The occasion was my wife's fathers funeral. There were numerous family members coming in to Auburn from California, Alaska, Washington and Maryland. The hotel staff was excellent in making a bereavement rate available and in handling all the varied room requests in a superior manner, including some special billing arrangements.
This hotel opened just a few months ago and is sparkling new, with a beautiful, airy, high-ceiling lobby. We had a king room that was large and well-appointed. Flat screen HDTV, very comfortable bed, microwave, mini-fridge, desk and complimentary wi-fi. Very nice bath with excellent amenities. The room was quiet and the individual air conditioning unit was just right for us.
I used the workout room and it is nicely equipped with two each treadmills and ellipticals, one stationary bike, a bank of barbells and a universal machine. There is also a small pool. Not huge, but certainly enough equipment and room for a good workout. It was always immaculately clean.
The staff was friendly and it seemed everyone from the front desk to wait staff and cleaning staff went out of their way to greet or acknowledge the guests. They were also all very quick to provide directions or recommendations for sightseeing, dining, etc.
The bar was friendly and had a nice selection of microbrews on tap. Once again, the wait staff was excellent...fast, efficient and friendly.
The restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. The emphasis was on fresh and local, and they delivered. Great salads, terrific soups...everything we ate at the restaurant or bar was excellent. The night we arrived I had a salad, salmon, asparagus, and local potato, and my wife had carrot soup, and lobster rolls that were absolutely fantastic. The entire dinner was a real hit with us. Once again, the wait staff was very friendly, had extensive knowledge of the menu and were efficient.
The hotel is just super in every regard. The staff has obviously been very well trained and the whole atmosphere is friendly, welcoming and just happy. It's a beautiful facility and they keep it sparkling clean from lobby to rooms and even the fitness/pool area. You see the pride the staff has in the hotel and all it has to offer...THE place to stay in Auburn!
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