I guess I've just been spoiled by the amenities at other $200 a night hotels (including taxes). This ten unit lodge is run by a very sweet husband and wife team. Accordingly, the main desk is often unmanned although we never had a problem finding the owners during our stay.
I think this is the first place I've ever stayed that did not have air conditioning. It was sometimes slightly uncomfortable but not a deal breaker as the cool ocean breezes generally suffice. There is also no hair dryer, no in room safe or ironing board.
On the positive side, it came with a small microwave and free wifi, both cost extra at the Hilton.
It's a short block and a half walk to the beach and downtown. Roberta, the owner, gave us the low down on all the deals - saved us a lot with the groupon deal for the Catalina Flyer.
Our room was clean with a small bathroom - shower only, no tub. Very clean.More