Hilton Barbados Resort
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Bridgetown (Garrison Historic Area), Hilton Barbados Resort is minutes from Needhams Point and George Washington House. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Garrison Savannah and Barbados Museum and Historical Society.
Make yourself at home in one of the 350 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Planning an event in Bridgetown? This resort has 107639 square feet (10000 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
For context, this visit was my wife, myself and our 17-year-old daughter. We are lifelong New Yorkers and have dual citizenship in Barbados. We are frequent visitors to the island.
The property itself is lovely, a large well appointed resort with all the amenities one could imagine. The location is great, if you want to you can actually walk along the beach to Bridgetown if you are willing to scoot under the Radisson pier or walk out to the road and then back to the beach skirting around the Radisson.
We found the rooms to be very comfortable with nice beds and plenty of space. We stayed in an executive corner suite for the first six days and then had to move to an executive corner room for the last day which we knew when we checked in. No hassles at all during check-in or during the move on the last day.
The staff was terrific, sometimes one person or another would seem a little tight at first but once we engaged them, smiled, and treated them like fellow human beings, they warmed up there were no issues at all with anyone. I think if you just treat others the way you want to be treated everything works out. If you act all snooty and uptight you will probably be treated that way as well anywhere you go.
Carlisle bay with The Pebbles and Brownes beach are just a five minute walk away and, in my opinion, some of the nicest beaches in Barbados. You will need to rent a chair and umbrella unless you want to bring a towel and sit on the sand, there are courteous vendors selling food and beverages. Both beaches have freshwater shower facilities to rinse off after your day on the sand and in the ocean. We hit the beach every day as we are not inclined to lay about next to a pool and get hammered.
Yes, all beaches in Barbados are public, that is part of the beauty of the island. However, I never once noticed any unavailability of lounge chairs on the sand within the hotel property.
Although they advertise two beaches, the beach is really man-made and consists of two areas which are relatively narrow And pretty much un-swimmable, somewhat rocky and created by man-made jetties. If you are looking to roll out of bed and onto the beach for a swim, this is not going to meet your expectations.
Food and beverage prices are pretty steep. When we arrived we had lunch by the pool, I was a palled to see five Bajan fishcakes priced at US$12 if I have it correct. The fish cakes, a fish cutter and a Caesar salad with grilled fish with one glass of rum punch came to US$96. I have no problem dropping some coin on a good meal and we had a few this trip off property but I really don’t like feeling like I am being taken advantage of.
We did have dinner one night on the property and it was mediocre at best, in the lighthouse restaurant. They did have a Wednesday night barbecue buffet that looks really good but we had already made reservations elsewhere and did not partake.
This was our first time in Barbados so we went with Hilton out of comfort; we were not disappointed!! We had oceanview rooms that were clean, comfortable, and quiet. Honestly, things are a bit slower here, but on vacation that is ok!! All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful, from reception, housekeeping, beach food service, the spa, and servers. Yes, if you want to explore the island you must get a taxi but we never had to wait for one and compared to NYC they were luxurious! The only negative I had was that the beach here is considered a public beach though the pool and lounge chairs are supposed to be for Hilton guests only - I witnessed several people from the Radisson down the beach walking over and helping themselves leaving guests with nothing to sit on. We didn't have to complain as it was an "off" time, but I don't know it that's in issue during busy times.
There was a night of music and entertainment - a bit pricey but fun! We enjoy supporting the staff that way and the food was good and plentiful!
For the price you pay you would expect a beautiful resort. Let’s face it this is just ok!
Yes it’s situated on a beech and there are multiple pool options that are full to the brim and not enough beds. Everyone sits on top of each other and you hear everyone’s conversations. There are also people who are certainly enjoying the beer and cocktails! This tends to make it very loud. Also if you have a room over the pool then you will hear the entertainment in your room. Let’s say the karaoke is terrible. The place smells permanently of fried food.
The executive lounge is disappointing and the drinks are usually gone. The breakfast is terrible and disappointing. The food choice in cocktail hour is boring and consists of a small amount of fried food spring roll or samosa and the same vegetable dip choice and cheese. The alcohol drinks in cocktail hour are paid for by a honour bar.
The room is comfortable and clean. However, the air conditioning had two temperatures, off or freezing!
They say you can easily walk to Bridgetown but it is a nightmare to walk with a buggy as the pavement is terribly inadequate. There is not much to do in the immediate vicinity and you will have to walk at least 20 minutes to find other amenities
Would I stay here again? No!
We are nearly at the end of our stay. As we have had such an amazing time I wanted to write a review before we leave.
I asked if we could upgrade our room when checking in but unfortunately there was no availability :-( the hotel was full our entire stay. We usually have exec club access and this is our first stay in a Hilton resort we haven’t. To be honest we have really missed it :-(
But standard Rooms are spacious with views to die for. Waking up in the morning and seeing the blue sea glistening in the sun is phenomenal!!!!
Swimming pools are never over crowded and perfect for adults and children.
The bar staff are great! And the kids love the food by the pool.
The private beach has the softest white sand.
Breakfast - a great variety of hot and cold food. All staff are always so helpful and friendly. Judy always greets us with such a lovely smile and she has outstanding customer service!
We had the pleasure to meet Ramon today while we were at breakfast. He was such a bubbly lovely guy. Ever so helpful and he was actually one of the reasons I am writing this review. Wanted to make sure he gets recognition for his fantastic customer service skills!
We definitely hope to visit again one day soon and will definitely make the most of the next two days we have here.
Thanks to all the Hilton staff here in Barbados.
This is the airport hotel so we stayed only 1 night. But everything about our experience was good!
The room (8th floor) was high ceilinged, spacious, bright and airy with a lovely little balcony overlooking the sea. The bathroom was reasonably spacious - the only criticism being the fact the shutter opening onto the bedroom irritatingly kept opening!
The staff were all delightful - and special mention must be made of Martha on Concierge who went the extra mile to help us sort out a missing flight!