that the only "meat" was sausage gravy (doesn't count as meat in my book; I'm looking for bacon or sausage patties or links). As I said, lots of everything including apples individually wrapped in clear wrap. However, all those apples were the nasty, and probably cheap, red delicious apples.