I selected this hotel based on the Reviews, as well as the specific location. I liked the fact that the hotel was 'new' and was in the trendy 'Pearl District'. Initially, I was disappointed that our room was not ready at 4pm (since we were told it would be). However, the front desk staff worked hard to find us a room, so we didn't have to wait too long. The room was very nice, clean, with a nice view (we asked for a higher up floor). They were also helpful with directions and answered all our questions. The hotel offers free breakfast and Internet, which was also one of my requirements. Easy walks into downtown and lots of fun places to explore within the Pearl District.