Pay to Play
Posted Aug 29, 2016 on Hotels
This hotel was very nice and the staff attentive, but they are extremely overpriced. Upon being shown to our original room(at $900 daily rate) we were disappointed with the partial view of the water and the Pacific Coast Highway. We were told that booking thru a third party guarantees us their least attractive rooms, but for additional fees we could upgrade to an oceanview room for $100-200/night additional charge. Once settled we went to the pool and it was overridden by young screaming children, which persisted for our three days at the property. There was another pool, however it was not for the common guests, if you upgraded to spa treatments you were permitted to use the adult pool. The most peaceful area we could find was the public beach, where the hotel did provide lounges and umbrellas. the food available at the restaurants was very good, but you would expect that with $20 soup and $50 entrees and $20 cocktails.