I can't say enough about this hotel! First, I'm very hard to please. I wasn't expecting to be wowed (I'm usually disappointed with hotels today). This was such a wonderful surprise!
We were in the process of moving so we stayed 3 nights. Cecilia, guest services, checked us in late the first night. She was very kind and seemed genuinely happy to be there (this was a common theme with employees here-something you don't see often anymore today in this industry).
They have a 24 hr gym and indoor pool which is open 5am-midnight. Both were very clean and well kept! I was even surprised to find swim diapers available (at no extra cost)...this is great when you have 2 under 2, and didn't plan on there being an indoor pool :)
Next wonderful surprise: the room! It was more than I was expecting for the price! Also with it bring a pet friendly hotel I expected a smell (there was a slight animal smell in the hallway outside, but the room was fresh, no hint of animal whatsoever). The beds were comfortable. The room was clean. I'm a bit of a clean freak, so it only got a 4, but it was very close to getting a 5, they do a great job keeping it clean. The only cons I find here were: it was an older tv, most places have upgraded to the flat screens, and the bathroom is a bit on the small side.
On to the next great surprise, breakfast!! Normally places have cold continental breakfast, well they had several options:eggs, breakfast meat (everyday was different during our stay, bacon, sausage links, sausage patties), biscuits, toast, bagels, english muffins, pastries, assorted muffins, cereal, fruit, yogurt, and waffles! Also milk, oj, apple juice, coffee & tea available. Chuck was the breakfast guy :) he was extremely helpful and very friendly!! I actually screwed up a waffle and he came over and cleaned everything up and made me another! He was always making sure everything was full and readily available, and clean!!! He made our breakfasts very enjoyable!
Last but not least, Maria in guest services, she was there in the mornings. Even when she was busy she was very helpful, and kind (again you don't find this often at a hotel anymore!). She made check out quick and easy as well.
All in all I couldn't have asked for a better place. I would recommend this hotel to everyone! I would even save the money you shell out staying on the beach, stay here instead and drive over! They really make you feel at home.
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