... this would be the place. Seriously, I love this place. I wish I could have stayed more than just the one night. Right across the street from the Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market, it's really right where you'd want to be.
My room was really quite nice. Queen bed (or maybe it was a king) with a sofa. Full kitchen with keurig and complimentary K-cups. The decor was mod and made me think of the displays at an IKEA. That's why I made that comment.
I found the front desk personnel to be courteous and helpful. The only thing I did not care for was housekeeping's professionalism. At 857 on the morning of my checkout, someone from housekeeping knocked on my door. I was still in bed. Checkout isn't until noon. I am sure a lot of guests leave early, but I'd appreciate it if I could actually finish my beauty rest. At 1012am, someone knocked on the door again. This time I yelled, "GO AWAY!" I called down to the front desk to request a late checkout and there were no more knocks on my door.
I do not know if they have some kind of electronic system showing which rooms have been vacated. I know it's important to clean the rooms quickly so they can be turned over, but really, 857AM?
Also, a housekeeper on the 5th floor was talking on her cell phone in the hallway quite loudly. I could hear most of her conversation. I know it was a housekeeper because after someone knocked on my door at 1012AM, I decided to just give up trying to sleep in (I almost never get to sleep in) and decided to go across the street to Reading Terminal Market for a butter bar. The whole time I was getting dressed, she was on the phone and when I came back from the market about 20 minutes later, she was still on the phone. I don't care about her talking on the phone while working (people can multi-task), but I do care that she was making a lot of noise.
Despite this, it wasn't enough for me to knock my rating down a point. This was an isolated incident that would not at all affect my decision to stay here again--which I most certainly would!
Oh yes, quite crowded in the breakfast area but it's not a big deal. Most people just want coffee anyway and there's a sideboard for that, if you don't want to use the Keurig in your room.
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