a traveler from Travelocity.com
on November 25, 2008
I stayed here alone in Sept. 2008. Location is excellent just 1 block from the China Town Gates. Just a short walk from the Hyatt (2 blocks) where you pay 3 times as much. Another hotel that is more expensive is just across the street. Note: the hotel is old and Sept/Oct. are the warm months. At night the room was a little warm but the ceiling fan was in good working order and knowing the temps would be warm, I mailed myself a box with a small fan I could point into the bathroom. I was comfortable.
Ups: Price! Location! The staff is delightful, very kind, helpful, doesn't accept tips. The comforter and pillows are either down or the best fake down ever. Very comfy. The remodel was very nicely done, the room safe exactly holds a laptop in width and more in height. It's a very good safe. The door is locked after 10 p.m. and you use an outside key but the staff mans the desk and knows the guests so they buzz you right in. It feels very safe even at midnight and alone.
Downside: No air (but if it weren't the warm months, it wouldn't be an issue); the beds are only doubles so small; the elevator is slow, slow, slow and the only ice machine is on 1st floor down the slow elevator.
You could pay a lot more and have more luxury but you would not be treated any better.
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