It does look spectacular. It has all the charm of art deco hotels, with its stairs, stylish lobby, little things like old mailbox that really matter.
It becomes worse as you enter the lift. The corridors would lack decor, so do rooms. Basic, nothing to really complain about, perhaps apart from the phone that was out of order.
The staff is attentive and friendly. Sometimes there are too few of them though and the line at the reception can be long.
Overall, the place needs quite a lot of investment to return to its past glamour.