I recently stayed here for a business meeting and was somewhat trepidatious after reading the many bad reviews. Okay, this hotel is a refugee from the 70s, when the faux British look was all the rage.... Oliver's Pub and Restaurant....come on. Guest wings with cheesy names such as Nottingham, Canterbury, Buckingham, Oxford....etc. However, all Stilton aside, I found the place to be more than acceptable.
The remodel has now apparently been mostly completed and my room was updated, spacious, clean, with a good bed and pillows, and noticeably free of dead bugs. (Tip: just in case there are still some unremodeld rooms, ask for a remodeled one.) The grounds, particularly the courtyard area, were immaculately maintained, the staff unfailingly friendly and helpful, (particularly John, the concierge/bartender). The price was very reasonable and the free breakfast was more than adequate. Speaking of Oliver's, it is very nicely decorated and does have the feel of an 1800's public house. I did not eat there, but some of our group did and said the food was pretty decent. My only complaint was that I was in a room that faced Shaw Avenue and the traffic noise at night was fairly loud. If I stay here again, I will ask for a room on the other side. All-in-all, I would definitely stay here again.More
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