RECENT OAKES STAY
We have stayed at this location for the past few years, and have found that it has changed somewhat. We think that perhaps the parking charge of $25. per night is a bit much, considering that the Casino next door, charges only $5.00. And no, we did not know this at the time. Used to be a vessel of cold water with lemon in the lobby, just a nice touch, but its gone. Also, and I know this is petty, but perhaps a little more time spent on the room would remedy this. I tried to make a tea ( brought my own ) and was putting water through the coffee maker. Couldn't figure out why it kept coming out coffee. I guess the last guest or whatever, had put the coffee in the back where the water goes. Unit had obviously not been checked or cleaned out. And as for coffee, we had one packet, and no de caf. Had to ask at the front desk. I realize these are minor inconveniences, staff is friendly, room view amazing, beds a bit uncomfortable. Room way smaller than usual. We were told upon check in that we are on the 2 nd floor, got an upgrade, for a fee. Again, in recent years we have always been higher up. It just seemed that we were getting "nickle and dimed"from when we walked in the door. And am sure, we are not alone. Have always liked the Oakes, however, on our annual trip next year, will be looking round more.