This hotel has seen its better days, but honestly, you can't beat the location and the courtesy of the staff. The facility was updated a couple of seasons ago, and they work hard to maintain the property--rooms are clean and they keep it reasonably fresh despite aging A/C equipment. The dining room is basic--so is the food. But it's a good value and the staff--from the chef to the servers--try hard to accommodate guest requests--even oddball ones. We've been there multiple times and will go back again. If you want to experience the Gulf Coast with no hassle, this is the place to stay. Beautiful beach is just steps from the hotel door. People who seem to care about what they are doing.