We visited Dayton for a girls weekend to see "Wicked" and had a fantastic experience at the Doubletree. From the delicious warm cookies upon check in to the FREE hotel shuttle that takes you anywhere in a 5-miles radius of the hotel (such a perk!!), we were treated like royalty. We got a fantastic deal on Expedia ($60/night) and couldn't believe how nice our 9th floor room was.
And the staff! So friendly and helpful. There isn't much to see in downtown Dayton, but the front desk staff quickly recommended the nearby Oregon District with its myriad restaurant and bars (5th Street Deli was fantastic), and we were just around the corner from the gorgeous Schuster Center, where we saw "Wicked." They also recommended a great brunch spot, The Brunch Club, and we heard all about the local pizza favorite Cousin Vinny's from our shuttle drivers. We utilized the free shuttle quite a bit, so we got to know the valet staff pretty well. Another perk was the valet parking, which is $10 per day -- completely worth it.
The gym is small but sufficient with state-of-the-art equipment, and the pool and hot tub were a nice post-workout treat. The Polo Club, the in-house restaurant, was good, although menu selection was a little limited.
We also had the treat of celebrity-spotting: The entire cast of "Wicked" stayed at the Doubletree, as did Eddie Griffin (Undercover Brother), the headliner at the Funny Bone. We shared an elevator with him!
The only thing that was annoying was that we could hear a lot from our next-door neighbors' room in the wee hours of morning on our first night there. And then the next night when we were talking in our room around midnight at a normal voice level, we got a knock on our door from our neighbors on the other side, who requested that we keep it down. So the walls must be pretty thin if they were able to hear us talking.
But otherwise, the staff was exceptionally accommodating and we couldn't have been happier with our stay. If I ever visit Dayton again, I would definitely stay here or recommend it to friends and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a beautiful and historic boutique property downtown Dayton. We are within walking distance of the Convention Center, performing arts and restaurants. If you like the outdoors, Riverscape is just a few blocks away. Enjoy the bike paths or kayak under the water fountains. We have 182 rooms, including 28 suites. Being a historic property, all the rooms are unique in shape. We also offer around 6,000 sq ft of event space for meetings, weddings, social events and military gatherings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dayton Grand Hotel Ohio