wow, I was prepared to get a nice stay at this property based on the reviews I read here, but it exceeded expectations. we are a family of four adults and an infant and we had a chance to stay around the space coast for one night on our whirlwind journey around florida this past month. what impressed me the most was that upon check-in we got a wonderful orientation to the hotel from the nicest lady. she even gave us glasses of wine since wed just missed the daily free wine/cheese happy hour. our room was a deluxe two queen oceanfront, 4th floor, room 43. the room was terrific. (the elevator was def old/dated, but it's not a new hotel so this didn't bug me). what was terrific about the room began with the décor--simple palm tree/tan décor pattern. giant chair and a half in the corner. decent sized balcony with two rocking chairs. nice pergo floor with a couple of rugs. tiled bathroom with walk in shower. of course, the shower was a toughie since our son is a tub baby and hates showers, but I gather their general clientele is mostly adult so i'm not surprised. my father in law pointed out that the tile floor in the shower was really poorly laid--which I thought was rather a ridiculous observation considering how nice the room....that was, until I showered in the morning and had to look at it. It really was sad. the rest of the tilework looks fine, so why the shower floor is unleveled and shabbily laid is I congruent with the rest of the care taken in the appearance of the rest of the room. the only other complaint I can make about the room is that the beds are Firm. That's right, with a capital F. The in-laws liked it, to which I may say: great, that again must be their target audience--the older generation that were reared on hard as rocks mattresses. To their credit, I think someone threw on a layer of foam between the mattress and sheet--thank you for that. For us younger folks (we're 30s), we appreciate it. We're used to our Beautyrest Extra Plush pillowtop.
Now, on to the other stuff: Hot breakfast served to you cafeteria style by lovely ladies, with a view of the yard and fountain. Very nice, loved the tiny quiches and the egg boiling station! Beach is just a hop skip and jump over a private little road in front of property and has the very enjoyable Alan Shepard Boardwalk crossing it--perfect for walking. The beach itself has a shower to get the sand off but it's crappy like most cities provide. The Inn provides one just inside their locked gate which is fantastic. We loved it, Nicest one we've ever seen. Now, about the pool. It's a standard rectangular pool, starts at 3'6'' goes to 6'', so it's not great for little kids. water was a bit colder than the ocean, and its February. Again, I didn't expect a pool for kids, but just know this if you've got toddler age kids.
The pool yard has a hammock, which my son enjoyed. In the shade of a lovely tree, too.
Towels are quite nice for the beach, not the usual unfluffy white scouring pads one comes to expect at resorts.
anywho, we didn't have a chance to explore more, but I want to underline and highlight that despite it's few little tweaks to be more family friendly I would stay here again without hesitation, We browsed the other properties and nothing comes close to the charm herel
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