I stayed here almost exactly one year to the date that I stayed before. First the pros: clean rooms; no smoking; good location for getting around downtown and to the airport and best of all, very nice staff which made my experience better.
Last year I somehow ended up getting into a suite on the Club floor and going in I knew that this was probably not going to happen a second time and I was right. However, as long as the room was clean and non-smoking I was going to be fine.
I arrived early and was told I could get a room with two Queen beds immediately or wait a bit longer for the King bed. I opted for the latter and did some shopping, ate lunch then waited in the lobby for quite some while before one became available. I was okay with this as I was still handed a key card by 3pm, 1 hour before my scheduled check-in time which meant that I still managed to get in early by any hotel standards:)
The first room I took faced the drawbridge and because it is metal, each vehicle that passed over it was quite loud. At night I am a sound sleeper but I did find that this noise was intrusive for the afternoon so I asked if I could be switched to the other side, which the front desk clerk did.
Being so tired, I was oblivious to the fact that there was an adjoining door. My previous hotel had one, plus I had stayed in other places with them and had no problems which was probably why I overlooked it. However, this would turn out to be my mistake as the door offered no sound proof at all.
Early that evening a large gathering of people were there and they were loud. A child was visiting and actually tried to open the door to my room! Good thing I checked to ensure that it was locked. When most of the guests left, the couple (or three) I could never be sure, started to engage in activity of the "romantic" type and it was so clear as if they were in my room. I chuckled at first but goodness, it went on and on. I did approach the new front desk clerk to ask about being moved again to a room with no adjoining door but was told that the only rooms left were those with two Queen beds and with a weekend coming up it was preferred that I would wait it out. To give her credit though, she offered to call the room to ask them to be cognitive of the fact that there was an adjoining door but I told her not to worry.
And, to give the occupants of the next room credit as well, though they were somewhat like rabbits for three days they did adhere to the the quiet hours after 9pm except for one night coming in loudly at 130am--but as this was my last night, I let it pass.
For me the problem was that if I could hear them as clear as anything then likely it was the reverse. Because I am an early morning person, usually getting up at 6, I felt like I had to tiptoe around my room, not use the blow dryer and ensure that the speakers on my computer were set to extra low because I did not want to wake them. In a nutshell, though the room was nice, I was not comfortable in it and this really is not the fault of the hotel but my own personal preferences.
The plus is that when I checked out the nice guy at the desk then updated my profile so that if I stay at any Hyatt property, there would be a permanent note advising staff not to assign me a room with an adjoining door.
Overall, I think if other hotels with adjoining rooms could have practically sound-proof doors, then I think this hotel could invest a little in upgrading their doors to offer that same comfort. I would stay here again but rest assured that even though my profile is updated, I would still ask to have a room with no adjoining door upon check-in.
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