As noted in other TripAdvisor reviews, once you enter the lobby, the atmosphere and scent is very welcoming. We arrived late but front desk service was excellent, professional and fast. We used enjoyed the pool and using the Tiki bar that was enrobed with great guitar music during their happy hour (2-6 pm). The beach is immediately available from the back of the hotel from which my wife and I greated the morning sun and evening dusk. Notably, the breakfast in the hotel is not to be missed. The service is top-tier and the made-to-order omelets and waffles were excellent and made by exceptional attentive chefs. This Hilton Inn served as our center-point for all of our excursions in the shore area. Its location is so good that we will use this same hotel, again. Would, unhesitantly, recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a great family welcome, be on the Gulf shore, and just RELAX. Kudos to all that we met there.