I stayed here for two weeks and found this HGI to be extremely clean and comfortable. The whole hotel seems brand new and is kept spotlessly clean. It even smells new. The room furnishings are modern and very stylish. The bathroom has a nice granite countertop, the room has a flat screen TV, and the bed is very comfy with nice clean white bedding. The room has a mini-fridge and microwave, and the internet (wired and wireless) is free. There are also tons of cable channels on the TV. The hotel staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. The manager even came to meet us at breakfast. Breakfast was yummy and includes everything you could ever want: eggs made to order, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, biscuits, fresh fruit, oatmeal, cereal, etc. I didn't eat dinner here (b/c there are tons of good restaurants in Lynchburg!), but I did see the restaurant dinner menu which looked AMAZING for an HGI. They have steaks, lobster, oysters, fresh fish, etc. etc. There were lots of people eating in the restaurant at night, so I imagine that it is very good.
However, I just want to give a few warnings / notices for others considering staying here:
1. Half of the 5th floor is smoking rooms and the other half is non-smoking. If you stay anywhere on the 5th floor, you are guaranteed to smell smoke. They always assign Diamond members to the 5th floor automatically, but in a hotel that allows smoking, this is a punishment for me rather than a reward for my loyalty. So, I always ask at check-in to be re-assigned to the 2nd floor and have never had any problems with the smoke. (I absolutely hate cigarette smoke!)
2. If you get an "even" room number (I was in room 220), you will have train tracks about 50 feet outside your window. Trains go by very frequently, but do not blow their horns (luckily). The trains never actually bothered me. I sleep with the air conditioner fan running constantly, which makes a very nice relaxing (in my opinion) white noise, blocking out almost all other noise. Also, I am a very heavy sleeper. If you are a light sleeper and don't have some kind of "white noise" going, request an odd number room because the trains will bother you!
3. Make sure to bring lots of $1 bills with you for breakfast tips if you plan on staying here for a few days. The waitresses will serve you coffee and hot breakfast items at your table, so you will feel obligated to tip. The cold / continental items are self-serve, however. I'm not sure how much breakfast costs because mine was free (I am Diamond) but it would be a good idea to tip $1 to $2 per person, per day.
4. The hotel is kind of difficult to get to if you are coming up 29 from the south. My GPS took me on a loop-de-loop tour of Lynchburg after flying into Greensboro from DFW!
In summary, I have no problems at all with this hotel. In fact, this is my ideal hotel experience! HGI feels like home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Less than one mile from the Lynchburg Regional Airport and adjacent to Liberty University, the Hilton Garden Inn Lynchburg hotel is the perfect place to stay while visiting VA. Enjoy a sound night’s sleep in a Garden Sleep System bed, a cooked-to-order meal from the Great American Grill, free wi-fi and more. Take a quick dip in the pool or stick to your exercise regime at the fitness center. Need a snack? Forget a bath product? Visit the onsite 24-hour Pavilion Pantry to grab what you need. ... more less
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