"Clean Rooms & Comfy Beds"
My 2 little girls (ages 4.5 & 6) and I stayed at the Hampton Inn Lubbock the first week of February 2012. We used to live in Lubbock and had to return for a Memorial service for the dad of a very dear friend. My husband had stayed at this particular hotel several times when he was in town on business...so he recommended this hotel to us.
We arrived at around 6pm on a Thursday night. We were greeted at the registration desk by a very nice and friendly man. He gave us our key and told us how to get up to our room. This isn't a 5 star hotel...so I didn't expect him to escort us to our room and take our luggage. Speaking of luggage and getting up to the room. The hotel has 2 luggage carts for guests use to take their own luggage to their room.
The hotel has 81 rooms available with some rooms having 2 queen size beds and some with King size beds. The nicely decorated rooms were very clean. The beds were extremely comfortable with soft sheets and great pillows. The bathrooms were nicely decorated. My only negative about the bathroom was that the counter height was a little too high. My two little girls were not able to reach the sink without either climbing up on the shelf below the sink (see photo) or me holding them up. I can imagine a short stature adult would also have an issue with the counter height. Another positive is that if you have an infant or small toddler they do have cribs and high chairs available (according to their website).
This is a nice, basic hotel. It's great for the family or business traveler.
Guests have access to a complimentary beverage bar (coffee, tea etc) located in the main lobby and connected to the breakfast area. Included with your room is also a complimentary breakfast with a nice variety of breakfast selections. My girls LOVED getting to choose from cereals, muffins, fruit, milk, juice. And I like the hot oatmeal (although little runny), eggs, sausage, coffee etc. The lady servicing the breakfast area was VERY nice and extra friendly to my little girls.
The hotel has an indoor pool that seemed pretty nice. However, the hot tub was empty and looked like it was in the middle of repairs. I didn't notice if the hotel had a treadmill or other exercise equipment and checked the website and it only said "pool".
The hotel has an on site business center including a fax machine, computer/internet access and photo copying. I also had wireless internet in my hotel room (not sure if it's complimentary...my husband is a gold member).
The hotel is in a great location just south of loop 289. It's a short drive to/from the airport and Texas Tech. It's also located just across the parking lot from several restaurants (Jason's Deli, Cheddar's...).
I would definitely recommend the Hampton Inn Lubbock for both families or business travelers. It's clean, it's comfortable, great location and a great value.