I booked the hotel for a one-nighter between cruises. Got a great price thru a Priceline.com bid ($60. + fees). The hotel runs a shuttle from to and from the port so after I exited the terminal I found it very quickly and was at the hotel in no-time. Since it was only 9 a.m. when I checked in I didn't expect a room to be ready. However, I was told that there were rooms available but they were suites and I would have to pay for the upgrade. Then I got the bad news. The upgrade would cost me $15. Of course I grabbed it (it was worth the $15. not to have to sit around and wait). The suite turned out to be a 2-room affair off a corridor (the standard rooms are motel-style and are accessed from the outside (later about that). The suite had a kitchenette complete with fridge and microwave. The living room had a huge LG flat screen tv. The bedroom area included a Jacuzzi tub (in the bedroom; not the bathroom). There was a lovely basket made from the bath mat that included some nice amenities (one for the shower too). Another LG flat screen tv in the bedroom. The bed was a Sleep Number and I loved being able to adjust the firmness. Only problem was the floor is partially tiled and you could hear the people above. Not a smart decorating choice. The walls were also pretty thin and I could hear the housekeeping staff in the suite next door. I had to pay $6.00 for the shuttle back to the cruise ship terminal the next day but that was a fair price and meant I had an easy return to the ship (although the driver decided to stop the bus to register a complaint about trouble he had with another parked vehicle the day before - that should have been done after he dropped us off).
The only facility I used at the hotel was the bar to Flamingos for coffee with friends who came by to visit. It was very good coffee, by the way (there was also a coffee maker in the kitchenette with not so good coffee). The pool area is very nice but due to the cold weather I could not go swimming. My friends and I just sat outside to socialize. The Jacuzzi was popular but having one in the suite meant I didn't have to bother going outside (no bathrobes in the suite, anyway).
My friends are from Daytona Beach and we went to lunch in Titusville at a terrific seafood restaurant called Dixie Crossroads. I had a whole live Maine lobster with soup and potato for $19.99. Pretty good. Since I had a large lunch I just went next door to Kelsey's (what a name for a pizzeria) and just had soup and salad which were pretty good. The place was very busy so it's an economical place for a good meal, especially if you don't have a car, like me. There is also a McDonalds across Astronaut Blvd.
I did have a peek at the standard rooms since housekeeping had the door open to one. They looked pretty tight compared to the suite. Also, the walkways are stone and you probably can hear every cart and luggage on wheels going by. This is another flaw in the architect/decorator's design of the hotel.
The reception and other staff members I encountered were all very friendly and helpful (my friend needed directions to the restaurant since she wasn't used to driving to it from Pt. Canaveral). I feel I got quite the bargain with the hotel so I won't make too much a fuss about the few negatives I found. The property is very well maintained (everything looked immaculate) and I would definitely try to stay there again should I need a hotel in the area.
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