I would stay here again, if they lower the parking fee... Posted Oct 17, 2012
PARKING IS $25 PER DAY?! And no pro-rating. EXTRA awesome. That's a HUGE slap in the face. Oh and unless you HAVE to have a full size car, make sure you get a compact. It's a little tight. On arrival at the hotel (12:30am), I had to stand in line for what seemed like 15 mins, or more, because the Front Desk staff let others cut in line (FD was not attentive to who was next and it was a true cut, not someone who had to step away and come back). Also, they were out of cookies, not really acceptable, however they did have hopelessly average sandwiches available for only $5. Nice recovery, we (my wife and I) don't go to bed hungry. Room doesn't have a fridge?! Arrrrrgggg! But... the room is clean (524), did not have a smell and everything worked. The bed is super-comfy. NO bed bugs. I slept very soundly. We had to call front desk about noise - there was a late arriving group that just HAD to re-live the ENTIRE DAY, IN THE HALL (and only 2 doors down). Doubletree was prompt in laying the smack-down. Good show. The bartender was quick and on point! I felt welcome, even when he was busy and he even took the time to learn a new drink that my wife likes. I've been a bartender for a while, so this was important. The bar could use a few more brands of vodka and rum - PBR on tap was pure comedy. I didn't get to try room service or the restaurant. The deserts we had at the bar (tiramissou, key lime pie, bread pudding, cheesecake, super rich chocolate cake) were good, B+. It seems like the bar on the 14th floor would've been cool on a Saturday night, we just didn't feel like paying a cover ($10). It does have a great 360 degree view. That's about it.. oh! The gym is good, well rounded. Just as long as you are not trying to make ANY gains in your workout that day. Dumbbells to 50lbs and a Smith Machine! Only about 300lbs in plates though. Various machines, treadmills and elipticals. All around, it was good. I would stay there again.