OK, at best. More distressed than impressed. A review of The Magnolia Hotel
I purchased through priceline and read the reviews once I saw what I "won" so I wasn't expecting much. It was ok for the price I paid through priceline which was more than 60% less than other rates found elsewhere for the same dates, but, if I had paid the higher rate, I would've been more than disappointed. My stay was from May 12-14, 2004, on check-in I upgraded to the 2 bed suite for an extra $20/night. (seemed like it wasn't a bad deal)
The room was spacious but lacked cleanliness as there was an old used bar of soap still in the shower and the toiletries hadn't been restocked. As we were going to dinner, I noticed the door was extremely unsafe, the frame around it was loose and with very little pressure, it could've been kicked in. There was no security lock on it, either.
They courteously switched me to another room which was better, but, still had its problems, this one also lacked a security chain (who uses those anymore?) The toilet leaked and some of the lights were blown, all except the toilet leak were fixed by the next day. Overall, the elevators were slow and this place just barely warrants a 3-star rating. It's annoying to see the beautiful Renaissance across the street because all I wanted to do was go checkin over there which I wouldv'e sooner had I not used Priceline! (Which happens to be where I finished my St. Louis stay)
The last night I ordered the webtv in order to price shop for other hotels, save your $10.99 because their system badly needs to be upgraded, it's sluggish and many websites (travelocity for one) wouldn't load because the browser was too old!
I wouldn't dare stay here again and would never recommend it unless you don't mind "low-budget, 3-star wannabe" hotels. This was my first time using Priceline so I don't think I'll be doing that again either.
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