in reading about this hotel before my stay, i saw the term 'upper level luxury' somewhere and i was dubious. The rooms were nothing special...adequate i would say. Sadly, there was very little soundproofing. Walking down the hall, i could hear people speaking at normal conversational levels in their rooms! And i could hear any one talking outside my room as they walked by speaking in normal tones. I am just glad we didnt have a party floor or a honeymoon suite next door. And i do apologize to anyone in the room next to mine since i forgot to take my snoring appliance..sorrrrry! i booked the room for a trip my son and i took, he had checked online and emailed me that i could get a AAA rate but i had already booked online and was not offered that option. I asked at check-in and they said since i was already given a 'discount' they could not offer me the AAA rate...granted the difference was only $5 less, but it was the perception that they didnt want to go the extra step to please the customer. I have a feeling the desk person at the Ritz-Carlton would have made the decision to give me $5 off. i did feel lucky though, when asking for the discount, the person checking in beside me was told they had no reservation even after he explained he booked it online and even talked to someone who he called when he got an email that his card was refused. Oh man, i didnt stay around to hear that conversation! It was very convenient to downtown restaurants, nite spots etc and the expressway to get outta town for other venues. i would stay again, the price was reasonable, i just wouldnt call it a 'luxury' hotel unless you were having an event there and needed the sweeping staircase or ornate event rooms.