This hotel may be nice midweek (in a more secure room), but it is not a good choice for a Friday or Saturday night stay, unless you are going to the club.
On arrival I was told by the valet (an extra $10) that if I self parked I would not be able to use the elevator to access the hotel (turns out guest need a special key fob to make the elevator run). Parking is also difficult as the night goes on, due to the nightclub patrons.
Once in the hotel there is a distinct incense type of odor. It was around 9 pm on Friday night and the nightclub was already noisy. I told the nice man at the desk that I heard it could be quite noisy and that I hoped it wouldn't be too bad. I received a room directly over the club. Ugh. When I entered the room all of the lights were on and the A/C was set to 60. The thermostat was easy to change and the temperature controls worked well. It took a while to find and operate all of the light switches. When I set my water bottle on the night stand I noticed that it wasn't just noisy in the room-the techno beat from the club below was moving the water in the water bottle! (FYI, They don't stop the music here until 2 a.m., and it seems to be a major income source for the hotel. Partying will continue for a while outside for a while, with the late night IHOP across the street.)
The room itself was very pretty, though a bit rough in spots. Dishes were on the shelf of the kitchenette. There is a washer/dryer in the room. Everything seemed clean. Bed was very comfortable. There is no work desk in the room.
There is a 7/11 on the corner, so no need to spend $10 for a bottle of water. The internet access is free and worked easily. The lights in the room sometimes dimmed for no reason.
Safety was a bit of an issue. The area around the hotel seemed quite safe. Inside the hotel was...odd. The windows open fully-great, except that they don’t lock (there is a lock, it just doesn’t work). The bathroom (shower, no tub) has a shutter for privacy from other guest that might walk by-however it wouldn’t protect you from anyone trying to look in. The card they give you for your dashboard shows your room number-odd.
In order to help with noise, management closes and locks the courtyard doors around midnight. This is a problem if your room is one that requires an elevator change (as mine did). You are locked out or have to go through a whole maze situation.
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