For the history alone, this hotel is worth the stay. The public areas are so beautiful! The location is wonderful and close to public transportation. We stayed in a large corner room which was very nice. The room was in need of some updating but we were happy to overlook that. The pillows were uncomfortably hard with no other option but the bed and linens were great. Ate at Parker's for the rolls and the Boston Cream Pie and they did not disappoint. Marliave is around the corner and also a great place to eat. Gotta love the Dollar Oysters during "happy hour!"