I have stayed in Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars two times now. Both were for a week or so. The location is very convenient - you are not in the centre of busy tourist attraction sights, but you are just a walk away. Personally, i prefer it that way. The only thing is that if you get a room with windows facing the street, then you will hear the traffic. The staff is as friendly as it gets. Helped me with every question i could come up with. If you order a taxi through reception it always comes in 5 min. I never had to wait. It is a very good choice for the price range. That is my place to stay in Riga.