While in Sioux Falls for a pastor meet and greet conference, we opted to stay at the Hampton Inn on Carolyn Avenue. This seemed to be in a newer development in the area and was just the perfect location! It was near several restaurants, the movie theater, lots of strip mall shops, a gas station, Walmart, and the Empire Mall was located just down the street. It also was very easy to head north on Louise to hook up with the interstate in a seamless transition.
I used to stay in Hamptons all the time with my family growing up, but this is the first time Andrew and I stayed in one. We finally have a nicer hotel budget now that he’s out of school! I can say after one stay that we are seriously hooked on the Hampton/Hilton brand! Everything about our stay was amazing!
The clerk who checked us in welcomed us warmly and was very friendly and helpful. He thanked us for signing up for their rewards program and even gave us each a complimentary bottle of water for doing so. He let us know that the pool was open all day for adults (and said it was a salt water pool) and also gave us the details on when breakfast would be available.
Our room was located on the third floor, so we went over to the elevator to head on up!
We had reserved a King bedroom and as you can see it was very spacious. There was a built in desk on the far wall with a closet right next to it. The fridge and microwave were included in the TV stand.
The bathroom was just to the right of the entrance and was one of the larger hotel bathrooms I’ve experienced in my travels. The wallpaper was a little frilly for my liking, but that’s a minor complaint when it comes to hotel bathrooms!
One other huge plus of the room was the outlets located on the nightstands. I love hotels that provide this many options as, like it or not, we live in a world of chargers these days. Shortly after arriving in our room, the front desk also called up to see how things were in our room, which is always a nice gesture.
While I didn’t get any pictures, we did enjoy the pool both nights we spent there. Well, the pool was actually a little on the cool side, but we still enjoyed the hot tub.
The breakfast area was also nice and spacious. One room had counters with all the food options, including a hot meat option each morning and some kind of eggs. They also had waffles, cereal, fruit, and an assortment of breads/bagels/muffins.
We hadn’t thought we’d find somewhere in Sioux Falls that we loved as much as the La Quinta, but the Hampton has now taken it’s place as the number one place I would choose to stay in Sioux Falls. The location can’t be beat, the service was incredible, and the hotel was extremely quiet, even with the interstate right outside our window. We will most definitely be back when in the area in the future!
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