Just arrived here in Taipei. Thanks for the info guys!
Michael- I actually will be in Taichung too, but only for a day, which will most likely be fully devoted to work. I just checked the hotel names on my itinerary, and it looks like I'm staying in a different hotel, not the Garden.
Travisimo- I've heard about the night markets from multiple people, sounds cool for sure. I think a museum is definitely on my agenda at some point during the trip too.
tarngerine- I'm gonna get breakfast tomorrow morning, so I'll see what it's like.
I'll let you guys know how my trip turns out.