We arrived at 9pm after a long flight. Not so impressed that the onsite restaurant was closed in the evenings due to the holidays, but the friendly receptionist provided directions to Castro Street (impressive restaurant row in downtown Mountain View). However, we couldn't face more journeying and noticed a Mexican place right across the road - fantastic carryout dinner, real Mexican food (beef tongue tacos, not regularly found in Western North Carolina). And the guy at hole in the wall liquor store next door gave us a great steer on Red Rocket Ale out of Sonoma. So happy, were we.
The room was perfectly fine. The standard to be expected of this chain. Good coffee for the hotel drip variety - Wolfgang Puck brand. The common areas are somewhat dated; the breakfast space, although bright and airy, was unappealing and at $12.95 per person we decided to meet our local family members elsewhere. I did note a fairly constant cleaning fluid aroma in the hallway - not overly objectionable but a small detraction.
The morning of our departure I availed myself of the coin-operated washer and dryer and worked out while waiting for the laundry. Fantastic little onsite gym - clean, individual tv screens (HGTV makes cycling 8 miles at 6am go by quickly), and opens out onto the pool and jacuzzi area which looks very nice but we did not take advantage of.
We were happily granted a late checkout of 1pm, which enabled good family time in the morning then a shower before the next long leg of our journey.
We will definitely consider staying here again when visiting family in the area. The price was right and probably reflected the fact that this property is due a refurb of public areas in the next year or two. The property's best asset is its front desk staff, unfailing friendly, helpful and professional.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At a Glance Located in Silicon Valley, CA, close to Mountain View attractions and businesses Complimentary internet access 24-Hour business center Complimentary parking Complimentary fitness center, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool Full service restaurant and evening room service Enjoy your stay in Silicon Valley, California Accommodating, warm and comfortable, our Hilton Garden Inn Mountain View, CA hotel offers the perfect blend of business and leisure amenities. Located in Silicon Valley, California, the hotel offers deluxe accommodations, friendly hotel service and a relaxed atmosphere. Close to a number of prominent attractions, this Mountain View, CA hotel is beside the offices of Google, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Siemens, Symantec, LinkedIn and Alcatel. Visit the Winchester Mystery House, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Great Mall Milpitas and the Flint Center for Performing Arts. Get comfortable in a spacious, fully furnished guest room. Relax on the adjustable Garden Sleep System™ bed, curl up in front of the 32-inch flat-screen LCD TV with complimentary cable and chat on the dual-line telephones. Business guests stay in touch with the office using the complimentary, fully functional business center. Enjoy a reinvigorating workout in our fitness center and relax afterwards with a swim in the heated outdoor pool. Soothe yourself with a soak in the whirlpool. Dine on American favorites at the Garden Grille & Bar at our Hilton Garden Inn Mountain View, CA hotel, or opt for a lighter bite at the Pavilion Pantry. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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