Stay here if you must be close to the airport, and/or the price is right. Otherwise, stay downtown - it's only a few minutes away and will be much nicer. The neighborhood isn't the most pleasant and there isn't much in terms of dining options.
We were here for a Notre Dame football weekend, when hotel prices triple, so it was strictly a price issue. Given that, the place was adequate. "Suite" is a bit generous, since our king bed room was just one big room, but it did have a full kitchen. The decor is brown blah and the bedspread looked like a rescue from Goodwill.
I'm not sure what to say about housekeeping. One day we obviously had no housekeeping visit at all. The other day we had about half the service you'd expect - the bed was made and towels folded, but the kitchen was not touched and amenities not replenished. Bathroom amenities include soap and shampoo, no conditioner or lotion.
On the plus side, the fitness center is good and the staff friendly and helpful. There is a convenience store with food and toiletry items. There's also a 7-11 in easy walking distance.
I'd put up with the place again under the same circumstances, but I'd go elsewhere first.
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