We are currently on a non-Disney vacation !! Well I and the girls have never been to the ocean and we decided to go with my DAunt and her family to Wildwood NJ. First packing was a nightmare!!! I have gotten to rely on my OL so much that I (the ultimate organizer and planner) did not know what to do or to pack!! I have found throughout this week that there are MANY little things (or so I thought) that we really miss- like the sound machines (we all sleep with them and I have 2 in my OL, one for us one for girls). Well I had to buy new ones and they aren't the same they do not stay on continuously. Full size toiletries - I didn't think we would run out of shampoo and this place does not provide any!!! Next the room although huge and very nice it is not Disney, not as clean (by a mile), the pots are in horrid condition, no cooking supplies beyond the horrid pots (no strainer for pasta, no knife - wait 1 steak knife, 1 large spoon - no other cooking utensils - I could go on...). One of the two bathrooms has the shower curtain rod being supported by pieces of cardboard - which have fallen down on the kids already. LINENS..... Well first of all no hand towels, they do leave 2 towels per person as they are the small size bath towels - DH is a 6'3" bath sheet person. I requested extra wash rags as we were only left 4 and they brought 2 more one day and then no more. We do have daily maid service - equivlant of trash & towel. The sheets on the beds are see through and there is no full matress cover - only the waterproof kind mid-bed. The beds are like sleeping on boards - I HATE hard beds of course DH prefers harder matresses but said he could do without the springs in his back!!! Now I must say something good as we are having a great time - the beach is AWESOME and the girls are loving the ocean. It has been perfect weather and aside from my comparison to DVC (which has me spoiled) it would have been a perfectly acceptable hotel - we are beachfront with direct access at the ground level of our hotel and we are on the boardwalk. DH says this trip just makes him want to try HH and Vero that much more - the Best of Both Worlds!.........................sorry!! Anyone else as spoiled by the DVC magic as I am?