Was in the area for a 2-night stay in part to celebrate my wedding anniversary. Here's my overall impressions.
ROOM: We stayed in a 1 room suite. It was as clean as it can be. It was a random collection of old furnishings and decor. In fact, the entire property seemed to be where all old, furnishings go to die. The kitchenette has a surprisingly full size fridge and freezer and a tiny 4-burner electric stove. There was an random pot, pan and miscellaneous cutlery supplied (like a dozen spoons and 2 forks). The floors and bed had plenty of squeaks, but was relatively comfortable.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: Skip it! The hours were 8-10, outside and we got there at about 8:45. There was 2 choices of cereal (Frosted flakes and Raisan Bran [at least per label]) that frosted flakes were stale. The only bread choice was a cinnamon bread and it, too, was stale. There was a half pack of local grocery store donuts and cinnamon rolls and a few odds and ends tossed in. There was nobody else around so I don't know what kind of silent rush they had for the 45 minutes prior (our room was near the office).
POOL: All the rooms basically look out to the pool. It was actually nice to use. There was a small above ground spa that functioned well enough as well. The pool hours were apparently 8a - 11p, but the last night their clock must have run slow as there were a 2 groups in the pool till at least midnight that were fairly loud (the quieter group included children).
OVERALL: I doubt I'll be back. There are similar places for the same price. At check-in, I gave my name and the woman (nicely) said basically, sign here and pay now. Mentioned pool hours (I asked) and there was a fitness center and tennis/basketball court out back. Continental breakfast is 8-10. She slid a pouch that had our room key cards in it. No mention of the actual room, where it was or anything else. Next to two scribbled out spots was ehat we assumed was our room number. We found it and got settled in.
The website had a 1PM checkout (part of why I chose this place), so we were taking a lazy morning and planned checking out around noon. I was in the shower (decent) and my wife tapped on the door mentioning housekeeping tried to come in as it was an 11 o'clock check out (this was at about 11). By 11:15 we had a call from the front desk that the housekeeper was 'concerned' and a reminder of the 11 o'clock check out. I said we were about packed, but nobody told me 11 that everything else I knew was by 1. She ignored that with a O and disconnected the line. A few minutes later I entered the office to check out and the woman there asked me my room number, took the key cards and said OK. No thank you for staying, no how was your stay or anything.
Basically, I got what I paid for. A generally clean and moderately comfortable room. Skip the breakfast and don't expect much from the staff. Oh, and the fitness center was more of a disorganized storage area that had no functioning AC when we looked. On the plus side, they had plenty of parking even with some covered,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Havasu Sands Resort is located in the Uptown Main Street district of Lake Havasu City, which offers over 200 shops, galleries and restaurants. The London Bridge and English village shops, pub and playhouse, nestled under the bridge, are one mile away. The Lake Havasu Marina is two miles from the property. This all-suite resort features a heated outdoor pool, spa tub, and tennis court and wireless Internet access. ... more less
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