Brooklyn, New York
April 1, 2001
I didn’t stay here, but was so enchanted with its old world charm that I couldn’t resist poking around. Located on the pedestrian tourist center of 5th Avenue, an inviting orange stucco enclave leads to a cool secret garden. Stepping inside felt like entering another world. From the back we could see rooms with covered balconies that overlooked the garden. Rates started at 250 a night, with weekly rates available, (the receptionist shrugged when I asked and said, "Sure, we can work something out."). Oddly enough, the hotel offered 6 hour rates. I know what you’re thinking…I’d like to think the 6 hour rate is for people wishing to get out of the sun to have a place to change and shower in comfort. Think what you like, it was lovely and I would definitely give it a try, but I do not know what the service or rooms look like.
From journal Paradise in spite of Cancun