Brooklyn, New York
August 24, 2005
At the end is a bathroom with a toilet and reasonable shower. On the right, behind the "bar," is a sliding door to the bedroom, which had plenty of drawer and closet space, a big bed, and a TV. Both rooms have windows overlooking the pool. This was a great place to settle for a few days while we ventured off to do tourist things.
Amenities include a pool and Jacuzzi and a cute, little fitness room. Also, every morning there is a full-service breakfast behind the lobby in a room right next to the pool. This was a great way to start the day before we headed out to hike all day. They served Starbucks coffee (with to-go cups if you’d like) eggs, pancakes, yogurt, fruit, bagels, etc. It wasn't fancy, but a nice addition nonetheless. From 5 to 7pm every night, the lobby and lounge would fill up due to the manager's special, a.k.a. free drinks! The bartenders were really cool and told us to come back soon for a refill before 7pm. We sat on huge leather couches while watching sports and eating free popcorn and pretzels. Watch your exercising and drinking, though, as the elevation can really get to you!
It was so great to stay in a place where we could take a cool swim after a long day hiking, get a free breakfast in the morning, and have a glass of wine and enjoy the company of fellow travellers. Not to mention, this is one of the few hotels far from the annoying railroad tracks that have noisy trains rolling through every night. This place was far from hip, but they made every effort to make us feel at home.
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