Most Everything at the Renaissance was great A review of Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
I just returned from a 4-day stay at the Renaissance Esmerelda Resort and Spa. There were 8 of us traveling together and the hotel was able to accommodate us and place everyone on the same floor in the same area. We were on the 7th floor and had a wonderful view of the pool. The rooms were very nice, especially the beds. The front desk staff was great and so were the valet and bellhops. The first night we ate at The Chop House and found it very good, but pricey (about $100 per person). The second night we asked the concierge to help us find a more moderately priced restaurant. She acted as if we were bothering her and sent us to the Cliffhouse, which ended up being a disappointment and still about $90 per person. The final night we ate at the Yard House and it was great and more moderately priced.The pool area is great and large enough to allow kids to play and not to bother those wanting more peace and quiet. There are lots of chairs at the pool and you are able to order food and drinks from the friendly staff.I also went to the spa and found it to be wonderful. I had a facial and it was the best I've ever had. The person who did the facial was Kelly and she did a great job and was really friendly.All in all it was a great trip, with the exception of the concierge who seemed a little disinterested in really helping us select a place to dine. Other than that the staff and facility were excellent.