Worth it for the staff.
Posted 12-Nov-2015 on Hotels
The good thing about a Hilton is that you know what you're getting. That's sometimes the downside, too. In this case, thanks to a bargain price from Trivago, I was getting Hilton level service and a large, clean room for the price of a B&B - this was perfect as I was arriving late and all I wanted was a sandwich and an overpriced pint in a quiet bar followed by a good night's sleep.
The staff were, as expected, outstandingly courteous and helpful. There was an iron in the room for my slightly rumpled shirt, I was able to get a sandwich from the bar at ten on a Sunday evening and the room was quiet and comfortable, devoid of the 2am shouting matches that seem de rigeur in a Travelodge.
If I had a gripe it's that breakfast would have cost £15 if I'd opted for it in the morning or £7.50 to book ahead. That's a lot for some muesli and an average cooked breakfast on a whim and if you do book and then don't feel like the full monty, £7.50 for toast and tea is a bit steep too.
Still, I wasn't in the mood for breakfast, so on this occasion, no harm, no foul.