My wife and I just returned from a seven-night vacation at the Solara Surfside Resort where the rooms were nicely decorated with warm vibrant colors and patterns. First, I am against valet parking per I own a two-month-old 2007 Saturn Aura of which I do not permit anyone else to drive due to a prior bad experience. Therefore, when I arrived at the resort, I was staggered when told that the “forced” valet parking [per there is a fee involved] was optional. I was then confronted by blatant sarcasm when told that I could park my vehicle several blocks down the street and feed the meter several times a day if I decided not to utilize the valet parking. Second, I am an IT professional who utilizes the internet daily. Unfortunately, I spent numerous hours in the lobby per that was the only area in the resort with a wireless access point. Arrgh! Third, while in the lobby I witnessed several unsupervised children and preteens chasing one another throughout the lobby, out by the pool and down the corridors, circling the area where I was attempting to read my email, which is only several feet from the check in desk and in plain view of the clerk. Fourth, my wife was attempting to do her daily workout in the fitness room but was interrupted by yet another group of unsupervised children roughhousing and misusing the equipment in a injurious fashion, who might I add are not suppose to be in the fitness area without a parent or guardian or so the sign read. However, when my wife brought this to the Desk Clerks attention she was told, “I thought I saw them in there. I will get someone.” Fifth, the courtesy washer and dryer is a nice addition when available. My wife and I decided to start our laundry on Wednesday to try to beat the Friday rush but were railroaded into a eight an one half hour wait per non courteous residents who started loads but waited hours to finish and retrieve them. In the end, we utilized a washer and dryer on the 5th floor while our unit was on the 3rd floor. In summary, do not waste your money vacationing at this resort unless you like “forced” valet parking, like using the internet in the lobby, are a parent with no intention of supervising your children while on vacation and can wait to do your laundry when you return home.
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- Solara Surfside Hotel Surfside
- Solara Hotel Surfside