The hotel is located in the historic town square which makes a nice island in the midst of blocks of rundown curio shops. The location overlooks two bridges into Nuevo Laredo Mexico one of which is pedestrian friendly. We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the facility and the courtesy of the staff. The valet parking was included in our room price and the the bell staff was very efficient. It made the arrival experience very nice. I would echo the comments in other reviews about the food in the restaurant. Very good, and there are not a lot of alternatives within walking distance on the American side anyway. Once caveat is not to plan on a quick meal. The service is slow, but again, not a big deal if you allow for it.
Our room had a balcony overlooking the river, and it was clean and comfortable. One hint might be to close the drapes and turn down the A/C upon arrival as it took a while to cool off our room (it was 102 degrees outside that day).
The grounds which contained two pools were beautifully landscaped and created a calming atmosphere in the midst of a bustling downtown area. All in all I would recommend this place and would stay here again.