Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Great location, but becoming shabby
I stayed at Northrup Station for four nights, and I loved the location and nearby streetcar station. The breakfast bar in the lobby was a nice extra. The staff overall was very pleasant, although the front desk clerks weren't very polished and seemed too casual.
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One thing I noticed was that the room furniture and amenities are becoming shabby. The armchair upholstery had several holes in it, and the sofa was looking tired and worn. The ironing board cover was falling apart, and the dresser drawer pulls kept falling off. Although I was there for four nights and tipped the maid each day, I never received additional bath amenities during my stay, even after the bottles were empty.
The rooms are nice and large though, and the location can't be beat for the price. But the hotel's rooms need some TLC and reinvestment.
Pros: Location, Streetcar station, Breakfast bar
Cons: , Stingy maid service, Shabby upholstery