We checked into the hotel a few days before New Year's Eve and spent time wandering the town of Winchester (very pleasant) and surrounding countryside. The hotel room was large and we were able to check in upon arrival. We had two rooms on the second floor. During the first day we realized there was a wedding party staying on our floor - doors banging, talking in the hall, etc. We asked the front desk if we could move to another floor and after checking she realized that yes we were surrounded by the wedding party and moved us to the fifth floor which was nice and quiet even after midnight New Years. The banquet room is gorgeous. The only down side was the hotel bar which opened at 5 - no early afternoon cocktails and the floor of the bar was not cleaned at night so in the morning you would go in there to drink coffee and watch the tv and the tables and floor were still sticky from the night before. I would not recommed the hotel restaurant - breakfast was awful and the service personnel were young and inexperienced. Overall a great hotel especially when they offer their specials.