by Joanna Nesbit
Located in the Old Mill District, the Hilton Garden offers spacious guestrooms with river views, free Wi-Fi and an onsite restaurant. Nearby, find jogging paths, an ice rink, golf course and IMAX theater. Onsite amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, snack shop, coin laundry, and gift shop, and for families, cribs and highchairs. The onsite restaurant, the Garden Grille and Bar, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers a children’s menu.
For families, the best room options include a Deluxe King with sofa bed, or Deluxe Queen with two queen beds. The suites come in several styles. The King Bi-Level features a living room with a queen sofa and upper story bedroom with a king bed. Families can also choose from one- and two-bedroom suites. The one-bedroom includes a sofa bed in the living room, and the two-bedroom includes two king beds, a sofa bed, and a small kitchen. All rooms include a microwave and mini-fridge.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor pool
- Cribs and highchairs available
- Close to ice rink, IMAX theatre and jogging paths
- All Inclusive Rates
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Hilton Garden Inns are generally solid choices but this location was at the top end from the staff to the lobby and rooms. The beds were fantastic; one of the best nights sleep I, my wife, and kids had. Nearby the hotel were a ton of both sit down and fast food restaurants and you didn't have to hunt for the basics like gas, coffee, etc - all nearby.
The hotel is about done with a renovation. The hotel looks awesome. The lobby is nice and clean. The entire staff I encountered were very polite and more than willing to help in any way. The room was spacious, updated, and clean. The room was; however, very dark. I had an issue with my air conditioner and maintenance came right up and fixed the problem. He even stopped by later to ensure everything was working properly. The pool is massive. The fitness center was very well equipped with cardio, weights, and a cable machine (with all attachments). Room service for dinner was prompt and very good. Breakfast, on the other hand, was so/so at best. Overall, a good stay. I will stay here again when in the area.