April 16, 2004
After a long day of driving from Colorado Springs we were more than ready to again get our feet on solid ground, have a nice meal and then get some sleep. After grabbing the some essential luggage out of our Jeep we paced from here to there in the parking garage and finally located the elevators that would take us to the lobby of the hotel. We found the staff here at the front desk are very professional but are also curt and indifferent as when we inquired about restaurants the front desk clerk pulled out a map, quickly gave us directions and then turned away leaving us standing there with puzzled looks on our faces at his rapid directions.
We were given a room on the 10th floor which at first annoyed me a little until I realized shortly afterward that we couldn’t even hear the elevator much less guests through the thick hotel doors. Our room was extremely comfortable with a very large soft bed with a down comforter and pillows. The room was tastefully decorated in earthy tones and was furnished with large overstuffed chairs and ottomans that were very beautiful and comfortable. The bathroom was one of the biggest and nicest bathrooms I have seen as it had a very nice massaging shower head, which is great when you’ve had a long journey whether that journey was by car or air, a extremely deep and wide tub, and even a big fluffy spa rug in front of the vanity instead of one of those thicker towels that are put down on the floor to absorb water.
Soon after checking out our room and deciding we were hungry we went back downstairs but suddenly decided to make a detour to the gym and the indoor swimming pool. The gym was definitely one of the largest and most open ones I have ever seen at a hotel and the indoor swimming pool wasn’t bad either. After a quick walk through the entire area, we continued our search for a restaurant, which brought us back down to the lobby to Piastra on Gallivan Restaurant, which is a very good Italian restaurant.
All things considered this was a nice hotel that had very comfortable rooms, a wonderful gym and spa area, a quick and professional albeit indifferent staff, and a pretty good location.
For more information regarding this property, go to this website.
From journal From Coast to Coast, a 3 week trip across the US