Okay you're at the beach. Keep all this in mind as you read the following. The winddrift is oceanfront. For that you pay $420.00 for a small room. Now this was over Labor Day but still outrageous for what you get. There is a heated pool with a hot tub attached. It was very hard for me to utilize the hot tub. They have a step down but no railing. So if you are like me and a bit handicapped this is an accident waiting to happen. Its hard to sit down in it anyhow for all the young children in it. There is no lifeguard on site to tell the kids to get out of it. I saw no supervision of anything at the pool except for the towels. Oh, about these precious towels, you are given a card at check-in which entitles you to 2 towels at the pool. You have to turn in your towels to get your card back. If you don't turn it in---$25.00 dollars charged to your account. Same with beach tags. You are charged $50.00 for a beach tag. Lose it and you are charged for the tag. At check-out you will notice all the usual taxes on your bill; but a luxury tax? There was a $29.00 luxury tax tagged on there for each night. Why don't they just tell you your room is going to be $500.00 per night? The breakfast is nice if you sit out on the oceanfront deck. It took quite a while to get it however due to the hotel being packed. Prices for other food poolside is very overpriced. A mixed drink was $9.50 for a drink in a small plastic cup. Parking is horrendous. We are handicapped but those spaces are taken by the luxury cars without a handicapped placard or license. No one was there to police this. The rooms are newly renovated but we had no bathtub, which I prefer. You have a small deck but can't see the beach, at least from the 2nd floor. Make sure you don't get room 208 across from the laundry room. Maids are in there at 6:00am waking you up with their chatter and work making noises. They are also knocking at your door before 10:00am trying to make up your room. Hey but your're at the beach. I guess we are to put up with the horrendous charges and lack of supervision of everything but the towels. Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your dream oceanfront resort in Avalon. Located on the beach at 80th Street. Hotel Accommodations include 72 standard hotel rooms, 6 oceanfront suites, and 10 condominiums. Featuring a zero entry pool with hot tub Dine with your family in one of our 3 restaurants. Our Level 2 restaurant and tiki bar feature the only oceanfront dining on the island. Enjoy our Brick Oven Pizza kitchen, Sushi and Oyster Bar. Our 5 lounges allow for all your entertainment needs, whether that be at our piano bar or by the stage with a live band. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Windrift Hotel Avalon
- Windrift Resort Avalon