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Jeremy Butler
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Heh heh. Dominion-surveying seems more likely for Jackson.
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A plaque in downtown Tuscaloosa honors Gwendolyn Faucett, who built the house in which I live.
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  • University of Alabama
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Phoenix - Phoenix - Tucson - Providence - Evanston, IL
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A film and TV professor at the University of Alabama, who grew up in Phoenix.
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  • Brown University
    Film Studies, 1972 - 1976
  • Northwestern University
    Film Studies, 1976 - 1982
  • Central High School
    1968 - 1972
  • Rose Lane
    1961 - 1968
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The ClubHotel is very conveniently located on the east side of Nashville, with 15-minute freeway access to downtown attractions and 10-minute access to Opryland. In fact, it is RIGHT NEXT to a freeway. Our room's window faced the freeway, but the traffic noise was not bad--except we did hear the screech of tires when an accident occurred. The surrounding area is a mix of residential neighborhoods and office buildings, with no restaurants in easy walking distance. However, many food options were a short drive away. We had a "suite" room, which was a true suite with a solid door between the bedroom and the living area. This made it easy for us to accommodate our 10-year-old's early bedtime. The room was clean and the king-sized bed was very comfortable. The sofa bed was passable. We asked for a rollaway bed, but they have none. The complimentary hot breakfast and afternoon manager's buffet were very serviceable. Breakfast included scrambled eggs (probably powdered, but average for these sorts of buffets), bacon/sausage, biscuits, donuts, sticky buns, fruit (mixed and fresh), cereal, the typical beverages, and a waffle maker. Our son almost made a meal out of the afternoon buffet, which had meat/cheese and crackers, tortilla chips and salsa, and free drinks. The staff was okay, but not particularly helpful. Our phone had no dial tone. When I called the desk with my cell phone about it, they were unconcerned and it was never fixed. I also called because we were missing linens for the sofa bed. Instead of delivering some to the room, as I expected, they asked me to come to the front desk to get some. So, on the whole, the Club-Hotel suited our needs quite well, but its staff was not outstanding.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
I have stayed at the George three times--most recently in May 2013--and I have been consistently impressed with the service there. The staff are helpful and friendly and the service during the (free) breakfast is fast and efficient. The overall quality of the George is good for a budget hotel. My rooms there have always been clean, with comfortable beds. It goes without saying, of course, that they are on the small side. (The single I had most recently was so narrow I could almost touch the walls if I held my arms out straight.) And, like the three other London B&B's I've used, there is no air conditioning beyond a fan and opening the window. I would hate to be in a London B&B during a heat wave, but those are thankfully rare. When I visited in May 2013 I had to wear a coat and sweater every day! Oh, and also, it has no lift/elevator and even the reception area is not handicap accessible. The location and the pricing of the George are its main attractions. Bloomsbury has always been a great place to be for museums (British Museum and British Library) and cultural events and over the years I've visited it the number of restaurants and coffee houses has grown and grown. Moreover, the once hideous, poured-concrete Brunswick Centre (two blocks away) has evolved into a lovely spot for dining and shopping. Nearby Euston and Kings Cross rail/Tube stations make it simple to get to any other location in London. (Avoid the Russell Square Tube station and its rickety elevators if you can.) The room pricing cannot be beat for the quality you get. For my most-recent visit, my single room cost about US$90 per night, and the free breakfast was so filling (eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, fruit, cereal) that I could subsist on small lunches. Even modest hotels in London without free breakfasts can cost two or three times as much. That single room had a sink, but no toilet/shower, which brings me to my main complaint and the reason I've rated the facilities as poor/fair. The shared bathrooms were kept clean, but the George's aging plumbing was a constant issue during my two-week stay. I tried all four shared bathrooms and only one had a toilet that would, shall we say, clear the bowl. And the showers were utterly unpredictable. One morning the cold water stopped mid-shower and I was forced to finish with only hot water. Another morning, the shower flow stopped entirely just as I was finishing. And the day I arrived, the radiator in the bathroom was not working (the boiler had just broken) and the room was quite cold. In sum, the George's positives outweigh its one negative (its plumbing) and the time I stayed there and had an "en-suite" (in-room) toilet/shower I did not encounter the plumbing issues I detail above. Before booking a room at the George that is not en-suite, I would recommend checking other nearby B&B's to see if their prices are competitive.
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Quality: Very goodFacilities: Poor to fairService: Excellent
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Our favorite Mexican restaurant in Tuscaloosa County. Tasty, inexpensive food and speedy service. My favorite dish is the enchiladas verdes de pollo (chicken enchildadas with green sauce). Love their green sauce. There are also frequent margarita specials!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very good
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It's closed now (March 2011) and has been for several months. It used to be good, but it was inconsistent.
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