Here is the thing: this hotel is much less money than the other hotels in the area! Great location. The elevator was scary indeed (but it did work), and I have never seen such a tiny bathroom. But we were there on a budget, only needing a place to sleep. It wasn't disgusting, the staff was helpful, it's very central; just a few blocks to Reading Market for a huge variety of affordable cuisine. There's a Starbucks across the street, although the coffee place in Reading is fantastic. If you want to pay extra for a nicer place, by all means do. If you are pinching pennies and need a decent place to stay, stay here. Our expectations were not high, but we were surprised by the bathroom. The smallest sink and shower ever. Since I'm a germ freak, I did my makeup and hair out in the room.