But the inside reveals a 90-room hellhole that fell into shameful disarray over the years. Thankfully, the hotel has permanently shuttered its doors.
And in a way, that's what got its owner, 51-year-old Peter Metcalf, into trouble. Metcalf is now serving time and paying a fine for breaching 15 fire safety regulations, including inescapable fire exits that were either nailed or chained shut. The only fire exit in the entire building was obstructed by gas cylinders.
Oh, and it completely lacked a fire alarm. Imagine a cross between The Shining and Backdraft, and you get the idea. Minus the testosterone-filled lead actors.