We stayed here four years ago, so were curious to find out whether any previous short comings had be rectified. We were on the 18th floor overlooking the Reading Terminal. The room was spacious and quiet. We weren't distrubed by traffic noise like last time when the room over looked Market Street. We also saw sunrise over the Delaware River which was a bonus.
The room seeme to have been refurbished as it didn't look as tired as last time. But there was still no fridge. We remember there was no kettle in the room and brought our own. I do wish they would get rid of the nasty paper cups. The bed was very nice and comfy and the quality of sleep was good. The television has been upgraded to a flat screen tele, so that was great.
We had breakfast in Thirteen. The portions were big, as expected, but we found the buffet to be a better choice - you can choose what to eat and you can also control the quantity. Service at breakfast time was ok, but the waitresses did looked a bit overwhelmed when it got busy.
The gym was well equipped, although a little on the small side. The pool was narrow and it only take four people in at the same time to make it feel crowded.
Hotel staff was general good. I was welcomed when I entered the hotel on two occasions. But as the convention got underway and the lobby got busier, guests became increasingly invisible. I felt that the chap who checked me in was the only one genuinely friendly. The others were efficient and answered my queries professionally but I wouldn't say they were especially welcoming.
All in all, it was a comforatble stay. The location is good and I am happy to come back again.
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