We drove over from Panama City just to stay overnight because my husband had to catch a flight early the next morning. We used Expedia which probably explains the room they gave us. It was next door to the ice machine which cycles on every hour or so to make more ice. And we faced the lovely view of the parking lot. Upon arriving the reception clerk acted like she didn't want to be bothered. She received a phone call while helping us, presumably from a relative (I hope) because of the way she talked to the person on the other end. She did tell us to enjoy our stay and was much more pleasant the next morning upon our checkout. So maybe she had a rough day, but I'm of the feeling that the customer should never know you're having a bad day.
The carpet in the room was new and felt good on the tootsies. It didn't have a smell in the room like the typical old motel would. The bed was more firm than I like due to my bad back, but my husband loved it.
No coffee pot, microwave or fridge in the room, but we didn't need that anyway. There is a vending machine near and items were reasonably priced.
The one issue I had with the room was the bathroom. It was a handicapped accessible bathroom which means it had the bars over the toilet to steady the folks. However, it was situated in such a way as to hinder the right handed wiper. :( Also unless you have arms like a monkey you will have difficulty reaching the toilet paper roll.
Oh, the pool was awesome. It was dark before we got in though so I couldn't tell you how clean it was. I know it felt good. And if you happen to get to the pool, check out the rules. #7 is funny.
All in all I would stay here again, but I would ask for a room with a view of the bay and NOT handicapped accessible.
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