To the point, the hotel is okay, but not really for us.
On the pro side, the staff was exceptionally friendly, check-in was easy, the rooms were decent, and the gym had what we needed. We did have a maintenance issue with our tub not draining but that was quickly fixed.
Downside, the elevators are as other reviews have said, but I can't really blame the hotel for that as they were really limited in how the system could be designed. However, I do find fault in that many of the elevators were full of service carts when they did arrive. I asked, and they do have a separate service elevator but said it is too slow. Not my problem. Elevator tip: the hotel sits on top. Beach access is through the parking levels.
It is a hual to the ice machine and requires key access. Would be nice to at least have one on a guest floor somewhere.
Aside from the hotel, the location isn't our thing. The beach is quite public and very crowded on the weekends. During the day, younger beach-goers used fowl language and apparently don't own headsets for their music. The market place is pumping at night... but with the 20 and 30 crowd. Not folks I want my kids around at night (fortunately we didn't bring them on this trip).
South on the strip are several very nice restaurants all usually with 2-4-1 drink specials. Although food good every place we ate (except for Bubba Gumps- smallest crab legs I've ever seen), every restaurant bathroom I went in made me lose my appetite. Most expensive dinner was at Shula's but the best dinner was at the Margarita place on the corner. Awesome fish tacos. Not so awesome was the toothless guy wearing a bra and thong dancing in front of the restaurant!
Beach tip: go into the huge CVS and purchase cheap chairs and beach umbrellas. If you prefer to have these things, it is much cheaper than renting 2 chairs, 2 chair cushions, and 1 umbrella for $50 per day!
Also, make sure you check out the 19th floor which has an overlook of the ocean. Lovely place to watch the sunrise... I just wished they would turn down the music they pump out. The waves are all I want to hear.
All-in-all... okay place but headed back to a more exclusive and private beach.
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