Over the last four years, I've stayed at pretty much every Hilton/Marriott property in the Bothell/Lynnwood area. While I've never had any complaints about one of the others, I do think I'll be coming back to this one again and again.
The Hilton Garden Inn is fairly new, only having been built within the last year or so. The first thing to know is that it's fairly hard to get to. You have to drive through a strip mall parking lot, past an Outback Steakhouse, and keep going until your right nestled up against the 405 freeway to get to the hotel. But once you're there, it really is the nicest property around.
Above all else, the HGI has an UNDERGROUND PARKING GARAGE. 3 degrees below zero in December? You bet this was a big deal. No sloshing through the rain from your parking space to the front door feeling frigid ice cubes battering your face. Yay. First area hotel I've stayed at with this particular feature. Also, the furnishings inside are definitely new and toward the top end of nearby properties in terms of quality. The king bed was plush and comfortable. The TV was of very good picture quality (Note: Showtime airs on East Coast time, which means your program says 9pm but it's really airing at 6pm). And I really like the desk chair. I might be biased on this trip since I think I ended up with a Handicapped-accessible room, meaning an extra-large bathroom and what felt like a wider overall hotel room with more total square footage. But it was definitely nice. One warning: The bedframe is wider than the mattress. I bumped my knee at least twice while trying to cut the corner around it.
On the con side, there's no free breakfast, unlike some neighboring properties. There is a restaurant on the main floor, and room service is offered. Also, being right up against the freeway, you CAN hear the cars roaring by at night. They aren't loud or anything, but if you're a light sleeper you might want to request a room on the opposite side of the hotel (odd numbered rooms, I think). Also, the free internet was somewhat sluggish, not even fast enough to play NFL.com video highlights.
The hotel is very centrally-located, with many restaurants, fast-food, banking, coffee, and two supermarkets right on your intersection. The only issue is that getting out of the hotel and onto the freeway requires a convoluted route through the strip mall parking lot and two left turn stoplights. But since I know the route, and it's so close to my workplace, and it has all the convenience and features I need, I definitely plan on coming back.
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