My husband and I stayed here for our third anniversary and we loved it! From being an easy drive right off State Street, not dealing with a check-in or check-out, and having a million TV options, this is our new favorite! We chose the Rome room and truly felt like Roman gods the whole time. Plus, it was great having food and drink available 24/7.
The address would not go into our GPS. We're from Davis County and not familiar with the area. First call for assistance went unanswered. Called another number from the site and it went to a former employee who now lives in Vegas. We finally found the place and were surprised to see that it was not a dedicated space. There was someone at the desk but she was in an appointment. No real greeting. The room was pretty. The round bed was sort of awkward. The food availability seemed slim compared to what was advertised. We woke up to a puddle on the floor and wet shoes. We mentioned it on the way out. The response was only "yeah that window leaks in the rain." No real apology or even sense of responsibility. Definitely not somewhere we'd stay in again and certainly will never stay again.
We stayed at this hotel because we were flying out of Salt Lake city after visiting the National Parks of Utah and we needed somewhere to stay on our last 2 nights. This place is a little unconventional because it located behind a shopping mall but it's like a little oasis from the outside world. We stayed in the ROME room and it was simply gorgeous. The staff is not there 24/7 so we basically had the place to ourselves since it was a weekday. They leave a nice spread of amenities out for the guests so all of your needs are seen to. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. If you are looking for a hotel with a pool, restaurant or nice view- this is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for a nice, romantic, comfortable, clean, quiet place for a get away....then definitely stay here.
We stayed in the Tahiti room. I've being very generous giving it a 4, it could have easily been a 3 - overall it was an enjoyable stay which put me over the edge.
The tub area / entry area is fantastic. The sand floor with stones creates a great ambiance and the tub was huge and awesome.
The privacy / entry system. It was nice to have no key, have essentially no check in/check out, etc. It was nice to feel like we largely had the whole place to ourselves.
The theme of the room overall was very fun and gave the desired "getaway" feel. The concept of the in floor aquarium was really fun, etc.
The breakfast - the system was good (they worked out the kinks earlier reviewers complained about) and the savory crapes were fantastic.
Within a 30 second walk there is Sushi, McDonalds, Arby's ice cream, Chinese, Starbucks, a chocolate shop, a drugstore, and wings. Super convenient for a quick dinner with a range of options, etc.
The not so great:
Here's my major complaint - there is no way to black out the light from outside. The windows are frosted which reduces the light some, but once the sun is up, the room is light - which would be before 6 a.m. in the summer. For hotels in general and especially bed and breakfasts I want to be able to keep it dark until I want to wake up - typically sleeping in a bit.
As listed by another reviewer the toilet is awkward. Basically you are going to the bathroom in the mater bedroom - you are only a few feet from the bed with some halfway covering bamboo separating you. The fan for the bathroom is actually outside of the bathroom area kind of over the bed. It may or may not feel awkward to you - it felt awkward to me.
As listed by another reviewer the advertising on the site isn't exactly straight forward and slightly misrepresents what you are getting. The picture of the tub that is shown for the standard room is actually with the $70 or so upgrade - a bit misleading IMO. Likewise, they list that there is a fireplace where really it's more of a tv screen of a fire - it's pretty but there is no heat coming off - quite a stretch to call it a fireplace. The aquarium was fun but also a bit of a disappointment - especially because there were some scratches and smudges on the inside of the covering making it a bit difficult to see into it. Also most of the fish were the freshwater glo fish - the type you can buy for a quarter at Walmart - quite a stretch to call them "tropical".
It honestly seemed a bit pricey for what it was. It's not a horrible value, but its not a great deal either, IMO.
Overall, I would recommend the room - but just barely.
We stayed in the Cancun room and paid $187.
For the money we should've just gone to a nice hotel.
From now on I will street-view any hotels before taking my wife on a romantic vacation, because the strip mall parking lot didn't really do much for the vibe.
The big tub was nice, but the hot water handle falls off if you touch it, and the in room toiletries included lotion, conditioner and soap, but no shampoo. The bathroom vent fan above the tub was dusty too.
The bed was clean and comfortable, but squeaked with any sort of activity.
The room just didn't feel fancy. I don't know if it was the drop tile ceiling, or the scattered fake dead vines, or that it what, but it didn't live up to my expectations.
We didn't stick around for crepes, but by 9AM no staff had shown up yet and the continental breakfast area still just had leftovers from the previous day.
For almost $200 I'll just book a nice suite at a regular hotel next time.