We were placed in the Cypress section of the hotel as it is the dog friendly area of the property. The building location is nice. There is a big open area for dogs to exercise and do their business. Right over the sand dunes is the beach. Great access to the beach. Beautiful views. The room/building itself was not much to brag about. There was a funny smell but since these are the dog friendly rooms I didn't stress about it. It's understandable. The beds were soft and clean. The tv worked fine, decent channel selection. Didn't go to the beach to watch tv so it was fine. The alarm clock/iPod dock was pretty dusty and dirty so I did not use it to charge my phone. All rooms are ocean view and have a balcony which is nice. Even on the main floor level. My dogs enjoyed it. There is a nice table/seating area to eat. Full size refridgerator in the room and microwave. I did not use the coffee pot but the did have one in the room.
The bathroom was ok. It was clean. It was hard to open and close the door because it kept hitting the light fixture. The tub spout was dangling but it worked.
Overall the room was ok. Still good for the price we paid. I would have been more disappointed at the room as my expectation per the website said all new and remodeled but we spoke to some of the employees who advised this was the building that had not been updated yet and the Palmetto building would soon be dog friendly.
Great location. Ideal on the beach. Private. Awesome pier. I would stay here again.