We spent two nights here in mid-April on a Groupon deal and were very impressed. Staff were lovely, the bar and dinner good and the breakfast well above our expectations. The room was quiet, spotless and while, as others have mentioned, a little dated it was in kind of a charming way. The shower had great pressure. Only complaint was that the bed was a bit firm for me (but not for my husband, who slept like a log).
At full price the Lion would be a good deal, and on a Groupon it's worth well more than we paid. We would definitely stay again. less