We booked last minute and checked in on Monday, out on Thursday. The proximity to the boardwalk was extremely convenient. We liked being able to run back to the room for forgotten items or to use the restroom. The room was clean, appliances and kitchen items appeared to be new although the room did show signs of some wear and tear. The kitchen had everything that you would need to prepare simple meals. The boys slept on the pull out sofa and we heard no complaints. The king size bed in the master bedroom was ok. Not the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on, but it wasn't horrible. Laundry on the 3rd floor near elevators. $1.75 per wash $1.00 per dry. Nice to have easy access to laundry at the beach. The cleaning staff was pleasant & accommodating. Parking was tight as mentioned in a previous post, but we didn't have any major issues. The positives: it was clean and very close to the boardwalk. The negatives: the pool area and shower/ changing room at the Impala (across the street, shared pool) were just really disgusting. Not what I would expect paying $285 per night. If you have small children, want to be close to the beach, don't care about using a pool and want a clean hotel, this is a good bet.