It does look quite run down from the outside, but in the inside, it is a beautiful hotel. It has an excellent breakfast buffet (Love the pancake machines). I was slightly annoyed when the fire alarm woke me up at 7AM, considering there was no fire or even smoke. After 10 minutes they decided to shut off the alarm. Clean rooms. I loved the bar beside the pool. There was a thunderstorm when we were there and there were Deck Chairs and Sun Umbrellas flying from the large balcony over looking the pool, so probably not the best idea to be outside in the pool during a storm there. Stayed a night prior to our cruise. Never disappointed at a BW.