Pros:This is why I love Hampton Inn. You can count on impeccable cleanliness, a very comfortable, well furnished room and little unnecessary extras. I was in town on business and initially went barebones, staying at a competing "comfort in simplicity" chain for two days, trying to save a few bucks. It was not worth it! My room was tropical hot, and I couldn't control the temperature and the wifi was spotty at best... Then the latest winter storm front stranded me in Raleigh for two more days. To dampen the aggravation of Travel Hell, I decided to upgrade myself to a Hampon Inn for the extra two nights. Once I checked into the Hampton, everything got instantly better. The location is great. Several restaurant choices, the beltway within striking distance, and stores across Tryon road for all the stuff you didn't bring because you thought you'd be home by now. When I checked in, the complimentary cookies and very good fix-it-yourself coffee helped me to "reset" when I got to my room. When I logged into the wifi, I found Hampton now offers a five dollar premium wifi option (above the complimentary wifi) for those willing to pay for a faster, more reliable connection. Today, a fast, reliable internet connection is as essential as hot water! Of course, my room was impeccably clean; and everything was in great condition. Having seen the stark difference, I'm a fan of Hampton Inn for business travel going forward.
Cons:I wanted a cookie every evening :-) but didn't see them my second night.