I am very claustrophobic and do not like elevators, is it possible to walk up to your rooms at this hotel?
Yes, there are stairs.
I would think so for fire codes.
Yes. Request a lower floor. They are very nice and accommodating
I believe there are staircases - I'd call to double check. I also believe it would be against code to not have an alternative way to exit the building in case of an emergency.
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