I had a flat tire and called to let the hotel know I was going to be late checking in. I asked what time the restaurant closed and was told it closes at 9:00 so if I was going to be later, I would want to stop on the way. After having the tire changed, I rushed to get there so I could have a nice meal after the day's events and not have to drive anymore. I arrived at 8:00. After I was welcomed warmly by the gentleman I spoke with on the phone I asked if I had time to check out my room before having dinner. That was when I was told dinner might be a problem as the restaurant would most likely be full. I asked if I could then eat in the lounge/bar. He called over to the restaurant and was told that area too was full, even though there was a full hour before the restaurant officially closed and it was a weeknight.
I had a hard time with the fact that I clearly said I wanted to eat on the phone when I first called and was not informed that there might be an issue getting a single diner, who is a hotel guest, in to have a meal after a long day. When I expressed this irritation, I was met with a blank stare and handed a take out menu by the other staffer behind the counter. Seeing as there are no other places to eat within walking distance, I was stuck eating take out without even a glass of wine to accompany it.
Once I got up to my room I was greeted with a beautiful view and a nice spacious room, that managed to get the poor taste out of my mouth about my exchange with the front desk.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay that is right on the beach, this is beautiful. Just get a room with a kitchen and cook for yourself since you probably won't be able to eat when you arrive.
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- Also Known As:
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- Driftwood Shores Florence