Owner / Manager
This condo needs some fine tuning.
After reading a very harsh review recently posted, I contacted Central reservations to inquire about the issues a previous renter encountered. They assured me the owner would walk through and make sure things were resolved. They were not.
I'll start in the kitchen. It was not well equipped. 8 plates and 4 cups. There wasn't enough cookware to make a meal. The bar stools are loose and I had to be sure my grandchildren didn't sit on a few. The chaise lounger is horrendous, with a big tear in the center. It was extremely uncomfortable as was the pull out sofa. The toaster only worked if you held down the button and the coffee maker leaked.
As far as the bedrooms, the mattresses were decent but the pillows were flat. There are no hangers in any of the closets so bring your own.
The bathrooms were decent although I do question the cleaning service who certainly breezed through before I arrived.
On the plus side, the patio is huge with ample chairs but no table. The pool is literally in your back yard which was convenient.
There is assigned parking in the garage. Be sure to to park in your designated spot or you'll be threatened with having your car towed.
The elevators are extremely slow. There were two keys provided for condo access. A lot of asking "who has a key?" when 8 adults needed one.
As far as location, Belmont Towers was fantastic. You could walk anywhere you wanted to be. The odds are high that I would stay here again, but more than likely, not this condo.
Update the furniture and appliances!
We've stayed at the Belmont Towers for years. Best location in OC and MOST units are well appointed. DO NOT rent this unit. Every single bed is falling apart, and needs new mattresses. There's not a single, comfortable chair in this unit either. The chairs to the bar are falling apart, the chairs to the dining set have no padding any longer, so you sit directly on a metal frame. The pillows for the beds are completely FLAT. The toaster only works if you hold the lever down while your food is inside the device toasting, and the blender leaks. The silverware is so old it had chunks missing from spoons, and our daughter actually cut her mouth using one for soup one day. This unit is well located, and has tons of balcony space, but that's the only positive thing I can say about it. Belmont Towers has other units with owners who take much more pride in keeping things updated and comfortable for renters...check those units out, and skip this one.