I believe the hotel ownership has changed three times in the last few years; the current owners took over in September, 2008.
Food was always good and food and bar service was always excellent. The dining room was recently remodeled (The painter was still working on it the first two mornings I was there) and doubled in size, by removing an interior wall; the doorway between the lounge and dining room was closed off, and the primary access to the dining room is now from the first floor hall (more on that later).
They are in the midst of providing wifi, and they will eventually remodel the stairways, hallways and bedrooms. "Kevin Ryan", the manager, is a personable young man who seems up to the task at hand.
My ensuite bathroom had been redone within the last few years, and my room was provided with new linens; the double bed was comfortable.
The room was not soundproofed, and I could hear people in the hall and adjacent rooms; the continual noise and vibration from slammimg of the dining room door (I think the closer needed to be adjusted/replaced - that should be a "Quick Fix") was especially irritating as I tried to sleep in my third floor room; it was like waiting for the other shoe to drop...and drop...and drop... That room was the largest they had, according to Kevin; it might have been 10 feet by 8 feet at best. The eventual remodel is supposed to provide larger, soundproofed rooms.
There is no private parking, and spaces near the hotel were at a premium; it was often necessary to park a block or two away.
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