The hotel seems new (not sure if refurbished) but seems inneficient maintance will make it look more run down soon. I was not on a leisure trip, so for what I needed it (stay close downtown to run errands) was perfect value for what I spent for only 2 week days. Staff was VERY cordial. At noon I came back to my room and it was still undone, nevertheless back at night it was all clean and tidy. Strangely got a knock on the door around 9pm asking if I needed extra cleaning. The bathroom is really small, very dim lighting, shower-cabin type, you need to be skinny to not bump onto stuff. The shower door wouldn't shut/seal so the water ran widely out to the rest of the shower. There was hardly any hot water. Not many power outlets. Cable TV. The TV desk/closet is just such a cumbersome furniture taking a lot of space and squeeking everytime you touch it, again, the room is really small and tight. The A/C is building central (no independent control in the room) and it was really warm (sept). I had to leave the balcony door opened to let it cool down. Of course in the downtown area, streets are really loud, so either bare the heat or use earplugs to sleep. There are no great views, just an abandoned construction across the street. The fact there is a nice balcony with artificial grass floor I believe is an advantage for smokers. The hotel entrance sliding door motion sensor wasn't working and at times you had to stand there waiting until somebod noticed you, the bell is broken too.