Sometimes you fall into the trap of booking solely on tripadvisor reviews, which was the case with this place.
I booked it without really doing the research, so I take partial blame for my disappointment.
But, I just can't see what everyone is raving about. It's just a pretty standard chain motel.
There's no free internet, no free buffet breakfast just a room and the usual pool etc. I don't even know if there is a gym or other features as my check-in was quite process driven.
I also became quite annoyed at "check-in guy". WE booked on-line and THEY took one night accommodation off my credit card as deposit (no problem with that). When we arrived, "check-in guy" must have said 5 times that THEY usually take the full amount and maybe WE had insufficient funds on our credit card. I ended up having to be quite rude and direct to back him off. I realise I have been on holiday and not shaved for a week, but I was humiliated by this ridiculous line of questioning. I understand that that in their line of work they probably deal with the odd dead-beat but he could and should have been more subtle.
Fortunately, our 3 days there passed without any further need to interact with "check-in guy". The rooms are neat and tidy and well equipped. They are just nothing special and I couldn't see $305 a night in them. We had a two bedroom apartment which was, in reality, probably a $200 a night room.
Personally, having now seen what's available I would stay at one of the other options in the area.
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