Let me start with the end of my trip... I came down with a terrible cold and fever so we cut our trip short and they refunded the last night despite the last minute check out...very nice management!!!
First of all the location is fantastic. Only minutes from the pier and the boardwalk and only steps across the street to the beach of which we had an amazing view from our balcony with cute little beach chairs. Now of course this means a little street noise, but after ten it really was quiet.
The rooms are clean and new with a cute beachy decor.
The kitchenette was just right since we were traveling with an eight month old and we needed a place to set up for his bottles and food.
No bathtub, which might be difficult for some with children. My husband just held our son while I rinsed him off with the shower hose after the beach, no biggie.
There is absolutely no shade around the pool area so we didn't go in with the baby, but it looked really nice and there were a lot of people using it and enjoying it.
Close to lots of nice restaurants and a cute little shop on street level right below the hotel called the Picnic Basket that had lunches all packed up and ready to go for a day at the beach.