I agree that the rooms were a bit worn, but it ends there. Everyone was great... Not a problem from checkin until departure - all requests were cheerfully met. I was surprised that parking was only $10 (it is no longer valet) as this is truely a downtown hotel. Hotel is showing its age, but I spoke with the front desk clerk and he told us how they were doing the work - they will be redoing the rooms starting at the top and moving down. They plan to finish in June (I think that is what he said) and EVERYTHING Is being swapped out. Maybe I was in the warmth of St. Pete and not in the snow of the northeast this past weekend, but I really thought all and all it was a great place (and worth the $36 priceline rate!).