I brought my Girl Scout troop -- 9 teens and a second parent chaperone -- to celebrate the end of a successful Scouting year. We booked several weeks in advance. The woman I spoke to on the phone was extremely pleasant. I explained that I had a large group, she assured me that they would be able to accomodate me in two oceanfront family suites for $159 per night each. I calculated the price per girl and informed their parents. When I got there, the assistant general manager refused to honor the price. He said the groups were too large -- 5 in one room, 6 in another. He wanted to charge me an additional $10 per person, per night, for the third, fourth, fifth and sixth person in each room! That may not sound like a lot to some, but when you're relying on profit from Girl Scout cookies and to-the-penny parent contributions, it's a lot! Heck, it comes to an additional $140 for our two nights! I insisted -- firmly but politely -- that he honor what his staff had told me. He continued to repeat the policy, claiming they could not accomodate us -- even though the rooms sleep 6 people each (2 queen beds and a pull out sofa/double bed). He even told me at one point that I was welcome to leave, knowing it would be impossible to find last-minute accommodations elsewhere. After a lot of wrangling, he finally allowed me to pay $159 for one room and $169 for the other.
Once we settled into the rooms, I was disappointed to see that they were much smaller than they appear online... but the girls didn't mind. We had a wonderful view and had a great time at the beach and at Ocean Walk (shops, restaurants and movie theater), which was a nice 6-8 block walk away.
I was also disappointed to see stained towels in the bathroom -- the bleach apparently didn't "take" fully. (Yuck!) The staff promptly replaced them but did not apologize. That annoyed me.
Still, it was not a total loss... but I would not recommend a stay here.
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