Maybe I've finally come around on the Best Western brand. My experience (from family trips, growing up) was that Best Western was kind of "second-tier" family accommodations if the Holiday Inn and Ramada was booked up. But this place was NICE, with a fancy lobby, spacious rooms with a mini-fridge and microwave - although I've gotten spoiled with the detached sink/vanity outside the bathroom proper, and on a trip with a wife and two teenaged girls, it's hard to get around when the sink's in the bathroom with the toilet and shower. The Wi-Fi didn't work the first day we were there, so I plugged into the ethernet cable, which was functional but kept us tied to the desk. Beds were quite comfy, TV was brand-new flat panel - overall, room was clean, comfortable and "up-scale".
The hot tub/jacuzzi was nice, but the provided indoor pool was unheated and PAINFULLY cold. If you're going to have an indoor pool with no "solar heating", you have to get that water temperature up to a liveable level.
We did get down to the breakfast buffet our second day - great selection, including eggs, sausage (beef or pork), biscuits/gravy, waffles, oatmeal, cold cereal, coffee, juice, etc. Probably one of the better spreads I've seen in this accommodation class.
Parking's a little dicey because the hotel sits on a small piece of real estate, surrounded by medical facilities, but didn't have to walk very far to an entrance. Nice selection of restaurants on Holcombe St. a block to the west, I recommend Two Guys Pizzeria a couple blocks to the north.
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