Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Hilton on Singer Island. A good friend was getting married at the Resort on Singer Island which is next door to the Hilton. We decided to stay here at the Hilton because we didn't need all the luxury that the Resort offered. (full kitchen with stainless appliances and such) We booked a King size room with the partial ocean view weeks in advance using the online booking system along with the AAA discount. The rate was $174 plus the taxes.
Upon check-in (we arrived at around 5pm to the Hilton and checki-in is after 4pm) we were told that room that was reserved for us wasn't available BUT, they did have a room with a pool view and partial ocean view. My husband asked for an upgrade being I would also be celebrating my birthday during our stay. He was told they don't do upgrades for rooms, but she could give us a discount coupon to use in the hotel resturant. She gave us the keys to our room and off we went with our luggage to room #312.
The room was very nice and clean. We thought it was great UNTIL we opened the slider to see our pool view and partial ocean view! There was no pool view and we were dissapointed by the partial ocean view. What we did over look was cinder blockes with satalite dishes on them!!! We left the luggage and went back down stairs to the desk. She searched for a new room for us and found another room, but we would not have a king bed, but would be getting two double beds. We then were booked to room #521.
We checked into room #521. This room was nice and clean as well. We had a nice view of the beach and a view of the Resort at Singer Island. The room did have some cons though. We couldn't leave the slider door open to hear the waves of the ocean because the entrance door to room didn't properly close and it would bang. That door also had a huge chunk taken out of the bottom that allowed light from the hall to lighten the room up at night. The a/c unit was very loud which made sleeping difficult if you can only sleep with no noise. The water pressure in the shower was horrible. It took a long time to get the shampoo out of your hair. The pros about the room were the beds were comfortable and the TV was large and big screen, it also tilted so you could watch it from either bed or the comfy chair and foot stool. The remote also lit up so you could see the keys in the dark when pressed. No need to bring a blow dryer the one that they have in the room works great. The coffee pot is great. It uses pods and it can brew one or two cups at the same time. They give you glass or paper coffee cups.
There are no in room safes for your valuables. I found this crazy!! I called the front desk just to be sure the safe wasn't hid somewhere.. nope it wasn't they have none in rooms. If you would like to lock your valuables up you have to leave them with the fron desk and they will be locked up and it is 24 hour video and you have access to it all the time. We didn't do that. We chose to not have our room cleaned the 1st day and on the 2nd day we took our valuables with us while we were out. Funny though we came back to our room around 4pm that day and the maids were still in our room cleaning!
You will find that every employee on staff here at this Hilton will go out of there way to be friendly and help you in any way that they can. We never encountered a rude employee. They were always cheerful and helpful.
We ate the hotel resturant every morning for breakfast. We had the buffett. It was $17 a person. It included our coffee and freshly squeezed OJ. The food was great! We didn't realize they had a grill the first day so we missed the omlet, waffles, pancakes, and french toast. We had scrammbled eggs, bacan, sausage, corn-beef hash, fresh fruit, and toast. You can also get grits, biscuts and grav, cheeze blintzes, oatmel, yogurt, bagels and lox, potatoes, muffins, danishes.
We also went to the Tiki Bar outside. The drinks were good and the food was also good. We had a few appitzers: chicken tenders, grilled shrimp, and calamari. We also orderd the loaded pizza one day. It was delicous.
The beach at the Hilton is very nice and for the most part kept clean. There are no life guards on this Hilton part of the beach. The water was rough during our stay so we didn't go into the water except for out feet. You can rent a wooden two-seat with cushions and table in center cabana type thing for $30 a day. They also have beach chair rentals for $15 a day. The cabana boys were very nice and helped out if you had a cabana emergency. (The wind or if you wanted to turn it a different direction) They have small bar on the beach where you can get soda, water, beer or a frozen drink. You can't get well drinks from here you need to go into the Tiki Bar.
The pool looked nice and clean with plenty of chairs. We didn't use the pool during our stay, but heard other guests saying how it felt like bath water. They have a kiddie pool that was also mistaken for a hot tub.
The Hilton was very accomodating for us. They changed our room for us at check-in and also gave us a late check out until 12:30pm. (check out is 11am) We would stay here again if we returned to Singer Island. I think we would pay a little more and try to get a room that overlooks the ocean and that has a balcony that you can actually sit out on. They do have rooms like these.
The one other thing that you might like to keep in mind is that the Hilton does do weddings and parties. Our room was on the side where the outdoor tent was for these. There were two loud weddings taking place during our stay. They had a DJ and the music was VERY loud. We had the sliders closed and you could still hear the bnags and beats to the music. This didn't bother us, but if you prefer quiet after a certain hour you may want to think about staying here on this side of the Hilton. Although the weddings were done by 10pm and then there was no more noise.
We rented a car and had no problems with parking. We also found a spot and didn't have to walk that far. You could maybe not get a car while staying here. We were glad we rented one. The cab is about $40 to the Hilton from the West Palm Beach Airport. We had the car and went down the road not to far to the Sail Fish Marina. It was a very busy place. It was cool seeing the different fish swimming around in the clear waters, walking the docks and seeing the yachts and seeing Peanut Island. (the party place for boaters on the weekends) We took a boat tour of the mansions and it was good. $28 for a 90 minute tour.