Once you enter the lobby of the PV Inn, you return to 1912 not 2012. The Inn appears to have been built around 1903 and it shows signs of still being in that era. There is no central air conditioning nor heating system which explains why the main entrance doors, although automatic, remained open from morning til night which explains the numerous flies in the dining room. Not only that, coming in after 10 pm, no one is at the desk so anyone could walk in. Total lack of security. While the intent of the Inn is to provide a quaint and relaxing atmosphere, there was an inherent must odor throughout. No modern conveniences of any kind. Two laptops near the check-in desk but only 1 worked and that one was missing the "P" key with many others either late to respond or necessary to click hard to respond. While sitting at the laptop, several guests visited the desk & were asked for their room # within my listening space. No confidentiality here. The PV Inn does not appear to be handicap ready. No elevator & there are 3 levels. Very difficult to navigate luggage up & down stairs & there is no "bell boy." The ladies' room off of the lobby had no sign to indicate that it was the ladies' room. There were 4 light globes over the sink but only 1 bulb was lit leaving the room very dim. The room we stayed in smelled musty - almost like years of barefoot visitors. Decor was quite old and in poor condition. No pen or paper in the room. Old 20" TV in a cabinet. Overall, the room was clean & neat but the smell never left. We turned on the in-wall AC unit thinking we could just run the fan. The room was immediately filled with such an odor, we had to open up the slider & leave the room until it cleared up. Thankfully we had an ocean view which cleared the smell. All of the wall units were visibly rusted on the outside, no doubt due to the ocean front location. Menu was a bit pricey so we ate dinner out. At breakfast, we were asked if we wanted our room bill charged so we were asked for our room # within earshot of others dining. Easy to get around the area but there are also other places more accommodating. If being on the ocean is your thing, then this is the place. Our room was $118 per nite off season but would have been $254 in season. Will never happen! If your looking for ambience & conveniences, forget it. There was a small game room, maybe 6 machines & claustrophobic. There was mention of a fitness room in the basement but there were no signs advertising it so we never got to see it. If it was anything like the game room or accommodations, I can't imagine what eqpt. could be in there. Yes, the PV Inn has its location on its side, but beyond that there is much to be desired. Given that the Inn has about 112 rooms, it seems the owners should bite the bullet & invest in central AC/heating. Like another reviewer, we're hoping that the Terranova's (owners) read this review & come up to the times!
Definitely take an ocean view but no higher than the second level.
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