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Oct 6, 11, 7:46 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 5,802
Posted By 2400

Like most of my Fortune 500 company road...

Like most of my Fortune 500 company road warriors, last year I swtiched from Hilton to Starwood or Marriott for domestic stays. The major, if not sole, reason is Hilton corporation's continuing...
Dec 19, 10, 12:03 am
Replies: 347
Views: 78,993
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Copied from the "best and worst" thread. My...

Copied from the "best and worst" thread. My experience at the SF Hilton mirrors the others. Sad, a great property has gone to seed.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Billiken
I've stayed at the...
Oct 28, 09, 11:53 pm
Replies: 483
Views: 65,216
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I've been a loyal Hilton patron since 1996. ...

I've been a loyal Hilton patron since 1996. Holding Diamond status since 1998 -- averaging 50 stays a year -- I've experienced more than a couple of significant point devaluations. Nevertheless I...
Aug 23, 09, 10:44 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 7,333
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+1 I agree completely, and add: 6. ...

+1

I agree completely, and add:

6. Reopen and keep open Executive Lounges open at all Hilton properties. The views from the Exec Lounge at the SF Downtown Hilton was the only reason to stay...
Aug 2, 09, 11:58 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 10,777
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For those wishing to enjoy a reward stay at the...

For those wishing to enjoy a reward stay at the Mt Juliet Conrad ought to book it sooner than later. My wife and I stayed there in April and we were told that the Hilton franchise contract expires...
May 6, 09, 6:59 pm
Replies: 1,078
Views: 20,459
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I wholeheartedly agree -- avoid the O'Ferrell...

I wholeheartedly agree -- avoid the O'Ferrell Hilton at all costs -- the Executive Lounge is still closed, the staff remains surley and the parking is outrageously expensive, $55. For reasons known...
Apr 25, 08, 9:26 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,228
Posted By 2400

Mostly chain restaurants in strip mall settings. ...

Mostly chain restaurants in strip mall settings. I don't remember whether they are within walking distance, not far at all by car. The HGI is several miles from the major casinos.
Apr 24, 08, 1:54 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,228
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Very nice: new, off 395 towards Carson City,...

Very nice: new, off 395 towards Carson City, close to restaurants, very friendly staff. Great alternative to the HI
Jun 9, 07, 1:54 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,547
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I often stay at the San Rafael ES on business...

I often stay at the San Rafael ES on business because its the only Hilton property in Marin County, CA. Its a large property that's beginning to look worn and threadbare. Last month there was a...
Jun 1, 06, 12:12 pm
Replies: 288
Views: 52,107
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With acknowledgments and thanks to the great...

With acknowledgments and thanks to the great American song writer Loudon Wainwright III, let us not forget what we find in the middle of the road:

"You got yer
Dead skunk in the middle of the...
May 25, 06, 3:47 pm
Replies: 288
Views: 52,107
Posted By 2400

Just what our Country needs on Memorial Day, a...

Just what our Country needs on Memorial Day, a Capitol Hilton apologist. :td:
May 20, 06, 6:55 pm
Replies: 288
Views: 52,107
Posted By 2400

I witnessed a very touching moment last Friday...

I witnessed a very touching moment last Friday night at the Capitol Hilton lobby. Two young men, one in a motorized wheelchair and the other with a prosthetic right leg, were accompanied by three...
Mar 31, 06, 5:12 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 26,482
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This morning I called the Diamond Desk about the...

This morning I called the Diamond Desk about the 60K point bonus. The conversation went something like this:

2400: I'd like to sign-up for the 60K point bonus.

DD: I'm sorry its a...
Mar 7, 06, 6:05 pm
Replies: 799
Views: 109,665
Posted By 2400

Don't rely on valet parking at the Modesto...

Don't rely on valet parking at the Modesto Doubletree for a secure parking place. They'll park your car across the street in an unattended multi-level municipal parking structure. The OP was right,...
Mar 1, 06, 7:36 pm
Replies: 594
Views: 350,301
Posted By 2400

I recently witnessed an interesting exchange...

I recently witnessed an interesting exchange between a guest who booked the Govt rate without an ID and front desk manager at the Dallas Lincoln Towers Hilton. When the manager refused to honor the...
Jan 6, 06, 6:34 pm
Replies: 3,923
Views: 643,964
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Hotel management did not handle the incident very...

Hotel management did not handle the incident very well, especially after the media arrived on site ... "Unfortunate accident" was the standard response followed by a "No comment" to further...
Jan 6, 06, 4:17 pm
Replies: 3,923
Views: 643,964
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Similar San Rafael, CA E.S. incident in 2001

I very similar tragedy happened in 2001 at the San Rafael, CA Embassy Suites.
A 2 -year-old Dutch girl died when she fell 40 feet from an open fourth-story hotel window. I happened to be staying...
Nov 3, 05, 6:57 pm
Replies: 283
Views: 49,032
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Unrecognized Diamond loyalty

I feel like the "Lone Ranger" among my fellow road warriors. 68 Hilton stays this year, 11 booked for the rest of the year and not one bonus offer. In fact, the last offer I received was back in...
Jul 14, 05, 5:03 pm
Replies: 257
Views: 54,973
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Just what we need, another HHonors lapdog...

Just what we need, another HHonors lapdog apologist. :td:
Jul 5, 05, 3:37 pm
Replies: 1,378
Views: 351,796
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Only been Diamond for 6 years, but same...

Only been Diamond for 6 years, but same experience -- not a single promotion directed my way. I called the Diamond Desk inquiring why I haven't been targeted and was told that my "stay pattern"...
May 7, 05, 1:02 pm
Replies: 599
Views: 94,560
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Checked out of the San Jose Hilton last week. ...

Checked out of the San Jose Hilton last week. Unlike last year's trip, the Executive Lounge was jammed packed at breakfast -- not a seat to be found. I mentioned this to the concierge who responsed...
Apr 7, 05, 7:04 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 19,124
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Listen to the Doorman, Don't Wander Away On Foot!

Lessons learned from a recent two night stay at the SF Hilton. First the caveat given, and ignored, by the doorman to Mrs. Midnight and me -- wander away from the hotel on foot after dark at your...
Jan 21, 05, 12:39 pm
Replies: 254
Views: 50,307
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Ask John McCain about the "shocking treatment" he...

Ask John McCain about the "shocking treatment" he received at the Hanoi Hilton.
Oct 26, 04, 3:49 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,041
Posted By 2400

Now those are promotions. Thank you. :)

Now those are promotions. Thank you. :)
Oct 25, 04, 12:00 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,041
Posted By 2400

I agree, there's not much incentive to go beyond...

I agree, there's not much incentive to go beyond the minimum Diamond threshold, especially given Hyatt's stay frequent two, get one free promotions. I too stopped at 28 Hilton stays. Since then...
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