Thank you for responding. Sadly this affects our reservations so we will have to book else where seeing as this hotel is not event friendly. Understand that if I'm paying 10$ a day for parking and spending about 400$ on 2 nights I would expect the shuttle to make it a mile down the road to a easy to access downtown attraction! I'm sure other travelers would agree.
Normally no free parking, but as part of a group booking we got comp free. You just had to get your ticket validated each time.(bit of a pain) but saved $10 day.
I think it's a city owned parking garage next door. There's a lot of choices of hotels, so you might negotiate..depends on how long you are planning to stay. :)