I actually lived in the Mark Twain for 2.5 years while in grad school. Is it the best place to live? No. However, it was what I had since I do not get along with my family.
It is not the traditional hotel in the sense of a quality inn type of joint, however, there is a room, a TV, a private washroom and the place is good for in betweeners who are in town for short work trips and want to save money or just want a private room over night after the club.
The Gold Coast neighborhood is beautiful.
Takeaways: The saxaphonist playing nightly outside my window and the summer Farmer's Market that I could see from my window and participate in.