My recent 3-week stay was my first in over 10 years. This stately hotel is a high point in an otherwise strictly-business town. I stayed on the 10th floor in a very well appointed, comfortable, clean, and quiet room. Some of the service staff have been there forever and know how to take care of you. The neighborhood is changing for the better, with recent gentrification on W. 9th Street a very welcome surprise. The one consistent disappointment was the hotel bar, which was quite pricey and tended to close early if the bartender perceived business to be slow.