I stayed at this hotel for a two day conference and I thought that for the most part, the hotel was very good. At check-in, our group was greeted in a friendly manner and the receptionist pretty much bent over backwards trying to get us four rooms located on the same floor. I wish I had the girl's name because she gave our group superior service.
The room, located in the south tower, was okay. My one gripe is that the TV cabinet and the television are severely dated. I understand you don't come to this hotel to watch TV in your room but I expected higher quality from Hilton. When the TV is turned on, has white lines running across the screen which may be distracting to some.
Access to the beach is excellent and there are also plenty of shops/restaurants nearby.
The parking is located about 2 blocks from the hotel but it didn't seem very far. In case you were wondering, it's located at the corner of Auditorium/Grandview streets. We had trouble finding it even after getting directions from the hotel staff.More