This is one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in in my life. We stayed for 3 nights in October as part of a trip around California. If it hadn't have been a non-refundable rate I would have checked out immediately. However I also noticed that there is a $75 per person charge for an early check out so I presume I'm not the only guest that has felt this way!
The main reception area is fine and doesn't indicate what awaits you. We stayed in the tower rooms, or the tower block I should say as it looks like a run down block of flats! The lobby area of the tower is disgusting, dirty carpet, scuffed walls and the dreaded pebble-dashed effect roof. There was also a funny hospital like smell which I presume is bleach of some sort. The elevator was very old and dirty looking. The room itself was certainly cleaner and the sheets were fresh but the bedspread looked gross and I dreaded to think of the dirt on it. Needless to say it was discarded immediately.
Our 'view' was of the car park. Enough said.
The bar/restaurant is souless and uncomfortable with average food.
The location is dreadful as you are NOT on a beach as the description implies. It's on an inlet that I personally would never swim in. The pool was ok as an alternative but small.
You need a car to get anywhere and the taxis were expensive. They even ripped us off there too as one evening we tried to get a taxi and they told us to take a people carrier van of theirs instead as 'ot costs the same as a taxi' the van cost $20, the same return journey in a taxi cost $13. Also they charge $30 a night to park in their carpark. Again it's a disgusting attempt at extortion. The car park is large and spaces are not in great demand. It was more expensive that car parks in 5* LA hotels we stayed in on the same trip.
Would NEVER go back. Its not a hotel, a 2* motel. Give it a miss.
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