1. Arrived at noon and were told they would alert housekeeping we were on premises so they could get room ready, but didn't get a call until 4PM, which I realize IS checkin time but don't get our hopes up for being sooner if not possible.
2. Walked in the room to a horrible smell of deep fried food. It smelled as if it was just cooked so maybe that is why we could not have our room sooner? If the housekeeper JUST left, couldn't they spray some air freshener?
3. DEAL BREAKER! Room was HOT! We turned down the thermostat and went out to dinner, walked the beach and came back and it was STILL HOT. We went to bed thinking it would cool down and it was too late and we were too tired to call the office. I finally realized the thermostat is MOTION SENSORED. Everytime I got up to check it (literally every 10 minutes), it would come back on the second my feet hit the floor! By 5 AM, I realized I could sit up in bed and flail my arms around to get it to come back on. I didn't sleep a wink. So much for a relaxing stay-cation.
I inquired this morning with the front desk and they indicated this is a known problem and they can disable the motion sensor. Wish they would do that automatically. It makes no sense to have the A/C Motion Sensored while you sleep!
Disappointed and exhausted!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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- Also Known As:
- Alden Beach Resort And Suites
- Alden Beach Hotel Saint Pete Beach
- Alden Resort
- Alden Suites Saint Pete Beach, Florida