Hotel Breakers

Tuesday, February 4, 2003 3:37 PM
Yes it's that time of year for CP resort questions. If you have stayed at either the Bon Air or Main sections of the Hotel Breakers how was it? Any major drawbacks? And exactly where is the Bon Air section in relation to the rest of the hotel?

Thanks!

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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 3:55 PM
I stayed at the main section and it is awesome. Service is top class. No complaints. It isn't terribly expensive either.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 4:43 PM
It doesn't really matter what area of the hotel you stay at. Although the newer sections may be more modern, the old sections are just as nice. The only complaint I have about the hotel is that it is too big. I always seem to get the rooms that are farthest away from any entrance, and it can be a long haul (especially when it's late at night, you've just got back from a full day at the park, your feet are killing you, and your dead tired).

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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 4:46 PM
On top of Breakers being a very nice hotel, you also have access to the beach and are right next to the park entrance. I started going to Breakers a few years ago and from now on, I won't go any place else. A little more pricy than hotels on the mainland, obviously, but not really not that bad.

Only problem I had, which isn't the fault of the hotel really, was the bugs. In the begining of the season, the Mufflehead population is insane, and sure enough they got into the hotel. There were only a few in my room, but when you walk down the halls it's kind of eerie (no pun intended) seeing them all over.

Bottom line: If you're going in the begining of the season and have a bug-phobia, you might want to lodge elsewhere. If you don't mind the bugs and are willing to pay a bit extra, Breakers is a great place to stay.

*edit* I guess i misinterpreted your question. I have stayed in both sections and the new section seemed to be nicer. The older room had very uncomfortable matresses, and our toilet wasn't functioning properly. Maybe we got a bad room, i don't know, but I'm under the impression that the older section is more of the black sheep i guess.
*** This post was edited by Kaldaim 2/4/2003 9:50:39 PM ***

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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 4:56 PM
And you're sure that this "toilet not functioning" part wasn't partially your fault? :)

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The top 3 all time cobrarolls.

1)Raptor's
2)Deja Vu's (times 3)
3)Batman Knight Flight's

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*** This post was edited by CobraRoller 2/4/2003 9:56:58 PM ***

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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 5:02 PM
The tank wasn't filling, it wasn't clogged. We called for service, and they came, but the problem was only temporarily solved. We ended up just using the hallway washrooms in the end.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 5:11 PM
The first time I stayed at Breakers we had toilet problems too, and the problem sounds similar to the one you have described.

I've had problems with my dad and toilets, so I was just wondering if this was one of those times. One time the employee had to bring in the "super plunger", or so he called it.

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The top 3 all time cobrarolls.

1)Raptor's
2)Deja Vu's (times 3)
3)Batman Knight Flight's

If it ain't broken, don't fix it.
*** This post was edited by CobraRoller 2/4/2003 10:12:57 PM ***

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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 6:53 PM
I stayed at breakers over 10 times in the last 2 years (all in the main section) and 8 out of 10 times there where toilet problems. The staff was great and fixed them up quickly...

"Super plunger" - Geeze That one hell of a toilet problem...lol

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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 7:03 PM
Isn't there only one wing left of old rooms now, anyway? I'm talking about the ones that are older than me, not the ones added in the nineties, but before the huge tower.

I've never been in the newer sections, but I do have a thing or to say about the old wing. It's got (in my opinion) a really nice feel ot it. You can tell by the style of the place that it's older, and I like it. However, it isn't in the best of shape. It's certainly better than many newer motels I've stayed in, but you'll find a bit of peeling paint here or there, a tad of "grubbiness," etc. Also, the mechanical systems aren't in the best of shape: Our air-conditioner worked just fine, but somehow continued to create a mysterious damp spot on the floor (which the maitenance department was unable to fix). However, I still came away with a positive feel from the place. You really won't be spending that much time there, anyway, and I found it had quite a bit of charm to it. From the standards I saw in the older sections, I would expect the new ones ot be top-notch. Anyway you cut it, it's a nice place to stay (though a bit too much for my wallet, when there are so many other options around).

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*** This post was edited by (SF)Great American 2/5/2003 12:04:10 AM ***

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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 2:50 AM
Thanks for all the opinions! Now I have a map of CP (the souvenir one you buy at the park), looking at that, what part is the Bon Air section? I'm guessing it's the little strip of buildings on the north side of the tower? If so it looks like a 3rd floor room facing north in the Bon Air section would provide a great view of TTD, yes?
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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 3:17 AM
The Bon Air section of the building is on the far left if you are facing the hotel from the parking lot. It is nearest Soak City.

The Main/Rotunda section of the building (including the rooms above the main entrance hallway) is currently the oldest section of the Breakers. Bon Air was built in the 20's, if I am not mistaken, as an addition.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 4:00 AM
Isn't that rathere...unacceptable?!?

I mean, I understand that things will occasionally break down, and being more *antiquated* the older portion is a bit more prone to this than newer places. But when you think about it, Breakers has a TON of time to address these issues. I mean, the place is closed what, six months out of the year? I would *think* that they could take that time to completely overhaul the waste and comfort facilities.

Sandcastle Suites, OTOH, was a pleasure to stay in. If I ever go back to CP and it is more than just me alone, I'll be staying there (unless we try out Lighthouse point once....)

lata, jeremy

--on an "anti-mayfly" kick ;)

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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 5:01 AM
Well, there would be a lot less backups in the toilets over there in Bon Air if people didn't think they needed half a roll of toilet paper to wipe. Pardon the bluntness but that is the fact.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 5:38 AM
But is this "random assness" something that is limited to Breakers? I dont think so. Yet I've not seen any other hotel specifically called out for having bad toliets consistently. Methinks something is wrong over at the Breakers (especially if this is limited to the "old" wing)
lata, jeremy

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