I booked this hotel under the Best Flexible Rate, which I believe has the best value out of all the hotel that I stayed throughout my trip. It costs USD$150 (including tax and charges).
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My room was upgraded to a junior suite, and it came with an fabulous view of the Bay Area. However, this suite doesn’t separate the living room and the bedroom. As a gold hhonor, I was given the breakfast vouchers upon check in. The process was fast and easy. However, the staff told me the room was not ready. It was 3/4 pm as I remember, but the staff gave me the key card and let me to try if the room has already been made up. When I went up, the room was ready to use.
I went out after I unpacked my stuff at the hotel. And when I went back to the hotel room, they placed a bottle of champagne and chocolate cake for my celebration. You see … This is the reason why I love Hilton so much. Some other hotels don’t care about it.
Since I was staying at the suite, I could use the executive lounge (<– another thing I love about Hilton). I really wish I could have used it during the evening cocktail hours, but I was too busy going here and there. However, I did went up to took 2 bottles of water from the fridge and ate a banana. That’s it.
The bathroom doesn’t have a bathtub. The bath amenities are the standard brand from all Hilton’s.
The breakfast buffet is located on the ground floor inside the restaurant, or else I may choose to have it inside the executive lounge. I went down to have breakfast because I knew that restaurant must offer more food items than in lounge.
The buffet spread was just mediocre when it compared with the one in Southeast Asia. You can find the basic food you need, but trust me this spread was by far the best one I encountered during my trip. Holiday inn express really shocked me.
Overall, it was a nice stay. Nothing went wrong, and I still adore the view from my hotel room.