Here for the boat show this weekend and the hurricane is reeking havoc. The streets keep flooding and bridges are closed as well as main roads. That is no fault of the hotel, I know, but an email with a heads up with ways to get there would have been nice. Instead it took us 3 hours to get on, off, almost back on, off then on the island again. The valet was very nice and apologetic about having to bring us in through the alley or what he called "the back way". Walking in my husband and I had the same thought... A slightly run down W Hotel. Checked in and left our bags with bellhop. Worried at first as my husband had his IPad in the bag but it WAS there when we got back! We took the $8 shuttle(driver charged us $10 each btw) to show. Came back for dinner and to get keys for room. Amazing views from room and the room was clean. Shocked that there was no fridge(didn't read reviews before going). But beware walls are PAPER THIN!!! I mean I swear if you're quiet you can hear the people in the next room breath thin! And our neighbors set their alarm and got up at 4 AM! And are very chatty morning people. Ate at saia. Food, at best, was ok but street was crowded with locals checking out the flooding. So I got to watch some family sit on the other side of the window and eat fast food and stare while I ate. You would think the hotel would have asked them not to loiter on the property instead of allowing them to use it like a public park. There's really nothing around the hotel at night except 3 dive bars(a woman kept flipping her skirt up with nothing on underneath and nobody reacted kind of dive bars)and nothing in walking distance so with streets and bridges closed we went to bed early(which was good since the neighbors I mentioned earlier....). Over all I would say this place is ok if you just need a place to crash and you're a heavy sleeper but other then that it's nothing spectacular I would spend my money on again. Check out hotels closer to Los Alos; we will next time.
Received a letter from corporate on this and they basically said that this is how their hotel is run and if we don't like it we can stay somewhere else!! I thought I already made it clear I plan to and hope others that read this do too!
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