Radisson Admiral Semmes, Mobile

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I am embarrassed to show you this picture.  This is the bed after I rolled all over it while watching “Ray” on the movie-on-demand system.  Why I didn’t have enough sense to straighten the covers before taking this picture, I have no idea.

Room: The Radisson Admiral Semmes is one of the two ‘nicer’ hotels downtown (the other being the Riverwalk (upcoming post)). The website touts the ‘luxury of spacious guestrooms furnished with period reproductions’. As you can tell from the picture above, the room we had is average size, and the furnishings had a rather ‘cheap’ feel. Okay, now I am sounding a bit too snooty. But you know what I mean. The room was…..underwhelming, especially for the cost it usually goes for (seems to float mostly between $120 and $170/night).

Lobby: The lobby would seem to suggest more elegant guest rooms than actually exist. The lobby and public spaces are pretty nice.

Service: We’ve stayed here three times. Service is generally good.

Food: We’ve had room service here once, and it was fair.

Our stay included a breakfast at the on-site restaurant. The restaurant furnishings are nice and the breakfast is a better-than-average buffet.

Our experience is this: We stay in Mobile a lot. We have a lot more experience at what is now the Riverview Hotel (formerly the Adam’s Mark). I really like to stay downtown, but I’m certain there are better choices than this hotel.

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