Room (#4) was clean, bed (king) very comfortable for us. We started out in #5, but upstairs had small, active, yippy/squalling (I kid you not!) dogs that got yelled at over blaring TV. We are fairly tolerant, but this just wasn't going to work. The young couple managing the place didn't give any trouble when we asked to be moved.
Plumbing behaves like older hotels often do. Shower mix difficult to control, hot water took forever to arrive, and someone else tapping into the system made the water temp surge toward too hot immediately. Toilet was veeeery low rider, almost more fit to kids than adults.
It was raining over night, and we got shocked awake at 2AM by what sounded like a gong. It took us about 10 sec to figure out "what the hell...??!!". Seems the 2nd floor walkway was in need of having rain water swept off over the edge for whatever reason. What we were hearing was the metal gurad rail being struck by whatever the sweeping device was. VERY obnoxious, and we are sure the whole place was soon awake.
There was some traffic noise, but we are fairly used to that, so it wasn't a problem for us.
Suggestions: Space out guests if you can with some consideration to noise making potential, and for the love of God, don't hit the guard rail when sweeping water off the upper deck!!!
Overall, it was an OK place to stay. Certainly gave us tales to tell about how we were spending our 6th anniversary in the area!
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