NETG stayed spent the night in Mohegan’s Earth Tower.
FYI – It’s not really a “tower.”
But it has 12 stories of ultra modern decor and amenities in a slightly smaller package.
To start with, it has it’s own lobby, which can be reached from the Winter Garage, or the main hotel lobby. Across from the lobby you’ll find four areas to socialize in. The furniture and accessories are soothing, a great place to sit back after a day of the convention or the tables. Include the new Bean & Wine Bar, with sandwiches, desserts, and beverages, and you have a great area to start your visit or end your day.In the warmer months, there are numerous outdoor fireplaces and benches to entertain old friends or meet new ones.
The rooms are smaller than the Sky Tower, but the ambiance and furnishings make you tend to forget it. The long lighted wall behind the beds makes it feel larger. Lots of technological thinking provides many gadgets and necessities for Millennials to Boomers. Numerous USB ports for powering devices are included. The room key doesn’t need to be inserted, just held up to the sensor. And some of the light switches are touch sensitive, also. The bathroom is modest with a large shower. In room amenities include:
- Mini Bar (coming soon)
- Coffee Maker
While we had asked for a King Bed, we were given 2 queens – first come, first served they said.
SOME TWEAKS NEEDED
As with any new opening, there are some tweaks to be made. One VERY uncomfortable part of the room was temperature. The thermostat just didn’t work as efficiently as it should. It’s hard to understand and the “ECO” setting seems to mess up any continuous temp. At one point it read 72, but the room was cooling off at 69 degrees.
To make matters worse, a small vent above the closest bed kept shooting cold air down on one of the beds, causing the bed to be unusable. Staff in the lobby said it had been a problem in other rooms as well, but they’re working on it.
I should mention that while it is nicely decorated, some of the furniture seems a little cheap, namely the drawers (shelves) for clothing.
I’m sure all the things that need fixing will get the attention they need. But, if I had a choice, I would stay in the Sky hotel until the bugs are taken care of. Soon, Mohegan Sun will have two outstanding hotels for you to choose from.