Nice hotel, very close to the Convention Center
Posted Jan 31, 2017
The Hilton Garden Inn was a nice hotel, extremely close to the Convention Center. A 2 minute walk if you hit the lights wrong. I was there for a convention, so the proximity was nice. It was also very close to tons of dining and drinking options afterwards. Being that it was winter, a 10 minute walk was the max we wanted to do, and in that range, there were countless options.
Being there for work, I didn't need much from the hotel, just a nice, central, clean place to sleep and shower, and it provided that. I didn't hit up the indoor pool or gym. The bar was fine, but I didn't eat at the restaurant, since there were better options all around. They did have a coffee shop in the lobby as well, which was very convenient.
My only gripes would be that they cleaning wasn't great. I dropped a cashew on the floor my first night there, unbeknownst to me. I spotted it (in plain sight) the next day after the maids came. Kinda bummed me out they didn't get it, so I left it there as a test. It remained there the duration of my 4 day stay. So I don't think the vacuuming is great. Or since I keep my room looking clean, maybe they didn't think it needed to be vacuumed. Also, the free WIFI is super spotty. It would go on and off every 30 seconds or so, so working was extremely challenging on anything web based. Also, I had to re-register daily, which sent all open browser tabs to the Hilton landing page. Annoying.