This place was fantastic!!!! We would have loved to stay an extra week. The room was very nice, the beds were soft and comfortable, the pool was very large and clean, the lobby was very comfortable with lots of seating, and the best part of all was the terrific beach and lake right out the back door. The sunset the first night was amazing.
We didn't spend much time relaxing; we rented wave runners from the booth that was five feet from the hotel back door, and we rented kayaks and a fantastic speed boat from its sister location that was located at the Sugar Beach Hotel, just a quick walk across the sand (there are two small properties between the two hotels). The hotel did a great thing letting this company set up shop on their property; it was great not having to get in a car and drive to rent stuff, and these guys were great to work with and did a first class job (and had nice equipment). We had a much, much better experience renting the speedboat from them than we did renting one last year at the Holiday Inn on the West Bay.
My parents booked a first floor room on the beach side, and that was super nice; in addition to a great view, those rooms come with a table and two chairs on the patio, as well as a metal four-sided picnic table that easily sat 8 just a little farther out on the shared walkway/deck area. My mom could watch all we were doing from the comfort (and shade) of the patio, and one day we just brought in Subway sandwiches and ate on their picnic table between activities.
The only thing that could have been way better was the breakfast. It had been touted as a "deluxe" continental breakfast, which I mistakenly assumed meant at least warming trays with scrambled eggs. In reality, it was a poor execution of a standard continental breakfast, in part because many of the items were in bulk (like the yogurt and cereal), thereby limiting substantially the number of options. The only thing that might warrant calling it "deluxe" was the availability of hard boiled eggs. I starved the first day and we headed to Bob Evans (just a few blocks away) for breakfast on the subsequent mornings (and that was great).
We're hoping to go back next year!!
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