All the other reviews on this hotel sans comments about staff (your 'customer service' experience is sure to vary) everything about the rooms (basic, semi-uncomfortable beds, A/C, smells of bleach (is that a bad thing though....at least they are cleaning), stiff drinks at the bar, pool (drag) shows on the weekends and wild parties at night, you have to adjust your expectations.
The most useful point I can make is if you want a quiet room, you request a room NOT on the pool. (When there are parties scheduled), if don't want to sleep, request a pool side room.
TIP: The managers of the place are as nice to you as you are nice to them. The pool boy Gabe is sweet and adds to the daytime charm that embodies the hotel. Ramon the manager is understanding and passionate about his work and it shows.
This hotel is not located on the beach....rather its a 60-second walk away. None of the rooms really have any views to speak of.
Again you have to take it for what it is. The rooms are expensive in season...$400 a night for a room in July on the weekend for a room that should cost $100 a night....but you have to understand the season is only so long. September is a great month to visit. After labor day the rates are considerably lower, the beach is less crowded and there is little rain to speak of (hurricanes are possible, though).
See you next season!!
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