We spent one night in this hotel, and in the morning I noticed that my forearm was itchy. Upon closer inspection, it looked like I had three bites close together - typical of bedbug bites. Now I'm worried about whether any of these pests made it home with me. I always inspect hotel rooms and beds for signs of bedbug activity, but it was difficult to do this at the Maxwell Hotel because of the dark coloured wall behind the bed, the dark wood headboard, and dark brown cover on the box spring. (I now wonder if dark colours were used to purposely disguise any signs of bedbugs.) On a lesser note, the survey mentions breakfast, but no one told us that breakfast was available. There was a coffee maker and excellent coffee available in the room, which was appreciated, though enough for a second cup each would have been appreciated.
Good location; comfy, spacious room with interesting décor; friendly, helpful staff. No nickel and diming of customers with extra fees (like the Mediterranean Inn does!) I also appreciated the apparently freshly laundered white duvet covers - much better than using blankets and other covers you see in other hotels that looked like they rarely get cleaned (and make you wonder how much of other people's grunge is sharing the bed with you!) Nice, big shower too - so you can easily shower with a friend :) In the morning, you can make a good cup of coffee - with real cream from the little fridge, and you can take the bottles of water for your day's outing. There is even a big yellow umbrella in the close that you can borrow - a really nice touch. Overall, I liked the hotel a lot, and am disappointed that my experience was marred by waking up with itchy bites, the possibility of bedbugs lurking in the room, and even worse, the possibility of them hitching a ride home with me.