The Vista Del Mar Hotel is an ok hotel with a great location. Basically, it is like that old saying ," You get what you pay for." It is not an expensive hotel ;so, basically you get an older hotel which could use some updating. The positives: the staff was friendly and greets you daily; nice views, location is excellent, the room is big; and the hotel has security at night. The negatives: The hotel is old and could use some updates especially in the bathroom. The wall unit a/c does not cool the room very well and someone from the hotel often times turns the a/c off while you are gone during the day; thus, when you return to the room it is very hot (remember the a/c unit does not work well and it takes forever to cool the room down a little. Also, the rooms are not for tall people. The door in the bathroom is standard height, but the floor is raised for plumbing or drainage. Thus, the door frame height is less than 6" high and if you are tall you need to remember to "duck" your head. Unfortunately, on a few occasions I did not remember to "duck" and hit my head on the top of the door frame and it hurt. Also, the shower rod is too low as well. Another issue we had with the hotel is: the cleaning lady will not take your sheets and replace them with new ones unless you pull the sheets off the bed and place them in a bundle on the end of the bed. I heard other customers complain about this issue as well to the reception person. On the website, the hotel claims they bring your breakfast to your room at a time you give them. Well, half the time this service did not occur. We did not say anything and the breakfast was never brought to our room. The only person that brought our breakfast timely every time she worked was Linda. Another item to keep in mind, if you order the Ocean View room with a King bed it is a queen bed turned longways. Thus, if you are tall your feet are hanging way over the end of the bed. Plus, the cleaning crew could do a little better job about cleaning the floors. I walked around the room a few times with no shoes or sandals, and the bottom of my feet would end up black. Overall, I would disagree with many of the reviews of this hotel that give it 4-5 stars. The reviews were the reason I chose this hotel, but next visit I will stay at another hotel that is nearby. I am sorry, but I would not recommend this hotel without explaining the negatives first. Like I previously said," You get what you pay for."
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