It was my first time booking a suite. It is everything advertised. Because it is less than 2hours from home, I wanted to check out the accommodations in St George Island. This place is walking distance to everything in town and it does face the gulf, but it is not beach access. The beach was 2blocks away. It is on the 2nd floor so the stairs were rough. I would recommend this place to anyone. My sister and I loved it. But if we go to SGI again we will try to get a room on the floor, on the beach just because of our age (60+).