I paid for a west side ocean view. I was on the south side facing the parking lot with a little corner view of the ocean. Don't pay the extra. They also charge you 10 dollars for a hotel fee and 150 for a deposit which will be credited to the account after. Well, it's still there. Room was cute and yes, it was a few steps to the beach. Air makes alot of noise. Otherwise I did enjoy being that close to the ocean.