by Cortney Fries
This recently renovated, family-friendly hotel is right on the beach and offers many onsite amenities. Step out the door and your toes will soon be in the soft sand on the sunny Gulf of Mexico beaches. The shallow waters and gentle waves are great for families with young kids. While the ocean is just a short walk away, the onsite pool features a tiki bar with live bands that play each night. (Tip: If you have young kids with early bed times, avoid booking a poolside room.) Ping-Pong and shuffleboard offer hours of entertainment. To rent jet skis, parasail or book a dolphin tour, visit onsite Mid-Water Sports. Pinchers restaurant serves up breakfast and dinner daily at the hotel. Rooms with two double beds are best for families, and include mini-fridges and free Wi-Fi. An airport shuttle is available, as is a shuttle to local attractions. A shopping plaza across the street is super convenient for sunscreen, sandwiches or ice cream.
Our Editor Loves
- Pool with tiki bar
- Onsite dining and entertainment
- Steps from beach
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
We booked our room late with the wedding party - the allocated rooms were taken but they accommodated us with a VERY NICE room overlooking the beach. The manager even got our room ready earlier than the usual check in time so we could get ready for the beach service.
The beds were very comfortable and the balcony view was wonderful. All at a VERY reasonable price.
We stayed here the week of October 21. Check in was smooth, staff were friendly and we stayed in a 2 bedroom suite. The room was nice a little dated but very clean, nothing fancy, everything was in working order. We had a great view of the beach and the balcony had plenty of seating. We had great food and drinks at Pinchers and the Tikki bar. A couple of nights there was live music which was nice entertainment. I have to give a big shout out to the maid I believe her name was Irene. When I got back home I realized I forgot a cord for a medical device. I called the hotel and she found the cord and mailed it back to me. Many places would not have taken the time to look for it or let along mail it back to me. Hands down I will recommend this hotel to others!!