I stayed there on business for 1 night on Sept 6th. Usually, I try to stay at a Hilton Homewood Suites, (1.) for the Suite accommodations, (2.) Free WiFi and (3.) the Free Hot Breakfast. Since there was not HHS available in the area I decided to try Hilton Garden Inn.
I would usually fall back on a Hilton Hampton Inn because I have found most of them to be clean, affordable, free WiFi and Free Hot Breakfast is also a great selling point. But I thought I'd give HGI a try because it looked to be new and maybe a level up from Hampton Inn. I understood going into it that it did not offer a free breakfast (as someone from another review may have read the hotel features incorrectly)
My stay was fine, except I was not able to check-in early (12:30pm local time). I was driving from Tampa and was an hour ahead of Panama City time. When I arrived, she said my room was not ready but others just in front of me got their room. I was a little frustrated, especially after driving 6 hours and being a HHonors Gold member.
I went ahead to my business and came back around 5pm. When I checked in, she gave me a free upgrade to a Suite. That was nice. The suite was not like your typical Homewood or Residence Inn Suite. The living room area did not have any windows (kind of dark), instead of both the living room and bedroom having windows.
The bathroom was clean. The WiFi speed was fine and had a good strong signal. The room was clean. It has a mini fridge and microwave.
I did not eat there or use the pool. If you have kids, it may not be the best place to say as the pool is open (no privacy fence) on the right-front side of parking lot. You can see the entire pool when you walk in the hotel.
One view looks at the Hwy 231, the other at the back of a strip mall.
All and all, I give it a 4 out of 5 as a business traveler and would book there again.
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