Posted Nov 19, 2016
This monstrosity of a hotel/timeshare blocks out what once was an organic, funky beach community that is now in "transition" into just another anonymous overpriced locale. At least, that's what moneyed interests obviously want it to be. Despite its pretensions at luxury, this Wyndham betrays itself as a developer's bloated conceit: Whoever supervised the design & decor was tone deaf, as the place lacks any form of savvy attention to detail or nuance in planning. Take our room, for example: 1- The view--an ugly parking lot & construction zone; no ocean (why not put the utility facilities, like the laundry & custodial areas, on this side of the building instead of guest rooms?). 2- A frequent, noisy train running right beneath our useless veranda blaring its horn (I suppose one could call it "luxury" in that the hotel provides earplugs?). 3- A large coffee-maker on a desk that has no plug nearby (we put it on the small bathroom sink). 4- Merely foot-long power cords on coffee-maker & hairdryer with no extensions. 5- No microwave, though the room has an empty fridge). 6- A large bathroom with space for a table, but no table; where do we put our clothes? Hang them on the small door hook or towel rack, of course. 7- A huge spa tub guaranteed to waste water in our SoCal drought, while a separate shower stall paradoxically provides a low-flow shower head. 8- No charging station or ports; nobody thought to provide lamps with plug-ins on the base to satisfy this obvious need?