Aladdin is Magical
Posted Sep 13, 2016
This 1920s hotel in the Power and Light district has been beautifully restored. I wish I could have stayed longer. The lobby is like a movie set and the cocktail bar on the upper balcony around the lobby is perfect to have a quiet martini and watch the comings and goings of the lobby below or to peer out the arched windows at the street. I didn't get to try the restaurant - as I was in a rush to leave the next morning, but it looked like the typical hotel coffee shop type restaurant and breakfast smelled wonderful. The desk staff was friendly, and surprisingly remembered my name when I stopped back at the desk about an hour after checking in.
The room (1316) was recently redecorated in a modern version of a 1930s movie theme, it seemed. Bathroom was a standard size, but fixtures including a basin type sink on washstand with granite top was all new. Note - this room is at the end of the hall away from the elevators on the 13th floor. It adjoins the room next door (1314?) There view is only of the courtyard of the Marriott next door, and the room wraps around the service elevator - which I didn't know until I looked at the floorplan on the back of the door - there was never any noise. The fire escape stairs are next to the service elevator. Because of this, the room has a small entry hall that sets everything back a bit from the hall The mattress and linens were lush - plenty of pillows and there was a variety of coffee. Love the P&L district and will stay again.