Great room, eventually
Posted Oct 26, 2015
Arriving to a glass of champagne is always a great way to start. The Ritz has figured out that the frustration of waiting in line to check in could easily be tempered by a free glass of the bubbly; good move.
Of course, I could be blamed for ordering the "limited view" room but when my wife and I walked in and saw the balcony view of the parking lot, I exclaimed "Expedia does it again". Ever since the first time I reserved through Expedia, when I received a broom closet for a room at hotel in NY and was told by the front desk that this was the "Expedia room", I've been a bit wary. Seemed that the Ritz was no different. However, a trip back to the front desk (and another glass of champagne later), we were switched to a much nicer room overlooking the garden area with a partial ocean view. Kind of wonder what would have happened had we had a reservation longer than one night. In any case, the Ritz reacted quickly and graciously to our predicament.
From that point on, we enjoyed the view, the bar, the restaurant (Raya), the outdoor bar (wish we had known about this one prior to the inside bar), the beach. By the way, there is a refrigerator and coffee maker hidden behind a mirrored door; found that out as we were leaving....