Retro style, a comfy mood and affordable prices appeal to this hotel's loyal followers.
This local favorite, formerly the venerable Mallory Hotel, is a sure hit with those in their golden years and young hipsters alike. Gracie's restaurant evokes the feel of Hollywood's classic Musso and Frank, and a stop at the Driftwood Room is like stepping back into a time when men wore fedoras, women wore fur and people weren't afraid of drinking a few stiff cocktails before the dinner hour. This is an old school establishment, built in 1912, that prides itself on gracious service. The staff here is very friendly, and guests return often. Comfortable charm is the key. Nothing is too fancy, but there's a sense of personalized elegance. Large standard guest rooms enjoy amenities such as flat-panel TVs with HDTV, wireless high-speed Internet access, iPod docks and pillow menus. The two-room suites are particularly good value. Meeting and event spaces include a screening room with a gold-leaf ceiling and original architectural details. While the property may feel slightly off the beaten track, it is in fact on the MAX rail line and just a short walk into the heart of the city.