I've been to the Martindale for several years now and with each visit I keep hoping they will have spruced it up but instead each time I visit it keeps looking more run down.
I can quickly name a few issues I encountered: peeling bathtub finish (can't take a bath), windows that were cracked and couldn't close properly so you heard the kids partying late at night, floor tiles cracked, dead plants throughout the grounds (sprinkler system appears not to work), some times no hot water, sometimes scalding hot water in the shower, hard mattresses and noisy beds, television speaker appeared blown so the audio was distorted, knob broken on stove.
Also, the clientele used to be either families or older adults but this time there were lots of college kids staying at the adjacent Sandy Shores motel (also managed by Sable Resorts same as Martindale and Shell) and they partied till the early morning so much that I was woken up three nights out of six between 2 AM and 5 AM. I understand it was March Break but the motel should really invest in night time security and have someone come around every hour. It's unacceptable to allow a party to occur and let college kids drink and swim in the pool in the middle of the night for several hours.
Unfortunately I feel this is my last time to visit the Martindale in a while. The only positive thing I can write is that it's inexpensive and close to the beach. However ever since the W went up across the street, even the location is impacted as there is a constant wind-tunnel effect on Bayshore from the high-rises surrounding the Martindale.
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