We stayed here four nights and thought it was great. My husband and I had 3 kids ages 10, 4 & 3. We were so happy at how big the room was & the fact that there were 2 tvs. It gave us the ability to spread out and we didn't have the "cooped up" feeling. The kids enjoyed the pool (which is in the courtyard and could be seen from our front door) and there were only a few other kids or adults at any given time. We had a corner room and really could not hear much noise from outside or the neighboring rooms.
We did stay in Jan, so it is the off season and Knott's was absolutely dead, which we thought was great because we didn't have to stand in any lines and the kids got to ride to their hearts content. The walk to Knott's was less than 10 minutes, I would say closer to 5. I can see how maybe it would get a little noisy during the busy season as I'm sure there would be a lot more people staying.
The building is a little older, so of course there are blemishes here and there, but nothing that effected our stay whatsoever. The bathroom was clean, but small, really only room for 1 person at a time. But, there was a mirror over the kitchenette and the bedroom had a huge closet with sliding mirrored doors, so there were other places to do makeup, hair, etc.
I saw other people mentioned the glass doors with blinds as the front door didn't provide much privacy. Yes, if you have the blinds open, people can look right in as they pass your room, but we didn't really see this as a problem. When the blinds are closed, no one can see in and it provides complete privacy. The other side of the room had a very tiny "pseudo balcony" with a sliding glass door and screen where you can let the light and air in. I wanted to mention this in case of those with small children. If we opened the slider in for air (the room did get a tiny bit humid at times), I kept a very close eye on my small kids because there was a small metal "balcony" that was only about 6 inches deep with railing that the kids could potentially try to step out on. I would have felt much more comfortable if there had been a regular window instead.
The beds were pretty good. I thought the pillows and bedding were nice and comfy. Obviously, it's not the Ritz, but I've stayed on much worse for higher prices. No one had trouble sleeping. My husband slept on the pull out and it's a typical pull out. He didn't complain of any back pain or problems. There were also ample outlets, including 2 on each of the table lamps for plugging in phones, etc.
Overall, we would stay here again in a minute. Great place to stay at a great price, especially if you have kids and need extra space.
We were in room 348 which was a corner room right off of the elevator. Good view of the pool and ri...
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