First, this Holiday Inn is directly across the street from a spetacular beach on the Gulf of Mexico. What a great location.
It was very nice on the inside. The lobby was well lighted and
welcoming. They do not have bell service (at least I didn't see any) and there were steps to climb to enter the hotel. This was a bit hard carrying suitcases, but otherwise, very nice.
The hotel smelled fresh and clean. I didn't care for the scent they used in my room. I got used to it after a while, so it wasn't a problem, but I wish they used the same scent as in the hallways.
The breakfast was convenient and had all of the normal foods that are usual. The buffet was affordable and fast. The view from the restaurant on the 7th floor, worth the price of breakfast.
The staff was friendly. [Less]