a friend of mine had some groupons for this hotel. we decided to go to legoland, and this hotel is four miles away. i was blown away by the modern look of the hotel, the friendliness of the staff, and the proximity to restaurants and the beach. the common areas look like something out of a design magazine. the fire pit and pool are amazing. the hotel loans out boogie boards to use at the beach. the only thing i would change is the location of the check-in desk at the foot of the stairs. they're right next to each other, and people coming and going up and down the stairs have to walk around the guests checking in. i will definitely stay again.