The grounds are quite lovely and the accommodations quite nice as well which is certainly what they should be for nearly $400 a night. I think any place could offer a nice venue for that much money and they surely better. The food and drink are also fine for the most part but they are clearly substandard with respect to 3 items I noticed right away. 1) Although a good selection of wines, they have NO DRAFT BEER, just five lonely bottles to choose from, which aren't that great. This is in the middle of the desert for goodness sake and it is no longer the 1950's. Most fine and even not so fine establishments offer their patrons a decent selection of draft beers. Whoever is in charge of beverage service needs to rethink this glaring omission from their menu. 2) The little Starbucks coffee bags that come with the room are better than what many places provide and again they surely should be for the price you pay. However, instead of providing genuine half and half to drink with it they give you COFFEEMATE instead. As any coffee drinker knows, Coffeemate is a cheap artificial poor-tasting substitute to mix with decent or even indecent coffee. It obviously saves them money but this unnecessary sacrifice of quality to pad their profits is just ridiculous for a place that regards itself as luxurious. Lastly, 3) the breakfast potatoes served with any of the dishes are DEEP-FRIED LEFT-OVERS from dinner the night before. They are hard and tasteless, difficult to eat and not worth doing so. Obviously once again they are saving money - this time through recycling uneaten food - but it is disgraceful they will not serve patrons what could be a delicious addition to their otherwise very fine breakfasts. I don't know who is in charge of these cost-cutting substandard offerings but I hope they read this and do the right thing. If you are going to charge patrons high rates for for what is being billed as a luxurious experience please truly provide one including the details noted here. To round out the picture, the staff, seemingly all college kids, smile widely and a lot, even when serving the beer and potatoes, which adds a pleasant note. There's no snobbery. Also, the library is a large, elegant, stately and relaxing haven with a great many classic and contemporary selections. They offer a very wide selection of classic old movies as well. The pool is adequate within a walled setting where you can have breakfast. The patios are private with two lounge chairs plus an umbrella-covered table with chairs. There was a huge splotch of bird droppings on what was an otherwise comfortable-looking lounge chair. I would be happy to return if i won the lottery, someone else paid for it, or I learned my suggestions had been implemented.
It's in the middle of a somewhat upper-midde class residential neighborhood and two blocks from...
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