I made the right choice by booking this hotel not knowing what to expect with Palermo. It is located along the airport express bus stop route (literally steps away from the entrance) and minutes away from the city center so it's very quiet. The room I reserved was a "garden room" (1st floor) so I had it all to myself since no other guests were staying next to me + it was a big room. The staff is great and very accommodating, breakfast was good and the neighborhood felt safe even though I received tips to watch out for pickpockets (just be smart where ever you're at).
Took a bus to Mondello Beach since it's only about 25 minutes away from the city, caught the local bus which was steps away from the hotel.
Will definitely stay here again. Thanks again to the hotel staff, Franchesco, Maria and the Filipino man (morning shift/sorry I forgot your name) for your help and making our stay memorable.