PROS: Great ocean view and location if you want to be on the beach. Clean hotel, rooms, and typical Marriott amenities. Front desk was courteous, room was ready upon check in, beds comfortable, large room.
Convenient to downtown, walking distance to restaurants, shopping. I recommend you check out the free shuttle that the city offers. The hotel doesn't offer anything but they will call for you. Keep in mind hotel charges around $15 per day to park a car here.
CONS: They advertise 2 pools, one of which is 21 and older. This pool is basically self serve. No one there to give you a towel, move an umbrella (very heavy). You have to ask the front desk to send someone out and they don't monitor the area, you will never see them again. I also saw kids in the pool a couple times so the rules are loose.
The main pool was disgusting. No pool person to clean up after the slobs that leave empty drinks, food, dishes and unfinished lunch around. Towels left on chairs all day so you don't know which ones are taken so there was no place to sit. There were a handful of people in the pool but most every chair had a towel on it. We finally just asked around and removed towels ourselves. It's a shame because with the proper maintenance and attention to detail it could be nice.
Housekeeping was not up to Marriott standards. There were 3 of us in room. Didn't clean room one day, and the next day they neglected to give us any wash cloths or hand towels. Expected them to replace glasses, which they never did in our 4 night stay.
Many people have commented on how small the bathrooms are. They are correct! It's clean, large enough counter but only one person can be in the bathroom (unless the other is in the shower!). Meaning it's not large enough for more than one person to stand in it.
It wasn't a terrible experience but for being a Marriott and a category 6. It was more like a 4.
I would strongly recommend ocean view. Great view of the sunrise and beach. We were lucky enough to...
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