Stayed there for one night (a Saturday), our first in town, while attending the ESRI conference (then moved to another hotel for the rest of the week - wanted to try out the HR and could only get one night at the conference rate). Stayed with my 9 month old baby and a friend.
Mary Jane's is fantastic for breakfast and right downstairs - big plus. Also the convention center is right across the street, as is the trolley stop. You can't beat the location.
Yes, the HR should probably not be your first choice when traveling with a baby. I knew this going in. If I had been traveling without a baby and in the mood to party, it would have been more enjoyable. But I would say that if you want to sleep sober you might want to choose a different hotel or just make sure you end up on a high floor. The noise was very loud, even in the room, up until about midnight and then it actually got louder. I was on the 3rd floor so maybe it's not such a problem higher up. And maybe it's only bad on Saturday, but I doubt that being the gaslamp. The gentleman who helped us with our bags saw the baby and warned us, but also said they were full so there wasn't going to be anything they would be able to do about the volume. Again, self inflicted wound but I wanted to give the place a try.
The mini-bar had not been checked when we checked in. We were contacted after checkout to try and charge us for items which were missing from the mini-bar. We explained about the mini-bar not having been checked before we got there and the bill was taken off our credit card without any issues.
The shower and bathroom area are pretty big and lovely. The bedroom is tiny - very little space to move around the bed. I don't think I would have been comfortable spending much time in the room with 2 people in the room - 1 might be the max.
I would only stay there again if I could get some kind of confirmation that I would be on a higher floor. For the money and convenience of access to the convention center, I think I would choose the Omni next time.
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