This is my 2nd visit to the Riptide, 1st time with the new management. The improvements were noticeable from check-in to check-out. We arrived before the 3pm check-in time and was able to get into our room early. We had stopped for some groceries before our arrival, and was pleasantly surprised when Chris helped us carry our luggage and groceries to our 2nd floor room. The room was small and old, but clean. The bathroom was the biggest disappointment. It was very small, with no electrical outlets for a blow dryer. The kitchen set-up was very nice, with a coffee pot, filters, a full size fridge, and microwave. Since we fly in from PA., the use of the bikes (only 2 so get them early) and the beach chairs (need new ones, pretty old and broken) was a nice surprise, and we took advantage of them everyday.
Now for the best part and main reason we stay at the Riptide. The Tiki bar and music! They have GREAT live music from 1 pm - till 9 pm everyday! We enjoyed ordering lunch from their full menu, having Tony cook the best burgers & wings on the grill, right in front of us. Bartender Rocky would serve us our Corona Lights and join us in conversation. Tarah, the other great bartender told us of all the new upgrades coming to the Riptide in the future, including breakfast. Happy Hour was always a fun time, with the locals treating us as friends.
We will definitely be back to see what new improvements are coming to the Riptide, including the breakfast!
Lisa-front desk, Tarah & Rocky-bartenders, Tony-chef and Chris-hotel help.....you guys ROCK!
Can't wait to return.