Just checked in. Our first room smelled stale and of smoke. Assigned new room, it smelled of mildew, the "headboards" were the windows (no, I'm not joking - they did have wood shutters though) and the bathroom was dirty (toothpaste and hair on sink). Went down to desk, complained and insisted on a proper room. Third room least mildew smell. Tried to relocate to Hilton group, but they were booked, so stuck here. Each room had one light fixture not working and this one the phone was unplugged, a safety issue I should think.
We were booked here by the client, so we did not choose. I did look over the other comments and I think that there are different rooms that have been renovated resulting in higher reviews. But I've been in 3 tonight, all sub-par. This is essentially a random experience. $40 parking and $10 wifi another reason to stay elsewhere.
Also, the first room was one of their better ones "designed for the business traveler" with "bright lighting" that is absurd, the first thing we commented on was how dark it was and how to get work done.
For frame of reference, we are not ritz-carlton folks, we are totally satisfied at a Hampton Inn.
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