My mother liked this place for a number of reasons. Affordability (cheaper than the also very nearby Holiday Inn Catalina on Congress), free continental breakfast and fruits, and a great pool which is quiet. It was clean and well managed, with a responsive staff. The other Holiday Inn doesn't offer the free breakfast.
They have a good pool, although the location is not good if you plan to walk anywhere. You'll need to drive or take a cab. Also in a less attractive location than the Catalina Holiday Inn.