Nice place at an even nicer price.
I read some reviews, booked our stay, read more reviews and thought, did I make a mistake?
Well I am happy to report I did not make a mistake. Our room was clean, smelled fresh, the a/c worked great, the shower did too.
People have remarked a lot here about the beds. They are different from most hotels in that they seem to use a mattress topper over a box spring. The result is a firm sleep like that of a futon. I really liked it as did my wife and daughter. So, just know that in advance and you're ok.
The wifi was a little sporadic except in the lobby and the tv signal was a little fluttery, but management also said they had been having trouble with the cable company. We didn't come for wifi and tv.
The layout of the place is very nice and the pools are wonderful. They even have wooden cabanas with curtains, kinda feels like old Hollywood, at least I felt that way.
We paid $85 per night incl tax, really hard to beat. The Buz shuttle stops right next door and takes you all over town, with that said, compared with other areas we saw, the Ivy Palms is in a quiet, safe part of town but only about a mile from all the uptown action.
Hotel staff were very courteous, helpful and never made us feel like we were inconveniencing them when we asked for something. They serve a yummy FREE continental breakfast, too.
Yes, the place could use upgrades which the management volunteered to me, but overall the experience is a really good one, and as I said the price can't be beat.