by Morgan Agesen
A stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green is sure to satisfy every member of the family. Just over an hour away from Nashville and its airport, Bowling Green is home to Crosswinds Golf Course, the National Corvette Museum, and Mammoth Cave National Park (among many other things), and a stay at this hotel puts you right in the center of it all. Families will cherish coming “home” from their busy days to an indoor pool, spacious (and clean) guestrooms, and delicious food at the onsite restaurant. Whether you’re spending a night or two or three in Bowling Green, Kentucky, consider a stay at this family- and budget-friendly hotel.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor pool
- Onsite family dining
- Free Wi-Fi
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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Guestrooms feature one king or two queen beds, and all include amenities such as microwaves, mini-fridges, Keurig coffeemakers, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request.
If you're looking for a little more room to spread out, consider a stay in one of the hotel's suites. They feature the same amenities as the guestrooms, in addition to sleeper sofas, sleeping up to four guests.
I was very impressed initially with hotel room and hotel. However, i went out to eat and came back to shower and there were 2 roaches crawling on the door frame of the bathroom door. I called the front desk to report and staff did not appear to be very concerned with issue nor did they apologize for the inconvenience. Very disappointed. I am a Diamond Member and stay in Hilton brand hotels all the time. I will not stay here again!
We stayed here for 4 days while attending an event in Bowling Green. The room was ok, a bit weird with a fake wood floor, but otherwise it was nice enough. Room service was fine. The staff here seems to run hot and cold, some are very friendly, others not so much. And...some are really poor! The first night we ate in the restaurant, the food was very good. Our server Ellee? was very friendly and efficient, and she was multitasking alone. She's a keeper. Breakfast is not free, it's $9.99. We had paid for breakfast for 4 days. The 1st morning we went for breakfast about 8:30 or 9:00. We sat at a table right by the food. There was one ceramic coffee cup on the table, no silverware, no napkins. We sat and waited 5 feet from the servers??? who were talking. It was not busy at all. Finally, Erin came over and told us...just help your self, or go order what you want. Huh? We had stayed at another Hilton Gardens the night before in Georgetown KY and they had poured our coffee, taken our order and delivered it to our table. Erin started telling my GF how she hates when people wait 'til the last minute to eat. Huh? We don't want to hear our lazy server complain, I'd like to hear "Good Morning!". Anyways, my GF orders the food and gets it, we drink from cardboard cups. I still tip because I'm sympathetic to servers in general, I know it's not the best job. I typically tip 30% up (I'm deaf and was using a red scooter, check with Ellee). We figured it was an anomaly. The next morning we come about the same time for breakfast, it's not busy, and now there are 3 workers doing nothing 5 feet away. That would be Erin, Anna, and some tall curly haired guy. It's the same deal, nobody comes to the table, it's not set with silverware. So my GF goes to order our food, the servers are both ignoring us. We get the food ourselves, but still have no silverware. So, I motion to Erin to come over and ask for silverware. She proceeds to tell me it's not her table, she's not serving our table. Bear in mind, this is the EXACT same table we sat at previously. Then Anna came over and said she thought we already had eaten? Nobody had given us a bill yet, so they are both lying. And...SUPER LAZY SERVERS! It's a very simple job, but they are too lazy to do it. That was it for dining at this place, we had no desire to eat here for the rest of our stay. We went to the desk that night and spoke to Jalen, he's an excellent problem solver and "people person". He took care of the problem. But..it was a terrible experience, and I'm docking the hotel one star for having to argue with the servers. So, figure 4 stars and just skip breakfast, go down the street and get it from a place with SERVICE! Hotel is recommended, breakfast is not recommended. Please retrain your breakfast "servers" Erin and Anna. Thanks!
This hotel features both an indoor pool and hot tub, plus chairs on the neighboring outdoor patio that's open in the warmer months.
The Pavilion Pantry
This onsite convenience store offers sundries, a wide variety of beverages, and microwaveable meals.
Garden Grille and Bar
Families are invited to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green's onsite restaurant -- the Garden Grille and Bar -- located right off the lobby. Menu items include favorites such as omelets, pancakes, and fresh fruit for breakfast, and burgers, salads and sandwiches for dinner. A kids' menu is available, as well. Open Monday through Saturday, 5 to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m.
This hotel features room service for those times you just don't feel like leaving your room to go eat (and what's more fun than dinner and a movie- in bed?!). Available every night until 10 p.m.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Coin laundry and valet laundry service are available.
Blow off some steam in the fitness room, which features free weights, elliptical machines, and treadmills.
Check-in is 3 p.m., and check-out is noon.
The Art of Smart Timing
There isn't really a bad time to visit Bowling Green, Kentucky and the Hilton Garden Inn, as it rarely snows or gets that cold, but its busiest seasons tend to be spring, summer, and fall.
This hotel is located just over an hour from Nashville International Airport, and right off 231, which intersects with Interstate 65.
We recommend exploring around Bowling Green by car, as the town is pretty spread out and separated by a lot of busy roads.
For Mom and Dad
Parents are invited to indulge in a cocktail (or two) at the Garden Grille and Bar, or relax and unwind in the hot tub once the kids are settled down for the night.