My wife and I stayed here for two nights prior to departing on a cruise. Previously, we have stayed at The Loews, The Ritz, The Pelican and The Marriott. All very nice places to stay. However, we found this hotel a very enjoyable place to stay. First off, the staff was excellent, very friendly and helpful. The pool on the top floor has a great view of the ocean with friendly bartenders who kept us refreshed with wonderful concoctions.
Our room was clean, a bit small, but decorated well. Bathroom was clean with a nice shower.
Our room faced 8th Ave and we did not encounter any noise issues on a Thursday or Friday night of our stay.
The hotel is one block from the beach, one block from The News Cafe, in the middle of a good shopping area, 7 blocks from a Starbucks.
We actually arrived at 9:30 am on a Thursday and both rooms in our group were ready!!!
Concierge staff was informed and very helpful.
We will definitely return.