Meh--OK for a night, but won't come back
Posted Nov 29, 2016 on Hotels
Hard to find: one of 3+ hotels behind a high wall, with no signage visible to those approaching from nearby I-70 and I-465. Under removation: Our room was said to be complete, but if faux-marble floor tile, tired wooden furniture (dark TV-dresser cabinet was current two decades ago), a single chair whose seat height lever no longer works, and Dish TV with skimpy selection of channels, most of it analog, is the "after" picture, the renovation plan is a bust. Beds very soft, with mattresses sliding off the box springs--didn't sleep well. Hazardous bathroom: walk-in marble shower seems accessible (very low sill, entry door wide enough for a wheelchair), but there are no grab bars and no shower mat; we didn't dare use it. Mediocre breakfast: only hot options involved toaster and waffle maker, the latter undercooking the odd-tasting batter. Cheap Styrofoam cups and plates, cheap plastic utensils. Good selection of tea (but hot water not very hot--and in a too-large Styrofoam cup). No newspaper, and the endless loop of vocal jazz standards meant TV sound in dining area was turned off. Odd proportions in all public and guest rooms, sterile lobby oddly laid out, and and oversized, stark white statues of Lorenzo di Medici and Donatello (the Florentine, not the ninja turtle) added to the surreal quality.