The location of the hotel was great. Only a few miles from the mall and shopping and only about 15 minutes from downtown. There were also a lot of restaurants on the same road as the hotel, which was nice. We travel a lot, but have never stayed at a drury inn, so wasn't really sure how everything worked. When we checked in, the employee just gave us our room keys and sent us on our way. We left for dinner and when we came back, we saw several people eating in the foyer and wondered what was going on. We found out that they offer a hot meal every night and free drinks, but we missed out on that because we had no clue. Our room was in the open foyer area. At first we thought this location was nice, but it ended up being pretty loud. Also, beware that this is a pet friendly hotel, so you may have to listen to a dog bark all night long, like we did. Other than that, the hotel was clean and updated and we felt safe. However, for the price we paid, we wish we would have stayed somewhere a little nicer. We really didn't feel like it was that great of a value.