The pizza was very good and when we got the pizzas they were hot. I was very impressed with what the new owners have done to the first story. They are doing a good job and hope it will continue. The ball room look amazing. It is so big and could handle a lot of people. It is about time some has purchased it that loves her. I am sure it will take time to get her into shape and hope they keep her classie.
The wood fired pizzas being served a not your run of the mill pizzas. They could be classified as gourmet! There is a daily pizza special and it is reasonably priced. There is a good selection of beer and cider. Great place for a bite to eat with friends or family.
In the center of Longview a just two weeks open pizza restaurant in the hotel Monticello served us excellent pizza with a Merlot wine. The price is ok and the service is friendly. As foreigners the friendly owner of the restaurant showed us around in this hotel from 1932 which is transformed into a residencial building with two restaurants and a giant ballroom. The bar in the ballroom was formerly owned by Al Capone! There is local art on the wall: portraits of singer-songwriter and actors. Why don’t we have such beauty in our hometown?
It could be nice but it’s been left to fall apart. Foods awful. The room was dirty and old. I’d never stay again. Unless it gets bought out and renovated. Then fumigated 100%. The bald guy walking about stank of booze. Then I was told he owned the place ! My PA has black listed this place.
The desk staff was pleasant enough. We were housed in the motel block next door. There were renovations going on in the main hotel building - contractors were around and behind the desk. The room smelt musty and was not that clean - I cleaned the bathroom area - there was a coffee machine. It was at bedtime that I found the sheets on the bed I was about to get into had not been changed. It was too late to deal with it and so I slept in the other queen bed with my partner. We had a friend travelling with us - her room hadn't been cleaned and she called the staff to clean the bathroom area - there was toothpaste over the sink and on the mirror. It was such a pity - the faded glory of an old building needing money spending on it and the staff to look after it. We were promised a refund and never received it. I would not stay here again.…