Hilton Garden Inn, Pensacola Beach FLThursday, August 18, 2005
Our room at the Pensacola Beach Hilton Garden Inn
View of the kiddie pool and beach
View of the main pool
Room: This was our second time to stay at the Pensacola Beach Hilton Garden Inn - our first time was just before Hurricane Ivan. The room was average size, with average furnishings - it wasn't really either great or not-so-great. Also, the bathroom had a peculiar smell - something like a dentist's office. When we got in, we couldn't open the door to the balcony, and a very nice gentleman with maintenance came up within ten minutes to work on it - he said that since the hurricane (Ivan in particular), they had trouble with the salt water corroding the door fixture....so fifteen minutes later, with the help of WD40 and a drill, the door was working. Overall, though, we were happy with the room as it had a balcony with a great view of the beach.
Lobby: The lobby is pretty nice, with plenty of places to sit, and included a flat-screen television.
Service: Besides check-in & check-out, which was fast, our only other experience with service was maintenance which was great.
Food: The breakfast, which was included with our stay (because we're Hilton Honors Gold) was really good.
Extra: On Hilton.com and some other reservation websites, this hotel's rooms were running in the $150-$200 range. I noticed a deal they had with the Pensacola board of tourism for rooms at $99, which we reserved (and I guess since we are HHonors Gold, they bumped us up to a room with a balcony at no extra charge).
Our experience is this: We would definitely stay here again.