I've stayed in several VB hotels over the years (Days Inn, Marriott, Sheraton, Quality Inn) - this is definitely not the fanciest of places, but it was completely workable for the reason we went went to the beach: to sit and watch the ocean and boardwalk area from the balcony.
Parking: I can see how this would be tight during busy season. We were there midweek and had no problem parking our big SUV right outside the room on the second level. I'd say the hotel was 3/4 full at the time.
Lobby: It's a motel type lobby that is really just a check in area. The front desk staff (I believe her name was Ana?) was very nice. Speedy check in, got a low floor as requested.
Room: We were in room 205, which is a double double with a living area and a galley "snack area". When you walk in, there is a bedroom to the left with the two double beds and a door to close that room off. That room has it's own TV. But oddly, there were no closets in the place.
Then in the hallway area is the entrance to the bathroom and a bar area that has a sink, a microwave and a small fridge. Provided were four settings: plates, bowls, cups, mugs and silverware. They provide a small bottle of dishsoap and a coffee machine with typical hotel type coffee packets.
The bathroom was kind of dark and it has a very strange window into the living room that has some kind of vinyl beach scene covering it. The bathtub, as reported in other reviews, had definitely seen better days. I probably wouldn't have used it as a jacuzzi, but for showering it was fine.
The living area has a sectional type sofa that as others have said was a bit stained in one place. There was a small dining type table but only three total chairs (two at the table and then the desk chair). The TV is not the newest style but it had a good expanded cable selection (with spanish channels for anyone who might care about that). Here is my one major complaint: the sofa bed is ridiculous. Truly. No way could a grown up person sleep on that comfortably. We pulled the mattress off and put it on the ground, and luckily had our own sheet and blanket with us so we could use the hotel provided sheet/blanket as an extra buffer between the coils of the mattress. It was still ridiculously uncomfortable. I am not kidding. Had I known, I would have brought our air mattress because there was plenty of space to use it.
Other than that, the view is awesome. It is right next to the 17th street park though so if there is an event taking place be prepared for noise. The balcony view was perfectly unobstructed and enough room for 3 people to be out there comfortably. It's about a two minute walk to a subway, a 7-11, several pizza/burger type joints and the fishing pier.
It probably wasn't the cleanest of places - there were some doors/walls that had some smudges that could have easily been wiped off if housekeeping put in the effort, but I can forgive stains and chipped furniture. It's a beach hotel with a lot of turnover, things are going to get roughed up a bit.
We paid $110 for midweek after labor day. If I had paid $400 for this place I probably would have been disappointed. But for what I paid, I feel I got a decent stay. I'd stay there again if I could get that price and was traveling as four people.
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