Of course, this is one of those grand-dame hotels, like the Waldorf in NYC, or the old William Penn Inn in Pittsburgh. And its beautiful in its way, large spacious, impressive lobby with ornamental and filigree work painted into the walls and high ceiling above. The halls on the room floors are decorated with headshots and of-that-era photos of great, old (and generally deceased) legends who, I assume performed there in a bygone era -- Jack Benny, Ella, Allen King, etc.
But this only takes you so far. After that, the cramped rooms (with king bed) are drab. The tiny bathroom features a few old, thin, harsh towels, and is not well lit. The shower still has that outdated shower curtain rod that is straight and not curved--so with the water running the curtain lifts up to cling to your body.
There is no room service anymore. That compounds the lack of any coffee or coffee-maker in the room. Stiff foam pillows. Dated room furnishings and drapes etc.
TO the owner/investor/management company: quit sucking the last dime out of this place, invest $20--$25M and restore this old gal to its proper level. Then upgrade the service. Unless/until that happens, I will not return.More
- Free Wifi