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“Not what I would expect from Hilton” 2 of 5 stars
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Hilton Burlington
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   60 Battery Street, Burlington, VT 05401   |  
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Abington, Massachusetts
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9 hotel reviews
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“Not what I would expect from Hilton”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My family stayed here for just one night in June of 2012 and I suggest that the hotel itself is mediocre at best. First, it's interior is in need of a major overhaul. The furniture, carpets, etc while not in terrible conditions are simply very dated and overused, therefore, they don't appear to be very clean. The first hotel room my partner and I were given smelled like mold and we detected an air-conditioner leak that left a good deal of the carpet near the window soaking wet. How long it had been left that way is anyone's guess, but I did smell mold so my guess is that it had been a while. We requested another room and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The bar and dining staff were also excellent, prompt, and courteous. The staff is truly their strongest asset. Otherwise, I would seek accommodations in one of lovely B&Bs nearby. While the location is excellent and the view of Lake Champlain is gorgeous, it's not a suitably comfortable stay (bed was too soft and lumpy) worthy of the Hilton name.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Drewson1, General Manager at Hilton Burlington, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you reviewing our hotel. We have completed many project to upgrade our hotel since June 2012. We also have a complete renovation schedules later this year. I truly hope that you and your partner will visit again and see the changes to our hotel.

Jeff Webb
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  • 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Got a great deal on Priceline for a Friday night stay at the Hilton. It is my son's favourite hotel in Burlington and he was really happy about that. We mentioned at check in that he loved the rooms that opened up to the pool/ jacuzzi and they were able to give us one.

Clean room, comfortable beds, yes the walls are paper thin but it's like that in all hotels. We walked to Church St. to get dinner and when we came back, we had a nice card in our room with a tray of cookies and cold drinks. It said they they were hoping we were having a nice son& mom weekend...

What a nice touch!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Drewson1, General Manager at Hilton Burlington, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for letting us know that you and your son enjoyed the weekend get a way. The pool side rooms at the Hilton Burlington are great for guest traveling with children. I will be sure to let our team know that you appreciated the cookies.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have stayed at several Hiltons in the US and in Europe as well as in Asia, what comes to my mind is that the bed comfort is at all times very good if not excellent!
The typical shower solution with a wall mounted piece on a low level seems to be standard in North America, it beats me even if I am a short person why there is no hand shower or a higher s8lution, must be impossible to take a head shower if taller than 180cm.
Excellent service with hotel staff. Looking forward for the next visit.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Drewson1, General Manager at Hilton Burlington, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for giving the Hilton Burlington such an outstanding review. Our team takes pride in this type of feedback as it shows our hard work is being appreciated. We do have a couple of rooms with hand held shower faucets. Please let me know when you return and I will make sure you are in room with one.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This Hilton was ok. Don't get me wrong it was clean and had nice common areas and a nice tv in the room but I have stayed at many nicer Hilton's. those are the good things I have to say about it. Now for the not so good.
I asked for extra towels on the form online during reservation and didn't get them had to ask the maid who was very nice and did a good job.
We called before check in to make sure our room would have a fridge like it says on the room description and there was still no fridge when we arrived a 8:30pm. We had to call again then they brought it right up. It's things like this that a higher end hotel should make sure you are taken care of. I would expect this from a cheep hotel but not the Hilton.
No Internet included in the $200.00 dollar a night room then I ask how much extra $13.00 dollar a day wow.
No parking included in the $200.00 dollar a night room either that cost us an extra $10.00 dollar a day.
I can honestly say that this hotel is not worth the price. Maybe in the summer because of the location to the lake it would be worth it.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Drewson1, General Manager at Hilton Burlington, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. We agree you cannot find a better location to see everything Burlington has to offer. I will look into the other areas that you have mentioned that had kept you from rating us hire. Guest service is our team’s top priority and I am sorry to have missed these simple requests. Please let me know should you be back in the area as I would be pleased to have you return as my guest.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is not the hotel to stay at when temperatures are well below freezing. The bathrooms are frigid and have no heating system whatsoever except what manages to filter into the bathroom from the bedroom heating. If you are a fan to watching TV, it might be best to telephone ahead to make sure the system is working as expected without some channels being unavailable. When they are unavailable it takes several days for the hotel to fix the problem.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Drewson1, General Manager at Hilton Burlington, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. I trust our team addressed these issues with you while you were here. I will look into your comments regarding our television reception as I believe you had been miss informed about it taking days to respond to a service call. We offer outstanding HD programming on our new 42’ televisions. This is the first problem that I have received regarding this. Thank you for your feedback and I hope to have you return as my guest.


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Boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We were able to walk to dinner and got a nice lakeview larger room. Front desk staff was very helpful. Close proximity to all downtown businesses. We couldn't park in the garage with our rooftop carrier but another garage was nearby with parking.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Drewson1, General Manager at Hilton Burlington, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for this nice review. The snow has been great this season and Burlington has never been more alive. I hope you will return again soon.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel twice over the past 5 years and my review remains the same. The view of the lake is amazing and it's a short walk from the main street in Burlington (most hotels in Burlington require driving to get to the main part of town). The good: The view, the location. The bad: beds are saggy, insulation between rooms in lacking so I could hear people walking around upstairs, service is ok.

If you are thinking about staying here you should know:
1. If you are looking at paying full freight ($200+) for a room, you should check out prices at the Courtyard Marriott next door. It's a newer hotel with a potentially similar view. If prices are comparable I would stay there. This Hilton is not up to par with other Hiltons, so you're just paying for a name.
2. Don't waste your time getting the breakfast here. SERIOUSLY. Even if they give you a coupon for free breakfast they will make you pay $3 per person to eat any part of the hot buffet. And trust me, you will pay for this experience in frustration points alone. Service is slow, the room is windowless and depressing and the staff lacks motivation. Regular price per person for the buffet is $18 - now that is just crazy. It's Burlington, there are many many fabulous places for breakfast - all very close by!!
3. Parking - If you are planning on parking your car in the garage and not moving it until you leave, then don't let the Hilton charge you for parking. The daily rate at the garage is $8 a day. The Hilton will charge you $10 (but will give you unlimited passes to come and go as you please). Also, parking is free on Sundays....SO if you come any other day of the week and plan to not move the car until Sunday, you don't have to pay for parking.
4. Get a room far from the elevator. Every single time those elevator doors open, the elevator chimes. yes, really! I could hear it all night long. ugh.

Room Tip: Get a room far from the elevators! They chime every time the doors open.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Drewson1, General Manager at Hilton Burlington, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We will look into the areas that were of concern to you so we may see how we can make improvements. I look forward to having you return as my guest soon.

Jeff Webb
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Address: 60 Battery Street, Burlington, VT 05401
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Location: United States > Vermont > Burlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Burlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Burlington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 257
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated between scenic Lake Champlain and the awarding winning Church Street Marketplace, Hilton Burlington is your perfect destination. Voted the “healthiest city in the US” 3 years in a row by Men’s Health Magazine, Burlington offers a wide variety of dining, arts/entertainment and outdoor activities. Take advantage of the city’s 14 mile lakeside bike path or rent a boat and take to the lake. Stroll along Church Street Marketplace and stop at one of the many locally owned restaurants and pubs for a bite to eat and some people watching. ... more   less 
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