I loved with the outside of this building (a renovated tobacco warehouse) immediately, and the inside is even more exceptional.
Better still, it's a very good hotel!
** This historic building has been renovated to perfection. The inside is cool and artsy ( but not wild/outre in any way!) but also comfortable and inviting.
** The rooms are a nice size with good, modern (but still cozy) furniture, a comfortable bed, fine closet space, a new tv, a small refrigerator and a well appointed (big shower!) bathroom. The rooms are a little dark (because of the building's location) but the lighting is plentiful and there are lots of plugs for computer, iPad etc.
** I checked in several hours early and my room was not only ready, but they had my specific requirements (foam pillows/feather free duvet) in place already!
** Free (and fast!) internet and free parking!
** In an up and coming neighborhood (a 10 minute walk from the center of town) which has a lot of very interesting building (including renovated row houses) and new stores and restaurants. I also liked the fact that his hotel is not smack in the middle of the Central Market tourist frenzy location.
** Free continental breakfast with multiple and good choices (although they really should add some fresh fruit).
** It's shocking that such a stellar renovation of a building didn't include better soundproofing!
You really can hear footsteps above you, and more annoyingly tv (if your neighbor has it on) and voices. This was not a particular problem for me on this trip since my neighbors were relatively quiet, but it would be a big problem if next to a room full of noisy folks.
** The room was quite clean, but the window blinds could have used a better dusting, and there were a couple of places where the paint on the walls could have used a little touch up.
The room rate for a very large Queen in early January (2013) was an extremely reasonable ($179 plus tax). I'm guessing the rates go up in the summer but this hotel is so distinctive and pleasing that it's worth considering even at an in-season rate.
When booking ask for the non-railroad side of the hotel (less outside noise). Also, if you are don't like walking, this may be slightly too far out of town for you (it's just 1/2 mile or so), unless you want to drive your car into town (incurring a parking expense).
Even if you choose not to book at this hotel it's well worth a visit to see the building's superb renovation.
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