3 star: parked 15 feet away from our door
4 star: paid $18 to park in the parking garage across the street
3 star: kids learned not to be sluggards and helped carried in all the bags
4 star: had to tip the bell hop to bring our luggage up
3 star: free continental breakfast which included waffles and eggs
4 star: could have continental breakfast (pastry, fruit, juice and coffee) brought to room for only $15/person
3 star: heated swimming pool with jacuzzi
4 star: bigger pool, but not quite as warm - no jacuzzi
3 star: free wireless in room
4 star: free wireless only in the lobby nine floors below our room; in the room there was a charge for using the wired hookup
3 star: almost 100 channels, but really the 10 home shopping networks don't count
4 star: about 50 channels
3 star: free medium size fridge - no complaints except it didn't keep my ben & jerry's cold and I ended up drinking my splurge
4 star: fee for key to mini-bar, however, room was stocked with a tray full of snacks and water bottles. Just before we dived in I saw the price list for each item and quickly put it all out of reach of little kids who don't understand that paying $4.50 for a bottle of water and $6 for a handfull of jelly belly's is just ridiculas.
3 star: I wanted to steal the pillows. My husband reminded me that was stealing. Duh, that's what I said, "I want to steal these pillows"
4 star: luxurious and in my mind worth the 4 stars. In my sheltered life I have never been to a hotel that provided bathrobes. I reminded myself that the bathrobe had been throughly cleaned since someone else's naked body had been in it. My husband laughed at me as I lounged in the oh so comfy bed with the hotel provided bathrobe and pronounced the hotel 4 star worthy. It helped that the kids were fast asleep at this point and I was in my luxurious sheets with no kids crawling on me. It was quiet and I was comfy.