Just after we booked we saw all these reactions and it scared us a bit to be honest. But when we got there it wasn't that bad. True it's an old hotel but theyre renovating it. They were painting it during our stay. It's located directly next to the beach which is great and the staff is very helpful. Our room was very clean and so were the bathroom and the towels. It is pretty noisy though and if you want a non-smoking room you have to deliberately ask for one. We've stayed in 6 hotels during our tour through Florida and this one wasn't the worst by far.