Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 159
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KingofTheHill Fantastic Location, Unique Design
The entire approach that this hotel took was very refreshing. The rooms, while small, were very unique and a pleasant departure from the bland Holiday inn design.
The Blue Tavern is a FANTASTIC restaurant. While pricey, it is worth the cost.
Best of all is the location, very easy to get to the freeway, the beaches, and State Street.
December 19, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by adair Mildew/mold smell in most rooms
There is a mildew/mold smell in most rooms.
The hotel staff is great, but they could not really do anything concerning the smell.
The hotel needs to have this problem professionally addressed since the problem seems to be embedded in the walls. It looked clean, but smelled bad.
The hallway entrance area has a permanently running air freshener machine maybe to mask the smell in the general common areas, but all three rooms I was shown had the same smell, some rooms worse than the other.
It was also a bit loud at night due to the activity of bars in the area. The hood is a little rough on the edges, but probably not unsafe.
I fixed the toilet seat when there since it was falling off.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gaucho1985 Great location and great staff
Really enjoyed our stay. Reminded me of traveling in Europe. Same size of room but patio was excellent as had an outdoor space to enjoy the great weather in Dec! Staff was great, easy parking. Romantic stay for me and my wife. Restaurant was excellent and we ate there for all but one of our dinners. The only thing that was a minor inconvenience was the bathroom door. Light from the bathroom was still pretty bright if you were trying to sleep while someone was in the bathroom. This is our new SB hotel from now on. We are going back in Jan and have already booked our stay. I won't name our former SB hotel but we liked this one much better for the true boutique experience.
December 14, 2014