Stayed at this location for seven nights during a recent trip to the Columbia/Valmeyer area. We rented two rooms for four people. Before continuing, I should say that I frequently stay at Hilton properties, including Hampton Inns, for business and personal reasons. Based upon years of experience at properties all over the country, I have a pretty good baseline by which to judge this property.
In a nutshell - this is an average place with relatively poor construction, moderate amenities, and the only reason it gets positive reviews is because it is relatively new. While the staff is very helpful, the facilities themselves are not up to Hampton Inn's usual standards and it is clear that the company went cheap on a hotel in a rural area. It is noisy, the amenities are pretty poor, and it lacks any real character. It's, at best, a place to spend a night when you're traveling on the road or for wedding weekends.
Tip from the locals: Only stay on the first floor. Friends and family all laughed when we said we were staying there because they say the fire department has to visit the property frequently to free people trapped in the elevator!
Room: The room was fairly small and we were ripped off. We booked and paid for two rooms with queen size beds. What we got was two rooms with two full beds. When asked, the front desk manager said that was all they had. The doors are too heavy and the walls too thin, so you hear people in the halls all night long and doors slamming constantly. The room is effectively a large rectangle with a couple of beds and cheap dressers and a desk thrown in. It is not well laid out and not suitable for more than a day. There isn't even a "guide" channel on the television.
Food: Admittedly, food at the "free" breakfast buffets all begins to taste the same after the while, but this was a whole new level of bland. That and the fact that they ran out of most things every day. Breakfast was available from 6am to 10am; however, if you didn't get there by 8am then the pickings were pretty slim. There are few four-person tables, so grab one if you can get one.
Pool: There is an indoor pool at the back of the property. We didn't try it, and there wasn't much there.
Workout facilities: A very small room almost right across from the breakfast area - nothing like putting on a show for the people eating breakfast! There was a treadmill, an elliptical, and a bike. If you want more, you will need to go somewhere else.
WiFi access: Free for guests.
Construction: Again, it appears that Hampton Inn cut costs when building this property. The air conditioning/heating system doesn't work well and temperature cycles between extremes making it hard to sleep, the walls are thin, the doors are heavy (for fire protection) and slam all night long.
Parking: Free and plentiful
- Stay on the first floor to avoid the fire department having to free you from the elevator (accordi...
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