I'll start with the only positive I can come up with; location! It couldn't be better. Right on the beach and very close to lots of excellent bars.
Now for the reality! We stayed for four nights and during that full time our room didn't get cleaned. The rooms are carpeted so you can imagine the state it was in by the end of our stay! We also were only given clean towels once. There's also no air-conditioning so the room is a sweat box.
There is a kitchen facility in the room with a sink, fridge, coffee maker and microwave. However there wasn't any cutlery or crockery!! On our first day there were 2 polystyrene cups in the room and two sachets of coffee. Apparently that's your quota for the week. I've never stayed in a hotel that expects you to wash out and reuse a polystyrene cup! So unless you want to go and buy your own cutlery and crockery the kitchen is completely superfluous.
The staff also leave a lot to be desired. The person who was there for most of our stay (and I'm assuming is the owner) was so rude. She is unpleasant and wouldn't know customer service if it hit her in the face. However there was a really nice guy there occasionally who was very helpful.
Last but by no means least, the parking situation is a riot. They've got a cheek to charge $20 a night for a space when there's free parking right in front of the hotel.
In conclusion this place is a rip off. We stayed in 4 and 5* hotels during our trip around California that were cheaper and considerably better. It seemed to us that they are charging really high rates purely because of the location. I would have checked out after the first night and moved hotel but they threatened to charge me $185 plus tax for checking out early! Do not stay here!
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