This hotel did extensive renovations a few years ago to one side of the building. The other side was not renovated, only updated. The renovations were poorly thought out. Their is no where for a family to sit now, as their is only 1 small loveseat sized couch in the living room/kitchen area. The bed by the window is up against the wall, making it virtually impossible to get out of bed! However, we have been coming for years and decided to just book on the west side, although it was not renovated, where there is still carpeting on the floor, and plenty of room for the kids to set up camp to watch movies at night, you can not do this in the new rooms, due to the fact that there is no carpeting in the living area. Now that I have read the other review about the firing of the entire staff, aside 3 or 4 employees, and have verified this myself with our longtime maid, we will not be back. We were still willing to come because we have become like family with many members of the staff, and find it repulsive what was done to these poor people. Nostalgia or not, we are booking at another place in Avalon, who are doing extensive renovations, and have hired many of the fired Desert Sand Staff. Like the other poster said-this is no longer a family hotel, and hasn't been really since the renovations were done and they brought in new management.
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