Yes, reception is every night. A couple of beers on tap and well drinks. Chips/salsa and Chex mix for snacks with it. Breakfast made to order was delicious. No hot food the day we were there on buffet. Had to order and stand in line for it but waffles, omlet, pancakes and French toast were great. Stayed there other times and hit food was out. We were there on low attendance night so figured they were cutting staff for the morning. Stayed 20us times and always left happy.
When we stayed we walked from the hotel to Memorial Stadium and all over campus. We also walked throughout the city. We visited in September so the weather was nice, in colder weather, you may not want to walk quite as far.