We arrived 3 hrs. before check-in, since we were in the area at an appointment. The front desk kept us informed as to when our room would be ready. We went directly to the beach! and actually forgot the time and ended up checking in after 4 pm.
We were upgraded to a 3rd floor suite with a kitchen and loved the larger view. It was a bit intimidating to be seen from the rooms across the way so we made adjustments to blinds and our clothing! There was a notice above the coffee machine, that if we forgot ours, the Lodge would supply us for one morning. We always bring ours, but what a nice touch.
The chairs and umbrellas were already out for the season. We appreciated that.