On a recommendation from a friend who'd stayed here in the past, decided to select the same place for accommodations for a short stay in the city on a leisure trip...
With a short term parking spot immediately outside, it made for unloading luggage easy and there was no pressure to move out of the spot right away, allowing for a room check before heading back down to drive away. Check-in itself was rather seamless, despite the two young fellows manning the lobby a bit distracted by whatever was on their cell phones. Parking a few blocks down the road in their pay lot was handled with a simple slip of paper, with the charge tagged onto the room bill.
Got a room on the second floor, not far from the "breakfast room", and facing the front. I'd read that might be noisier, but we have no such experiences. Street noise was virtually non-existent. At the 2nd floor level, best to take the stairs, as the elevator seemed really slow.
Inside the room, it was as I'd pictured from the photos I'd seen online. Like a renovated old apartment building, with unique touches around the room. I've photographed some of their unique elements, from the amenities to the decor. The room felt "old" though and in the back of my mind, I had the sense that things would be dusty - albeit the room was clean. It just had that stale air feel of a building of this age.
I thought the bed might be less soft and comfortable upon first sitting down on it, but it turned out to not cause any problems, and I slept through the night, but there are certainly better hotel mattresses out there in many places. Our room also had its own shower and toilet, the later being hidden behind a large sliding door and the bathroom there was quite big relative to the rest of the room. The shower was an encased stall, situated on the side of the main room. The television mounted on the wall, was pretty pathetic and small. The window shade was a retro setup as well, with its manual pulley and wrap around hook to hold it in place. It did stay up solidly, and never slipped once put in place, and it blocked out the outside light very well.
Breakfast in the special room down the hall was interesting as well. For a set price, its all you can eat from the special, local items they like to serve. Value-wise, I felt it was fine, given you could try what you wanted and it again, was not some commercial continental breakfast that I'm used to in such hotel breakfast rooms. We only did it once however.
As it probably comes off, this was a "let's try it" kind of hotel selection for a casual trip, and the wish to stay in the city's core. As it was a wild change from the many mainstream hotels I usually stay in for business, I rather enjoyed this "difference". As for another stay, I wouldn't be rushing to do it again, but wouldn't turn anyone away from giving it a first time try, just for the experience it offers.
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