We booked this hotel with the idea that we wanted a place that was affordable yet close enough to the beach that we could get there with out a hassle. We picked a real winner. The gentleman at the desk quickly answered all our questions with a smile and was most helpful. Our room was super clean and all the furniture was updated and very tasteful. There were some very minor cosmetic repairs that were needed, specifically to the bathroom and the seam in the carpet. Also the water pressure was somewhat lacking. These truly were minor however when one conisders how super clean everything was. The bed was just perfect. The pool, while relatively small was equally clean and very well kept. One of my primary concerns when I travel is how quiet things are when I sleep. Our door was nicely sealed when closed and despite the pool traffic that went by during the day in our hallway, we were genuinely pleased at the privacy our room afforded. Getting to the beach was a snap. Take a right out of the parking lot, a right at the next light, drive about 5 miles and you're there. While that may sound like quite a distance, the ride is quick and there is ample parking, particularly at Pier Park. There are plenty of restaurants in the area too, so finding something that's right for you or your family should be no problem. This hotel is a real gem.....especially for less than a hundred bucks a night!