Now that we are in Wiesbaden, our temporary lodging will be at the American Arms Hotel. Ask most American’s who have stayed there and they will give you a laundry list of reasons why it should be bulldozed.
The Arms was built in the 1950’s and was, at the time, considered one of the most modern buildings in Wiesbaden. I think it is safe to say that the building is no longer considered such. In fact, almost everyone I have come in contact with has openly complained about the hotel and condemns it to no end. Brad and I have found the hotel to be sufficient and functional. As you can see from the pictures below, the interior is in need of updating.
There are several positive aspects of the American Arms (aka “Broken Arms”):
- staff is friendly and helpful
- it is dog friendly
- building is maintained on the inside and out
- provides a lovely courtyard and clean run for the canine population
- offers an on-site bar and Italian restaurant
- individual suits are very spacious
- Individual suits offer thick drapery for keeping out light and for privacy
- it is a short walk from downtown shopping, dining and the park
The one complaint I have with the Arms (and it’s a MAJOR one) is the shower. It is impossible to adequately get clean in the single, stand-up shower offered there. To add to the awkwardness, the thin fabric that acts as a “shower curtain” will blow in the shower and stick to you as you are trying to get clean. This is all taking place as one stands in the couple of inches of rising water that won’t drain. Yuck!!!