Its a bit of a walk, maybe 15-16 blocks. If the weather is nice it could be pleasant. The moon will be in the first quarter, so there is potential for a stroll. Definitely cheap in a cab.
Since Joe Dangle worked out a price on a nice room, interesting part of town, close to the venue, IMHO, its looks pretty sweet.
We've established that it is indeed about a mile, so, if you're into a stroll, not too bad. And like others have mentioned, a cab ride wouldn't be too costly. I know we are staying here because you can't beat the free drinks, free munchies, free breakfast (especially when you have 4 in a room-plus they are suites so there's breathing room) and if the "close" hotel's going rate is $189.00, well, shame on my family if we can't walk a mile to save ourselves $100.
We are kind of taking a risk by offering my business' rate to "strangers", but I think of people on this board and whom I meet at shows as family, so I thought I'd share the rates I was able to negotiate. If you feel it's a good deal, and you don't mind an evening strolll, then please, feel free to take advantage and book. If not, best of luck booking closer. $100 is a lot of money to our family, so we're opting for the Pear Tree. Different strokes for different folks.