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Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Normal
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Each time I visit the B/N area this is where I stay. Great hotel. Great location. Close to ISU. Breakfast is yummy. Staff is great. Every time I stay here, Jen at the front desk checks me in and she's great. Says a lot about the place if the same people are still working there year after year. They know quality and treat their staff good. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Also, love the lobby remodel. So fresh and modern. Can't wait to stay here again!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Richard R, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Hello and thank you 'dlunz' for taking the time to share with the world your experience with us. The team strives to be the best and it seems we lived up to this billing recently. You hit the nail on the head in describing Jenn, she's great and we are fortunate to have her expertise. In terms of staff turnover, we pride ourselves in consistently having virtually NONE - appreciate you recognizing and noting that. Thanks again and safe travels to you and yours.......
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great customer service and clean, updated rooms. The breakfast was good with lots of different options. The complimentary beverage bar was also greatly appreciated. The fitness room and pool area were both clean and well-maintained. The location is very convenient to local attractions, restaurants, and shopping. I had a nice, quiet 5-day stay here and would highly recommend it. No complaints whatsoever. However, it gets lots of business travelers thanks to State Farm, so book well in advance.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Richard R, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

Hello and thank you 'feistygirl12' for taking the time to review your experience with us. It's our goal to make travel easy as possible for valued guests like you. The team especially appreciates the term 'oasis'. Nice touch. Thanks again and safe travels to you and yours.....

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

My compliments. It was a very nice place to stay. Clean, quiet, helpful people, easy parking. The breakfast was fresh and tasted good. They had everything I needed in the business center, nothing second rate. This was my first stay at a Hamptons and I will be back

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Richard R, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

Thank you "KendallM" for taking the time and sharing with the world your experience with us. Good to hear you'll be back and should ANY Hampton ever fall short of your expectation, don't hesitate to let us know. Safe travels my friend.....

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great front desk staff, clean, big,updated rooms! Ran out of breakfast items and closed promptly (doors shut) at the time stated. Great location- near lots of great shopping! Nearby ISU and Ill Weslyan too.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Kathy C
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Richard R, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

Thank you much "KathyC" for your suggestion to 'stay here!'. I appreciate you taking the time to report on your experience with us.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

My boys and I had a very nice stay at this hotel. From the moment we checked in the staff was wonderful. Every time we passed the front desk they were checking on our comfort and trying to make sure every need was met. They had fresh baked cookies at the front desk which were a hit with my boys. The pool was the perfect temperature. The beverage bar was great for a cup of hot cocoa before bed with one of the previously mentioned cookies. :) Breakfast the next day was wonderful too. Very nice stay, indeed.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Richard R, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

Hi 'thiery688' and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your experience with us. Glad you and the boys enjoyed yourselves and we hope to have you back again.....

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

I rarely bother with rating hotels or any other service, but this hotel was excellent in every way. Would definitely recommend and will always stay there when in Bloomington. Plan to check out other Hampton Inns as well.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richard R, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

Thanks "MichaelS" for taking the time out of your busy schedule for the 'Excellant' review. We appreciate it very much and hope to see you again soon.....

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I travel a good bit for business and am a Hilton person. There are a few places I stay in the Hampton Inn because it is what is available at the government rate and in smaller cities it may be the nicest Hilton property available. That said, this one stands out as better than some Hampton Inns. I have stayed in a few that have seen better days, but this one seems fairly new. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast wasn't up to snuff, but I am beginning to find that more the norm than the exception. You do have the option of making your own waffles, but the other hot food available is only okay.

My room was too small for me to do my dvd work out in so I tried the fitness room for its equipment. The fitness room was pretty small, but the equipment seemed in good shape and very clean. I go early, but it coudl easily be that at regular hours all the equipment would be in use. The hotel is small so the fitness room is small.

Even though my two queen bed room didn't leave room for my jumping around to a fitness video, it was a very nice room. It was some of the best sleep I have gotten in a hotel in a long time. Also, I was pleasantly surprised by there being a refrigerator and microwave in my room. The desk was big enough for me to spread my work out on. There were plenty of plugs in the room to charge or use my many devices.

It is located in a nice spot. I was working at the State Farm building in Bloomington that is only 2.5 miles away and easy to get to. It is in a shopping center so not easily visible from the main road, but easy to get to through the back way which is very convenient. There is a choice of restaurants in the shopping center it shares a parking lot with. The hotel is off in the back corner so the parking is fine and the traffic in and out of the hotel is easy, but with a Target, a Van Maur (nicer department store) and several boutique shops and chain stores, it is easy to find entertainment and things you may have forgotten.

If I go back to Bloomington I plan to stay here again... I will try to remember my bathing suit. I didn't get a good look at the indoor pool, but I wouldn't mind taking a dip.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Richard R, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

Hi "Lavendertigerlily" and thank you very much for taking the time to share with the world details of your experience with us. The team grinned ear to ear after reading your review as we strive to be the best.

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Address: 320 S Towanda Ave, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2212
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Location: United States > Illinois > Bloomington-Normal > Normal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Normal
#1 Best Value Hotel in Normal
#1 Green Hotel in Normal
Price Range: $96 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
first class hospitality in the heart of Central Illinois.Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington/Normal is located within the Shoppes at College Hills just minutes from Uptown Normal, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Country Financial, State Farm Insurance, and Mitsubishi Motors North American Headquarters. Enjoy convenient access to Interstates 55, 74, and 39. See professional hockey, basketball or arena football at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum or take in a baseball game at the Corn Crib. Watch a classic film on the big screen at the Normal Theater, a restored Art Deco theater. Enjoy live theater in an outdoor Elizabethan-style venue at the annual Illinois Shakespeare Festival at Ewing Manor. Dine at Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works, Joe's Station House, Logan's Restaurant or Flat Top Grille. The Normal area offers a variety of courses for golfers including Highland Park Golf Course and Arnold Palmer's Signature Golf Course, The Den at Fox Creek. Take the kids to the Children's Discovery Museum, Miller Park Zoo or Challenger Learning Center. Tour the David Davis Mansion, the Victorian home of the 19th century U.S. Supreme Court Justice.Relax in one of our 128 guest rooms and suites with 32-inch HD TVs and free high-speed internet access. Finish a presentation for tomorrow’s meeting at the work desk or convenient lap desk. If you’re traveling with family or prefer additional space, reserve a spacious one-bedroom or studio suite. Our fitness center and indoor swimming pool offer the perfect spot to unwind after a long day. ... more   less 
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