The sister property of the Bohemian is similarly crammed with Richard Kessler’s exceptional art collection (displayed in its own “Grand Bohemian Art Gallery”), but that’s where the comparisons end. This is actually a genuine Romanesque beauty, just across from the park, its art and period furnishings enhanced with onyx and Verona marble, Lalique chandeliers, and Versace furniture. Leading local architect E.S. Eichberg built the mansion in 1888, but it was completely renovated in 2005. All the rooms blend lavish contemporary and historic furnishings and styles, and all feature spacious marble-clad bathrooms with whirlpool tubs or Swiss showers. I recommend the Concierge Floor, though, which is on the top floor and comes with complimentary breakfast and wine reception 5 to 8pm. Avoid rooms on the park side of the property if you are a light sleeper. Handy free shuttles run to the Bohemian on the riverfront every half-hour until 10pm. On site you have the lauded 700 Drayton Restaurant, as well as two plush lounges, the Bösendorfer or Casimir’s Lounge featuring live entertainment, and a rooftop terrace overlooking the park.
- Frommer's Staff