Just a bit shy of a 4.5, but a great option.
Posted Sep 12, 2016
The relatively modest exterior building is truly a façade to the well-appointed interior facilities. Although you can find a few minor flaws and some just above-average furnishings, overall feel competes well against luxury properties with the exception of the service staff that was a bit less than exemplary on a busy leisure (NFL) weekend.
Location is slightly off the beaten path, where the family friendly beach goes almost completely dark at night (protecting nestling turtles heading for the swash zone). However, steps away from the hotel lobby are dozens of quaint shops, restaurants and taverns should to please just about any taste or budget.
A descent size pool takes up a bit too much space on the pool deck where it can be challenging to enjoy one of the approx. 20 chaise lounge chairs that are all taken by mid-morning even though the beach is just 50 feet away. Poolside service was simply not adequate. Although they did have a walk-up window to place orders, the relatively limited staff where (presumably) either servicing other areas or required to obtain certain items from a completely different bar as it would take 30+ minutes to get a drink unless you got lucky.
A few oddities in the hotel room like no pen and paper, strangely located light switches and outlets where more than overcome by comfortable beds, luxurious robes (at least in my suite), and a fully stocked snack drawer and non-alcoholic beverages that were all included with the resort fee.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 16, 2016 by David Mariotti, Hotel Management
Thank you for the kind review of One Ocean Resort & Spa. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our well-appointed amenities and location within walking distance of popular area attractions. I am also thrilled that you took advantage of our private beach area. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!