This is rated as a 3 star hotel and that's a bit of a stretch. The first time I stayed here I thought the accomodations were decent. The second time it was ok but the room wasn't as nice and I was at the back of the hotel which was not as desirable. As for the area, it's decent. There are some good restaurants around and it seemed like a fairly safe area. As a woman business traveler traveling alone I felt safe at the hotel and the area. There is some decent retail in the area also. The price is tough to beat but there are certainly no frills.