We were looking to book a short stay. Found emerald beach thru hotels.com. I usually book direct, but no condos available for the dates we needed or for less than a week booking. Yes, I was hesitant to book a condo thru hotels.com. Being familiar with renting condos, I knew the fees such as cleaning, damage dep, and fl taxes. For fun, I asked the hotels.com person several times about the fees. They confirmed these were all include. I knew better! I knew they were not applied until check in.
Upon arrivals at pcb, we had to go to edge water to checking, then to EMR to get the key? Weird?
The resort is a hotel condo combo. Lots and lots,of people. I loved the Starbucks and Skybar.
The condo was large and roomy, but showed wear and tear. Poorly maintained. First off, you do not paint a condo white on white walls. They were disgustingly dirty and you could see every paint touch up. No ceiling light fixtures, so very hard to see at night. Only two bar stools. Heating element in dryer not working properly. Dirty stained carpets. No vaccume cleaner to do your own touchuos.
The worst was
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Wifi only available at Starbucks! Really! This is 2013. You can get free wi if at McD's but not at a resort of condos priced 150k to 500k! The adds say it is available. Note, only at Starbucks!
Do not try to leave your room without your arm bracelet. You will not get entry anywhere, pools gym, other. So, security is good.
No one at desk to checkout early. Mi will update review when snail mailed receipt arrives.
No WiFi in any rooms!
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