Paradise Inn is a nasty motel, period. For starters, the rooms have an intense aroma of mold and mildew that is covered up by bleach. Certainly many of these rooms have been underwater during past hurricanes, so I can't imagine the mold in the walls. To give you a good idea of how intense the smell was, I'm home now, and everything I had with me, blankets, pillow, even MY DOG, smells like mold.
Paradise Inn is very loud at all hours of the day. I got very little sleep during my stay. There are drunks all over the place, so this is something to take into consideration. There is also an on-site bar and grill that has live music late into the evening.
Seriously, even if you're poor and can't afford anything nice, you can find a better place than this rat-hole.
We traveled with 2 teenagers and 2 small dogs. We were not sure what to expect, as we read reviews from other travelers on other websites. We were pleasantly surprised when we got to our room. We had read that the rooms were small, but we were in a sort of 2 room kitchenette. We had 3 queen beds (1 room had 2 beds) and a kitchenette with fridge and microwave and table & chairs.
The room was clean and well furnished. The building is old, so it is not the Hilton or the Sheraton, but if you are looking for a hotel on the water (sound side) that is reasonably priced and clean, this may work for you. Our main reason for staying here was because they allowed pets. The pet fee was reasonable, $25.00 per pet per stay, Not bad.
A couple little things that would have been nice would be place to hang things. There were no hooks or anything to hang clothes, etc. Also, no pictures or art of any type on the walls. Other than than, a person could be real nit picky and complain about little things, but again, it suited our needs.
Had wifi access, 2 TV's in our room, lots of clean towels, great shampoo & conditioners, and other "little things" to make you feel
welcome. The dogs were able to be walked all over the property, which was nice.
Overall, it suited out needs very well. If you want a fancy "honeymoon" type location, this may not be for you. But if you are traveling with kids and pets, this would work great. Just make sure you request a larger room/rooms so you have the space you need.