I needed a hotel for an unplanned overnight stay. I used my iPhone's hotels.com app and got a double bed room for $109. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes picking people up from the airport. The driver for the shuttle was probably the nicest guy around, he smiled at my 18 month old and chatted with her. Friendliness towards kids goes a long way.
When you get to the lobby, it certainly looks impressive with the swank lobby and bar. The gift shop with the overpriced stuff is off to the side and closes at 11pm. If you're thirsty, just get stuff from vending machines.
We requested a crib to be in our room before arrival and we were told it would be but it wasn't. Had the same experience at another hotel and I'm now wondering if hotels make this mistake to help the staff with gratuities.
The room was good enough. Beds were what we needed.
I will say this though. It's 2013. Tube TV's from the 1990's are a hotel no no. You'll see that other reviewers agree. You'll also see that weird thing about the bathroom door hitting the toilet.
Keep in mind there is nothing within walking distance. An unfortunate combination of events led to a stressful night. Since it was an unplanned stay, I couldn't get milk for my child. No milk at the gift shop either. After an hour of my kid crying for it, I tried room service and decided I would break down and order a $3.00 dollar milk with $2.00 delivery charge and 20% gratuity / convenience fee. I would have paid it for my kid too had room service actually answered the phone. I assumed they would be available since the menu said "available till midnight" and there was no answer at 1045pm.
So for $109 on a rush, no problem. If you can do your homework and get something closer to civilization, go there.
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