Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Not every traveler comes to Florida to enjoy the beach. Many come to shop and what better place to be than across the street from one of the largest outlet malls in the country, the Sawgrass Mills Mall. This Double Tree hotel is also located near the local stadium, many great restaurants, and about 25-30 minute drive from the beach (if you feel like dropping the shopping bags and slipping into a swim-suit). I stayed at this hotel as a personal getaway, a mini "staycation" a few months ago.
Quality: This hotel represents the Hilton name very well. From the professional staff, to the beautiful interior, and the cozy room. The bed is extremely comfortable, and the comforters and pillows fit like a glove. I spent most of my stay under the covers in a mini coma. I didn't realize how much I needed the rest, but this safe haven definitely reminded me. The room was fully equipped with all of the basic amenities (television, phone, etc.), and it had a microwave and a desk.
Service: The front desk service personnel are very friendly and extremely helpful. There is a small cafe on the first floor to meet your beverage and snack needs, just in case you don't feel like leaving the hotel to dine at one of the many restaurants in the surrounding area.
Cleanliness: The room was very clean. The housekeepers forgot to clean my room on one of the days during my stay. However, the front desk quickly rectified the situation once I called them.
Price: The hotel is priced well in comparison to the hotels of its standard in the area.
Experience: I really enjoyed my stay at the "Double Tree by Hilton." It's a great local getaway for residents that want to rest, shop, or work in a quiet environment. This is a shoppers goldmine, a hotel within walking distance of a huge shopping mall. You can literally walk to the mall! However, the hotel actually provides a shuttle that goes back and forth to the mall, which is such a great idea.
Would I recommend it: If you're going to the Sunrise, Fl area with a purpose (short business trip, in town for an event, shopping, or visiting someone close by), then this hotel will be a perfect fit. However, if you want to see the food, culture, and beaches that Florida has to offer, celebrating a big milestone in your life, looking for pampering at the spa, or coming for a romantic weekend this hotel would not be on your list of choices.