This is a relatively new property and is clean and comfortable. We stayed in a "Studio Suite" which is basically a regular hotel room with a king bed, an sofa bed, and small kitchenette. The king bed was quite comfortable with a nightstand and plug-in on each side with an alarm clock/radio/iPod doc on one side. The sofa bed was just barely big enough for our two children, ages 11 and 9, and even though it was new it sagged a bit towards the middle. They were fine but it would not be big enough or comfortable enough for teenagers. We didn't use the kitchenette much but it was modern and functional.
Breakfast included six different types of cold cereal, granola, yogurt, oatmeal mix, milk, bananas, apples, muffins, English muffins with different types of jellies, a toaster (no waffles), some pre-packaged egg-and-sausage muffin breakfast sandwiches (that you put in the microwave) apple and orange juice, and a selection of coffee. You're not staying here for the breakfasts but it is really nice not to have to go shopping for simple breakfast food to start your day. This breakfast has all the basics that you'll need to get you going and there is a large flatscreen TV in the breakfast area.
The pool is heated but not "warm" and the hot tub is nice and toasty. The pool goes from about 3.5 feet on one end to 5 feet on the other and is compact but big enough to be fun.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. When we asked for some towels for the pool they promptly brought some down to the pool area (yes, we had to ask for towels for the pool since not many people are crazy enough to swim outside in late December I guess!) When we arrived at breakfast to find all of the cereal bowls had been taken they promptly brought out more. They gave me a choice of two or three open rooms when we checked in. I thought the staff was great.
We decided to stay in room near the middle of the hotel on the third (top) floor, away from the elevators and didn't really hear anyone else our entire stay. You could hear the occasional door closing in the hallway but no more or less than most other hotels you stay in. The room had a thermostat control that ran an under-the-window unit. It kept the room comfortable and we let it run all the time which may have masked some of the regular hotel noise.
There is a Starbucks, a Zardo Organic Pasta (great for lunch), and a taco restaurant just a few steps away. From here it's less than 10 minutes to LegoLand, and about 15 minutes to the beach. We found it to be a great place to stay and would stay here again for sure.
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