"Spacious rooms with ocean view"
Don't let negative reviews scare you off from this great spot! We read both good and bad reviews and we took a chance anyway, and I'm so glad we did. There is no way you can get an ocean view of any kind with this quality of service at this price. We reserved a standard room but since it was mid-week with so-so weather, it was not busy and we were offered an upgrade. We ended up with room 302, a suite that fit our family of 5 much more comfortably with a sofa pull-out in an adjoining room with its own TV. We had a microwave and mini fridge, ample furniture, storage, closet, and bathroom space. Both rooms are bigger than an average hotel, had a wonderful view of the manicured grounds, and the ocean right across the road (just ignore the 101). Yes, this hotel is old, but historic is a more accurate term. Yes, the 101 freeway distracts from the experience, but the hotel was there before the 101, and they can hardly be blamed for that. The grounds are truly beautiful, the pool was warm and super clean, our kids had a blast in it. The restaurant (Austen's) had an inviting menu, but a bit too pricy with kids in tow that have not developed good taste yet! Would definitely go there if it were just the two of us though, it has great reviews and smells so good walking by! There is renovation work going on, but it had no impact on our stay, we only saw some workers and supplies in a small area of the parking lot. If you're a hotel snob, then go ahead and pay more elsewhere!
Traveller from Riverside, CA