Monterrey-Norte is not a tourist destination. The area is very industrial, so if you are touring, look elsewhere. But if you need to be in that area for business, Hampton Inn provides a safe and comfortable place to stay. Like the ones in the US, the hotel is not fancy, in fact, it was particularly sparse and a bit drab, but everything was done well. Courteous, efficient service at check-in (although the two clerks were very busy, so there was a wait), comfortable room with good desk space, large flat screen TV and spacious enough bath, very comfortable bed with high thread-count sheets, complimentary bottle of water (although a sign noted the tap water was purified), and an extensive complimentary breakfast that included a number of fresh, hot dishes, very good coffee and real plates and silverware (or plastic for anything you wanted to bring back to your room). Only complaint is that the air conditioner was quite noisy.
The one drawback to Hampton Inns as compared to some of the more expensive chains is that except for breakfast, they do not have an on-site restaurant. In this case, there was a menu in the room for a place that you could call, and a restaurant at the end of the Hampton Inn's parking lot called Papa Bill's Saloon (not very good). There are numerous US fast food chains in the area (McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Starbucks) and many restaurants whose names I didn not recognize but that looked much more appetizing than US fast food, but without a car and traveling alone, I did not care to venture further.
I would certainly consider staying at the Hampton Inn again if I had reason to be in that area. As usual for a Hampton Inn, nothing flashy, but no surprises either -- very dependable and a good value.
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