We spent a Saturday night in July at the Courtyard. Just as other travelers have mentioned, the "beach" directly across the street from the hotel is not a sandy beach. It is very rocky and not where you would want to go to lounge, by any standards. However, if you enjoy walking along the seawall, this stretch can't be beat.
We stayed in a king room and it was very nice, if a bit cramped. Everything was very clean and very comfortable. Our room (#224) had a mini-fridge and that was a nice extra. As other reviewers noted, this hotel has a very nice pool area with a waterfall, beach entry, and plenty of shallow areas around the pool for young children. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We ordered dinner from the pool bar area and were shocked at how large the portions were. The children's hamburger meals ($6 or $8) were more than enough for my husband and kids, and the chicken cobb salad ($12) was enormous. I was pleasantly surprised by how fresh the salad ingredients were.
This property has some parking limitations. You can park at street level on the surface lot, but there are a limited number of spaces. They do have a parking garage underneath, and our Suburban fit fine, but it would be a problem for a larger vehicle.
Lobby area is wonderful and modern, and they serve Starbucks coffee along with basic breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, yogurt, etc in the lobby cafe.
Overall, a very nice place to stay. We will be back.
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