My last trip to this hotel was in 1976...just prior to one of its many bankruptcies. It is clear that the hotel is finally here to stay, having gone through an amazing renovation. The property is beautiful, the staff are friendly, helpful and responsive from the time you arrive in the driveway until you check out. The verandah has an excellent bar and a lively scene...good spot to people watch. The rooms are spacious, bright and clean, and the entire facility is in great shape (...the small exception being the stairways next to elevator in the original building, which need a coat of paint). Access to the marina, pier and the waterfront is excellent...perfect place to walk or jog. The affiliated golf course is a short shuttle drive away, and a classic course in excellent condition. The food here is very good, although the meals I had on site were all banquet style. This is a place I would definitely come back to...but I wouldn't wait almost 40 years between visits again!