I stayed here four nights at the end of July for a conference. The hotel is convenient to a nice little entertainment district, on 6th St., though Congress, the Capitol and the University are a bit of a hike in 100-degree weather. Rooms are extremely spacious, with a large desk and a loveseat, and the bathroom was also very nice, with upscale amenities and great water pressure and temperature. Heating and cooling in the room was also up to standard, and the hotel was quiet, though I suspect this is not always the case on weekends (we saw large teen groups coming in and the "no partying in the rooms" sign goes up on Friday night). Room service was fast and the food was hot and tasty. There was nothing really special I can point to, but all of the above was appreciated!
Now for the not-so-good. I didn't like the fact that all of the health and convenience items you would normally find in a hotel gift shop were behind the counter in the coffee shop, so that you would have to announce to the world if you needed feminine hygiene products or etc. The conference rooms were not heated and cooled properly, so that all of the interior rooms (not on an exterior wall) were boiling hot and the ones on exterior walls were freezing. Conference staff was extremely helpful and hospitable so that made up for the discomfort.
The worst--I checked in with a group of five women and three men at about 2:30 in the afternoon. ALL of the women in the group were told they would have to wait for an hour if they wanted the King room they had reserved, while ALL of the men were given a King room immediately without comment. I should point out that the men were not dressed better than the women, and they were scattered at random in the check-in line, so I can only conclude that they were given preference for early check-in to preferred rooms. This is completely unacceptable for a business hotel in the US in 2011, and made me wonder what other subtle preferences the men might be receiving during our stay.
If you want a good room, be a male.
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