The hotel is right on the Yakima river, and next to a paved bike/pedestrian path along the river. It is very convenient for access to downtown Yakima or to the freeway, but feels very relaxing with the sound of the river masking the traffic noise. All the rooms have balconies overlooking the river. Our room, with a king bed, was large and well-furnished. The only negative was the breakfast, which was only served until 9 o'clock, and had few choices - no good muffins or bagels.