Your favorite USA Hilton property

Old Jan 31, 10, 1:25 pm
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Your favorite USA Hilton property

I am curious as to everyones favorite Hilton Property in the USA.

I am going with a fairly obvious choice in the Grand Wailea in Maui.

In the continental USA, I will go with the Arizon Biltmore but am staying at the new Bonnet Creek Waldorf Astoria in Orlando in February so anxious to see that
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Old Jan 31, 10, 3:53 pm
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I look forward to hearing about the new WA in Orlando.
As for domestic favorites - I don't know of any one location that stands out. (Like you, I did enjoy the Phoenix Biltmore, but I don't think it was a stand out.)
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I loved the WA in Bonnet Creek. I was there before their official grand opening in November so I experienced the soft opening. As a Diamond I had the breakfast buffet on Sat & Sun. It was amazing and the upcharge over the comp continental was $5.00 the best deal ever.

As it was a soft opening only 1 restaurant was open in the evening and so I dined at the restaurant at the adjoining Hilton. Best burgers and fries. The food at both properties was impressive.

Great pool areas at both though I sort of liked the Hilton area more, more lazy river type things. Service as great at both.

The room I rec'd looked over the pool and was nicely appointed. Big sofa and chairs and coffe table and very comfortable bed. Separate stall shower in the bathroom.

My onlu complaint was the shuttle servie to the parks. I did not have a car and would have liked to see more frequent service to the Disney Marketplace/Pleasure Island area. It did take a while to get over to the parks but not horrible.

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Old Feb 1, 10, 6:05 pm
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Unbelievable--have earned somwhere in the region of 4 million HH points--and I do not have a favorite HH property in the US.

I'm looking forward to seeing what opinions emerge in this thread since I am always on the lookout for aspirational properties stateside.
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Old Feb 1, 10, 6:12 pm
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The Hilton property I've visited most for personal travel and look forward to booking if possible is the Embassy Suites in Charleston, SC.

I like the Embassy Suites brand (breakfast, happy hour, suite) and this one has character since it's an old Citadel building.

I mostly stay in Hamptons for work so my opinion may be skewed.
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Old Feb 1, 10, 6:38 pm
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In the continental US, the Doubletree in Santa Barbara is one of my favorites. Also, the Torrey Pines Hilton ranks pretty high, as does Tapatio Cliffs in PHX.
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Carrilion Park Hilton St. Petersburg.
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Old Feb 1, 10, 8:02 pm
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The Embassy Suites in Downtown Portland Oregon, their presidential suite is really really nice if you get the upgrade.
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I really like the Hilton STL Ballpark. Overall the hotel is ok, but I love looking out my room and seeing the ballpark at night during a game.
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Old Feb 1, 10, 9:34 pm
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Thumbs up Hilton Bonnet Creek/Waldorf Astoria

I have stayed about 7 total nights at the Hilton Bonnet Creek/Waldort Astoria since it opened in October 2009. It is a world class hotel with an incredible pool. However, it is a Convention hotel so know that going in. It is either real busy or pretty much empty as it was in January 2009.

The WA is a very nice hotel as well. The only issue I had was finding them because they are so new, they are Not on a GPS Yet.

After you try them, compare them to your other hotels and let us know what you think. There are some really awesome restaraunts in the Hilton/Waldorf Bonnet Creek. Try them and see!
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Old Feb 1, 10, 9:51 pm
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There's no favorite in this lifestyle - otherwise I wouldn't be traveling, I'd be staying put.

That said:

Really enjoyed the new WA in Park City, UT. Cushy, big suites that are really condos, nice pool, great views, good staff, fun city. Awesome kitchens, linens, beds nice, multiple fireplaces, great full set of Golden Door Spa lotions, bath salts, shampoos, etc.

Embassy Suites Beachwalk on O'ahu is a repeat for me over and over again, I dig this place and keep coming back. Best property in Hawaii, hands down. Location, good, rooms are big, nice views good from top floors, breakfast top notch with some island niceitys, staff and check-in procedure very nice.

Whether you're looking for hot or cold vacations, Hilton's got some good ones.



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Conrad in Miami- love everything about (except maybe the fact that it is not on the beach)
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Lake Tahoe Embassy Suites - perfect ski resort in the winter; golf trip in the summer; right next door to the casino!

LV Hilton - always have fun there!
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From out in left field

Originally Posted by snapper6768 View Post
I am curious as to everyones favorite Hilton Property in the USA.
I highlighted favorite because that makes this a purely personal and subjective choice. My best experience at a Hilton USA property was at the Waldorf Astoria on my wedding night. Pretty fabulous experience.

But my favorite property is probably the HI in Kayenta, Arizona. My wife and I love the Four Corners area, making a trip to that region every year at Thanksgiving. We find peace in the desert, and it is so beautiful and quiet in November. The HI in Kayenta is ideally situated for us on this annual trip such that we have stayed there while making our grand loop starting in ABQ, PHX or COS. This year we fly to GJT and a stay in Kayenta is on tap.

As far as HIs go, Kayenta's is very nice. Their breakfast room doubles as a full service restaurant for dinner, and the food is quite good. They have a fireplace that crackles, and the ambiance is soothing. The gift shop is well stocked with reasonably priced native American art (and some requisite 'made in China' trinkets). All the rooms have pictures of the mittens from Monument Valley.
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