My wife, adult daughter and I spent a Friday night recently at this hotel.
First impressions were wonderful: easy to find (gps didn't get confused), check-in/unload parking under a roof, automatic lobby doors, cute and helpful desk staff, large breakfast area, free snack fruit by the elevator, not a spot of worn or used look about the place anywhere-- not sure how old the building is, but everything was perfect- except the price which I will talk about later.
Our third-floor, non-smoking room was the "traveller's standard": pop the key in the door and find the bathroom door immediately on the left with a narrow closet, then a wall opening up to a room with two queen beds, bed-side table, dresser, TV, office desk area and a sitting chair by the window and under-window climate system.
However, there were a few bonuses that I appreciated: The TV was on the dresser as expected, but the dresser was also a microwave and refrigerator alcove. On the bed-side table was a combination double outlet box and USB charging port bolted to the rear of the top. My bed-time ritual is to plug in to charge my apple over-nite and use it as my clock/radio/alarm-- this was super-handy and totally unexpected. Didn't use the microwave, but the fridge worked well. Likewise, the office desk area was not just a table, but a nicely contoured wide space to work with lamp (standard) office-style chair and easily reached power outlets. My laptop fired right up and was connected into the free wifi in seconds. Note- my experience with the wifi was noticeably slow both through my laptop and my apple iPod :(.
Beds were comfortable and warm. Pillows were fine. I like to sleep in a cool room with warm blankets and wasn't disappointed.
No complaints about the bathroom- had everything we needed and in great condition. Shower water was hard, but it takes a much, much more expensive location to beat that problem.
The TV powered on first time with a nasty buzz-humm-static and was about to call the front desk when I decided to use the "Windows Fix"-- power it off and on again. Buzz was gone. The TV hotel menu was confusing and didn't have any help on how to find a channel to watch. No channel listing in the hotel guide on the desk either. Switching channels was horribly slow, but with patience was able to find some chill-before-bedtime fair.
Some might not call this a bonus, but I like to use the stairs when not toting luggage. The stairwell was actually as nicely carpeted, wide, painted and lit as any of the hallways. Sadly tho, the last door from the stairway to the lobby had a door which was hard to open if you were carrying anything at all whereas all the other doors from the floor to the stairwell were conveniently wide open.
We didn't use the pool, but I did walk in to chat with some friends and the pool looked quite inviting.
The night of our stay, we and three other families ordered pizza and ate together comfortably in the breakfast area just off the lobby-- very nice.
Speaking of breakfast, we did take advantage of the complementary breakfast and found it quite good, sporting fruit, eggs, bacon, hot waffles, oatmeal, juices and more. I think we were the first guests through the line Saturday at 6:50am and had a tasty hot meal.
Now, about the price... I may be a bit of a miser, but I rate primarily on value and the value of this hotel almost equalled the cost-- almost... I paid just under 150 for my stay, didn't use the pool or the exercise area, didn't hear any neighbors or hallway noise and was overall refreshed. If the cost had been 100 to 125 this place would have earned a solid 5 stars.
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