Good place to sleep...not much more.
The truth about this hotel is that, in theory, it should be amazing...modern look, kind staff (mostly) rooftop pool and literally right on the beach. The beach proximity is the reason for our stay (five times this summer) and some key staffers (Hannah at the front desk, Joe in the restaurant, Anthony on the roof). Here is what our $300 room did not have on our recent Labor Day stay...so called "amenities" that are available without question in any motor lodge: a refrigerator (the space for it was in the room but its existence was not), a coffee maker, a working toilet (the cover of had to be removed and the chain manually pulled), an ice bucket, room service (even though there's an on-premise restaurant and two bars) and any attempt at a mini bar. The check in time is a ridiculous four PM, and, in five visits, one check in was 10 minutes early, two or three were ten to 15 minutes past four, and one was 5:20 for which I politely expressed my displeasure and was comped a dinner. At dinner, there were no oysters on the half shell (my favorite thing to eat on a hot July day at the beach), no salmon and the fries had to be sent back because they were not cooked. While waiting for our room to get ready with the ridiculously long wait time, we were welcomed to sit at the pool. Again, nice in theory, but no menu for weary travelers. All of this said, I REALLY want to like this hotel. There is the promise of a Starbucks in the lobby. With one on every corner in America, it's a shame.