I'm personally not a fan of the group that owns Melrose, Rivers Inn and Hotel Royal. I've read too many stories about "bait and switch" tactics where you don't get what you thought you would. Apparently they have great websites and the product doesn't always match it -or- you get "bumped" to inferior rooms or properties.
A friend of mine described the Hotel Royal as the "most she's ever paid for very little."
Love Maison de Ville and Soniat House. Double check reviews on this site but I can't imagine many of them being bad.
I'm with Milhouse on this one. That IS cheap! I forgot they changed that. The breakfast used to be included.
Thank you kindly for the input! That was precisely my concern re: Melrose Group hotels... the ol' looks better on the web than it actually is trick.
My added concern is that I will probably be travelling alone. Would it be safe for me to walk around in the early evening? (I know better than to booze it up and wander aimlessly in the wee hours).
I just answered the question fo another. Click my name a you will find my recent post that will answer your question and maybe more.