When I was at the Palms last year it was excellent. The pool is in the front of the place and not that big. The view from out room was awsome. We stayed the a room right on the beach on the bottom lever. The top rooms proably have a little better view just because they are up high but I would much rather have one right on the beach. The rooms themselves are very nice and have everything you will need wile staying there. I hear they made changes for the better after the hurricane so im excited to see how the place has changes.