This was our second visit to Crescent Arms - our first was in November 2011. We rented for this visit directly from Crescent Arms. Since we didn't reserve until November, we only had 2 units to choose from, the rest of the complex was booked. Our room was a gulf view room, not much of a view, but we knew that with the late reservation date. Check in is fast and easy. Each unit is individually owned, so decoration can vary greatly. On our last visit we saw some beautiful condos at Crescent Arms. This time - our unit was very dated and well "used". The bedspread and shams in the master bedroom were really grimy dirty - ick. Guest room bedding was also stained. Towels were ok, not great. The coffee maker in the kitchen had not been cleaned, it still had grounds left in it. I definitely had the feeling that they were so rushed to get the units ready for check in that they did only the bare minimum to get ready for the 4pm check in time. I overheard other guests complaining about dirty sheets and dirty dishes also - so it wasn't just our room. One guest said she had really wanted to leave her unit and move to another complex. This unit was not nearly as well appointed as the other unit we had at Crescent Arms.
All that said - we knew the beach was going to be wonderful so we could overlook and clean to make it comfortable for us. Turns out the beach was packed. I realize it is spring and break time, but there were large families who came in from everywhere to "visit" people staying at Crescent Beach. If we did not get out by 9am to reserve chairs, there were none left. Large groups reserved chairs with their towels and then didn't even show up until mid-afternoon. The office was aware of this problem, but there was not a whole lot they could do about it. A crowded beach was one thing, but kids kicking soccer balls and footballs into people sitting quietly and reading is quite another. We have traveled a lot with our kids for spring break, but I have to say this was the most crowded place we have ever visited. I wish I could be more positive, because we did enjoy this complex in November, but if you are looking for a little "space" and relaxation on spring break, I would look elsewhere.
- Also Known As:
- Crescent Arms Condominiums Hotel Siesta Key
- Crescent Arms Condominiums Siesta Key, Florida