Both food and hotel were excellent. Many rooms are small-- though spacious compared with the trendy pods in Manhattan-- but clean and enough for their purpose. The shower heads and water pressure provide a strong, massaging shower. Exercise room is good; the pool big enough for real exercise, with lane markers.
The food in Cloud 9 is great, if $$$. One cocktail, glass of wine, mixed grill with fair salad bar (but great homemade bread and soft whipped butter), and dessert, was almost $80 with tip, for one (the room was extremely reasonably priced at $94/night. The meal practically doubled it). The small portion of shrimp and swordfish was almost an afterthought, a little blah and on a small wooden skewer the size of three toothpicks. Nice "tastes", but not a hardy serving. On the other hand, the filet was excellent, perfectly cooked with a nice, though unneeded, Béarnaise on the side, as there was not an ounce of fat or gristle inside or out; it was succulent and melt in your mouth. Mashed were a little stiff, though tasty, and asparagus perfectly al dente, with no dry or stringy or tough ends ends. The friendly bartenders know how to mix a drink; dirty martini was delicious with those ice chips in an up glass. Not sure about the wine, I was graciously provided a taste.
Free breakfast is great. The scrambled eggs perfectly cooked, even creamy-- no easy feat for eggs in a tray with sterno; fruit and bread was fresh. Though labeled as continental, it is more. But if serving eggs, how about at least one meat?
Service is A+; everyone greets with a smile. Even a maintenance man excused himself when I inadvertently got in HIS way and tried to excuse myself.
Overall experience was excellent and I would definitely stay again.
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