This practical hotel is a model of excellent design within tight limits. It sits off Central Avenue, 2 miles north of Downtown amid a cluster of office towers. The marble-floor, pillared lobby opens into an 11-story atrium with palm trees, natural boulder fountains, glass elevators, and a lantern-lighted café. There's a light-rail stop steps from the front door, so you can get to Downtown events in minutes.
Jul 1, 2004
I was surprised. The benefits are gone. Now charge for parking. No more 5-7 PM bar. Breakfast no longer has the good and convenient cafteria style. Price of the room didn't come down; it went up. Was expensive and now with the "benies" gone, it's extraordinarily expensive. Don't get a room on the south side. Garbage trucks bang around at 4 AM across from Thomas Road. The place is convenient and the rooms are big, but the value is gone. I
guess business folks can expense the costs, but regular folks get ripped.
Nov 13, 2003
This beautiful hotel has all-suite rooms. Our suite had a mini-wet bar area (with microwave, coffee maker, fridge and sink), a pull-out sofa and big tv and a dining room table that would seat 8! The separate bedroom area is very well decorated and features an additional tv. The bathroom is adequate, with a separate carpeted sink and vanity area. Beautiful atrium; less than perfect staff. You must also pay a fee for parking.
Apr 9, 2003
This is a very pretty hotel--the atrium is lovely and the bathroom is huuuuge!!! However, the living area is very tight and the view leaves much to be desired. Also, the staff is rather unfriendly and the valet is difficult to find. I had a problem with room service: and when I called to explain the problem, the person on the other end of the line huffed at me before I was able to explain. Of course, the fault was theirs and the meal was replaced
but not without a great deal of attitude. Also, there wasn't an exercise bike or VCR in my room and the complimentary breakfast is reserved for the executive floor only--the front desk was very quick to tell me about the breakfast buffet (a bit overpriced).