Recently, I had the opportunity to stay at a cool place called the Crystal Hotel. It had a real funky atmosphere, a lot of old jazzy type decor. It was a recent renovation of a historic building. Pretty cool, with a bar downstairs where bands play as well as a soak tub. Cafe was nice, too. One cool part I didn’t get to see was the Crystal Ballroom across the street that has a floating dance floor, so it’s basically built on a suspension.
Lots of cool poster art on the walls, particularly in the staircases.
The rooms, were pretty funky, in a good way. The one pretty major drawback was that there were no bathrooms in the rooms! That came as an unwelcome shock. There was a sink, but to go to the bathroom or shower your key wold let you into one of the single-person shared bathrooms down the hall. Not so fun in the middle of the night.
The windows were pretty thin too, so it got pretty noisy from the street overnight.
Overall, I’d recommend the place if you get one of the king suites that have bathrooms; otherwise, come to hang out at the bar or cafe and stay somewhere else.