My mother and I spent a week Feb 18-25, 2014. I was a bit nervous about some bad reviews, but we thought it was wonderful. Granted; the rooms are a bit dated, but they were clean, and all had balconies. The Jacuzzi was too hot for me, but my mother thought it was just right. She wasn't happy unless she'd spent twice a day in it. The pool was fine. We didn't go to Florida in February for a frenetic sight seeing tour; we went to get away from several feet of snow and months of subfreezing, oftentimes subzero weather, and just relax. We rented a car, and only used it to go to and from the airport. The car was a waste of money.
There is no hotel shuttle, but easy transportation nonetheless.
I rate room service as poor, because there isn't any. I also did not go to Florida to sit alone with my mother in our room.
What I liked best about this hotel was number one the staff. Except for one exception, they were all incredibly friendly and efficient, if a bit slow. From the concierge to the bartenders to the waiters and waitresses to the pool staff to housekeeping, they were a pleasure. I also loved that every day, there were several group activities..bingo every day, silly games every afternoon (horseshoes, darts, swim races, egg toss, balloon relay), some event every evening (concerts, movies, trivial pursuit, karaoke). Also, the fact that it just felt like a family. People have booked the same place year after year, and when they get together, it's like a family reunion. I will say that this hotel is I think owned by French Canadians, which I thought was very cool. French and English (mostly New England English) predominate, but most of the staff are also fluent in, from what I could hear by eavesdropping, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, and maybe Hebrew. It's one of the few hotels left which is not a high rise; 4 stories plus a 5th floor penthouse. Their focus is on friendship. I am going back next year.
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