We chose this hotel based on the availability of a suite (2 bedrooms), since we were traveling with six people (4 adults and 2 kids). The hotel's age (3 years), pictures, listed amenities, and relative proximity to the MOA caught our attention, and we booked through Priceline for a price that appeared competitive with similar properties.
The hotel was clean, and it is within walking distance to restaurants and other retail services. The suite provided a nice kitchenette and large desk/table, and 3 TVs. However, the single 3/4 bath with no fan for a suite was uncomfortable. One more than one occasion a member of our party had to go downstairs and use the common bathroom.
The pool was surprisingly small, and the max depth was 3.5 feet. Our kids didn't complain, but my wife and I were disappointed. One nice feature was a 2nd floor overlook area for the pool.
A standard breakfast was provided, and it was noticeably well stocked by the staff. The free newspapers in the common area was also appreciated. Our stay was in late November, and the seating closest to the exterior doors isn't desirable considering there is no separate entry doors to help intercept the weather outside.
We were a surprised the hotel didn't have a local restaurant list, even when asked, but the front desk staff did offer some suggestions. We walked to the Japanese steakhouse across the street for dinner, and were somewhat surprised to have hardpacked snow on one of the sidewalks leading out of the hotel (it wasn't snowing and the roads were clear). The hotel is smokefree, but the door to the attached club is close to one of the hotel entrance doors and so we had to walk by smokers on the way to and from the hotel.
During our one night stay the single pop machine was broken. The hotel provides a self-service pay canteen, and it would have been nice if it had been stocked with soda.
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