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Hampton Inn Bloomington
Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 28, 2007

I am a business traveller and stay at over 30 hotels a year. I often stay at Hampton Inns as they seem to have a consistent quality and reasonable rates. This Hampton was fine, nothing spectacular, but about what you would suspect. The rooms seemed a bit smaller than average. The bathroom was spacious and had a lighted magnified mirror which was a nice touch. My room had just a shower, but again it was very roomy shower. The breakfast fare was what you'd expect. My room did have a nice corner desk that was easy to use for work.
The hotel, is located quite far from the downtown. There is a Denny's and a chinese restuarant next door, but you need to travel some for anything else.
It was difficult to maintian the temperature in my room and the fan needed to be on all the time to accomplish this. Made it a bit noisy for sleeping.
The staff was friendly. Nothing wrong with this hotel, just not near anything else.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 13, 2007

This was a surprise. The hotel looks pretty average, and the hallways are a bit narrow, but the wonderful attitude of the front desk put a smile on our face that we continued throughout the brief one noght stay.

The room was clean and the bathroom had more amenities and toiletries than I remember from a Hampton Inn.

There are PLENTY of sketchy hotels in Bloomington, but this is not one of them.

It's also close to Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium.

Stayed: February 2007
2  Thank GFKelly
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Reviewed November 17, 2006

Having over 125 hotel stays this year, I've seen my share of hotels. This one ranks high. And the low price makes it a great deal.
Plusses: The renovated rooms are really nice in both design and size. The bathroom is downright cute! And the mirrors allow you to see the back of your head with little effort. The people were awesome at check-in, breakfast, and check-out. The internet connection was easy to use, the towels plentiful, clean and not worn, and the lighting in the room was well placed. The breakfast was pretty standard Hampton Inn, but the seating area had more seating and was nicely appointed. And sliding front doors - standard in Hampton Inns - make getting in and out with your luggage very simple.
Negatives: The hotel still uses bedspreads. Who knows how often those are cleaned. They should shift to douvets like most hotels have done. Also, there is very limited counter space in the bathroom. People with lots of grooming products might find this annoying.
But in the scheme of things, the little warnings are minor. Make your reservation at this hotel and you will not need to worry about your accomodations. They will be top-notch.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled on business
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3  Thank CJKatl
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Reviewed July 11, 2006

My husband and I had a great stay at the Hampton Inn. The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We arrived at 1:30 AM after a long day on the road. The staff on duty was smiling and cheerful...you don't see that much in the day time! The breakfast was excellent and well presented. We heartily recommend a stay.

  • Stayed: July 2006
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1  Thank TNTraveller65
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Reviewed April 7, 2005

This convenient 19 year old motel is undergoing a complete renovation. The 3rd and 4th floors are complete and they hope to have all rooms online by the end of May, 2005. This motel is frequently booked to capacity with IU related activities. The breakfast buffet is above average with scrambled eggs, sausage, cereals, fruit, yogurt etc. Coffee/tea and fruit are available all day and cookies are served at 6 pm. The renovated room was quite nice, with everything brand new including the carpet and wallcoverings. The Great Wall China Buffet, a short walk from the lobby, is a local favorite with great variety. Because of the high demand for this motel the rates are generally around $98 for two and lower in December.

Stayed: April 2005
7  Thank karenfran
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Reviewed January 19, 2005

This Hampton Inn is 10-15 minutes from Indiana University. Inn has nice rooms, very nice breakfast bar including hot items, and a good location to get around the city. There is an excellent Chinese Buffet restaurant within walking distance of the lobby and also a Denny's restaurant close by. A short drive away is a nice regional supermarket, Marsh's. Attentive staff at this location have maps and know the area well. Note that room rates will vary depending on Indiana University activities. We usually get a nice double bed room with frig and microwave for @$70.
At entrance to Inn there is lots of literature to areas of interest in and around Southern Indiana.

5  Thank MerryO
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Reviewed September 11, 2003

Great Stay! I was here for two weeks on business and it is a pleasure to find a staff that learns your name and is competent as well as having personality. The rooms are clean, the comp breakfast is upgraded, fresh fruit is available all day, and they put out the USA Today and Wall Street Journal. They go the extra mile and it shows. The hotel's manager, Mike Campbell, has recently moved to the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Indy. Hopefully things will stay the same here.

  • Stayed: August 2003, traveled on business
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6  Thank JoeyG
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Additional Information about Hampton Inn Bloomington

Address: 2100 N Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47404-2001
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Location: United States > Indiana > Bloomington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Bloomington
#9 Business Hotel in Bloomington
Price Range: $106 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Bloomington 2.5*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at Hampton Inn Bloomington, a great value hotel in Bloomington, IN next to Memorial Stadium. Expect free WiFi, work desks, convenient lap desks and 32-inch LCD TVs. Choose from a variety of room options, including a king bed study with a sofa bed or a one-bedroom suite with a whirlpool. Our modern fitness center and sparkling outdoor pool also provide the perfect spot to spend some leisure time. We look forward to welcoming you to Hampton Inn Bloomington - a great choice among hotels in Bloomington, IN. ... more   less 
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