Outside, there was plenty to like: the air was warm, the seating was ample (some of the "cabanas" come with their own glass-encased fire pits!), and the bartender even generously offered to mix us an off-menu concoction, since he didn't have the ingredients to make the one we requested (Sake Sangria, $12). He named it the Bella Lula, and handed it across the bar with a wink. We were charmed.
We were not charmed, however, when my friend stepped into the bathroom to freshen up (which, having just come off a five-hour commute from Vermont, was much needed) and got walked in on twice in a row, even though he had secured the lock on the door. And in case you're wondering, his first drink was still half-full, so his judgment wasn't exactly impaired.
We asked a nearby concierge, and she confirmed that, yes, the doors have trouble locking, and the same thing had in fact happened to her. Hmm. Seems like the kind of thing you'd want to clue your manager in on. Sure, alcohol mixers run out. And sometimes kitchens fall behind on health code. But un-lockable bathroom doors? In the lobby? We expected better, Yotel.