Very good for business and pleasure A review of Hilton Boca Raton Suites
I come to the Boca Raton area about two or three time a year on business and have stayed at the Radisson Suites Hotel at least 20 times starting way back in 1995. This alone will tell you that I really like this place.
About three years ago the rooms were completely refurbished and the new furniture and paint is very nice indeed. All rooms are small suites - small meaning that the actual room is about the same size as a normal hotel room, but they divided this into a bedroom that is basically not larger than the king size bed inside it, and a small living room with workdesk, sofa, chair. Each room has its own TV.
For about $10 more you can get a lake view instead of the parking lot view, I would recommend you use this money for something else as the lake is just a small artificial pond with a fountain and the parking lot is actually very green, so the views are both comparable.
The free breakfast is incredible, cooked to order and your choice of eggs, omelettes, pancakes etc. But also a variety of cereal, fruits and breads are available.
What impressed me most was that the restaurant maitre'd, the cook, the concierge, and several other employees have been there at least since my first visit in 1995, meaning that this must be a good place to work and this feeling is really passed on to the customers - staff is always very friendy.
Because of the location this hotel is primarily a business hotel, but I have also stayed there with my family on several occasions and it has been very nice. There are always families with children there, not just business travellers.
The beach is a bit far (15 minutes drive) but the fantastic "Town Center" mall with its exclusive department stores is just 3 minutes down the road (east), and 5 minutes to the west you will find Route 441 with a long string of less expensive stores (Toys'r'us, BestBuy, Borders, etc) and even outlet stores. So for shopping, the hotel is in a perfect location!
True, there is no restaurant on site for lunch and dinner (only breakfast) but there are 5 restaurants just outside the hotel on the other side of the lake - - 1 minute walk across a bridge - and if you eat there, you can charge it to your room!
All in all, great value!