This is a good hotel with a good view of the sound from the rear rooms. It's about 10 minutes from the beach (down the road and across the bridge), and about 10 from the mall. The breakfasts are nice and more than adequate, and the service people in the breakfast room are courteous and quick to help. Overall, the front desk people are polite and helpful. The rooms with a view are best, but all the rooms are clean and comfortable--over the years, I've stayed in several. The hotel has recently been redone, and the rooms are even nicer. There is a Taco Bell at one edge of the parking lot and a nice restaurant with good food and a nice wine list on the other--several other restaurants at every level within minutes either way.