Hotel Review: Hilton Garden Inn – Manchester, N.H.

 Watch the New Hampshire Fisher Cats knock it out of the park from the comfort of your room at this downtown Manchester hotel.

The vibe

Oftentimes the simplest solution is the best one. That being said, the Hilton Garden Inn offers a simple, no-fuss option for laying your head to rest in Manchester, N.H. The hotel fits right in with the little city's quiet charm and the excitement of up-and-coming hot spots. Expect clean digs and a pleasant stay with a decent amount of amenities and dining options available to you.

The rooms

While the accommodations are relatively basic, they offer a homey feeling that’s almost reminiscent of a small-town bed and breakfast. In your room you’ll find free WiFi, a flat screen tv and a cozy arm chair, along with a full desk setup for business travellers.

Choose between a king size bed or two queens – and be sure to opt for the baseball field view. The hotel is directly attached to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, which means you can watch Minor League Baseball team, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats take on their rivals right from the comfort of your bed.

The features

If the sweeping view of the whole field doesn’t suit your fancy, head down to the first floor. Just past the lobby, the Garden Grille & Bar is the place to get right in on the action. The Patio offers a front row seat to the game, plus a menu of sharable snacks and pub fare like wings, nachos and burgers.

But this hotel isn’t all about baseball. Guests can also enjoy a fitness room, indoor pool and a hot tub out on the terrace. If you’re exploring New Hampshire by car, you’ll be pleased to know that the hotel has an abundance of free parking.

The location

Set a comfortable distance from some of the city’s more raucous areas, the Hilton Garden Inn is secluded enough for a quiet stay while still being close to the attractions. Elm Street, Manchester’s main strip is only a 15-minute walk from the hotel. There you’ll find a breadth of cool bars and eateries from ramen spot Noodz to speakeasy 815 (be sure to check their Twitter for the weekly password before you go).

Rooms from $130 per night.

101 South Commercial Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1-603-669-2222;

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