We stayed here three nights a few weeks ago and were very happy with our choice! The rooms are very modern and updated in decor, and overall a very pleasant, clean, and comfortable building. Both waiters in the dining room were very friendly (and breakfast was always delicious!) and every employee we encountered at the front desk was pleasant and very helpful. One night we tried to watch a movie from the nice dvd library they have there, and the dvd player wasn't working. We mentioned it to the girl at the front desk on our way out the next morning and it was replaced by the time we arrived back that night. Also, a snow storm blew in overnight the day before we planned to leave, so I asked the front desk if they knew whether or not the trains were being delayed or canceled. She looked it up and said everything looked on schedule. When we came down a few hours later to check out, she said she'd been watching the weather and it looked like all the trains were still ok to travel, and also called us a taxi upon checking out. I thought this was very considerate and thoughtful! The actual street that the hotel is located on is a little sketchy, but other than that, the location is also good. About 20 minutes to walk to the city hall center of town, but Botanic Ave, which is right around the corner, has many good restaurants. We especially enjoyed Speranza, an Italian food restaurant 10 minutes or less away which had very good food! Highly recommend Tara Lodge!