My first impression of La Mer was arriving there in the dark and finding it lit up, inviting, staff professional/personable. I had pre-registered and there was no added vehicle information disclosure. The elevator can fit 21 people and you could probably stand a surf board up in it no problem. The hallways were well lit and fire detection/sprinklers /emergency lighting visible. This accessible room with kitchenette is modern and the room's furniture is Thomasville - which spells attention to detail and quality. The balcony welcomes you to the sound of the ocean in view. The bed was great and there were extra pillows in the closet. The flat screen tv on the wall also had a dvd plaer built-in. There is a electronic light panel display out side the room for the do-not-disturb /maid service required that can be triggered inside the room! There were FEMA lodgers there becasue of the hotels rating of storm proof resistance and safety. In November not as many restaurants are active but found a Brother's 2 Pizza on West Perry St. to be excellent ( It was rated #3 in New Jersey Monthly 2012 best pizza places) Before coming here I was at a Marriot for two days. To me the Marriot rates common to what La Mer's has accomplished . It is excellent. Thank You La Mer by showing what can be done! John R.