While we were satisfied overall with our stay, there were a few things that did not live up to our expectations based on the website and speaking with their customer service rep. For one, we booked rooms with Longboard Club access. We were told by the resort that the food would be innovative and high quality, made by a top chef; it was very mediocre. They had a passable pasta dish daily, deep fried spring rolls (Costco quality), a basic salad, a couple decent desserts, very basic cheese cubes and crackers (cheddar, pepper jack, smoked Gouda every day, with Brie only one day that week), and a charcuterie that was unimpressive. Yes, they did serve unlimited wines and beers, so that’s great if you drink a lot. The breakfast was a decent continental buffet, with scrambled eggs, potatoes, meat, pancakes/french toast, fruit and yogurt. They did advertise their acai bowls, but they said the machine was having problems, so the consistency was spotty, and was sometimes completely unavailable. The most disappointing fail was the lack of the advertised espresso drinks. They did have decent drip coffee, but did not have any espresso drinks, which is something we ended up buying downstairs at the coffee shop. Was the Club worth it? For $100/day? No. Save your money there.
The rooms were decent, though the bathrooms were minuscule. I do recommend the Diamond Head view if you want morning sun, but the Oceanfront view is definitely worth the splurge for afternoon sun and sunset views.