We took a 4 day three night break at the beach house. We had a great time. We reserved a Beach view room and were given a Beach Front room on the ground floor. I was a little concerned but am very very glad we took it. The only problem was that there is a walk way that lots of people walk, run, bike on in front of your room. At first it was wierd but after an hour it was kind of neat seeing a very diverse group.
The hotel is old but well maintained. The continental breakfast was average with the exception that you get to eat it looking directrly at the beach.
Volleyball is played between the hotel and the ocean. It was kind of relaxing to sit on the deck and watch people play and practice. There were many Pro level players practicing and they worked a lot harder than you might expect.
We walked the walkway (I think they call it the strand) a few miles one day and rented bikes the next day. We took the STAND all the way to Santa Monica pier the next. This proved to be a lot longer than it looked on the map. The ride was enjoyable except for a few miles that went thru traffic.
The biggest negative was the temperature. Since we usually go to the beach in Florida we were not expecting the temp to be as cool as it was. We needed jackets every evening. Oh yea, they have gas fire places in the room, and we used it every night.
Overall we had a good time staying at the Beach House. My individual ratings are not as high as I would normally give to a hotel because of the price. The Beach House cost for a night is higher than most I have stayed at so I think that there are things that they could do to get a hight rating.
With that said, I would still stay there again.