St. Louis, Missouri
August 20, 2003
While we were there a party was being catered in part of the courtyard but we never heard any noise from their area. Also to keep noise down, the pool and hot tub are enclosed in a glass room as well as being enclosed in the courtyard. You don't hear any splashing or noise at all. The exercise room which is fairly small (5 pieces of equipment-but seemed more than adequate for the hotel) is also enclosed separately. All the ground floor rooms have sliding glass doors that open onto the courtyard for easy access. We liked the setup very well.
The room we were in had two queen size beds, a nice dresser, closet with hangers, table and chairs and a comfortable easy chair with its own light. The bathroom had the sink and tub in separate areas. The room was a good size.
This hotel had lots of amenities. In the courtyard area there was a 7-hole putting green and a full length shuffleboard track. There was also a ping pong table and two pool tables. Off to one side there was a bank of video games and on the other side was a bank of drink machines. Interspersed throughout the courtyard were wonderful bronze sculptures of various animals. The children seem to love these sculptures as much as beating "Daddy" at shuffleboard. We saw several families enjoying the courtyard whenever we looked out our door.
Other features of this hotel were:
Great location -- It is very close to the airport and has a free shuttle back and forth. It is also right off a freeway for quickly getting to any sightseeing you might wish to do. The hotel also has a large area for bus or truck parking.
Great restaurant/club on site. Moderate to downright inexpensive made the Wright Brothers' Restaurant family friendly. The courtyard also doubled for a large banquet facilities. There were tables and chairs a plenty for such an event.
Computer access -- The phone had a data port on it for connection to the internet. Non-smoking rooms were available as well as suites. Free coffee was provided as well as the coffeemaker. There was also a hair dryer provided.
We're planning on staying here the next time we go back to Wichita!
From journal Wichita, Kansas-A More Than Pleasant Surprise