This particular Best Western is one of our favorite stays because of its proximity to the beach and the fact that it's in the center of town. Upon arriving, we were a little concerned with how close the restaurants and bars were to the Best Western. However, no worries! We stayed on the second floor (not facing the ocean) and heard nothing throughout the night. We have a 3-year old who did not wake up and we all slept comfortably.
The Oceanfront sports a true ocean vibe with very modern updates and comfortable rooms given the limited size of the property. Because it is 3 floors with parking underneath, it allows for an intimate stay. When walking in the front door, travelers are greeted by a warm and friendly staff. The lobby has a relaxed atomosphere and is decorated with a retro beach theme. It even sports an old record player (okay, it's new) along with a 45 record. (I believe it was The Beach Boys.) There is comfortable seating throughout along with high top tables and regular tables for the morning breakfast. Speaking of breakfast, a continental breakfast is served each morning and, as always, is well stocked and delicious. It includes the regular fare of dry cereal, waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage, bisquits, and sausage gravy. There are all the other breakfast sides such as bagels, pastries, yogurts, hard boiled eggs, coffee, and juice.
Our room was clean and ready upon our arrival. It included two queen size beds, a small refrigerator, microwave, one dresser, open closet, desk with chair, and a small chaise lounge. The bathroom was a fair size and quite new with a mirror outlined by a fluorescent light. (It is very modern, stylish, and extremely useful for applying make-up.) The walk-in shower doors are up-to-date glass doors and the shower itself shows off new fixtures. There was plenty of hot-water for our quick showers after a dip in the pool or a swim in the ocean. Our room was decorated in a beach theme along with a framed album cover. (Again, The Beach Boys.) We even had a small walk out balcony with a table and two chairs. While it didn't overlook the ocean, it was enjoyable to sit on in the morning and drink a cup of coffee.
Perhaps the best part of our stay was the proximity to the beach, restaurants, and shops. We didn't drive anywhere other than to visit family. We could easily walk to the local restaurants for lunch, and to get some delicious ice cream in the evening. For the young at heart there is plenty of nightlife from which to choose. There is something for everyone!
Finally, the outdoor pool was perfect for our daughter when she grew tired of the ocean. It it securely surrounded by a fence and beautiful landscaping. While it is next to the street, I never felt awkward or uncomfortable. After all, it is the beach!
Again, this was and will always remain one of our favorite Best Westerns. It's beach theme transformed it from a motel into a beach house. The staff is helpful, friendly, and always with a smile. We would stay again without hesitation! less