It was easy to overlook the piles of dust, dirt, bugs flying around the lobby, and having to wear flip flops to walk on the carpet in the room in exchange for the view of the Pacific ocean.
This place is in desperate need of Hotel Impossible for a number of reasons.
I can go on for ever but let me just state the obvious...If the owners would pend very little on a few basics in the room (wall paper, carpet..and most importantly a ceiling fan) and this could be a 2-star hotel.
My wife and I went for just one night (thank God) as a get away before our baby is born. We left the other kids at home and hoped to just enjoy the view and get some rest.
It was cool out last weekend and we spend a lot of time in the room and the patio (1st floor).
I understand a lot of people go there to 'party'....The smell of weed, sounds of beer bottles and laughter was everywhere.
The big problem was there in NO a/c or even a simple ceiling fan. (and it was cool out). We woke at midnight and the room was VERY hot. We tried to open the screen door and all the partiers were loud and our room filed with smoke. We suffered in the hot room since inhaling smoke for my wife who is 8 months pregnant is not o.k..
THE WORST PART was after calling and going to the front dest (no one was there), I mentioned it nicely to the older man at the front desk the next morning) and he was VERY RUDE and couldn't give a damn. He wouldn't even look up from him computer and proceeded to tell me the weather forecast yesterday...Really?
We checked out at 8 a.m. and had no rest that weekend.
Simply put, I wish the owners would put in a ceiling fan, post NO SMOKING notices on the patio doors, and hire people that can even 'act' like they care...Waste of our money and time.
Next time, we will spend less and stay at the Cliffhouse again up the freeway.
Not even an apology from the grumpy older man at the front dest...pathetic.
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