I was pretty critical of the first photos of the OKW renovations, but I determined that I would reserve judgment until I stayed in a renovated unit. Well we are here in 3621...a renovated 1 bedroom on Turtle Pond area. First of all...I know I've mentioned it before, but I HATE Turtle Pond! I was so hoping I'd get our request of building 45 or 46, but with the computers being down today, check in was a bit chaotic, so I figured that was the reason for not getting our request. This is the first time we haven't gotten our request. We don't always make one, but every time we have made a request, we have gotten it. The renovations are some positive and some really negative, but I'll try to be fair in my evaluations. The good: *The new upholstery on the sofa and love seat looks very nice. * I really like the braided rug. In fact, that is about the only "new" thing that truly fits the OKW theme. *Surprisingly, I kind of like the new dark stain on the dining table. It does look so much better than the "pickled" finish it previously had. *Granite....love it. Very nice subdued color, and is the only part of the renovation that has a rich look to it. *The roman shades are nice....BUT...the mechanism to open and close them stinks! *The kept the old art work...good, but now it doesn't go with the rest of the decor. The bad and Ugly: *Why oh why did they keep the old cupboards that are broken and beat up???? They tried to make them look different by putting a "finish" on the old knobs....It didn't work. *The fake wood floor....UGLYYYYYYY!!!!! It has a strange finish on it that looks dirty all the time, and whomever installed it didn't make sure the floor was totally level underneath, so there are bumps and little "hills" in it....looks incredibly cheap. *Color in the livning room. It just doesn't look like Victorian 1900's Key West. Looks more like Beach club updates. Too light. *The coffee table finish....UGLYYYYYY!!! It looks and feels like a cream and aqua allegator! *Upholstery on the sleeper chair and side chair in the master.....UGLYYYYYY!!! *Same goes for the dark headboard in the master. It really doesn't fit the theme at all, and the bedspread looks like another Beach club reject. *What's with the strange Italianate lamps in the master? They just don't fit ANYTHING about the theme or the decor. * I was especially disappointed to see they didn't change some of the simple things that really needed to be addressed. For example: mismatched door handles with different metal colors between hinges and handles. What is with that???? I started noticing this "fix" at OKW a couple of years ago, and I was so hoping it would be made right again with the renovation, but that didn't happen. *The old outlets and light switches: For the past 3-4 years we have complained about the loose outlets that are so worn out plugs wont stay plugged in. At least this unit STILL HAS THIS PROBLEM!!! Replacing receptacles is about the easiest and cheapest fix around....Why was that not done???? *The new "updated" thermostat....There is nothing about this that makes it comfortable at all. You are either too hot or too cold...no happy medium, and no way I can see to make it work correctly to make you comfortable. It's cool here today, and the room alternates between being too hot and stuffy and too cold. Have no idea what to do about it. *BIG disappointment with the loss of the unique finish on the bathroom wall. I loved that shabby chic paint job, and now the solid color just looks bland. My overall impression is that OKW used to impress me with a nice high end look with quality tile etc. Now the old tile, just looks like that...OLD. Why did they not change that too? There was even some of the cove tile in the master bath that has been painted over to make it look the right color again....Tacky! On top of it all, the corners are so dirty and stained, they look worse than before. Removing the tile from the kitchen floor looks like a downgrade too. The whole place just kind of feels a bit low end compared to the impression I had the first time I stayed at OKW 15 years ago.