We just got back from our holiday. We spent our half term week in Blackpool and it was a lot of fun. It was our first time visiting Blackpool. We have heard a lot about the lovely place and have been dying to visit. It took us a little over an hour to get to Blackpool from Cheshire, and we enjoyed the short road trip. We have stayed in Hilton Hotels before, it is usually our preferred hotel chain so we kind of knew what to expect with Hampton by Hilton Blackpool.
Check in and first impression
We got to the hotel for 3pm, which is peak time for check ins, so we had a short delay. There were 2 people at the check in desk so it took a bit to get the check in done. When we finally got the room keys, we headed to our room. We were on the first floor, so we didn’t have to go to far up, which was great.
What we liked
We got a room on the first floor with a great view. The view was amazing and we enjoyed it. I really liked the shower cubicle. It is a lot bigger than your average shower cubicle. We also liked the room size. There was plenty space for our luggage, shoes and all the extra baggage. It didn’t feel cramped like some other hotel rooms we have stayed in.
I also found a particular staff member extremely helpful. She was in the restaurant and she went above and beyond at dinner time and while we were having breakfast as well. I have forgotten her name now, but she made our stay very pleasant and I hope she gets the recognition she deserves for her amazing customer service.
What we didn’t like
We found the room quite dusty. My husband complained about this and asked for the room to be properly cleaned on the next day but this didn’t happen. The room was still very dusty especially the curtain area and my husband ended up with a cold thanks to the dust.
The room didn’t have a fridge and there was no room service. This made our stay very uncomfortable as we had to go down for everything. I like having a fridge when holidaying especially with the kids. There is always a snack or a drink left unfinished we may want to store in the fridge. Also, room service is a hotel essential for me, as we usually prefer eating our dinner in the room.
There were hardly any toiletries left in our room. The bath wash was never topped up, but thankfully we had ours with us. There was also no shower cap, which was a pain, and only 1 toilet roll was left for a family of 4 to share on our last day. The towels were not white, they were cream and I didn’t really like that.
We also found it a little tricky to find a parking space as Hampton by Hilton Blackpool parking space is really small. But we found a good spot in the end.
Overall, our stay was good. We enjoyed exploring Blackpool. I will be sharing a post on all what we got up to soon. We visited Pleasure Beach and Nickelodeon Park. So look out for my next travel blog post.
Have you ever stayed in Hampton by Hilton Blackpool?
Thank you for sharing your experience but I commend you for still giving the hotel a “good” rating considering that they are lacking on basic amenities. Oh well, as long as your family enjoyed their stay, then that’s enough.
Yes. Thanks Ivan.
Thank you for your honest review of the hotel. I am sad that you did not get what you expected out of the hotel you stayed in. Your feedback about the hotel is a good reference.
Glad you think so. Thanks Eileen.
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It looks like a nice room. But I think i would have the same problem as you if the hotel were that dusty. My daughter and I would have allergy problems and probably wind up with a cold which stinks.
Yea. A dusty room isn’t good.
Thank you for an honest review..Interesting to know that for a well known chain of hotel, you can encounter a dusty room.. This sounds disturbing indeed, especially with your experience of getting a cold because of it.
Yes it was shocking to find the room so dusty.
That was sad. I can’t imagine staying at the high end hotel with no room service. It is one of the perks that we pay for. So sorry that your stay was uncomfortable. Thank you for sharing about your experience.
Thanks for reading Clarice.
The hotel actually looks nice and amazing from the photos I saw, but they really need to work on their customers service, as its disheartening to hear, so sorry for having to experience such along side your husband’s health, but also thanks so much for sharing your experience with us.
Thanks for reading 😊
Interesting i love What am seeing
Glad you do.