The best thing about this hotel for me was it's location, as it was centrally located and easy on & off of the freeway for all the places I needed to be. Other than that, if I need to return to the area, I will likely seek an alternative place to stay.
The staff at the front desk were very nice and helpful. Checking in (and out) was easy and throughout the stay they were responsive to my requests. The room was spacious, and I thought it was unique to have a balcony. The view overlooked a pond and the pool area. I enjoyed counting the turtles in the pond. The room had a small fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and wet bar area. The bathroom offered a shower/tub combo, but left some to be desired - it needed better, brighter lighting. There was nice water pressure and plenty of hot water. I stayed for four nights and did request clean linens. Due to COVID, the process is that I stripped the bed, place the linens in a provided plastic bag and set it outside the door. Staff then provide clean linens and I remade the bed. I don't take this process into consideration when providing my overall rating of the hotel, as I understand this is just how things are right now, but I did want to include it in the review to let others know about it. I had a king sized bed. The comfort level of the bed was alright, not overly supportive, and felt a little warn out overall. Free breakfast was offered each morning, and I didn't notice any limited changes due to COVID as compared to pre-COVID breakfasts offered at Best Westerns. They had their variety of cold cereals, oatmeal, fruit, pastries, breads, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, along with hot food offerings of make-you-own waffles and pancakes, bacon, and eggs. Additionally, they offered juice, milk, coffee, and tea. Their breakfast area was very large, which was nice and helped maintain social distancing from others.
My biggest complaint and main reason why I likely wouldn't consider staying here again is the room was constantly hot. The AC could not effectively cool the room at all, despite maintenance checking the unit twice. The hallway was cooler than my room. It was hot in Florida and made it difficult for me to cool down when returning to my room and while sleeping at night.
Also, I feel it should be noted, you could smell marijuana every day in the hallway and sometimes smell it directly in the room. While Florida is a state that medical marijuana is legal, I believe the motel is a smoke-free environment, so I would think that goes for marijuana too.
For those concerned about the motels' COVID response, the majority of the staff and patrons followed their "required" mask mandate, but I did not see it being enforced upon patrons that were not wearing a mask in the lobby or breakfast areas. less