this hotel really impressed me. the room was very spacious, with a very comfortable bed. shower accesories were also very nice and high quality. hotel does not have parking, you have to park overnight at the special rate at the parking within a block walking distance. not a hassle by any means. hotel is located in the middle of the city, and most attractions are a walk away. building is old, but remodelled and very well kept up. service is excellent, and price although on the higher end, but still within reason. views from my room were very nice (as good as Portland offers)
the hotel itself is not in the tourist distric by the waterfront, but not too far away, so if you have a car, driving is not going to be a hassle. hotel offers free parking. room when i stayed there was clean and service was acceptable. they do have those doubletree cookies at the check-in. prices were reasonable for a fairly simple hotel, and competitive comparing around Portland. i didn't like it, nor did i hate it - it did not impress me as something that i would definitely seek out on my return trip to Portland, but i would stay there again if price is right.
I always stay in this hotel when i am in Boston. They have a fantastic view of the river as well as the skyline of the city. It is reasonably close to the T stops, and they do have a shuttle that goes to the T stops and to Harvard square. rooms are nice, with all the amenities that you would expect. health club is also nice, but the walk there is through an unheated hall way (in winter), so can be a little chilly. swimming pool is excellent. restaurant on top serves expensive but good food. parking is somewhere around 20-25 bucks and valet. they have packages in which you park yourself and then it's a part of the package, but whi needs a car in Boston anyway?
Indeed, their wings are awesome. first of all, they have different hotness grades starting with 5 and all the way up to 100. 100 will kill you - my brother tried and had to soak his tongue in milk for the rest of the night. excellent food otherwise with good service. they also run an Inn upstairs with very well country style decorated rooms. prices are very competitive considering quality. plenty of parking too.
Very good burgers - meat is always fresh. the best is perhaps mushroom cheeseburger with swiss cheese. too bad that they don't serve Lager on tap anymore, but there are other beer choices. the place is kind of small and dark, but always quiet. service is very personal and quick. prices are excellent - it's a family owned business. you can also buy bottled beer in a pack to go when beer stores are closed there.
i have developed film there many times when lived in hershey. they were always very corteous, and the prices were better than major store chains. their one hour service was also less expensive than the local Giant and Fox market. Besides, they always offered advice on various cameras and even photography techniques. Excellent service. Very personal.
TV screens at most tables - huge screens at the bar - we went here many times to watch games and play pool. There are three pool tables in the back. Food is good, nothing special if compared to other places in hershey. beer is usually a good deal - mostly on pitchers. Waitstaff is very courteous. Sometimes they get those bands that often hurt everyone's ears - they should not be allowed to sing. Overall, good place, but beware of those nights when the band is there - can be nice, but mostly pretty poor performance.
Patio is excellent with the view of people screaming on the rollercoasters at hershey park. This place is frequented by the bikers and can be intimidating for some people, although I did see families with kids there as well. Beer is very cheap mostly if you get pitchers. Food is OK, nothing special. If you want a feeling of a neighborhood bar in Central PA - this is a place to go to.
Lots of TV screens around the bar. Good food and drinks. Attentive and nice waitstaff. Overall, a nice place to eat and relax. there is one pool table which is a minus certainly because that's the place you would want to play pool at. Beer is inexpensive and pitchers are really cheap. carryout available as well. The place is not as cozy as the old YP that burned down years ago though.
Food definitely gets five stars - try their shrimp and italian sausage new orleans style pasta - it really is exceptional. Pizzas are good too, and my friends usually like them. they are a small italian place, i think their ownership changed a year or so ago, and the owner now is actually the chef. I do go there quite a bit for dinner. service can be very spotty. several times we had a waitress who was the most absentminded person I've seen - and certainly, the enjoyment of the meal was not the same. Most of the time though, service was excellent.