We stayed one night on a summer/August Friday. The difference in 3 vs. 2 stars is the friendly service & good intentions (facility itself is a 2). This is ok for the price (we paid $102 on a Fri. for a 2-Queen room, not bad for summertime rate).
Breakfast was never offered /mentioned to us, though I thought was supposed to be included.
Heidi's in the same parking lot a HUGE plus, but unlike other reviewers we weren't offered a discount coupon.
The spa was covered when we were there, and the pool was very very dirty (to be fair, it was windy & lots of tress around, but still...). The pool tools were broken or not usable, pool umbrellas also broken. Pool furniture and surrounding pool area extremely dirty - - just expected the pool & deck area to be clean & usable on a hot summer weekend.
The hotel was quiet - so that's a big plus.
One light fixture didn't work - and the hubby killed a small cockroach in the bathroom - yuck.
Had to show a web printout to get a web price match, even then I had to check my receipt. We got charged a $1.50 "safe charge" even tho we didn't use it & I requested ahead of time the charge be removed. Then she forgot & had to run a whole separate credit for $1.50, and transposed the numbers so it was only $1.05 credit....I know this seems picky but I couldn't tell if this is their way of tacking on extra bucks here & there, or if these are honest mistakes.
The walk to the beach was through a hot, dirty parking lot, up a side street - not exactly conveniently out the back door but not too awful either. Our room view was the back service entrance to Heidi's, where there seemed to always be a disheveled man sitting on a crate outside the back door smoking by the trash dumpster.
I suppose in a pinch we'd stay there again, if the price was right, but probably not more than 1 or 2 nights if needed.
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