Even the most basic rooms were enormous, with maybe a bit too much unused space, reminding us that there was once a time when space equaled luxury. The porches on the third floor where the suites are located overlook the Municipal Theatre and the Caravelle Hotel, a hotel with similar, probably better, amenities, but much less charm. Have a drink at Caravelle’s rooftop bar overlooking the city. The bartender there is renown, and there’s live music nightly.
In fact, it seems as though the Caravelle is more the place for people to hang out than the Continental's restaurant, which has become a stuffier affair. We suggest staying at the Continental and drinking at the Caravelle. The Caravelle’s rooms are just like any modern Hyatt or Hilton, while the Continental’s are straight out of the 1960s. Even the avocado green mini-fridges in the rooms are retro. Positioned next to new, flat screen TVs, it’s obvious the hotel is trying its best to stay modern without losing its throwback appeal.