I have stayed at the Old City Boutique Hotel 3 times, twice in the past week. What brings me back is the location, the staff, and their excellent service. As most of the reviewers have stated, the hotel is well situated to walk from the bus station (if you are taking the bus from Tallinn or coming from Vilnius) in about 8 to 10 minutes, walk around Riga Old Town , with good shopping almost across the street, the Opera is a block and half away, and a number of very good restaurants are within 10 minute walk of the hotel.
The beds are comfortable and rooms, I have stayed in, are very quiet. In late Spring the air conditioning worked well and when I stayed there this last week the heat was great, particularly the in-floor heating in the bathroom floor. The rooms are always very clean.
The breakfasts are very done, with a good assortment of fruit, meats, cheeses, salads, eggs and a variety of you serve coffees and teas. I normally do not "hang out" at lobby bars, but this one is different. First there is no Wi Fi in most rooms, unless you can use a cable. So I go to the lobby bar to work on the computer. The second reason I go there, is because the staff and most of guest who are there are great to talk with- although it does not help getting letters out on a timely basis.
The main reason I continue to go back to the Old City Boutique, is the front desk staff and wonderful service. When I walked in for the first stay last week, the front desk staff remembered me by name and welcomed me back. They knew the room I like and had reserved it for me. I like that staff feels and treats repeat guest almost like friends. They go out of their way to make my stay very stay enjoyable, not just a "nice stay at a nice hotel".
I highly recommend Old City Boutique Hotel, whether you are visiting Riga for business or for pleasure.