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“Nice, but not what I hoped for when picking a Hilton” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton College Station & Conference Center

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Hilton College Station & Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   801 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840-2116   |  
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Ranked #11 of 29 hotels in College Station
Southlake, Texas
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“Nice, but not what I hoped for when picking a Hilton”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I recently had to make an emergency trip to College Station, and with little time to spare, picked a Hilton, considering it a safe choice. The hotel is well-located, with plenty of places to eat and such nearby. The hotel parking lot is REALLY crammed, and you will likely end up parking way in the back and hoofing it with your luggage (is it really necessary for the hotel courtesy vans to all take spots in the front???).

Hotel staff could not have been nicer, and really made a good impression.

Rooms are, however, dated and dark and a bit uninviting. The bathrooms could use overhauling (my room had a big old eight gallon flush toilet, which barely worked). Water pressure was abominable and was barely enough of a trickle to rinse away soap.

If I travel to the area again, I may look at other options. For equal or more money than the competition, this Hilton left me a bit underwhelmed.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

As I lay in a worn out bed made up of itchy, rough-textured sheets and dead pillows I had flash backs my dorm days. Especially the part where I woke up at midnight to loud voices and TV blaring in the next room. A one-inch crack around the door provided a spillway for sound and light. The hallways and room were dark - like a cave. Closer inspection revealed peeling wallpaper. The room coffee smelled gross and tasted worse. I had to run the very noisy "fan" all night to block out street sounds and circulate the queer smell that permeated my room upon first entering. Parking was frightening. "Park at your own Risk" signs had me wondering what kind of neighborhood The Hilton was in. FINDING a parking spot had me even more concerned.
Really? This was The Hilton? I will say, it WAS clean and the lock on my door worked. The staff at the desk were friendly and proficient.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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James F, General Manager at Hilton College Station & Conference Center, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our hotel. We appreciate your feedback and we’re very sorry you were unhappy with your guest room. Guest feedback is incredibly important to us and we are taking your comments into consideration as we improve our on-property experience. We hope to have another opportunity to serve you, if your travels bring you back to our area.
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Santa Barbara, California
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389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

It was a nice hotel, but the printer in the business center was broken and my room was right out side the hot tub. Now does it make sense to put anyone, let alone a Diamond in the noisiest room in the hotel. I don't think so. Otherwise, it was good and the restaurant was nice.

Room Tip: Get in the rooms that are not located in the towers, just not outside the hot tub.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plano, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Perfect location with plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby As close as your are to everything, it stays perfectly quiet in your room throughout the night. Very clean rooms. Very easy and friendly check in. I'd return back here if I had to go to College Station again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Business trip for me. Room was very clean, spacious and provided a comfortable stay overall. It's a large property and hosts many conventioneers, so it can be busy. I didn't find my experience to be noisy however. The property is non smoking, but at times, I smelled smoke in the hallways and more so in the lobby. I was told the lobby tends to be the only problem area as smokers will congregate right outside the main door. Lots of good restaurants within walking distance and trips to Texas A&M campus are roughly 10 minutes, traffic may or may not add 3 mins. Two block from Texas Avenue which takes you to Bryan in a flash.

Room Tip: 7th floor up is good and away from elevator or ice machine
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Round Rock, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This hotel really shines! The lobby - welcoming. Restaurant - fabulous servers, service, food! The room - immaculate. The bed was so comfortable. It was as good as our own bed - very sound sleep, no tossing to get comfortable. The room was quiet and we faced the street! Everything about the hotel was top notch. We normally do not stay at a Hilton but this stay has definitely put the Hilton back on our list of options to stay at. Surrounding area is full of dining choices, easy access. The staff at the Hilton were all great. We have nothing but praise for this hotel.

Room Tip: We do request higher floors - so cannot comment on the lower floors. Elevators are quick to get you...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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105 hotel reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Lobby area very nice. Bar nice. Restaurant nice. Elevator and executive floor nice.
I was given the 'board room' - that was cool - a huge room with 2 entry doors, a little kitchen, and a big conference table.
Staff was very well trained (nice management) - noticed there were a bunch of fireman staying there for some training and they looked like they were having a great time staying there.
I'll definately stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hilton College Station & Conference Center

Address: 801 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840-2116
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Location: United States > Texas > College Station
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in College Station
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton College Station & Conference Center 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the intersection of University Drive and Tarrow Boulevard in College Station, Texas, the Hilton College Station & Conference Center offers guests easy access to Texas A&M University, Brazos Valley and Bryan, TX. ... more   less 
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