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9.1

Exceptional
/10
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Housekeeping8
Breakfast2
Car Park1
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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Houston Zoo 3.3 km
The Houston Museum of Natural Science 4.1 km
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 4.3 km
Children's Museum of Houston 4.4 km
The Menil Collection 5.2 km
Water Wall 6.5 km
The Galleria 7.0 km
Minute Maid Park 9.1 km
Downtown Aquarium 9.2 km
Space Center Houston 34.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Infinite Smiles Family Dentistry 350 m
Southside Pharmacy 450 m
Purple Lot 530 m
Yellow Lot 660 m
Reliant Park 730 m
Rodeo Houston or Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 730 m
NRG Stadium 730 m
North Kirby Lot 780 m
Teal Lot 830 m
Red Lot 3 900 m
Hotel Ylem

"I felt safe there."

Donna - February 18, 2020
2 Queen beds, No Smoking - Guestroom Hotel Ylem
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Hotel Ylem

8080 Main Street, Houston City Center, Houston (TX), United States, 77025 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Houston City Center part of Houston (TX), this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Space Center Houston. This 3-star property features fitness center to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
Important announcement -- "Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff. Some services and amenities may be limited or unavailable. Please contact the property for more information."
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Fitness center

Value for money9.0
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportWilliam P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
Distance to airport14.0 km

Rooms available at Hotel Ylem

1 King Bed, Smoke Free
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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2 Queen beds, No Smoking
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 queen beds
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Superior King Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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King Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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King Room - Accessible/Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Accessible/Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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  • 2 queen beds
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1 King Bed, No-smoking, Accessible
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  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Ylem have a hot tub?

Hotel Ylem, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member does not have a hot tub.

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Ylem?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Ylem?

A stay at Hotel Ylem also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Ylem?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Hotel Ylem.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Ylem?

Hotel Ylem does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Ylem?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Smith Lands Station, 1.1 km away from Hotel Ylem.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Ylem?

Hotel Ylem’s neighborhood is Houston City Center which includes popular restaurants such as Pugon de Manila, Jersey Mike's Subs and Red Ribbon BakeShop.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Ylem?

Located in the Houston City Center area, Hotel Ylem is close to great shopping choices like Rice Village Shops, Chloe Dao Boutique and Chocolat du Monde.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Ylem?

Hotel Ylem is located in Houston City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Ylem?

Hotel Ylem is located within Houston City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Cockrell Butterfly Center, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center and Rice University Trail.

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What people love about Hotel Ylem

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "I felt safe there."

    Donna

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    February 18, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "It’s whimsical, eclectic,unique, clean, fun, comforting."

    Donna

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    February 18, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The place is clean and quiet."

    Donna

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    February 18, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 538 Houston (TX) properties
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Value for money score
9/10
Location score
9.4/10
Service score
9.3/10
Cleanliness score
9.2/10
Better than
99
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Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
62 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.8
Location
9.4
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What travelers say they love:
I would heartily recommend this hotel.
Jerry from United States
Couple
More about Hotel Ylem

More about Hotel Ylem

Hotel Ylem

When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Houston (TX), make Hotel Ylem your home away from home. A stay at Hotel Ylem ensures an easy access to the lively city and all of its wonders.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Hotel Ylem. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Houston (TX) can be assisted with the shuttle services available here. Parking is provided free of charge for guests.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Hotel Ylem. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Hotel Ylem are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Hotel Ylem, where breakfast is provided free of charge. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Hotel Ylem has a range of activities that will meet your needs. With the hotel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

While in Houston (TX), take some time to venture outside of Hotel Ylem. Your journey through Houston (TX) can be completed with a short shopping stop at The Galleria located 7.0 km away. Watch the local team play at Minute Maid Park located 9.0 km away, where you can also buy authentic team merchandise.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews score this hotel higher than 99% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
This hotel's facilities score higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

7 mentions

Breakfast

4 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Grocery delivery
  • Happy hour
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Buffet
Location
8080 Main Street, Houston City Center, Houston (TX), United States, 77025
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Airports

  • William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
    14.0 km
  • Sugar Land Regional Airport (SGR)
    24.1 km

Public transportation

  • Smith Lands Station
    1.1 km
  • Stadium Park/Astrodome Station
    1.4 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Infinite Smiles Family Dentistry
    350 m

Shopping

  • The Galleria
    7.0 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Houston Zoo
    3.3 km
  • The Houston Museum of Natural Science
    4.1 km
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    4.3 km
  • Children's Museum of Houston
    4.4 km
  • The Menil Collection
    5.2 km
  • Water Wall
    6.5 km
  • The Galleria
    7.0 km
  • Minute Maid Park
    9.1 km
  • Downtown Aquarium
    9.2 km
  • Space Center Houston
    34.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Infinite Smiles Family Dentistry
    350 m
  • Southside Pharmacy
    450 m
  • Purple Lot
    530 m
  • Yellow Lot
    660 m
  • Reliant Park
    730 m
  • Rodeo Houston or Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
    730 m
  • NRG Stadium
    730 m
  • North Kirby Lot
    780 m
  • Teal Lot
    830 m
  • Red Lot 3
    900 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-18 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 19 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of rooms 79
Property announcements

Please note that the property is going through renovation works. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff. Some services and amenities may be limited or unavailable. Please contact the property for more information.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), guests are required to wear a face covering in all public spaces and indoor common areas.

Reviews of Hotel Ylem from real guests

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9.1
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Exceptional
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.8
Location9.4
Service9.3
Value for money9.0
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9+ Exceptional (20)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (2)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
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9.6
Exceptional
Monica from United States
Couple
1 King Bed, Smoke Free
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Cool Place!”

We loved our stay at Hotel Ylem! I was looking for a place in that specific area because we were going to an event at NRG. Of all the hotels, I chose Hotel Ylem because of its unique atmosphere (artists, décor, pledge to giving). We were not disappointed! The staff, the food truck, the bar, the room...everything was on point...we loved it! We wish the bar had been open on Saturday night though. We thought it was odd for it to be closed. We would've stopped in for a drink!

Reviewed June 18, 2018

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Hi Monica! We hope you will be back to see us! The bar is now open 7 nights a week!

Responded September 18, 2018
Hotel Ylem
10.0
Exceptional
Curtis from United States
Couple
1 King Bed, Smoke Free
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Great place to stay”

love the Ylem Hotel we have stayed here several nights and will continue to keep it as our Houston stay.

Reviewed July 03, 2018

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Thank you Curtis! Please let me know if there is anything special we can do for you!

Responded September 18, 2018
Hotel Ylem
10.0
Exceptional
Jerry from United States
Couple
1 King Bed, Smoke Free
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

A real gem”

First time we made reservations at the Hotel Ylem. What a surprise, it was great. Very clean, well appointed, though quirky. The desk personnel were gracious, the room was spacious, well appointed and the beds were great. I would heartily recommend this hotel.

Reviewed December 14, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Shannon from United States
Solo traveler
1 King Bed, Smoke Free
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Exceptional”

They took such great care of me during my stay. I loved the room, staff, and amenities like the shuttle and breakfast. If I ever come to Houston this will be my go to hotel.

Reviewed September 18, 2018

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6.8
Good
Martin from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Comfortable but housekeeping needs to pay more attention to detal”

First the good: room was tidy, bed was comfortable with a variety of pillows (soft/firm) for a good night's sleep. In room they offer a Lily coffee maker which brews a good cup of coffee. Drawback for me was limited inventory of decaf. No biggie. The counter staff were friendly and helpful. They accommodated my room selection cheerfully and quickly. Always a big plus. The negatives: eggs and bacon available in the breakfast buffet were barely lukewarm. No microwave to heat it back up again. All outside windows were dirty. The elevator walls were smeared with hand prints. What was cleaned had streaks indicating use of dirty rags. The mirrors in my room were the same. The toilet ring tended to drop. As a guy standing up, thats REALLY inconvenient. When I climbed into the shower a long black hair strand adorned the wall above the handles. Overall the positives out weighed the negatives. I'm willing to try it next time in Houston.

Reviewed October 19, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Linda from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Medical Travel”

I stayed here for one night because I needed to go to MD Anderson the next day, and the hotel has a shuttle. The hotel was very quiet and I spent a lot of time in my room. I tried to use the gym room, but the stationary bike was out of order and when I used the treadmill, it wouldn't shut off. Breakfast was OK but not outstanding. Lots of carbs. There also were scrambled eggs--not great and pan sausage--pretty good. I have been to a number of hotels and a hostel near here over the last year. Next time I would probably choose a different place to stay because some of the other hot´els offer better value and services.

Reviewed October 12, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
WANCHAT from Thailand
Couple
1 King Bed, Smoke Free
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

GOOD PRICE.”

Not expensive. There're big supermarket near the hotel. Spacious room, but the decoration is weird. And breakfast is quite bad

Reviewed March 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Jessica from United States
Couple
1 King Bed, Smoke Free
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Fabulous hotel! ”

This was the cutest hotel I’ve ever stayed in! It was fresh and cool and the staff never stopped smiling! So close to the stadium and restaurants! My new favorite place to stay!

Reviewed December 03, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Rene
Couple
1 King Bed, Smoke Free
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Great”

This Hotel was very friendly and helpful and I could just tell that they would go over and above for their Guests.

Reviewed July 06, 2019

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5.6
Robin from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Above average”

This was my second stay at Hotel Ylem. After being impressed during my first stay, I chose to stay again, but found the property to be unkempt upon my second visit.

Reviewed September 30, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
John from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Exceptional”

Great staff. During checkbin process I left two credit cards at the check in counter. Staff promptly called the room. Great location. Weight room equipment should probably be upgraded.

Reviewed December 22, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Donna from United States
Solo traveler
King Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Exceptional”

It’s whimsical, eclectic,unique, clean, fun, comforting. I just really like it. They are environmentally thoughtful and brave to be original. The place is clean and quiet. I was a young woman traveling alone. I felt safe there.

Reviewed February 18, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Alastair from United States
Business traveler
2 Queen beds, No Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Has become my regular Houston hotel”

This is a nice place to stay at excellent value for money. It is nicely decorated, clean and comfortable and all staff I interacted with were friendly and accommodating. All good really.

Reviewed March 29, 2018

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Thank you for your kind feedback!

Responded September 18, 2018
Hotel Ylem
9.2
Exceptional
CHERYL from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Highly recommend”

The stay here was very nice. Good location to NRG Hall and free shuttle service within 3 mile area. The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. Would stay here again

Reviewed November 09, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Melody from United States
Family with teens
2 Queen beds, No Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Exceptional”

Very clean rooms, hot water & excellent breakfast!

Reviewed December 19, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Nancy from United States
Group
2 Queen beds, No Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Lovely!! ”

The art is what pulled me in. Free breakfast is such a plus. Free parking. Nice staff.

Reviewed December 03, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Lana from United States
Couple
2 Queen beds, No Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Cool, stylish, cozy place with cool bar”

Aweso.e room design , great beds

Reviewed March 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Greg from United States
Business traveler
2 Queen beds, No Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Exceptional”

This place is great. Only negative. No local channels. Weird has Direct TV.

Reviewed October 03, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Amanda from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Exceptional”

Very pleased from booking through check out! Unique, cozy vibe.

Reviewed November 14, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Courtney from United States
Couple
2 Queen beds, No Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Exceptional”

Clean and eccentric. Though the moss in the elevator was falling off! Ha.

Reviewed September 19, 2018

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