After reading all the great reviews on Trip Advisor, we were disappointed big-time upon checking into our condo. We were part of a family group, so we got to see the inside of several other condos and have to say that the gap between all of theirs (platinum) and ours (supposedly gold) was unbelievable. If the difference in quality had been reflected in the difference in price, we might not feel so shortchanged, but actually the price was almost the same.
The other condos we saw were decorated in a lodge theme throughout. The furniture all matched, and the décor was tasteful.
By contrast, our condo had *nothing* that matched--other than the dishes, which appear to be standard across all condos--and the only decorating theme was Thrift Shop.
-The stove was ancient and beat-up looking, with burners so crooked that any food in a pan ran to the low side and stayed there.
-The microwave was an Amana Radarange that dates from the days when microwaves were the size of a VW bus. It was also not powerful and took a long time to heat anything.
-The under-cabinet clock radio was mostly melted.
-The tiled countertops in kitchen and bath were very amateurishly installed, without any edging tile--so the rough, chipped edges snagged all of our clothes if we got close to them. One tile was broken out & loose.
-Of all the condos we've stayed in over the years, this is the first to have *no* microwave cookware other than a single glass pie plate.
-The pots and pans are a bunch of random odds and ends, including an avocado green skillet with no handle and an electric skillet with no cord or lid. (And yet there was a nice turkey roasting pan. Who roasts a turkey on vacation??)
-The chairs were of a completely different style and color (wood, early American, circa 1950-60s) than the particle board table.
-The sofa was 1980s desert-southwest and not comfortable at all.
-Nothing in the rest of the entire condo was early American or desert-southwest.
-For some reason the window curtains that matched the bedspread were placed on the shower curtain rod--much too long--puddling on the bathroom floor, creating a very strange effect.
-The window curtains in the bedroom are now torn sheers.
-Awful brown loopy "rugs" have been thrown all over the floors. There is no way to keep these clean.
-Odd pieces of framed artwork are hung in both main rooms. They appear to be homemade, as the components in them are crooked, torn, warped, and unevenly cut. They don't match any of the furnishings in color, style, or anything else.
-Walls were decorated with countless unmatched, random, cheap mirrors--one framed so badly that the poorly mitered corners don't meet and are filled in with caulk and wood pieces.
-The stacked washer-dryer pair in the closet are not a pair--are of different brands--so the washer lid won't stay up for loading/unloading.
The only update in the condo seemed to be the laminate wood-look floor. It appeared to be rather new and properly installed; the berber carpet in the bedroom was stained but did not look as dated as the rest of the unit.
We can only conclude that the rest of the reviews on this site were written by folks who stayed in platinum-level condos. If that's the case, it's not very helpful for those who reserve a condo at a time when all the platinum units are taken (as was the case for us). We want to emphasize that none of the lackings in this condo made it unusable or kept us from being able to carry on our vacation plans while staying there--but they certainly made the unit less than pleasant & attractive. It was especially disappointing to stay in such a junky-looking unit when all of our family members were in lovely, tasteful digs.
Final word: if you're looking for stylish, avoid 2C.
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