Just returned from another fantastic stay at the Palmetto. We had to go this time without reservations due to last minute plan changes. We called on the way down, they put us in a second floor beachfront queen efficiency, as they were pretty much booked. After we arrived we asked if there had been any cancellations as I love being on a higher floor. They were still full up, but offered to move us the next day to a higher floor! We were moved to the seventh floor the next day and enjoyed the rest of our stay to the fullest! The view was magnificent! We saw dolphins, rays and even a manatee one day! The room was fresh and clean as usual. We used the kitchen to have breakfast in the room each morning, it really helps cut food costs! We also used the gas grills to cook steaks one night and grilled chicken another!!! The balconies are perfect to enjoy your morning coffee while enjoying the view and listening to the waves, and perfect to watch incredible breathtaking sunsets from! The lobby provides free hot coffee, and other snacks and beverages are available for purchase. The gift shop offers beach toys and pool floats at very reasonable prices, there is even an air hose located near the pool to air up the floats. There are always plenty of lounge chairs in the pool area and on the 2 sun decks ! The hot tub is always very clean and hot! I cannot think of one bad thing about our stay!!! If you are looking for a very clean inviting beachfront hotel, at a very reasonable price, give The Palmetto a try!!!