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Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

My son and I stayed here for his orientation at Indiana University. Clean, family friendly and a great location make this a hotel I would come back to in the future. I would recommend it to anyone traveling to Bloomington for any reason.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We decided on this hotel because of the on-site restaurant, on-site parking and complimentary breakfast. The restaurant was closed for the 4th of July holiday. Makes sense, close up for a big travel holiday! The on-site parking costs $6.00 per day, not free as I was lead to believe. There is no breakfast buffet. There is breakfast available for $11 per person. Not at all how it was presented on the web site. Also, they claim to have complimentary welcome cocktails. We were not offered this either. The bed with dual firmness control was non-functional. The room was clean and that is about all I can say nice about this property. We take lots of weekend Staycations but this will definitely NOT be on our list of places to revisit.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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KirbyBrown, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Thank you for providing valuable feedback in regards to your stay. We certainly apologize for any miscommunication. We do strive to make sure all information on our website is accurate. You are absolutley correct, Parking is $6 per night and the all you can eat hot breakfast buffet (including items made to order) is $10.95 per person. We certainly did not intend to lead you to believe that those were included. As for the restaurant closing early on the holiday, we will make sure to do a better job communicatiing any change to our hours of operation moving forward.

Thank you again,

Kirby Brown

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Location was nice for Bloomington, but we didn't get a whole lot for a higher price than some other chain hotels. No complimentary breakfast and had to pay for parking. Pool is very, very small. Attached restaurant, Coaches, was quite good - big portions of bar & grill type meals.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights while attending a trade industry conference. Had to have room keys and swipe card to public parking garage that adjoins hotel reprogrammed more than once. Elevator was slow and noisy. Food served at conference was adequate. Rooms facing College Avenue are noisier. Overall rating: average and a bit overpriced for the property.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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KirbyBrown, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you for your review. I wanted to let you know we have replaced our key encoder due to some of the key issues we were having. We hope to have you as a guest again soon.

Sincerely,

Kirby Brown

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I spend 40 nights plus per year in hotels and most in Hilton brands. I have only experienced one other Hilton that was worse than this one. It would be nice if the bed would have had a box spring and I would like to see hotels have multiple hardness of pillows, some soft and some very firm. This hotel did not offer the normal up keep of the rooms I am use to from other Hilton hotels. The bathroom door was coming apart, the faucet looked like it had been cleaned with sand paper, one of the floor tiles was cracked and the desk showed signs of wear and really needed to be refinished. Only one of the phones in the room worked, and four of the accessory outlets had no power (this causes major issued when you count on your phone charger to charge your phone - but with no power in the outlet, no CHARGING OF THE PHONE). I think maintenance needs to spend a little more time in this particular room. I did experience a nice stay if you look past the hard mattress, the almost none existant pillows, the power issues and the overall condition of the room.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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KirbyBrown, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I think its safe to say that your stay was not what we would want it to be, and I want to assure you that your feedback is appreciated. We are in the process of upgrading all of our in room mattresses. The platform bed is designed to replace the box spring, and we believe that the mattress was the actual problem. Maintenance has been working deligently to make sure the others issues you mentioned are addressed as well.

Thank you so much, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.

Kirby Brown

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Unfortunately, this hotel was booked for a future trip we are planning to Bloomington; the front desk staff went out of their way to help us locate another hotel; staff went above and beyond to accommodate us; we were always greeted with a smile when we passed the front desk; cookies and coffee in the lobby were delicious!!!

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

This hotel compared to others that I've stayed in and around Bloomington is by far the best! The location is perfect. I recommend this hotel over others when traveling to Bloomington Indiana. I hope that when my daughter who is a senior at IU gets married that she chooses this hotel!

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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington

Address: 245 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3949
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Region: United States > Indiana > Bloomington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bloomington
#3 Family Hotel in Bloomington
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bloomington
#6 Business Hotel in Bloomington
Price Range: £85 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington is located in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to a variety of boutiques and shops, and just a short drive to Lake Monroe, Brown County State Park, and Nashville Indiana - a historic artist colony. It is also perfect for parents visiting Indiana University. Guest rooms offer complimentary high-speed Internet Access, large work stations, marble bathrooms, and flat screen TVs. The property also features pool and whirlpool. ... more   less 
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