My husband & I just spent 3 nights over the Thanksgiving holiday. We couldn't have asked for a better location. It's right off the riverwalk and within walking distance of everything we wanted to see. We didn't want to pay $29 a night for parking and that wasn't a problem because there is covered public parking a block away near the Majestic theater for $8 a night. It was very convenient and safe. We thought the courtyard in the hotel was beautiful, especially at night. We took several pictures there. It's true that the hotel & rooms are dimly lit but we thought it was romantic. I don't picture this as a family hotel but more for couples. However we saw several families staying. We stayed on the 6th floor overlooking Houston St. It was very pretty at night with the street lit up for the holidays. We enjoyed the comfy bed & the pillows were awesome. Only one complaint: the hotel wifi is extremely slow. But, we were there to relax so it was not a big issue.