On the one hand ... When I checked out this morning around 6 to catch a plane, the man at the front desk couldn't print out my hotel bill - said that the computers were "running slow today" and promised to email the bill, which 12 hours later has not happened. And yesterday evening, I returned to my room to find that my thermostat had been set by housekeeping (I assume) to 62ºF for some strange reason (it's August and outside it's 90º), basically an icebox that took a half hour to fix - by me running the heat! Not very green of them. And we can discuss the downstairs coffee and snacks store, advertised everywhere as operating 24/7, that was in fact closed shut on Sunday evening at 10:15pm. None of these problems was calamitous, but I guess it reflects the enormous size of the hotel and its corporate ownership. The "little touches" are not their specialty.
On the other hand ... my room, though charmless, was modern, clean, rather large, with comfortable beds, flatscreen TV and a decent bathroom with a good shower. So all in all it was a thoroughly acceptable experience. Just a bit odd now and then.
Finally, as others have written, the hotel is in the middle of a barren convention center area with lots of treeless concrete plazas and no civic or commercial life whatsoever. You get in by car and out by car, which was ok for me since I do come with a vehicle (hotel parking is $25/day, by the way -- rather steep), but it would have been nicer if there was someplace interesting to stroll in the vicinity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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