I hadn't had any expectations to get inside the Hotel Sterling as I heard it was sealed up very well, but we found a wet and slippery way in via a flooded basement. I was attracted to the tower due to its size and the bearing of the old neon sign; in retrospect it might have been worth going through the old building on the corner more thoroughly than blasting it up the stairs to the top of the tower, but I did manage to see the old lobby which was great.
The humidity was oppressive, and made the 98 degree day feel quite inhospitable. There was no breeze, making the roof not even a good place to hang out for a breath of fresh air. The rooms were bland for the most part, looking like regular apartments (as the building was last used for housing) with not much decay or interesting features. So, the photos here are from the more remarkable features such as the lobby, roof, and penthouses.