If you are from the area, Stockton gets a bad rap for crime. That really is concentrated in one section of town and not close to this hotel. First, the location is charming once off the main road where you turn onto a canal street lined with shops. You sort of forget that you are in Stockton.
The staff is friendly and and very accommodating. I was there for a three day workshop leading me to work with the catering and event staff. I have to say the whole staff was a pleasure to work with as well as friendly smiles from the cleaning staff. The public areas are nice, with an open atrium area to sit have a glass of wine and conversation. The restaurant is okay for a non-resort location and the bar is adequate. There just isn't much to expand upon in regard to the restaurant and bar area.
The room I inhabited for three nights was nice with a king bed, work space, flat screen TV and sitting area. The bathroom was tiny by comparison to other properties but noting to worry about for one person. If two people are preparing to step out, plan to take turns. The most important thing is that the room is not overly dated and the bathroom is clean.
Just a short drive are chain restaurants or for a real home town treat just walk across the street to Arroyo's Restaurant. Be warned this is nothing fancy, just a local Mexican food restaurant since 1946 with really tasty food. On a warm night, walk out the main entrance to Canal St, and just stroll a few blocks along the shop lined street.
If you are traveling along Highway 5 and need a rest, stop by the Hilton and be refreshed for the next leg of your drive. The hotel is situated just a few blocks from the freeway. I was pleasantly surprised to find this level of service and accommodations in this area.