If you want something special and Christmasy, this is the place for you.
They dress up nicely for the holidays, with beautiful decorations accenting a naturally beautiful hotel.
If you're looking for new, modern amenities, skip it. But everything is still comfortable. It's almost like staying at your grandparents' house. Big antique furniture, lumpy beds, and 20-30 year old bathrooms. It all makes for a nice break from the usual and a fun trip back in time.
We were in town to ride the Polar Express with a 2.5 year old. Don't miss that one if you have kids! It's only two blocks away.
Lots of shopping and restaurants about 5 seconds out the door. I highly recommend the little French place at the other end of the block as you make a right out the front door for breakfast, and make a stop at the hotel's saloon for lunch.
Tip: unload in their loading space out front and then get directions to free parking. Don't fight for a street spot when it's busy.