I am really struggling on how to rate this Hampton Inn. I am a Hampton Inn beast of nature. I love these places because of their consistency. This particular Hampton Inn is above the top in cleanliness, feel, comfort, accommodations, etc.
However, the one thing that they can directly impact, first impressions, the night host drove into the ground like the Jaguars chances of every reaching the Superbowl. My flight was delayed, so I did not step foot on the property until after 11. There was no "hello", "how are you doing", or even "good evening, jerkface". I arrived at the hotel to find locked doors, a tiny barely readable sign with painful font, and an intercom. After being grilled on my identification, reason for being there, various id numbers, etc, the host finally granted me access to her precious palace of solitude. I guess this Hampton Inn must frequently be robbed by clean cut men in their 30's, in a suit, carrying a small travel bag.
Once inside, the cold welcome continued as the host clearly made me aware that I was bothering her and that my general presence was a nuisance to whatever high priority task she was encountering before I arrived.
To add salt to the wound, she magically upgraded my room. The upgraded room was larger, contained amenities that I clearly would never care for or need given that I was a single business traveler staying for only one night, and parked directly next to the vending machines that sounded like a jet engine and hosted a continuous stream of guests clambering for their ration of precious ice cubes.
The host rounded off our pleasant experience by taking 5 minutes to go over all the amenities in an arrogant fashion that made me wonder if she understands that everything she rattled is exactly the same at pretty much every Hampton Inn on the face of this planet and possibly the one on the moon.
If the first impression would have been different, I probably would have delivered a 5. Again, the hotel is amazing, beautiful, and very well kept. The morning staff was delightful and wonderful. However, there are plenty of options in Palm Beach, so I'll be picking a different hotel in the future and I cannot recommend this one to friends/family, so I feel I need to deliver a low rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- See how a reverence for nature and an appreciation for art co-exist harmoniously in the eco-friendly town of Palm Beach Gardens, the "green jewel" of Florida's Gold Coast and the "Golf Capital of the World". The Hampton Inn® hotel in Palm Beach Gardens strives to uphold this ambiance — and it's convenient. We are located within walking distance of a movie complex and shopping mall, and we sit only four miles from the beach. It's easy to appreciate the beauty of Palm Beach Gardens—just open your eyes. With almost a third of all the city's land devoted to "green" environmentally-friendly space, and a host of local sculptures and artistic curiosities dotting the cityscape, almost every square inch of this area is a sight to behold—and of course, it's all within minutes of our hotel in Palm Beach Gardens. Hit a few on one of the many lush golf courses in this home to the PGA (Professional Golfers' Association of America). Ask the friendly team at our hotel in Palm Beach Gardens for more tips on the local sights. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, LoveHolidays, Hilton Hotels Direct, Hotels.com, Travel Republic (UK), TripOnline SA, 5viajes2012 S.L., Ebookers, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd, Cancelon and getaroom.com so you can book your Hampton Inn Palm Beach Gardens reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Palm Beach Gardens Hotel Palm Beach Gardens
- Palm Beach Gardens Hampton Inn
- Hampton Inn Palm Beach Gardens Florida