I would like to know what type of a person finds the accommodations offered by the Park Hotel satisfactory or even tolerable. Please know that before reading the details of this review that we are common folk born and raised Ohio River Valley. We do not expect luxurious rooms/amenities.
While driving to the Park Hotel we happened to pass a disgusting dive motel suitable for prostitutes and drug dealers. Jokingly my hubby said, "That's where we're staying honeybunz." We had a quick vigorous laugh as we continued to drive towards the Park Hotel anxiously awaiting to check in to this historical and National Landmark. My husband appeared to be mortified as we pulled into the hotel as we realized the Park Hotel was quite similar in appearance to the motel we had earlier made light of.
Although I was born in 1981 I felt that this was what the 1970's must have been like. The lobby smelled of cigarette smoke and the staff had an odd 1970's like appearance. We continued to be optimistic at this point with the ideology that one should never judge a book by its cover.
We anxiously approached the antique elevator as elegantly featured on the website. We were disappointed to find an out of service sign posted. We walked to the modern elevator, there was a strong urine like odor as we ventured further down the hallway. I don't understand where the stench was coming from, for the floors were not carpeted, but fashioned in tile. Perhaps there were rotting rodents in between the walls.
When we entered our King mini-suite room 601(corner room), we first noticed the dingy carpeting. Our eyes next were drawn in to the pink leather couch which also doubled as the foot board, however, it did match the dated pink window treatments. Unaffected by the outdated decorations, we decided to enjoy our evening and left to walk the strip and an elegant candlelight meal.
We returned to the hotel around 9:30 pm, we were very hot and looked forward to cooling off in our king suite with conditioned air. At around 1000pm my hubby began to comment that he was sweating through the sheets and I concurred, although I do not sweat as profusely as my slightly overweight husband. I did have several beads of sweat dripping from my forehead and armpits. There was nowhere in the room to manipulate the temperature. Hubby called the front desk seeking assistance. Politely Lisa said she would correct the problem. Thirty minutes later I felt as though I was sweating even more, hubby called again and this time with an additional complaint of loud neighbors who were literally giggling and skipping right outside of the door. As another half an hour passed and none of the problems were corrected my husband and I agreed it would be best if we left for the comfort of our own home.
Looking back this was a somewhat awkward decision to check out of a hotel at midnight and abandon our weekend plans. We were just so uncomfortable it just simply did not make sense to endure this hell.
We would not recommend the Park Hotel to anyone. We are not sure of anywhere to recommend for it appears that all surrounding hotels have received considerably weak reviews.
Best of luck in your hotel search.
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