The first impression was that the hotel actually looked BETTER in person than how it was portrayed on the website, especially the exterior which from the website’s photo looked as if Hampton was trying to hide something- I’m not sure why they show such an unappealing exterior photo. The lobby appeared to be newly renovated as were the floor hallways and the rooms with trendy finishes and lighting (not so for the elevators- I hope Hampton plans to spend a few more dollars on an elevator facelift). The room verged on glamorous, with nice black out roman shades, trendy new carpet, built-in wood desk and indirect lighting. The bath was loaded with toiletries and towels too and felt quite upscale.
The staff was both friendly and professional. And what a breakfast! Vast, hot and well stocked, even when a line appeared Saturday morning the crowd seemed to be well managed. OK, the potatoes weren’t particularly edible and the eggs came premade from the same factory as those at Holiday Inn express but were at least hot. Kudos for the large range of offerings and the additional items which surpassed that of other hotels in this league such as the fruit salad and the toppings for oatmeal. Wifi is free and fast- much appreciated. Parking is valet only at 20 bucks but with a weekend arrival, we were able to park nearby on the street for free. All in all a fantastic experience and highly recommended for a visit to the Hall of Fame which is located only a few blocks away. Hampton Inn has a new fan