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“Nice Hotel - good breakfast (not free!) and great fitness room!”

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Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Dubuque
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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“Nice Hotel - good breakfast (not free!) and great fitness room!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This hotel is attached to a casino, and my room on the back side of the hotel overlooked the dog racing track. You must buy a package to get free breakfast, or be at least a HHonors gold member. The breakfast was delicious....any kind of omelette or eggs you want, along with made to order pancakes or French toast. They also have bacon, sausage and hash browns. Muffins, cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, fruit, & bagels are on the cheaper continental breakfast. The fitness room is fantastic with two treadmills, two ellipticals, a bike, free weights, and a weight machine.

I received a free drink ticket good for beer out of the pavilion pantry, and coffee and cookies are available during the day!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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KenHaugen1, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thanks for your compliments regarding our hotel! We do apprieciate your comments, our fitness room is outstanding, and the casino is located right down an inclosed hallway! Thanks again and see you soon!
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very Affordable ~ Spacious like new Suites at the HG Inn are sweet ~~ I walked in the room and it was a good 50' deep !! with large adjoining bedroom! Can't go wrong with this deal~ ! the Casino is just down a inside corridor ~ 100 yards away from the hotel lobby !! fun fun fun!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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KenHaugen1, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thanks for your compliments! Our property is located right down the enclosed hallway, very convenient to access the casino for fun! With Houlihan's right next door, we have everything you need for a relaxing getaway! Thanks again and see you soon!
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

I stay at Hiltons with some regularity. This hotel has all the usual amenities (great fitness area, well designed common areas, spacious dining areas with plug ins for business travelers). That said, there are several issues that need to be addressed at this hotel. The mattress in room 242 needs to be replaced. Judging from the other comments, there are several mattresses that need to be replaced.

We could hear the people above us stomping around in the morning. The hotel was very busy when we were there (March 1 - 3). I'm not sure that there is much that can be done as this is a design flaw.

The breakfast on site was expensive ($13/person) and mediocre. The fruit wasn't ripe except for the apples, oranges and bananas. The oatmeal was tasteless. The add ins were ancient (the brown sugar was hard as a rock). At the very least, make sure the add on items for the oatmeal are fresh.

The coffee at this location is horrible. It didn't matter if it was made in the room or the coffee in the lobby - I couldn't believe how bad it tasted. They need to filter the water or do something to make that coffee drinkable.

They did have a great deal with Hoolihan's restaurant (attached to the hotel) on the weekend we stayed. If you spent $25 at Hoolihan's you received 500 Hilton Honors points. If you spent $50 at Hoolihan's, you received 1000 points. Unfortunately, the restaurant doesn't open until 11 am. If it was open earlier, I would recommend going there for breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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KenHaugen1, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
I appreciate your review of your recent experience at our hotel and restaurant. I understand that you were disappointed with your your coffee and breakfast, I have brought your comment to our culinary team and we are actively reworking our offerings with your recommendations in mind. The next time you are in area we would love to have you come back to see the changes we have made and provide feedback. Thank you once again for your comments.
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Room 216 has a terrible mattress and the heating units are right outside your window and cycle on during the night and sounds like about 20 motorcycles firing up.
All of our other services provided by the hotel are fine.

Stay out of 216.

Room Tip: Do not saty in 216.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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KenHaugen1, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank-you for taking the time to let us know your concerns regarding the noise and mattress. We will address your concerns and make sure we improve the guest experience for the future,. Certainly noise from roof top units cannot be eliminated or relocated, but will look at the possibilty of silencing the units after hours.

Thanks again and hope to see you soon!
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Potosi, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque on Saturday evening. The pool is great and the room are extremely nice. Since it was the weekend before Valentines day you can imagine that they were very busy, but the staff was great and very accomodating. Thanks for a great stay you can bet we will be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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KenHaugen1, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank-you for the compliments regarding our hotel, amenities and service! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Silver Spring, MD
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

My wife and I spent the night here at the Hilton Garden Inn on our way back from a winter adventure at Yellowstone National Park. This property demonstrates the same excellent characteristics exhibited at almost all Hilton Garden Inns.

The check-in process is conducted in a quick, friendly manner. The room was well decorated, clean, and spacious. A Houlihan's restaurant and a casino are adjacent to and connected to the property. A made to order hot breakfast is available and free to Hilton Honors Gold or Diamond members.

The only negative is that the parking is in a lot shared by a casino which places your vehicle away from the immediate hotel area.

I would definitely stay here again if in the Dubuque area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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KenHaugen1, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank-you for your compliments regarding my hotel! We do have very high standards, and are ready to serve your every need! Our property is located next to Mystique Casino, and Houlihan's Restaurant, all indoor. I hope to see you soon!
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Sun Prairie, WI
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We have now stayed several times, most recently in January 2013. We have always forud the staff friendly and helpful, rooms clean and no hiccups. We have never tried their breakfast but agree the price is in a range where it should be excellent. We will continue to recommend this hotel based on our experiences.

Room Tip: The hallway on first floor can be pretty cold in the winter. The rooms however are fine.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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KenHaugen1, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank-you very much for the compliments regarding my hotel and restaurant! We do have an excellent property, with the casino, hotel and restaurant all indoor! Thanks again and see you soon!
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown
Address: 1801 Greyhound Park Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001-2381
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Location: United States > Iowa > Dubuque
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dubuque
#4 Family Hotel in Dubuque
#5 Business Hotel in Dubuque
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 116
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