on May 8, 2011
This is a beautiful hotel with plenty of shoreline to walk and enjoy, the rooms are very nice, our pet friendly room did not show evidence of other pets having stayed there (which is a frequent problem when I travel with my dog), the bar and restaurant also very nice. However, this is a Hilton property, and as such, we were charged for parking. What is up with Hilton Hotels? Every single one I have ever stayed at seems to feel it is their right to charge outrageous fees to park ones car, when every other hotel in the area offers free parking. I have to say, it's not like they didn't have plenty of room. In fact, some of the parking was a long walk from the hotel entry and they STILL charged for parking. My biggest complaint and concern was handicapped parking availability. I have a walking disability and when necessary, use assigned handicapped parking. After a long drive, I looked for the accessible parking area and found it was roped off and had several "no parking' signs within the roped off area. When I asked about available handicapped parking I was told a valet would park my car if necessary, but that the accessible parking was "reserved for a wedding party and their limosines". I am pretty sure this is illegal and did mention it to the desk clerk who provided us with a free parking voucher, and again, the offer of a valet. It left a bad feeling for me, handcapped persons should not have to argue for a parking space.....Hilton is off my list of places to stay.
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