This trip I stayed in a Club Level room, so thought I'd tell you the differences I experienced and a few general comments... When I went to check in, I got in the Starwood Preferred Guests line, but then so was everyone else (there was only one desk clerk on duty). The person in front of me was complaining about the wait time and poor service (in not-so-nice terms). In a few minutes, a second person helped at check-in, which sped things up. Last time I stayed, the check-in was also the weak-point (if any). I had faxed ahead, with very specific room requests, as we were bringing our daughter and would need a non-smoking room and roll-away etc. There was no note on my reservation, it was as if they did not receive anything so I made all my requests in person. Fortunately, they still had a room on the Club Level that met my requirements (I had asked for the upgrade for an additional $30). We got our corner room on the 32nd floor, where the Club Lounge is located. The first thing I noticed, is that the carpets were wet, just cleaned, but I didn't mind -- seeing as they were actually CLEAN. :) Being on such a high floor puts you above many of the surrounding buildings, but not all -- so any views are partial, through surrounding towers. The room is actually much the same as the standard King rooms, but the bedding was a bit different. Instead of country-checks and stripes for coordinates, the accent pillow on the bed was white-on-white embroidered silk. The bathroom was the same as the standard, but had a magnifying mirror, bath gel, 2 bottles of complimentary water and some Scope mouthwash (the other toiletries were the same as in the standard rooms). The only other additions I noticed were the in-room fax machine and bathrobes. My parents were also staying in the hotel at the same time, so my mother confirmed the differences when she came up to my room. Overall the room is NOT different, just a few of the amenities and bedding. This in itself is not worth the $30, in my opinion. The other perks made the difference, however. I have a letter from my room which outlines the Club Level amenities (in summary): Continental breakfast in the Club Lounge on weekdays, Full Breakfast Buffet at The Pike St. Cafe on weekends, Evening Hors d'oeuvres in the Club Lounge nightly; Use of Club Lounge equipped with Internet/HP Printer/Fax/Copier and self-serve tea & coffee service; In-room speakerphones; complimentary local calls; in-room high-speed Internet access (additional charge); turndown service on request; USA Today or local paper; use of Health Club; private concierge services. Unfortunately, I didn't need to make local calls (like I did last time), which are usually $1.60 each. We took advantage of the evening hors d'oeuvres. Children are not allowed to stay in the lounge (after 4PM by law), but you can get your food and take it back to the room, which is what we chose to do. Selections were nuts, fruit, vegetables, dip, many cheeses, crackers and bread. There is a bartender available to mix you drinks (additional charge for cocktails), but wine and non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary. They ask you to fill out a card with your name and room number and there's space on it (of course) to include a gratuity. My husband used the health club, and I used the pool. I found out that the pool/sauna/whirpool is available to all guests without charge, but the health club is actually just the gym area -- which incurs an additional charge unless you're a Club Level guest. The pool was a bit crowded for my liking (laps not possible), but was great for the kids as they have kick-boards available. Piles of towels are available poolside, but no staff were on duty when I was there. In the evening, we had the cot delivered (it showed up at 9PM, exactly as requested) and turn-down service. The turn down was not-very-special (compared to other hotels), but my daughter happily ate the 2 mint chocolates provided. The highlight was the weekend buffet breakfast. Coffee, tea and juice is also included in your complimentary buffet. Food included made-to-order omelettes, blintzes, smoked salmon, Belgian waffles, eggs, all the standard breakfast meats, buttermilk biscuits, fruits, deli meats, salads, hot porridge, yoghurt, desserts galore and much more. The buffet is priced just under $22 per adult and $7 per child, so this alone was worth $51 for the 3 of us. The only cost for this was the gratuity. Granted, I'm not usually one to spend a huge amount on breakfast, but it really made the $30 upgrade seem WELL worth it. I'd definitely do it next time. As for price, my room was $98 on Priceline (plus $30 upgrade) and self-parking was $26. I'm not too sure about how they price the the parking... there is a price range for parking if you check their website. Earlier, when I booked using Hotwire, I was charged $22... this time (as with the last poster who booked through Priceline) it was $26. Other than the line at check-in, their service in every area was excellent. The Sheraton is really growing on me.