a traveler from Travelocity.com
on October 15, 2009
I stayed at the Powell for 5 nights and experienced the following: - the wireless internet did not work. I could sometimes get an intermittent signal in the lobby, but not in my room. Other guests I spoke with experienced the same so it was not just my room - my smoke detector started to beep at 6:30am one night. I requested that they fix it, but it happened again the next morning - one of the 2 elevators stopped working for one of the five days, which caused long delays waiting for the elevator - it rained while I was there and there were multiple leaks into the lobby area, my room stayed dry - at 4:30am the second night of my stay some staff of the hotel had a loud discussion outside my room - I was travelling with a party of 4 other people, we all booked rooms with queen beds. One of the members of my party was given a room with a single bed, the rest of us had double beds - one member of my party had a room with a very noisy heater, they turned it off and brought a portable space heater which solved the problem - the security card readers at the lobby entrance did not work, anyone who buzzed the intercom was let in Overall it was not a good experience. It is a very old building and not well maintained. The staff were not particularly courteous and did not appologize for any of these inconveniences, everything seemed to be normal and expected for them. I would not stay again.
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