Really, I just don't understand the Shalom Hotel. First, dinner last night was excellent. Yes, at the Shalom Hotel. I don't understand it and I'm not complaining, but it was just such a shock. In all my stays there, so numerous I've lost count, it's never been this good. Of course, we'll see if that continues on through Shabbat....
What's not excellent there, is that their sheets don't fit the mattresses. Their sheets are just slightly larger than the top surface of the mattress, which means that they cannot be tucked in on either side. The first time you turn over, you're sleeping directly on the mattress, just like the 492 people who slept their before you. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's possible that George Washington slept there.
That, and there's no remote control for the television. That's not exactly true - the "remote" is a panel on the nightstand that also turns the lights, airconditioning and radio on and off. If you don't want to sit on the bed to watch television, the "remote" becomes a description of the distance you have to walk to change the channel.
And, I should mention, that I have a double or queen size bed. The headboard and nightstands (all one piece) are built to hold a king size bed. So when they artistically centered the bed on the headboard, they left a 6 inch gap between the edge of the bed and the nightstand. So if you're watching television in bed, you could roll off the bed before you find the right button to turn off the tv!