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Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Bloomington
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66 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great hotel in a great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2007

The Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomington is a great place to stay. I went to IU, and it is a great location to get to Kirkwood, Irish Lion, Crazy Horse, College Ave and Walnut --- within walking distance to all of the popular bars and restaurants. The room was very clean and roomy. Would definitely stay again. The only drawback is the parking. You have to park in the parking garage, and we stayed not quite 24 hours and were charged 11 dollars.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank Megan S
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2007

What a pleasant surprise! I wasn't sure what to expect, but with only a few reviews I was hesitant to get excited about the hotel. We hoped to stay on campus for orientation, but the IU hotel was booked, so we took a chance on the Hilton. The check-in was very quick, with a choice of still warm cookies or an apple to munch on. The rooms were extremely clean and very comfortable. The ammenities in the room and bathroom were upscale. The towels could have stood a little more softener, but that was about the only complaint I had. The outside garden area suited for eating was quaint and also upscale. We will be spending occasional weekends down in Bloomington over the next several years - not sure if we will spend this much each time (it was a little salty) but this will definately be the place we go if we choose to indulge.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, upscale
  • Disliked — Towels weren't as soft as could be.
  • Stayed June 2007
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1 Thank caf123
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2007

Definitely above average. Nice room, helpful front desk people, no problems or glitches. Parking free and convenient. Only complaint: their breakfast, $10.00, has small portions, lackadasical staff (so you don't want to ask for more), and lousy juice and coffee. Get breakfast elsewhere, but otherwise, this is a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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1 Thank megamyth
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Chatham, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2006

My husband and I had to make a quick trip to Bloomington last month and made reservations at the last minute. The hotel was very nice and the staff friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious. The parking garage was behind the hotel and it was free parking as long as you got the tickets stamped at the front desk. The breakfast was included in the room price and it was excellent-a buffet style. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed October 2006
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Bloomington, Indiana, USA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2006

My parents and other family members stayed at this hotel for me and my husband's wedding last month. Everyone was happy with the choice of hotel. The Hilton Garden just opened in April, and the rooms are very comfortable and clean. The kids loved the pool, and everyone said that the breakfast buffet was great! It has an excellent location, right in downtown Bloomington, within walking distance of campus, lots of restaurants, shopping, nightlife, ect. I would definatly recommend this hotel whenever I have friends or family visiting Bloomington.

  • Stayed May 2006
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9 Thank Christa00
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington
Address: 245 N. College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404
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Location: United States > Indiana > Bloomington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bloomington
#3 Family Hotel in Bloomington
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bloomington
#6 Business Hotel in Bloomington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington is located in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to a variety of boutiques and shops, and just a short drive to Lake Monroe, Brown County State Park, and Nashville Indiana - a historic artist colony. It is also perfect for parents visiting Indiana University. Guest rooms offer complimentary high-speed Internet Access, large work stations, marble bathrooms, and flat screen TVs. The property also features pool and whirlpool. ... more   less 
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