This hotel is considered a national landmark hotel. However, I found it lacking. The room was adequate but paint was peeling, visibly scuffed up baseboards, and ripped carpeting at the seams. The shower did not work properly- when you switched from bathtub to shower, 75% of the water still came out of the spout and only 25% came out of the shower head. I mentioned this to the person at the front desk on my first day of meetings but, upon using the shower the next morning, nothing had changed. The electric outlet in the bathroom over the sink also did not have a switchplate. Wireless internet service did not work in the room so I had to sit in the little lobby by the front desk in order to respond to business e-mails.
The restaurant and bar, located off each end of the lobby, were not associated with the hotel and I did not find this out until I requested that my bill be charged to my room and they told me that that could not be done as they are separate entities from the hotel. I had to pay the charges with my credit card.
There is nothing in the area, other than a couple of restaurants kitty corner from the hotel, and it is rather eerie at night. After checking in, I walked to the grocery store two blocks away to get some snacks and by the time I was leaving, it was pitch black and I did not feel safe walking, as there was virtually no street traffic and all the buildings along the route back to the hotel were either shuttered, vacant, unoccupied, or dilapidated.
I will not be staying at this hotel again and do not recommend it.
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- Also Known As:
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