I thought about calling the review "Excellent with a few demerits" as it would be pretty accurate also; but Almost Excellent said it better.
We were greeted pleasantly and dispatched to our room in good order. We found the room in nice shape with a very nice view of the ocean. Our bed was comfortable and offered a great night's sleep. We never had reason to use the heater/AC unit so can't make any comment on that. That bathroom was well kept, maybe a bit small, but keeping with the age of the hotel which, though a bit aged is well maintained overall.
There are two pools and two hot tubs within the place. The outdoor pool was available, though the heater had been out of order and we knew that when we reserved...too cold for us, as was their Lazy River unit--that's too bad as it's a 9 foot deep pool. The outdoor hot tub was good though, and we spent some time in that. The indoor pool, which is within the Oceanside portion of the hotel, was pleasant as was the hot tub in that building. During our stay, we saw maintenance workers doing cleaning and other work in the pool areas, so I'll say that they must stay on top of them pretty well.
The exercise room looks good, though we were too busy (beach time) for me to use it. It's got some nice equipment that appears well maintained and in good working order.
We found one of the lights not working in our room, mentioned it to the owner and it was fixed within a couple hours. We brought one other item to his attention and that was being worked on in a short time also.
The breakfast menu is better than many of the type that are offered free with the lodging. I don't care for the pre-formed scrambled egg patties that are often used, so I didn't give them a second look, but the first morning of our stay there were some that were burned. The biscuits and gravy were great, the sausage good, there was a unique waffle iron to make kid-sized waffles--never seen one of them before; and a good selection of cereal breads, etc. The coffee, available all day, is pretty decent.
Attention to detail is something that got a couple demerits. We had tossed a bed covering onto the other bed in our room as it wasn't needed. The next day, after housekeeping staff had come and gone, we found it still where we had tossed it. We left it right there and the next day, upon returning to the room after housekeeping had been through, found it tossed on a chair. Just one of those little things that gets my attention. There were also some light bulbs, out of their sockets, lying on the ground near the parking area. Probably a short-term thing, but with a few college-aged kids still running around (late spring break) I'd worry about them getting pitched into the parking lot and causing flat tires or injuries.
All in all, a great stay in a great place. We'll likely consider this hotel if we're in the area again--or maybe just quit looking and reserve here. The service is friendly--the owner seems to make contact with every guest--and the place is well kept. What more can you want for the price?
We would recommend the Oceanside building. The rest of the hotel is across the street and, though s...
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