from Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
Submitted on 24-07-2016
So me and a friend decided to take a last minute trip to Naples because we've been stressed out with work and wanted a relaxing break. We booked this hotel hotel through a non refunding third party website, because the decision to go was last minute and it was pretty inexpensive. We arrived in Naples, followed our itinerary as planned, and than afterwards treaded through basically a monsoon to get to our hotel. We pulled up to a pretty average building, with a really fun fountain situation by th...
So me and a friend decided to take a last minute trip to Naples because we've been stressed out with work and wanted a relaxing break. We booked this hotel hotel through a non refunding third party website, because the decision to go was last minute and it was pretty inexpensive. We arrived in Naples, followed our itinerary as planned, and than afterwards treaded through basically a monsoon to get to our hotel. We pulled up to a pretty average building, with a really fun fountain situation by the entrance. Koi fish in a pond on one side, and like a double sided walkway pool on the other. I walked up to the lobby and it was very tropical themed, almost as is if I was in key west, but this is after all Florida so imagine palm tree everything! The staff greeted me almost immediately which was really nice. Very friendly! I was hoping to get a room with two beds, however I booked a room with a queen and there was an up charge for anything with a double. It was a weekend and I had booked at a decent price so I left it at that. We got our keys, and made our way up to the room via an elevator. Pretty basic, decent lighting, and a light wood design on the walls (elevator). When we arrived to the floor it was basically your standard hallway. There was a giant red couch, sitting beside the doors to the elevator, which seemed a bit odd, but l went with it. A tad bit out dated, but no smell and no stains on the walls so that was a good sign. We keyed into our room and womp womp womp. To our disappointment the room was tiny!! I mean even when I stayed in New York, I was given a bigger room! I knew I booked last minute, but I didn't realize I'd be getting the left overs. After, a bit of inspecting we realized that we were put in to what seemed to be a handicapped accessible room. Now that's fantastic that this option was available, however it would of been nice to have been asked if that was okay to be booked for my stay. Now you wonder, what's the difference between a handicapped accessible and a regular room? The bathroom to the room space. The bathroom was gigantic, meanwhile the room might as well have been a dorm room. The decor was definitely outdated, and the carpet looked a bit dingy. There was no smell to the room, and everything worked well, however the space was just too small for comfort. I literally had to open the window right when we got in, because the space felt so cramped. It's like they they took every piece of furniture they put in a regular room, and squeezed into this tiny room, so everything was basically side by side. The bathroom situation was as bland as they got. These mellow yellow walls, a light fixture that was slightly off centered to the mirror, and some random stand that looked like it was placed as an after thought. Might as well have been right out of a hospital. The shower head was chest level, which was understandable for a handicapped person to use, tons of railing, and there was some bath mat situation placed in the middle of the tub. I moved it before I showered because it gave me the eeeks!! I mean I knew we wouldn't be in the room for long, so that's why I let it slide (mind you we were there from 5p-8a the next day). Afterwards, we made our way to the pool, which wasn't bad. The jacuzzi smelt like bleach, so I knew it was sanitary, and the pool had like a little fountain, and blue flooring. Almost looked a lagoon. They also had handicapped accessibility at the pool as well. After we decompressed, we made our way back to the room, got ready and headed out to dinner. Overall I'd rate this hotel like three stars. There was a blow dryer, a keurig coffeemaker with coffee, and a functioning AC unit, however the look and size of the room was just not doing it for me. In the hotels defense, I did look at other travelers rooms, and theirs didn't look like ours. The bathrooms looked completely different, and the room to bathroom ratio seemed normal. Now you wonder, why didn't he just go back to the front desk and ask to change rooms? I believe everything happens for a reason, and maybe I was meant write this review...or not, but when you have good company and a bottle of wine, any boring party can be turned around. I won't completely give up on this hotel because I believe in second chances, however for a traveler that might be stopping by here for a night, make sure to ask for a room that's not beside the elevator. Mind you, this review is solely based on my opinions and experiences at the hotel. Hope this helps!