Not the Marriott
It was obvious a big renovation has recently been done to this Hilton. The decor & rooms were great. Location is perfect, you can walk across the street to an array of restaurants & movie theatre. There is also a shuttle that will take you to other restaurants.
The pool was nice, but small. It was fine on the weekdays...but when weekend hit it was overloaded with people & splashing children. The hot tub is nice, and huge, and did not work. The jets were broken.
There is construction going on next door. You may want to be proactive and ask to NOT face this hotel. Unless you want to enjoy your am coffee on your patio with the sweet sounds of power tools.
Overall, this hotel is nice, but none of the staff are very interested in waiting on you....at all. You can die waiting for a drink, a server by the pool, anything. A man slipped down the stairs with a BABY in his arms and fell...was obviously hurt....NO ONE around, no one came running. It's like a resort without staff.
It's a shame, they missed the mark here. Many of the staff were one year exchange students...who were perhaps not trained in hospitality, or just there to collect a check.
Stay here for the price & beach. Marriott blows this hotel away, but so does the Marriott's nightly rate