If you have business in the area, in my case a need to be at the nearby UWMC early in the morning, it's a place to stay. It gets dark at night, it's fairly quiet, and the linens and towels were clean.
As others have noted, you check in at the convenience store next door, and the young lady was personable and efficient. There is no elevator, and all the rooms are on the 2nd floor and up. No air conditioning (or other form of ventilation) and the bathrooms are down the hall and what you'd expect in a (clean) truck stop or gas station.
The furniture is a mix of damaged, broken and mismatched items. The desk drawer in my room was missing, and the side of the desk was broken so it was leaning against the wall. There was a hall mirror/coat rack with a clothes iron and a clock radio on it (not plugged in, there wasn't an outlet on that side of the room). No closet, but a bar with hangers sort of in the space your head goes through walking past the end of the bed. A little 18" tall, foot square table with a 70s phone on it was the only other furniture aside from a metal chair with torn red vinyl upholstery.
The only light in the room was from a ceiling fan and one small lamp in the corner on the wall. I had to stand on the bed to turn off the ceiling light. There were no electrical outlets on the side of the room near the bed, so no lamp to read by or place to plug in anything.
Breakfast was on the fourth floor, and was a pretty nice selection of granola, cereal, bagels, some fruit, juice and coffee and tea, served on another wildly varied selection of worn out furniture.
The advertise it as being "European" style, but I never paid more than $25-$30 for similar places, all of which featured nicer furniture and bathrooms. To pay $125 for this is way out of the range of "reasonable".
It's a shame, it's a beautiful historic building with a great location. With some decent furniture, a lamp and clock by the bedside and bedding that matched this would be a decent review.
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