I read a description of the place and I’m still looking for the ""European style."" I agree with others that the nite staff is friendlier than the day staff. Even though all our bags were with us at check-in (after a couple trips to bring them in), they didn't offer or mention anything about helping us carry the bags up the stairs. The room smelled like musty bad cologne. We bought air freshener to make it tolerable and left our clothes in the suitcases so they wouldn't smell weird. The room was on the corner of the 3rd floor and had a queen bed, bathroom with tub/shower, a decent walk-in closet, and a furnished kitchenette. When I read a review that said it was like visiting great-grandma's house, I thought that pretty much summed it up. The door is pretty flimsy, the key will only lock the handle & NOT the deadbolt, and lets all the noise in. We were a little concerned with the security of our belongings while we were away for the day (nothing ever happened). The walls in the bedroom are textured and touched up in many areas. The bathroom ceiling was cracking (no mold), the cabinet under the sink was crumbling, and the tub had some mystery stains. \r
Bring earplugs because of people/vehicle traffic throughout the night. \r
The cleaning ladies start pretty early in the morning and had our room cleaned by 11am. The bath products were replaced everyday.\r
The shuttle had to be reserved a day before because of limited seating. The guy driving the shuttle was very friendly and even squeezed us in on a morning run even though the front desk told us we needed to give more notice. \r
It is true that outside the Inn there was a homeless guy, but they’re on a lot of other corners and outside of other businesses as well in this area. Most of them are selling newspapers like ""Real Change."" There’ll be people begging anywhere downtown, it's just part of the city.\r
Overall, we managed to make it through 6 nights at the Inn. We were looking for something within our budget, and got what we paid for. If you're coming here expecting something modern, then you're going to be disappointed. This isn't a charming and cozy place, but rather an older building retrofitted & maintained enough to be livable. There's a lot of potential for this place, but it would require a lot of money. The people who work at the Inn aren't the problem; it's just that the building is old.
Pros: breakfast included, free shuttle to downtown, cleaned dishes
Cons: rooms with AC let in noise from outside, a little dated