a traveler from Travelocity.com
on April 7, 2012
I stayed for about 5 days in June 2011 with some friends - I believe we got what they called the one bedroom suite or condo. The A/C is excellent and works very well - so it's a huge plus if you're like me and not fond of the heat. The staff at the front desk is very friendly and helpful. The cleaning and maintenance staff is friendly enough, but it's nothing spectacular. The room is definitely dated (as is the rest of the hotel), and it's definitely not the cleanest, but I wouldn't call it filthy. Personally, I don't care to have my bed made or towel changed every single day - it's not like I'm sharing it with other people. Nonetheless, like others have mentioned about the Aston properties in general, cleaning is subpar. They don't do it that well. Again, unless you're a neat freak, it shouldn't be a bother. My biggest complaint were the AWFUL beds. The one in the bedroom was at least comfortable enough to fall asleep on (not that it's saying much). The sofa bed is just terrible and I hardly slept a wink on it. I also tried sleeping on the floor, which was a terrible idea. The location is AWESOME. There are tons of shops and food places within the mile radius. You will get sick of seeing those ABC stores! many of the skyrise hotels look the same, so make sure you remember your cross street. Also, the beach is only about a few blocks away. Fantastic! Near the shoreline, there are much more shops and activity going on. For a budget place, this definitely beats your standard motel. It's actually quite nice for what you pay. I enjoyed staying there, and it's nice to sit outside on the balcony and just look out. The room I stayed in didn't have an ocean view - just of the buildings and people below, but it was fine. The beach is only a few blocks away, after all.
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