A great place to get-away! A review of Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
My husband and I stayed at the Renaissance Esmeralda this past weekend mainly because we wanted to get away from Los Angeles for the night and relax by the pool. We stayed for just one night (Saturday, May 17th) and I was disappointed to leave after only one day. The resort exceeded my expectations. The decor clean and simple, the rooms, spacious and clean, the beds soft and comfortable. The pool area is very nice, with a "sandy beach" off to one side. We highly recommend making use of the rafts the hotel provides and sun bathe in the pool. With the 100 degree plus weather, you don't even feel it when you are half submerged in the water. The hotel is very family oriented; therefore, the pool is not a place for peace and quiet. There are A LOT of kids running about, which is great for families, but if you are looking for a peaceful, romantic get-away, you may want to look elsewhere. This is not to say that we did not come back relaxed and refreshed. The poolside food was good, the poolside drinks, even better. Poolside service is a little slow, but we were not really in a rush anyway. The staff at the Renaissance was wonderful. Everyone was so helpful and truly bent over backwards for us. The fitness facility is great! Very clean, well-equipped, and the treadmills all have a personal t.v. so you can watch whatever you want while you workout. And there is no fee to use the fitness center. Also, there is no fee to park. Our stay was easy, simple, relaxing. We will be back very soon!