Located on the middle of the sandbank outside the coastline, it is pleasant. We came on Memorial Day when the island was packed, and left the next day when kids were back home.
The Comfort Suites concept is upscale from most other Choice alternatives, but we found this hotel rather empty when we left, maybe because of the price USD 206, - which was higher than the previous 4 Comfort Suites we have visited the last month?
Traveling from Seattle, WA through SF, CA to Houston, TX we have paid between USD 59,- and 780, for a night's stay in that month, so we have a pretty good picture of the concept; "good value for money".
We did not swim in the sea, neither used the outdoor pool and jacuzzi, but fitness room had plenty of items. The only thing we missed was the remote to the TV, a water cooler and towels in the fitness room. There is a drinking fountain just outside the fitness room but the dispenser with paper was empty. Some like to wipe off sweat from the previous user in the fitness room. To do that you have to bring your own water bottle and violate the rules "on not removing towels from your room".
The room has even a safe, but the TV will be an antique in the near future. There is a balcony with a view over the Gulf, but the chairs were dirty, probably with salt from the waves breaking on the beach.
As there were few guests, the coffee pot had not been replenished since it was made around 5 o'clock and the coffee was not even lukewarm. A maintenance man started to clean the windows in the breakfast room while the two of us "were still in session". Hey man! What about the coffee pot!
Originally we chose another Choice hotel in the area, but reading a negative review on that hotel at tripadvisor, we switched in time.
This hotel showed a few blemishes like a loose bulb fixture in a lamp in the room. (Texas still has the "Death Penalty" it appears?).
The beach is about 150 years away, so you may take the car and park along the shore.
The owners should probably stay a night at Comfort Suites in Roswell, NM, a hotel that we found "better value for money". Was this a scrappy hotel? Definitely NO! It is nice, the reception is pleasant, the room was clean and we slept wonderfully, but we would not use the word; "Perfect".
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