First off, let me start off by saying what is good about this motel. It seems to be well-kept, the rooms are nice and the bed was very comfortable. Some of the rooms as shown on their pictures on Trip Advisor show screen in porches facing the pool and some have patios facing the ocean, we didnt get either one of these, which was kind of disappointing since I booked a year in advance. The rooms have a safe, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, etc. It was nice and accomodating. The front desk clerks were ok but not overly friendly. Also, the trolley that takes you downtown is 29.00 pp and it ends at 5:00 pm. This is very expensive so beware, you cant catch that back later in the evening and there is NO Uber. We paid 20.00 for a 8 minute cab ride to and from Duval Street. It's about a 4 mile walk from Duval St.
The pool is VERY nice and heated. The pool bar is also nice and serves very strong EXPENSIVE drinks. The hurricane being the best, IMO. However, you CANNOT take your own cooler or outside food into the pool area. This is B/S! I didnt read this on any review before going so just letting everyone know. I understand having to make money at the pool bar but not everyone drinks domestic beer or sweet drinks nor can afford them. The food was only sub par . We ordered the chicken fingers and onion rings, everything is a la carte so the O/R were 7-8 dollars alone and the chicken fingers were flat and hard-NOT GOOD!! For these two items, a pina colada and a beer, it was over $50.00. THIS IS BEYOND RIDICULOUS! They do allow smoking at the pool which to me seemed backwards from allowing the cooler, but hey. ok.
The continental breakfast was ok, Plenty of juice, coffee, danishes, toast but no hot food like eggs, breakfast meat, etc. It never seemed too crowded as others have reviewed.
We enjoyed our stay, just wish we would have known about the trolley, the rule about the cooler and had a patio facing the pool or the ocean. There is a Benihana in walking distance that was pretty good if you get sick of expensive bar food. less