The hotel was originally built as a school in 1852, and then converted to a hotel for the HemisFair, the 1968 World's Fair. Inside and out it's replete with Spanish tiles, archways, exposed beams, and soft, earthy tones. Many rooms share balconies or verandas looking out on the river—be sure to request a river-view room. Location is a big selling point for this hotel, in a quiet section of the river but still steps away from the entertainment district.
May 12, 2010
This is a lovely older hotel that is very well-located on the river. We reserved a room with a river view and balcony and enjoyed soaking up the ambience. Each balcony is shared with several rooms but we were the only ones that used ours. The room was large and the bed was very comfortable with high quality sheets. The staff was friendly and professional. I recommend this hotel but beware that the valet parking is outrageously expensive. We
used the public parking lot across the street.