I booked the Drake for an anniversary surprise for my wife, with dinner at Scaramouche thrown in. The hotel room was good, although a little expensive at $279 plus tax.
In our room was a noisy fan heater, which I managed to switch off after fiddling with the wall thermostat for five minutes.
On returning from dinner we discovered that someone had been in the room, plumped the pillows and turned the heater on. There was a bad smell of burning, the kind you get when you switch on a dusty heater for the first time in months.
That pretty much ended the special date night, as I spent 20 minutes trying to ventilate the room and make the air breathable.
On check out I mentioned this disappointment, but the front desk lady just shrugged and said "I'm sure it's fine". I don't know whether she meant that the heater was fine, or the burning smell ruining my stay was fine.
I won't be visiting the Drake again.More
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